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Getting the Jump on the UN General Assembly

This Thursday, September 24th, the day before the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City decides on new sustainable development goals, TC will host “Research and Teaching in International Education and Development: New Paradigms and Perspectives in the post-2015 Era,” a conference discussion on how the new global development agenda may affect both research and teaching in international education and development.

“The new sustainable development goals will address not only primary school but lifelong learning and skills development,” said Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Comparative and International Education, who will speak at the event. “There will be an emphasis on climate change, social justice and human rights, and there will be new partners, including China and all development nations, and businesses. We’ll be looking at the implications of the new aid architecture.”

Together with TC, the event’s co-organizers are the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GIIDS), both located in Geneva, Switzerland. NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education and the Open Society Foundations are co-sponsors.

Other speakers are Switzerland’s Michael Gerber, Ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development; Dana Burde (Ph.D. ’01), Associate Professor and Director, International Education Program, NYU; Peliwe Lolwana, Director of the Center for Research Education and Labor at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Noah Sobe (M.A. '00), Vice President of the Comparative and International Education Society; and Aleesha Taylor (Ed.D. '01), Deputy Director  of Open Society Foundation New York’s Education Support Program.

The discussion will be moderated by Joost Monks, NORRAG Director, and audience debate will be introduced by Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development & Economics at GIIDS.

 

For live streaming of the event, please check back on Sept. 24th around 5:25pm.

See event poster: Research and Teaching in International Education and Development. Please RSVP to Ji Liu jl4103@tc.columbia.edu

Published Monday, Sep. 21, 2015

Getting the Jump on the UN General Assembly

This Thursday, September 24th, the day before the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City decides on new sustainable development goals, TC will host “Research and Teaching in International Education and Development: New Paradigms and Perspectives in the post-2015 Era,” a conference discussion on how the new global development agenda may affect both research and teaching in international education and development.

“The new sustainable development goals will address not only primary school but lifelong learning and skills development,” said Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Comparative and International Education, who will speak at the event. “There will be an emphasis on climate change, social justice and human rights, and there will be new partners, including China and all development nations, and businesses. We’ll be looking at the implications of the new aid architecture.”

Together with TC, the event’s co-organizers are the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GIIDS), both located in Geneva, Switzerland. NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education and the Open Society Foundations are co-sponsors.

Other speakers are Switzerland’s Michael Gerber, Ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development; Dana Burde (Ph.D. ’01), Associate Professor and Director, International Education Program, NYU; Peliwe Lolwana, Director of the Center for Research Education and Labor at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Noah Sobe (M.A. '00), Vice President of the Comparative and International Education Society; and Aleesha Taylor (Ed.D. '01), Deputy Director  of Open Society Foundation New York’s Education Support Program.

The discussion will be moderated by Joost Monks, NORRAG Director, and audience debate will be introduced by Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development & Economics at GIIDS.

 

For live streaming of the event, please check back on Sept. 24th around 5:25pm.

See event poster: Research and Teaching in International Education and Development. Please RSVP to Ji Liu jl4103@tc.columbia.edu

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