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September 1, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Apply Now for Spring Break in Northern Ireland: Application Deadline Oct. 1

Students on Spring Break in Ireland, sitting side by side on a grassy hill

Application Deadline Is Monday, Oct. 1

Applications are now being accepted for the seventh annual OHIO spring break study abroad program on Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland.

For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

Application information is online, and the annual deadline is Oct. 1.

An information session is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Bentley Annex 007.

This 3-credit hour course, ANTH 4620, is open to students in all majors and departments. It counts toward the Anthropology major requirements, the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate, War and Peace Major and Certificate program and the Social Science requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Graduate students may apply for the graduate section, ANTH 5620, for four credit hours.

About Human Rights, Law & Justice in Northern Ireland

This is the seventh year that the study abroad trip has been offered. 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.

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 spring break study abroad program 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.

Students visit the Omagh bombing memorial site with Michael Gallagher, chairperson of the Omagh Self Help and Support Group. Gallagher advocates nationally and internationally for a public inquiry into the bombing.

Students visit the Omagh bombing memorial site with Michael Gallagher, chairperson of the Omagh Self Help and Support Group. Gallagher advocates nationally and internationally for a public inquiry into the bombing.

The program includes interactions with former combatants including IRA and UVF soldiers, human rights lawyers, ex-political prisoners, victims associations, and restorative justice practitioners, as well as visits to museums, former prisons, and non-governmental organizations.

Through interactions with local scholars, social activists, students, and human rights groups, students 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, contact Duschinski at duschins@ohio.edu or visit the Office of Global Opportunities for the Northern Ireland program.

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