PIER Summer Institute 2012

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The 2012 PIER Summer Institute for Educators explores how the human propensity to move is expressed and enacted in the modern globalized world. Movement has great significance for past and present societies. Whether one is a modern nomad, an economic migrant, a tourist, or part of a diaspora community, the experiences of movement and displacement can impact one’s existence and worldview in unexpected ways. The development of transport technologies and free markets has made the quest for a better life an international endeavor.

The 2012 PIER Summer Institute focuses on how new opportunities impact and connect Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Our 5-day, intensive Summer Institute will examine key topics in global movements, including immigration; economies of mobility and tourism; labor trafficking and slavery; human rights; global health concerns; virtual communication and international communities; and state boundaries and security in a transnational world. The Summer Institute will feature Yale faculty and other experts who will work directly with K-16 educators examining the historical contexts, as well as the current research, resources, and a wide range of case studies related to the nature of global movements. Our Summer Institute is designed to assist teachers in developing innovative approaches and resources for effective classroom teaching of topics critical to today’s world.

CEUs will be available for participation. Participation in the summer institute costs $160; application by May 31 is required. For more information contact Minjin Hashbat (203) 432-3412 or minjin.hashbat@yale.edu

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