1997 Human Rights Workshop

Human rights and minority rights: Global and regional concerns.

June 5-7, 1997, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan



Thursday, June 5th

3:00-6:00 p.m. Arrival and Registration
6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Opening Session: Public Forum
"Human Rights Violations: Perceptions and Reality"
Host: William Miller, Program Director, University Honors Program, 
Eastern Michigan University
Moderator: Edith Lauer, Hungarian American Coalition
Keynote Panel:
"China's Tibet Problem"
Bhuchung Tsering, Communications Director,
International Campaign for Tibet
"Slovakia: The Denial of Hungarian Language and Cultural Rights"
Viktor Bauer,
Coexistence Movement, Bratislava
"NATO Enlargement and European Integration: Prospects and Challenges for 
Minority Rights"

Frank Koszorús, Jr., Hungarian American Coalition
Discussion and Questions

Friday, June 6th

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m. Introduction and Workshop Objectives
Edith Lauer
9:30-10:30 a.m. "Minorities and Majorities: Conquered Peoples, Colonizing-Settlers, and Ruling 

Andrew Ludányi, Ohio Northern University
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:30 p.m. "Feeding the Media: Press releases and contacts"
Bhuchung Tsering, International Campaign for Tibet
Krisztina Újvági (White House Intern)
12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:00 p.m. "From Policy to Law and from Law to Policy"
Frank Koszorús, Jr., Hungarian American Coalition
3:00-5:30 p.m. "Visit with Marcy Kaptur, Congressional briefing at Toledo, Ohio office on 
legislative perspectives on how best to protect the human rights of Tibetans, 
Albanians, Hungarians, and others."
5:30-7:00 p.m. Neighborhood Tour and Dinner at Tony Packo's
8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit with Birmingham Community Leaders at the Hungarian Club of Toledo
224 Paine Avenue, Toledo, OH 43605 (Transportation provided)

Saturday, June 7th

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:45 a.m. "From Opposition to Romanian Government Coalition Partner: Prospects and 
Implications for RMDSZ"

Árpád Nemes, (SAIS)
9:45-10:15 a.m. "Vojvodina After Dayton: Refugees and Natives"
Gábor Szorád, Hungarian Human Rights Foundation
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. "Carpatho-Ukraine After the Millicentenarian Celebrations"
Viktor Bauer and Andrew Ludányi
11:15-12:00 p.m. "Politically correct vocabulary: Dos and don'ts of letter writing"
Koszorús, Lauer, Ludányi, Nemes
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m. "Planning Congressional and White House Briefings"
Péter Újvági, László Hámos, Krisztina Újvági
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:15 p.m. "Revising Strategies and Tactics to Meet New Challenges"
Bauer, Koszorús, Lauer, Hámos
3:15-4:30 p.m. Assessment of the 1997 Workshop and Plans for the 1998 Workshop
4:30-5:00 p.m. Written evaluation and suggestions for future workshops
5:30-7:00 p.m. Picnic Dinner on the "Beach," in University Park at Eastern Michigan University
7:00-11:00 p.m. Party Time/Quiz Bowl: "What do you know about human rights?"
Gábor Szorád



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