Summer Graduate Study Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania
Institute on International Law in East Africa
This program will not be available after Summer 2013.
- A unique learning experience that allows graduate students to work directly with international organizations and professionals in East Africa.
- This five-week graduate Institute examines International Law and its application in East Africa, and the African continent.
- Originally established by the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program at Arcadia University and the African Foundation for International Law, the program is now run by The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.
The program provides a learning experience for graduate students studying international law, human rights, international diplomacy and conflict resolution. The goal of the course is to provide a rigorous academic program with a focus on Human Rights in Africa today. It will draw on regional assets and include guest speakers and visits to international legal bodies located in Arusha, namely the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the East African Community, including its Court of Justice. View a full course syllabus.
The course examines contemporary International Human Rights Law in Africa, with a special focus on the human rights instruments; the institutions for promotion and enforcement; and the international criminal law perspectives as a special enforcement regime. The course will have another focus on the Eastern African region. Included in all programs are guest lectures, visits to professional organizations, and field trips.
About the Nyerere Centre
The Institute will be held at Arcadia University’s Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Arusha, Tanzania. The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research is a joint effort of the East African Community (EAC) and Arcadia University that provides an academic resource to the member states of the EAC. Engaging in policy research and analysis, data collection and training, the Centre will support decision-makers, Civil Society Organisations and the community to build capacity and promote the peaceful settlement of conflict in the region. Learn more.
- You will earn five graduate credits for the five-week program.
GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application by the deadline listed below.