Stirring Minds Faculty of Education Speaker Series welcomes Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change

Dr. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti will present Alter-Globalism in Higher Education in speaker series

Title: Alter-Globalism in Higher Education: paradoxes of ethics, justice and internationalization

When: March 14, 2014, 1-2 pm

Where: EME 2202

Andreotti’s presentation will examine shifting perceptions of the public role of (higher) education, with particular emphasis on questions of ethics, justice and internationalization that arise at the inter-sections of current economic, cultural, political and social forces. Dr. Andreotti puts forward a call to protect the role of the university as a critic and conscience of society, and as a space where critically informed, multi-voiced, globally accountable and independent academic discussions of consequence about alternative futures can and should take place.

About the Speaker: Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti’s research examines political economies of knowledge production; ethics of international development concerning ideals of globalism and internationalization in education and in activism; and, historically marginalized communities. Dr. Andreotti is a research fellow at the University of Oulu, where she was chair of global education from 2010 to 2013. She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Global Citizenship Education at the University of Alberta.

About Stirring Minds Speaker Series: Hosted by the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus, the speaker series is open and free for all to attend.The series features visiting and local academics, intellectuals, policy-makers and professionals addressing provocative and challenging issues in educational theory, policy and practice. Since the series launched in 2011, the sessions have led to several collaborative projects involving keynote speakers and Faculty members from UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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