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Indigenous Studies Summer Program On Indigenous People’s Rights and Policy

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Indigenous Studies Summer Program
On Indigenous People’s Rights and Policy

June 3-14, 2013

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) is now accepting applications from researchers, professionals, practitioners, and advanced students who wish to participate in an intensive two-week summer immersion program at Columbia University on indigenous peoples’ rights and policy.

The program runs from June 3-14, 2013.

The program provides an overview and analysis of the major questions in indigenous affairs today, as they have emerged globally in the last decades.

The program has an interdisciplinary approach and incorporates lectures and workshops on the most recent and innovative academic research and policy debates on indigenous peoples’ issues.

It is complemented by visits and lectures at the United Nations and state and indigenous peoples’ institutions.
Academic Program Configuration
Columbia University faculty, UN representatives and external experts deliver the academic lectures and are available for discussions and consultations with the participants throughout the duration of the program.

Participants are to be immersed in daily 4-6 hours of lectures and workshops. Some topics are presented in the form of panel discussions and practical workshops are organized around the daily topics to encourage further examination and analysis. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants at the end of the program.

Travel Component

Program participants will travel to meet with authorities of a Native American nation.


Interested applicants are required to:
-Be fluent in English (all lectures and visits are conducted in English)
-Complete enclosed application
-Send a copy of CV along with application
-Send two recommendation letters along with application

All applications and further inquiries may be sent via email to Teresa Aguayo at

Additionally, you can reach the Indigenous Studies Summer Program by phone at +1 212-854-0510.

The cost of the entire two-week program is $2,500 per person. This includes breakfast and lunch (served on the premises) Scholarships are available. Additionally; Columbia University offers single housing arrangements on campus for the duration of the program. The additional housing cost is $700 per person.

Elsa Stamatopoulou
Columbia University
?ndigenous Peoples’ Rights Program,
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Adjunct Professor,
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
& Department of Anthropology
420 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027


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