Summer Institute 2013 Partner Institutions


Summer Institute is made possible by the following partner institutions:

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue.  Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.  The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the US mainland and includes research, residential and international conference facilities.  The Center’s Washington, DC office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.

Established in 200 at the University of California at Berkeley, the War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) is a university-based research organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law, accountability, and human rights around the world, particularly in post-conflict societies.  Relying on a small core staff of lawyers, scholars, student interns, and volunteers, the Center concentrates its resources where it can make a real difference in post-conflict societies seeking to come to terms with their violent past and provide their citizens with justice and accountability.

Universitas Udayana, located in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, is a public university established on September 29, 1962.  Over 18,000 students in 12 undergraduate and 12 postgraduate degree programs study a wide range of courses in arts and literature, medical sciences, law, economy, engineering, agriculture, animal husbandry, mathematics and natural sciences, veterinary sciences, agricultural technology, public health and tourism.  Since 2000, when the university welcomed its first international students, Universitas Udayana increased its international enrollment to over 2,000 students from 10 different nations.

The Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN is a not-for-profit regional institution which is designed to support the work of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and other ASEAN bodies by focusing on awareness raising, research, capacity building as well as reports, training and teaching on issues of human rights, the rule of law, judicial independence, women and children’s issues, indigenous peoples, migrant labor rights, regulatory environments for human rights, and law enforcement approaches and other relevant areas in the ASEAN region.

The University of Zurich (UZH) with its 26,000 enrolled students is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world.   The University of Zurich Competence Center for Human Rights (UZHR) is a scientific network with the aim of fostering and coordinating research, teachings and knowledge transfer in the fields of human rights.  By bundling existing competencies and encouraging interdisciplinary research it enhances existing knowledge and aims at making it accesible to economic actors and society.  The UZHR is funded by the University of Zurich and is - concearning administration - part of the faculty of law.

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) is a non-profit organization based in Victoria, Canada, devoted to advancing the quality of life and development of vulnerable children around the globe. IICRD has been working on issues affecting children’s lives locally, nationally and internationally since 1994.  Its mission is to enhance the capacity of individuals, organizations, and governments, to effectively use the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to transform systems and create peace and dignity for children and our world.