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Kathleen Modrowski

Kathleen A. Modrowski

Assistant Dean and Director of Global Studies, LIU Global

B.A., University of ToledoDiplôme des Etudes Supérieures, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)ABD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)


Kathleen Modrowski studied in the United States, Tunisia and France, where she received an advanced degree in cultural anthropology and ethnology of the Arab world. While living in Paris she was associated with the research laboratory Geste et Image, affiliated with the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center) that carried out visual anthropology projects in Africa and Europe. Kathleen has been a member of the Long Island University faculty and administration since 1991. She is former director of the Friends World Program (now LIU Global) North American Center at LIU.

In addition to her work at the University, Kathleen has been active in the field of human rights education since 1992. She is a board member of PDHRE ( Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights Education) and director of the Education Program Committee. As a human rights educator, Kathleen has conducted training programs in non-formal human rights education and human rights–based community development in countries including Bosnia, South Africa, Senegal, Mali, Brazil, India and the United States. She has developed local programs on human rights learning and sustainable development. Her research includes work on popular human rights education, the right to health and traditional medicine and the origins of popular human rights narratives.


Experiential Education, Cultural Anthropology and Human Rights Education


Co-author, "Human Rights Cities. Civic Engagement for Societal Development" (2008)
Author, "Design for Training" Human Rights Training Manual (2005)
Author, "Strategies for Human Rights Education in Mali" and " Human Rights Education–A Freirian Approach," published in The World Report on the Decade for Human Rights Education ( 2005)
Author, "The Right to Health" Human Rights Training Manual (2003)
Author, "From Koru Kan Fuka to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Mali , a  Human Rights Nation ( 2002)

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