In the spring of 2013, one of Prof. Hakim Williams’s dissertation advisors from Columbia University contacted him about a summer teaching opportunity abroad in Austria. Williams accepted this offer and taught a week-long peace pedagogy course in July 2013 at the European Peace University.
“I covered topics such as moral exclusion, education for child soldiers in postconflict reconstruction, the hidden curriculum, intersectionality, intractable conflict, peacebuilding, critical youth action research, and peaceable curricula/schools,” Williams said.
The course consisted of students from countries all over the world, including Pakistan, Uganda, India, Afghanistan and South Africa. “I was able to learn from the students as much as they learned from me. Specifically, it was very interesting to learn more about the enriched stories of each student’s background,” Williams said.
In the spring 2014 semester, Williams is teaching a new course at Gettysburg titled, “Human Rights: Policy and Practice in the Caribbean,” which involves a two week travel component in the summer to Trinidad and Tobago.