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Virtual Book Launch: “A Better Future”

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us on Friday, October 2 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (3:30 p.m. SAST) for the launch of “A Better Future,” a new book assembled by global scholars and policy makers who draw attention to the role of higher education for displaced and marginalized people. Registration is required. Please click here to RSVP and receive your link to watch on Zoom.

Event Description

“A Better Future” performs an invaluable service for those interested in understanding and fighting a significant violation of educational opportunity and social justice. Our discussion with the book’s editors will focus on the following highlights from the book:

  • Impacts of educational disadvantage, normally reserved for primary and secondary education
  • Different theoretical and analytical perspectives that offer a survey of a complex and diverse field
  • Critical perspectives to the challenge of enabling access to higher education for stigmatized citizen groups, refugees and migrants

Speakers

Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

Jacqueline Bhabha is Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts. She is also Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Professor Wenona Giles, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Wenona Giles is Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar in the Anthropology Department and Resident Research Associate of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Faraaz Mahomed, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University

Faraaz Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and research associate at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. He is also a Research Associate at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Legal Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

About “A Better Future”

Policy makers, advocates and scholars have long concentrated on the importance of equal access to primary and secondary education as a foundation for a democratic and just society. Despite the growing importance of higher and specialist education in an increasingly technological and skill-focused global market, tertiary education has attracted much less attention. And yet, universities and colleges are epicenters of egregious disparities in access, which impinge on traditionally marginalized communities, such as racial minorities, migrants, indigenous populations and people with disabilities.

Assembled with first-rate material from scholars and policy makers around the world, “A Better Future” draws attention to the role of higher education for displaced and marginalized people. Event attendees may purchase “A Better Future,” published by Cambridge University Press, by clicking here. Enter code ABF2020 at checkout to receive a 20% discount.

Sponsoring Institutions

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University

 

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Venue

Zoom Webinar – Registration Required