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ENRICH-0017 – Curr Iss: Common Ground/Human Rights (ENRICH-0017_COMM)

Common Ground: The Human Rights and Human Struggles of Refugees and the Displaced

In 2017, violent conflicts rage in many countries around the world. One of the major costs of these conflicts is the heartbreaking suffering and displacement of ordinary people caught in the fighting. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that more than 65 million people were displaced by conflict in 2016. Who are they and where do they come from? As part of the international community, are we obligated to help them? And do we have the right to do so? What can and should be done? Explore these questions with Jonathan Pinckney, research fellow at DU’s Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. Inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s fall exhibition, Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, which chronicles individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, this course examines some of the dynamics of conflict around the world today and considers the human rights of refugees and those displaced by conflict. In between classes, visit DAM for an instructor-guided tour of Common Ground. What do Sheikh’s critically acclaimed portraits and landscapes reveal about the struggles of the displaced and marginalized? How should the world respond to the challenges of forced displacement, ensuring the human rights of those who suffer are protected? 10% discount to DAM members.

Three sessions
Tue., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 10, 17, 2017
DAM visit, Sat., 10 am, Oct. 14
Location: Room 187, Sturm Hall, DU campus

Jonathan Pinckney is a research fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and a PhD candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. His work focuses on the dynamics of violent and nonviolent conflict, and has been published in Foreign Policy, the Journal of Peace Research and by ICNC press in Washington, DC.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 35Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $125


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday10th October 201710th October 201706:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallJonathan Pinckney
Saturday14th October 201714th October 201710:00AM - 12:00PMN/AJonathan Pinckney
Tuesday17th October 201717th October 201706:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallJonathan Pinckney