In July, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) participates in an intensive study program with the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights on the Campus of the University of Strasbourg in France. This Summer II program entails six credit hours of IPFW coursework.
Founded by René Cassin, 1968 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who drafted the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Institute offers unique international learning experiences. Approximately 350 students gather from over 50 countries each year to participate in lectures and discussion sessions. In all, this program provides over 80 hours of lecture followed by a comprehensive exam. Those who pass receive a certificate from the René Cassin Institute.
This program is available to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Undergraduate students need Philosophy and Law (PHIL 26000) as a prerequisite (typically offered Spring term). Students may register for 6 credit hours of International Human Rights Law as POLS Y371 -International Human Rights Law I and II, or 3 credit hours of International Human Rights Law (POLS Y371) plus 3 credit hours of Human Rights Ethics (PHIL 50400).
From comments of previous program participants:
Dr. Clark Butler, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the IPFW Institute for Human Rights, is very familiar with the area and the language. He will accompany the students to Strasbourg and provide on-site academic and personal support as needed. For further information, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (260) 481-6364.