Program Overview

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This hybrid program has both remote and international components.

Study two overlapping but distinct disciplines in a region that has witnessed both the challenges and possibilities of human rights and peace building. This is a three-course experience for you to complete 10 credits remotely during the first half of the summer, and then complete 4 credits in a hybrid remote-international fieldwork course later in the summer. For more information on the 4-credit hybrid course, please visit its homepage. Immerse yourself in the complexities inherent to the peace building process by participating in relevant virtual cultural and content-based excursions, such as

  • a cooking workshop with House Vukovar,
  • interviews with locals,
  • and visits to museums and NGOs.

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Academic Details

Earn 5-10 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 400/500-level INTL credit and count towards Block B or C. CRN 42951, CRN 43621, CRN 42950, and CRN 43623. For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Begin an application to learn more.

Two of the three remote learning experiences will be taught in a completely virtual format by Emina Buzinkic based in Zagreb, Croatia. These two offerings will focus on building a basic framework for understanding international human rights law in both its domestic and geopolitical perspectives and the transition from dictatorship to democracy in the Balkans through an analysis and study of the collapse of the former Yugoslavia and the efforts to end and prevent conflict. The draft syllabi for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities.

    The optional third experience led by Will Johnson will have both remote and international components. The first 1-2 weeks of the program will be taught remotely similar to the above two courses. The final 2-3 weeks will be completed in the Balkans in mid-September. For more information, please visit the companion webpage.

    Course Equivalencies

    Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

    UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

    Faculty and Staff

    William Johnson, MA, JD is an Instructor in the International Studies Department and the Undergraduate Legal Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Professor Johnson’s teaching and research interests include human rights and human rights law, transitional justice and post-conflict peace building, corruption, and international development. Professor Johnson designed and led a study abroad program titled “Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Rosario” in Rosario, Argentina (2016 and 2017). Johnson has conducted research, presented papers and lectured on a wide range of topics in the U.S., El Salvador, Argentina, and Pakistan.

    Emina Buzinkic is a long-time human rights, peace and political education expert based in Zagreb, Croatia. For nearly 15 years, Ms. Buzinkic has served as the Policy Analyst and Educator for the Center for Peace Studies in Zagreb. In recent years, Ms. Buzinkic has also served as the Program Coordinator for the Documenta - Center for Dealing with the Past and as President and Secretary General of the Croatian Youth Network.

    Dates and Deadlines

    The dates for the two remote experiences taught by Emina Buzinkic.
    TermYearStart DateEnd Date
    Summer20206/22/20207/24/2020

    Travel Advisories

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