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Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Students must receive approval to register for the course. Contact to submit a statement explaining your interest and relevant experience in indigenous studies.

CSER S5060 Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policies. 4 points.

Runs from May 22 - June 3, 2017 including Saturdays and travel
Fee: Course Fee - 500.00

Prerequisites: Permission required to register please contact

The Indigenous Studies Summer Program is a two-week summer program at Columbia University. Researchers, professionals, practitioners, and advanced students from around the world will gather at CSER to participate in this intensive summer immersion program at Columbia University on indigenous peoples' rights and policy. The program runs from May 31-June 11, 2016. The program provides an overview and analysis of the major questions in indigenous affairs today as they have emerged globally in the last decades, culminating with the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The course will analyze the interaction between the Indigenous movement-one of the strongest social movements of our times-and the intergovernmental system over the past 50 years, paying close attention to its questioning of and impact on international norms, institutions and major global debates. The program will use an interdisciplinary approach, and discussion will be presented under the lens of human rights studies, international law, political science, Indigenous studies, ethnic studies, development studies, sociology and anthropology. The course incorporates lectures and workshops on the most recent and innovative academic and other research and policy debates on indigenous peoples issues. It is complemented by visits to the United Nations and a Native American Nation, lectures and discussions with United Nations officials, officials of a Native American Nation and representatives of Indigenous organizations. Please note that there will be a $500 fee to cover the cost of meals during class (Breakfast and Lunch) travel, and lodging in to Akwesasne (upstate NY).

Summer 2017: CSER S5060
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CSER 5060 001/22346  
Elsa Stamatopoulou 4 1/4

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