March 9, 2015

D.C. conference to explore a global, humanist education

This post originally appeared on Cornell’s website here.

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) will highlight its commitment to international education with a conference honoring International Education Week in Washington, D.C., March 8-13. “Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally” is co-sponsored by Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

“The conference will offer the space for deliberation of cutting-edge research addressing theoretical, empirical and practical questions in imagining a transformative Ubuntu-inspired education that is empowering for all humanity,” says conference director N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, CIES president-elect and Cornell professor of African/Diaspora education at the Africana Studies and Research Center. Assié-Lumumba will assume the CIES presidency at the conference. Joan Oviawe, visiting scholar in the Africana Center, is conference planning chair…

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