Rapid Response On Ukraine
understanding the crisis
Thursday, March 10th from 6:30-8:00PM EST
This event, open to teachers and the public, features internationally-known speakers, fresh-takes on the conflict from both North America and Europe, and teaching strategies from award-winning educators. This free event is designed to inspire and equip you with the perspective, methodologies, and inspiration to empower your students not only to understand the invasion, but be able to take concrete actions to assist those on the ground and its refugees.
The goal of the event is as follows:
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speakers and presenters
Panelist David Crane was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Professor Crane was the first American since Justice Robert H. Jackson and Telford Taylor at Nuremberg in 1945, to be the Chief Prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal. Professor Crane served over 30 years in the federal government of the United States. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the United States in 1997, Mr. Crane has held numerous key managerial positions during his three decades of public service; among his former posts, we could mention Director of the Office of Intelligence Review. He is also the Founder of the Global Accountability Network and Author of Every Living Thing: Facing Down Terrorists, Warlords, and Thugs in West Africa--A Story of Justice
Panelist Professor Milena Sterio is a leading expert on international law, international criminal law and human rights. Sterio leads PILPG’s Thought Leadership Initiative. Sterio is a graduate of Cornell Law School and the University of Paris I, and was an associate in the New York City firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton before joining the ranks of academia full time. She has published seven books and numerous law review articles. Her latest book, “The Syrian Conflict’s Impact on International Law,” (co-authored with Paul Williams and Michael Scharf) was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.
Panelist Kinga Krzeminska is a Polish author, producer, and commentator who lives and works in Warsaw. The author of two bestselling audio series on Audioteka, she is also the creator of pre-school animation series “Flo, the Seal” and of several feature animation movies and a six-episode drama series for Netflix. Kinga gained her versatile skills in juggling different genres while working with best directors in Poland. She has received training in international screenwriting education at FAMU in Prague, and the New York Film Academy, as well as being an intern for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and translating for Holocaust Rescuer Irena Sendler.
Panelist Nataliya Nayavko has been the Special Language Advisor for Ukrainian language and culture at Alberta Education since August 2017 and has been a second language teacher in Ukraine for over 20 years. She was a methodologist at the Town Educational Department and a teacher trainer of second language acquisition since 2007. Nataliya previously studied at George Mason University and University of Maryland. She was the national winner of Eurasia/South Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program in 2008 and helped develop the new Ukrainian state school curriculum. Nataliya is an ambassador of the eTwinning Plus Program and coordinates international educational and exchange projects.
Standing Up To Atrocity Speaker Kate English is the full-time Executive Director for the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights since August 2019 and was the Deputy Executive Director for EIHR since its founding in 2011. In 2007, she was recognized as District-wide Teacher of the Year for Colchester Public Schools in Connecticut, and received the Joseph Zola Holocaust Educator award from the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. She has been a Museum Teacher Fellow for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC since 2007, and received two Advanced Project Grants, one in 2008 and the other in 2015, to complete projects in collaboration with the Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education. In 2009, she was honored to accept an invitation to participate in Echoes and Reflections' inaugural Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Holocaust Education Conference, held at Columbia Teacher's College.
Director of the DNIPRO Ukraine Cultural Center. The center was founded by Ukrainian emigrants that had been displaced from their homeland by World War Two. The founding members sought to establish a community center where they could maintain their cultural identity, pass their heritage onto their children, socialize, and participate in organizations that would continue their progress towards an independent Ukraine. Dnipro is a part of the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation. Hundreds of events have been hosted at Dnipro including weddings, concerts, theatre, movie films, dance recitals, fundraisers, banquets, barbecues, birthday parties and more.
Dr. Timothy J. Redmond is the Teacher Training Director for the Academy for Human Rights and is a Social Studies teacher at Williamsville East High School. He is a Teacher Fellow for the Robert H. Jackson Center, Director of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo's annual Conference for Educators, and the recipient of the 2019 Toby Ticktin Back Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. He has published over one hundred columns and articles and his first book will be published by McFarland Press in March 2021.