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Education and international development at the UCL Institute of Education: two events to launch a new Centre

Start: Jun 15, 2017 10:00 AM
End: Jun 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

School pupils in Kiva, Kenya. Photo by Shaherose Jamal

We are delighted to welcome Professor Amartya Sen (Harvard University) to deliver the keynote lecture for the newly launched Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) at the Institute of Education (IOE).

There has been work at the University of London on education linked to developing countries for nearly 90 years, reflecting different historically located perceptions of hierarchy, inclusion and cross disciplinary collaboration. The Centre brings together the expertise of a wide range of academics, students, alumni and practitioners working in diverse settings in every continent.

A one-day symposium will include panel discussions on the Centre’s five thematic focus areas. To conclude the launch we invite you to a keynote lecture by Professor Amartya Sen.

Keynote lecture: 'What’s the use of education?' (fully booked)

Delivered by Professor Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, and Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Thursday 15 June 2017, 17:00 – 19:00. Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Watch the event live stream

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Join the conversation as it happens on Twitter using #CEIDLaunch and #CEID_UCL. Keep in touch with the Centre’s latest news at @CEID_IOE.

Accessibility information

If you have any mobility issues, please contact s.downs@ucl.ac.uk to organise a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP), as there is currently no access to some parts of the building. Where this is not possible for parts of these events, presentations will be live streamed to accessible areas.

Event contact

Please email ceid@ucl.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)207 612 6565.


Launch Symposium (fully booked)

Thursday 15 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:00. UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

Education underpins many aspirations for building a better world, realising the Sustainable Development Goals, and other visions of human rights, equalities, and social justice. However, policy and practice in education often falls short of these high ideals. Critical scholarship and reflection on practice are needed to assess past experiences, current challenges and future possibilities.

This one day symposium will include panel discussions on the Centre’s five thematic focus areas: inequalities, poverty and education; migrations; conflict and peacebuilding; education, health and wellbeing; and gender equality and women’s rights.


Image: by Shaherose Jamal.