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Tulane Payson Center for International Development: 2015 Myanmar Global Development Summer Institute

Every Summer, the Payson Center for International Development offers intensive, two (2) to three (3) week long study-abroad programs with one (1), two (2) or three (3) courses per location. Courses are open to graduate students and non-Tulane graduate level-students. All courses earn three (3) credits. The cost varies based on location and number of courses taken in one location. (Note: Price does not include airfare).

For Summer 2015, the Payson Center for International Development is pleased to offer courses in five (5) locations as part of the 2015 Global Development Summer Institute.

Ethiopia
Italy
Nepal
Myanmar
Panama

For information go to: http://www.payson.tulane.edu/si

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Tulane Payson Center for International Development: 2015 Myanmar Global Development Summer Institute

  1. 1. Myanmar Summer Ins-tute June 8 – June 19, 2015
  2. 2. Myanmar Summer Ins-tute 2015 • "Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health and Development” – Loca-on: Yangon, Myanmar – Dates: June 8 – 19, 2015
  3. 3. Instructors • Dr. Elke Johanna de Buhr • Dr. William Bertrand
  4. 4. An Introduc-on to Yangon, Myanmar
  5. 5. Course Overview: Human Rights-­‐Based Approaches to Health & Development • Myanmar has only recently emerged from decades of military rule with a series of limited democraGc reforms • Despite some signs of change, the level of health and development remain poor and human rights abuses are common • One of Asia’s least developed countries (ranked 150 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index), Myanmar faces enormous challenges in moving forward
  6. 6. Human Rights-­‐Based Approaches to Health & Development (cont.) • The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills in designing and implemenGng health and development intervenGons using human rights-­‐based approaches • Popular among UN organizaGons and other internaGonal actors, human rights-­‐based approaches apply “internaGonal human rights values, principles, standards and goals in all stages of policy, program and project formulaGon” (UNDP)
  7. 7. Human Rights-­‐Based Approaches to Health & Development (cont.) • Visit internaGonal, governmental and civil society organizaGons involved in human rights, health and development in Myanmar and the broader Southeast Asian region • Learn through discussions with public health and human rights experts, lectures and individual research • Examine a health or development problem of your choice and propose soluGons to specific problems within the local context
  8. 8. Course Logis-cs • Teaching: – Lectures, incl. guest speakers (mostly in the mornings) – Site visits/field trips, and group work (mostly aaernoons, someGmes all day) • Housing and Meals: – Housing to be confirmed (expect single rooms in a nice but simple locaGon or shared rooms in a fancier hotel -­‐-­‐-­‐ contact instructors with quesGons) – Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks
  9. 9. Field Trips Shwedagon Pagoda Hlawga NaGonal Park NaGonal Races Village
  10. 10. Ques-ons? For further informaGon please contact: Elke de Buhr (edebuhr@tulane.edu)

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