In January 2014, Global Majority and Professor Michael Buckley of New York’s CUNY Lehman College led the Chile J-Term practicum, “Transitional Injustice,” Human Rights and Chile’s Vulnerable Populations.
The seminar focused on the current human rights violations in Chilean society through an extensive curriculum that incorporates both academic and personal testimonies of Pinochet-era torture victims, student movement, anti-terrorism laws, environmental degradation and conflict, and indigenous autonomy.
Led by Global Majority Board Member Professor Michael Buckley and IAB Member Hon. Juan Salvador Guzmán Tapia and Global Majority Vice President Lejla Mavris, the seminar participants:
Analyzed Pinochet-era human rights violations
Worked directly on Chilean and international human and indigenous rights
Collected data from Mapuche civil society groups and local institutions
Helped spread awareness about Mapuche indigenous rights situation
Formulated potential solutions
Gained in-field experience on generating qualitative data through direct observation, interviewing, and surveying