*Global Public Seminars in CIE* From Perpetrator to Peacebuilder: Rethinking Education in Conflict-Affected Societies
In this presentation, I will problematise the widely believed role of education in promoting societal advancement and critically discuss how education can create and exacerbate conditions of violent conflicts in politically and socially fragile environments. Drawing upon my decade-long work in Nepal, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Thailand, I will present an analytical framework that enables researchers, practitioners and policy makers to appreciate multidimensional interactions between education, conflict and peace. I would argue that educational processes in conflict-affected societies should underpin critical political consciousness, enabling teachers and learners to exercise their agency to create transformative learning spaces that harness the peacebuilding role of education. National and international actors involved in peace negotiations should prioritise education as a vehicle for conflict transformation and sustainable peace.
Date: 8 March 2023, 15:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: Online
Speaker: Professor Tejendra Pherali (University College London)
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser: Dr Maia Chankseliani (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: commununications@education.ox.ac.uk
Part of: GLOBAL PUBLIC SEMINARS IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudOGprz0iEt34dKvKdKYuedfIVkwot8An
Booking email: commununications@education.ox.ac.uk
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Carolyn Fray, Heather Sherkunov