Unit 4 – Global Cultural Issues. Topics. Human Rights Economics War Justice. Starting Point. United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Drafted in 1948 by Canadian John Peters Humphrey Guaranteed basic freedoms and protections to all human beings
United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Most states around the world will have issues surrounding human rights:
Some are obvious violations, other are difficult to interpret
Agree, disagree, not sure
6 groups – 2-4 per group
Article 3 – Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Justice vs. Revenge
Violence to Stop Violence
Eye for an Eye
Goal – Restore food access
Yes & No – You Tell Me
Islam – Women as pure and subservient who must live modestly
South East Asia – Women as sexual beings
1.)Do not count the change too openly in restaurants,cafes and pubs, as Russians can be offended, that you don't trust them.2.)Russians have a big practice in drinking strong drinks. Don't try to overdrink them, if you want to find your way home.3.)You can discuss almost everything with Russian people: private matters,children, culture, politics, philosophy, health.Don't discuss only topics connected with money and career. Don't ask their age and don't speak badly about their country. They are great patriots.4.)Don't boast of your talents, achievements and the life in your country, as this can irritate them.5.) Russians don't like formal smiles. So don't worry if they don't smile. It doesn't mean negative feelings towards you.6.)Remember the closer your relations with Russian people,the more unceremonious they are.7.)Russians are usually not punctual people. Don't be upset if your meeting is canceled or postponed.8.)Russian men can be rather aggressive, especially when they are intoxicated. Be always polite with them and try do not offend them if you don't want to fight.
Case Study: The Oka Crisis
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.