Keynote Speakers at June 2012 Symposium

Tibbitts
Felisa Tibbitts is the Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) which she directed from 1999-2010. She is also Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace. Her professional career has been devoted to supporting educational activities that promote a culture of human rights and prevent human rights abuses. Since 1992, she has worked with numerous government and international agencies in developing curricula and policies that support the integration of human rights into teaching and training. These organizations include the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States and numerous non-governmental organizations, such as Amnesty International. She has engaged in adult trainings in over 20 countries and has published articles, book chapters, and manuals addressing such topics as HRE in schools and the empowerment model of HRE. She received her AB from Harvard College, her MPP from the Kennedy School of Government and her EdM/Certificate of Advanced Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 


Bojic

Jasmina Bojic was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia. She attended law school in that country and soon thereafter became a well-known radio and television reporter. At Stanford, Jasmina teaches documentary filmmaking with a focus on human rights issues and is Executive Director of the CAMERA AS WITNESS (CAW) Program at the School of Education. She has been working as a journalist more than twenty-five years, covering many political and cultural events, including the Academy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Golden Globe and Spirit Awards, interviewing noted world politicians, scientists, directors, producers and actors. Ms. Bojic has served on juries at many international film festivals and has extensive connections with filmmakers and the film industry worldwide. She has worked as a producer/director on several documentaries and TV Programs dealing with human rights issues. In 1997, she conceptualized and organized one of the oldest international documentary film festivals in the US UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) at Stanford University, which became Traveling Film Festival in year 2000.

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WHAT'S NEXT FOR SHREI?

SHREI laid the foundation for Stanford Global Studies' new and thematically broadened community college partnership, Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC). EPIC focuses on strengthening the internationalization of curricula and the professionalization of language instruction at community colleges and K-12 institutions and includes the following programs for community college instructors:

  • Fellows Program and Symposium
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Foreign Language Professional Development Workshops

For information on future workshops, symposia, and fellows programs, visit EPIC at https://sgs.stanford.edu/programs-centers/community-engagement