Beyond the Headline: Discuss Critical World Events With a UN Human Rights Lawyer
Come discuss one international event happening each week from a globalist perspective, gaining insight into world events and how they affect us all.
Kirsten Bowman JD
691 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
Becoming news literate is incredibly important in our modern day democracies. The headlines pull our national conversation and attention. But, beyond the biggest headlines of the week are often important stories and events that affect us in unseen ways. This class comes to you from an international human rights lawyer and news junkie. It aims to pull one news story each week that has not necessarily made the front page but the context of which helps us to critically understand the world...
I am a human rights lawyer who has worked for or with the United Nations for over a decade (nearly two decades). I also teach human rights and international law at the University level and have been teaching geopolitical and news literacy courses on Outschool for over five years. I travel frequently for my work with the UN and stay up to date on news events around the world for my work.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class is for older learners as it does cover current events that could be upsetting. For example, the issue chosen that week may involve a coup in West Africa involving violence, or mistreatment of migrants fleeing persecution. Parents should be comfortable with their learners analyzing weekly current events around the globe. The instructor takes great care to present the content in an age-appropriate manner.
Media outlets such as the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal will be used.
Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
691 total reviews
377 completed classes
I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and completed my PhD in international law in 2023. I have travelled the world working for the UN as a...