Human Rights & Media: Latin America

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Human Rights & Media LatinAmer

Spring 2021

Taught By: Peter Lucas

Section: A

CRN: 7224

Credits: 3

Latin America presents a fascinating area for the study of contemporary human rights. Many countries are still considered “emerging democracies” after years of oppressive military rule. In the wake of serious violence, Latin America countries continue to struggle with issues of justice, reconciliation, truth, remembering, and healing. This course will study the many choices Latin American countries have after collective violence with a special emphasis in the role that media plays in documenting, remembering, provoking, and educating. Here we will initiate a discussion on the politics of representation because how human rights information is transmitted and received crucial today. The course is set up with topical case studies, two-week blocks where we focus on a particular area. The first week will examine the violations and years of dictatorships and oppression. The second week will convey how the region remembers and tries to reconcile this history. Both weeks will cover strategies such as investigative journalism and human rights reports, oral history projects, documentary film, transformative media arts, poetic witnessing projects, trans-media platforms, media packaging for social transformation, and human rights and peace education.

This course is part of the Media & Culture concentration and Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:42pm 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021