This semester, the Critical Human Rights and Humanitarian Advocacy class in partnership with Scholars at Risk and taught by Prof. Dr. Kerry Bystrom, worked on designing an advocacy campaign to support detained and disappeared Uyghur scholars in the Xinjiang Autonomous region in China. The campaign consisted of the production of this short film and a
Piles of thick books with key texts in world philosophical thought, numerous handouts with colorful underscores, essay drafts and Berlin event guides are a common decoration of the ECLA of Bard student’s writing desk. Since our education requires reading numerous primary sources and extensive writing, one may hear I have so much reading to do/essays
On April 27 Madalina Rosca, Sarah Junghans and I journeyed to Kyrgyzstan to attend the international student conference on Freedom and Responsibility organized by the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Although free, responsible and legally aged, we didn’t go alone. Bartholomew Ryan and Bruno Macaes also came, to offer us their support and expertise.
This year ECLA hosts 60 students representing 30 different countries. Students are spread out between three separate programs, each tailored for different student needs. As the campus proceeds with plans for designing new residential and study spaces, ECLA is expanding while still keeping an intimate atmosphere where everybody knows one’s name and discussions are often
For eight ECLA students, there loomed a particularly stressful date in December: Wednesday 9th, at 19.30, when the final autumn term Installation showings were scheduled to take place. For a number of students, with elaborate projects in mind for the final showing, the race against time started a few days in advance. This event was