Fall 2013 Seminar Series
All BTC seminars are free and open to the public. They are also available as one credit courses.
Ensuring a World Fit for Children? Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities
What prospects do children born today face and what is required to ensure a world fit for children? What is the civic responsibility of citizens, government and society to address these challenges and improve the opportunities for all children? How can the international community strengthen its commitment to children's welfare, well-being and life opportunities around the world? This new experiential seminar series will explore the status of children (i.e., standards of living) and key challenges (i.e., education, health, homelessness, poverty, war and conflict) they face around the world in the 21st Century. The seminar will highlight promising strategies for improving children's well-being in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the developing world. The seminar will draw directly on the perspectives of leading nonprofit and civil society leaders through formal presentations and documentary films to identify possible policies and practices that will ensure a world fit for children.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jim Riker, Director, Beyond the Classroom
VENUE & TIME : Beyond the Classroom Seminar Room, 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, University of Maryland, College Park. This series meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM, Fall Semester 2013, and begins September 9th!
ACADEMIC CREDIT OPTION: Students may register for "UNIV399C: Experiential Learning: Ensuring a World Fit for Children? Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities" for variable credit (1-3 credits) and grade options (REG/P-F/AUD basis).