Monday, August 22, 2011

Advocacy, Engagement and Learning in Cambodia


 STUDY & ENGAGEMENT:  On-Site in Cambodia


One Day Seminar:  “Deep Culture, Deep Structure in Cambodia – Religion & Nationality”  Led by Emma Leslie - Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cambodia

One Day Seminar:    “Ecology, Economic and Sustainable Development:  Discerning the Effect of Tonle Sap Lake.”  On site in the floating villages of the Tonle Sap Lake communities, led by various boat/educational guides directed through the Osmose Ecological Project. 

One Day Seminar:    “Religion and Empire Building in Southeast Asia:  The Significance of Angkor Wat”  On site engagement at numerous religious sites in the Angkor Wat Complex of Temples.  Educational engagement provided by personnel from British Research Team.

Half-Day Seminar:  Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre – On-site experiential lecture and tour including the mass-graves and site of execution, and current memorial Stupor  Followed by Media Presentation and Photographic exhibit and art tour at on-site museum.

Half-Day Seminar:  Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum.  Of more than 14,000 persons imprisoned in Security Prison 21 “S-21), none escaped, and only 7 survived the torture they endured. Included engagement with 1 of 3 living survivors, Bou Meng.

Half-Day Seminar:  History of and Protest for Human Rights in Cambodia”  At the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association ( ADHOC )Led by President Thun Saray

Half-Day Seminar:   Justice as Forgiveness through the Courts in Cambodia”  At the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam ), formerly Yale University’s field office for the Cambodian Genocide program (CGP).  Led by Youk Chhang, Director, DC-Cam.

Half-Day Seminar:  Establishment of the ECCC:  Moving Forward through Justice”  Engagement included tour of the court and chambers, at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC).  Led by Lars Olsen

Half-Day Seminar:  “Resolving Collective Labour Disputes.”  At the Arbitration Council, Phnom PenhLed by Ann Vireak (Chief Arbitrator), Sonja Kim (Legal Advisor), & Rebecca Lee

Half-Day Seminar:   “Government and the Garment Industry – Monitoring and Compliance” At the International Labor Organization (ILO).  Led by Yim Pichimaliki, Head of Monitoring Team

Half-Day Seminar:   “Perspectives on Labour Growth and Management in Cambodia”  At the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) office.  Led by So Somalay

Half-Day Seminar:   “How to assist in giving a better quality of life?”  At the facilities owned and run by Make a Difference for Good in Siem Reap (MaD) Led by Phil Starling

Half-Day Seminar:  “Experiences in Fishery Conflict Resolution” At the Fishery Action Coalition Team (FACT)Led by Heng Ratha including testimony and experience from 3 local representatives

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