September 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Spring Break Study Abroad in Northern Ireland, Info Session Sept. 23

Imagine spring break in the Emerald Isle. An information session for a spring break 2014 study abroad opportunity in Northern Ireland is Monday, Sept. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Bentley 136.

Northern Ireland is known for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant artistic traditions, and complex sociopolitical history. It is the land of enchantment—from the living musical traditions and stunning city murals of Belfast, to the outstanding natural beauty of the North Coast, where rugged coastal cliffs merge into deep silent glens and lush forest groves.

Today, Northern Ireland is going through a cultural and artistic renaissance as it emerges from decades of conflict, resistance, and armed struggle known locally as “the Troubles.”

This version of Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland (ANTH 4620) offers students the unique opportunity to explore human rights, law and justice through an intensive nine-day study abroad experience in post-conflict Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. Taught by Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology, this special version of the course focuses on post-conflict transition, “dealing with the past,” contested memories, and the legacy of human rights abuses for various sections of Northern Ireland society.

Students will learn through visits to universities, law institutes, justice centers, and key historic sites. Through interactions with local scholars, social activists, students, and peace-building and human rights groups, students will gain firsthand knowledge of peacekeeping and peace-building, human rights and peace activism, and the politics of truth, justice, and reconciliation in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

For more information, visit, Spring Semester 2014 Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, or contact Haley Duschinski in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology:

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