2015 Specialized Courses Kick off at the Perry Center

May 11, 2015

Two specialized courses, Strategic Implications of Human Rights and Rule of Law (HR/ROL), and Combatting Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC), started at the Perry Center. Participants include nearly 75 students from 18 countries. The Human Rights course covers issues such as international humanitarian law, democracy, freedom of the press, arms trafficking, prison overcrowding, indigenous rights, women’s rights, and humanitarian intervention. The course includes assessments of case study countries including the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Syria, among others. On day 3 of the course, the students will visit the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The HR/ROL course director is Professor Pat Paterson. Professor Walter Earle is the deputy course director.

The CTOC  course addresses security challenges associated with drugs, arms, human tracking, money laundering and terrorist financing, cybersecurity, illicit networks, and the terror-crime nexus. The course also includes case studies on Central America, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil. Professor Celina Realuyo is the CTOC course director. Dr. Boris Saavedra is the deputy course director.

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