Académicos de Boston College se capacitan en derechos humanos en Chile

Noticias | 19/05/17

Diez académicos de Boston College (Estados Unidos) se encuentran de visita en la Universidad Alberto Hurtado con la finalidad de conocer la situación de los derechos humanos en Chile en los últimos 45 años. El 18 de mayo, Macarena Rodríguez, Directora de la Carrera de Derecho, dictó la charla “El reconocimiento de los derechos de los niños apátridas en Chile“. Isabel Donoso, en tanto, expuso sobre “El rol de la Iglesia Católica en los años de la dictadura”. Sebastián Kaufmann, Vicerrector de Integración y Profesor de Teoría de la Justicia, por su parte, explicó los orígenes, el proyecto y la visión de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Finalmente, el profesor Hugo Rojas expuso los avances de la Facultad de Derecho en intercambios internacionales y los convenios de cooperación académica que benefician a estudiantes y profesores.

Las actividades de los académicos de Boston College en Chile incluyen visitas al Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, el Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi, y el sitio de memoria Londres 38.

Los participantes en el curso de Derechos Humanos para académicos de Boston College son:

Allison Adair
Allison specializes in creative writing, with a focus on poetry and flash fiction and a special interest in the digital humanities. At Boston College, she teaches the First-Year Writing Seminar (Twice Seen, America Singing, American Anti-Intellectualism); multi-level workshops in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction; Literature Core courses (Truth-Telling in Literature, Travel Literature); Studies in Poetry; and the popular elective The Poetics of Rap.




Marcus Breen
A native of Australia, Marcus Breen began his career as a magazine, community radio and suburban newspaper journalist before becoming a specialist reporter on the Australian music and film industries. He has since has taught in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies programs at The University of Melbourne, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northeastern University, and Bond University, where his responsibilities included time as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Head of School for Media and Communication.
Nick Gozik
Nick Gozik is Director of the Office of International Programs and the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies at Boston College. Gozik has held positions in education abroad at Duke University, New York University, and the University of Richmond. He has served as a Visiting Professor at New York University, where he taught courses in research methodology, international education, and communication studies. Gozik’s research has examined education, identity and race in the French overseas department of Martinique, exploring the role that history-geography teachers play in the negotiation of national and regional identities on an everyday basis.



Ed Hayward
Ed Hayward serves as the Associate Director, News and Public Affairs at Boston College. Prior to joining BC, Hayward served as Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, as well as a news reporter for the Boston Herald, San Bernardino Sun, and The Tab newspapers. He has a BA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and MBA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.



Gustavo Morello
MorelloGustavo focuses on two main topics in the Latin American context: the relation between religion and political violence and secularization. His most recent book explored these complicated links by examining why, in 1970s Argentina, honest religious people didn’t uniformly protest against massive violations of human rights. His future research will explore the transformations of lived religiosity in urban Latin Americans. Gustavo’s expertise on religion in urban life has earned him numerous grants for continued research.




Patrick O’Donnell
Patrick is the study abroad advisor for Spain and Latin America in the Office of International Programs at Boston College. Before coming to OIP, Patrick was an advisor for programs in Spain and Latin America at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also taught English in Spain for nine months, and spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Oakland, California working with homeless senior citizens. His particular interest is in promoting study abroad to underrepresented students, language acquisition and the role of social media in higher education.



Cyril Opeil
Fr. Opeil is a condensed-matter experimental physicist who studies single crystal uranium, Martensite alloys, ferroelectric materials and thermoelectrics. Fr. Opeil received a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Scranton (’82), a Masters of Divinity (’93), and a Masters of Sacred Theology (’94) from the Graduate Theological Union: Jesuit School of Theology. He was the first Jesuit ever to become a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Fr. Opeil is also active in Boston College Half-Time and Kairos Retreat programs.




Franziska Seraphim
Professor Seraphim is a historian of modern and contemporary Japan with a focus on the contested place of Japan’s empire and war in Asia in postwar politics, society, and culture. Currently, she is researching questions of rehabilitation and citizenship in the politics of social integration and exclusion after World War II in Japan and Germany. Professor Seraphim offers historical surveys of early modern and modern Japan, as well as of Asia; topical courses on the Asia-Pacific War and Japanese society since 1945; and seminars on the Allied Occupations of Japan and Germany and the place of memory in history.



David Storey
Professor Storey joined the philosophy faculty at Boston College full-time in 2013, having previously taught Environmental Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, and Philosophy of Human Nature during his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Fordham University. He is finishing a book that investigates the conceptual foundations of environmental ethics through the work of Martin Heidegger, and is currently pursuing a research project investigating the ethical dimensions of strategies to combat environmental problems such as fossil fuel divestment and renewable energy policy.



Martin Summers
Martin Summers is a cultural historian of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S., with particular research and teaching interests in race, gender, sexuality, and medicine. He regularly teaches courses on post-1865 U.S. history, gender, and sexuality in African-American history; health and disease in African-American history; and the history of masculinity in the U.S. Summers’ current research project is a social and cultural history of medicine that focuses on African-American patients at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a federal mental institution in Washington, DC.

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