Posted on Monday 18th June 2012
Since 1999 the Institute for Minority Rights organizes a Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School hosts 20 - 30 students from all over the world and offers a platform to discuss and elaborate on diversity management with academic experts but also practitioners from international organizations.
Special Focus 2012: Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management in Europe and Canada: Comparative issues and challenges
European states and Canada have in common linguistic and cultural diversity. Linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples all have particular needs and claims that must be accommodated; indeed the duty to accommodate has a foundation in law. Immigration from other parts of the world has added a third layer of diversity that has presented its own set of challenges to be addressed. However it has also presented the states of Europe and Canada with an opportunity to discuss : i) what the values are of a liberal democracy; and ii) how should newcomers to our homelands be accommodated without sacrificing values such as gender equality, rule of law, and freedom of conscience. Assimilation does not seem to be the way to go and policies of multiculturalism are coming under increasingly critical scrutiny, even attack.
For the detailed program click here.
For more information on the application process and the teaching body click here.