IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Conference: Growing up and global austerity

27 June 2016–28 June 2016, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm


Event Information

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Drama Studio, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford way, London

This is a two-day event, which aims to bring together youth researchers to examine if youth opportunities and civic values are evolving in different ways in different parts of the world.


Professor Andy Green and Dr Avril Keating


To explore these themes, this event will bring together research papers from diverse contexts such as the UK, the US, India, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). These countries and regions have different histories, institutional structures, and cultures, but all have youth populations that are facing considerable challenges, and all have experiences of population flows (inward or outward) that are presenting further (and wider) societal challenges. By comparing and contrasting the experiences of youth in these diverse contexts, we will also address an important question: does it make sense to speak of a global crisis for contemporary youth?

The conference is open to everyone and is free. Prior booking is helpful; please contact richard.arnold@ucl.ac.uk to book a place and for any further information. 

This event is hosted by the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES).