Registration Now Open! UChicago Summer Institute for Educators—June 27-28, 2019

Inspiring Connections: Igniting Critical Thinking and Communication through Global News

June 27–28, 2019

University of Chicago campus

9:00am–4:00pm both days


The 2019 Summer Institute for Educators will include both presentations and hands-on activities that enable educators to analyze the causes and impacts of pressing global issues, understand journalists’ process of covering global news stories, discover practical methods to integrate these stories into the classroom, and examine the critical thinking, communication, and media literacy skills that students gain through engagement with news from around the world.


Presenters will include journalists Richard Bernstein, Perla Trevizo, Sarah Aziza, Amy Martin, Brian Frank, and Jeffrey Stern, and Pulitzer Center staff, including Fareed Mostoufi.


Participants are invited to consider the following guiding questions before, during, and after the Institute:

  • How interested are my students in global issues?
  • Why is it important for students to investigate the world issues?
  • What are the barriers to connecting students with global issues, and how can students engage responsibly with news to connect to the world?
  • How are my students accessing information?
  • How can my students positively contribute to the global media landscape as both consumers and producers of online content?

Non-refundable registration fee includes light breakfast and lunch both days, and instructional materials.

The 2019 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and it is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.


Registration now open at


Please contact Natalie Arsenault ( with any questions.