The International Humanitarian Law Program of the American Red Cross sponsored the third day of the seminar. Laurie Fisher of the Red Cross managed the day’s activities. Eric Sigmund of the Red Cross provided an overview of humanitarian law concepts and led the group in experiential activities. Christie Edwards provided the group with a tutorial in international criminal justice and its implications.
St. Louis Community College’s Cindy Epperson shared with the group an activity focusing on setting up an internal displacement camp as a
means of teaching IHL. And Stacy Korbelak of Howard Community College discussed her global distinction program.
In the afternoon Katie Zanoni of San Diego City College and Lindsay Padilla of Santa Rosa Jr. College discussed the Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative. This was followed by a World Cafe featuring Global Peace Services, the Student Peace Alliance, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Riverhouse ePress.
The day ended with a dinner honoring the evening speaker Arun Gandhi. His talked focused on nonviolence, and in it he shared stories about living with his grandfather between 1946-1948. Paul Monteiro, from the White House Office of Public Engagement, represented President Obama at the talk.
The last day of the seminar (October 15) will include a visit to the American Red Cross and Organization of American States.