What can education do to stem the tide of global anger and populism?

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    What can education do to stem the tide of global anger and populism?

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • Maison de l'Argentine

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    What can education do to stem the tide of global anger and populism?

    Join us for an evening with Prof. Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will share his unique experience from working with governments across the globe with us.

    His research provides pragmatic and grounded answers to questions such as, how can a cosmopolitan worldview be taught to students beyond the usual "elite circles"? What is the role of education in reaching the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals? How can schools teach understanding and compassion? How do we (re-)learn to engage with others with whom we fundamentally disagree, e.g., on race, gender, national identity?

    The conversation with Professor Reimers will be followed by a cocktail in the gardens of the Maison de l'Argentine.

    Fernando Reimers

    Fernando M. Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century. He also works in the area of global citizenship education and in how to align education policies with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Reimers has developed an innovative K-12 curriculum with his graduate students that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. He also writes a series of children's books to foster intergenerational conversations about inclusive values.

    He chairs the Think Tank on Global Education, a Professional Education program that examines state of the art practices and programs to help students gain global competency.

    As Director of Harvard's International Education Policy masters program he directs the Global Education Innovation Initiative, a cross-national effort to advance the improvement of public education towards greater relevance in supporting students to gain the cognitive and socio-emotional competencies essential to thrive in the 21st century.

    Reimers is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and serves on the boards of Facing History and Ourselves, Teach for All, and other educational organizations.

    Fernando Reimers will be introduced and interviewed by

    Audrène Eloit

    Audrène (HKS, 2014, Secretary General of the Harvard Club of France and Head of the HKS chapter) is a former Student Professor Reimers. She is passionate about higher education and an expert in skills, workforce development and research policy. Currently, she is Head of International Relations at Inserm, the national research institute for health and medicine. Prior to returning to France, she has worked at the World Bank, in capacity building for African institutions. Audrène holds English and Law degrees and was a student at ENS Cachan.

    June 13th, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Maison de l'Argentine
    27 A Boulevard JOURDAN
    75014 Paris
    RER B/Tram Cité Universitaire

    Members: € 25
    Non-Members: € 30

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