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IBE-UNESCO at the 61st Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference, Atlanta, March 6 – 9

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With over 500 sessions and more than 2,500 attendees, CIES 2017 is a not to be missed opportunity for education researchers and professionals to meet and share knowledge on what works in educational development. The theme of the conference this year is “Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education”.

The IBE-UNESCO will organize, chair, and present at key sessions, including a Presidential Panel on future competencies and roundtables on the role of curriculum in preventing violent extremism, learning in the 21st century, and inclusive education; topics that lie at the core of our current work. 

The IBE-UNESCO will also launch the new Prospects and the latest books published in the IBE on Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment series: Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Education in Developing Countries; and From Exclusion to Excellence: Building Restorative Relationships to Create Inclusive Schools.

Below is the list of IBE-related events at this year’s conference:
Presidential Highlighted Session:
Problematizing Future Competencies: Learning, Development and the Unknown in the 21st Century
Monday, March 6, 3:15 to 4:45 pm
Sheraton Atlanta: Floor 3, Grand Ballroom D&E (South Tower)
Chair:
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Panelists:
Henry Levin, Columbia University
Aaron Benavot, University at Albany & UNESCO
Stephen Heyneman, Vanderbilt University
Keith Lewin, University of Sussex
Nelly Stromquist, University of Maryland
 
 
Intentional Integration and Administrating Strategies: Comparing Campus Internationalization
Monday, March 6, 5:00 to 6:30pm, Sheraton Atlanta, 1, Georgia 2 (South Tower)
Chair:
Renato Opertti, IBE-UNESCO
Panelists:
Megan C. McCarthy, Ohio State University
Julia LaRosa, Drexel University
Esther E. Gottlieb, Ohio State University
Discussant:
Iris Bendavid-Hadar, Bar Ilan University
 
 
Preventing Violent Extremism through Universal Values in Curriculum
Tuesday, March 7, 11:45am to 1:15pm
Sheraton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom B (South Tower)

Chair:
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Panelists:
Felisa Tibbitts, Teachers College
Doyle Stevick, University of South Carolina
Nathalie Guillaume, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Anar Naghiyev, Baku International Multiculturalism Center
Discussant:
Renato Opertti, IBE-UNESCO


Book Launch: Learning to Educate: Proposals for the Reconstruction of Education in Developing Countries
Tuesday, March 7, 2:45 to 4:15 pm
Sheraton Atlanta: Floor 1 - Capitol Center (North Tower), Table 12
Chair:
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Special guest:
Noel McGinn, Harvard University
Discussants:
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University
Aaron Benavot, University at Albany & UNESCO
Kenneth James King, University of Edinburgh & NORRAG
Renato Opertti, IBE-UNESCO
Carlos Ornelas, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

Book Launch: From Exclusion to Excellence: Building Restorative Relationships to Create Inclusive Schools
Wednesday, March 8, 9:45 to 11:15 am
Sheraton Atlanta: Floor 1 - Capitol Center (North Tower), Table 2
Chair:
Renato Opertti, IBE-UNESCO
Participants:
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Kate Lapham, Open Society Foundations
Christopher Johnstone, University of Minnesota
Laura Valdiviezo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
William Smith, UNESCO - Global Education Monitoring Report
 
 
Meet the Editors: A Panel Convened by CER, CE and IJED
Wednesday, March 8, 1:15 to 2:45pm, Sheraton Atlanta, 3, Piedmont (North Tower)
Chair:
Kathryn M Anderson-Levitt, UCLA
Discussants:
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO

Bjorn H Nordtveit, University of Massachusetts Amherst
David Phillips, Oxford University
Stephen Heyneman, Vanderbilt University
 

Career Mentoring Expo
Wednesday March 8th (8:00am-9:30am) and
Thursday March 9th (8:00am-9:30am)
Participants:
Khaled Abdalla, IBE-UNESCO
Renato Opertti, IBE-UNESCO
Simona Popa, IBE-UNESCO
 

UNESCO IBE Publication Exhibit
Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor, Georgia Prefunction (South Tower), Booths 6-7
On site:
Khaled Abdalla, IBE-UNESCO
Simona Popa, IBE-UNESCO
 

More information is available at CIES 2017.
For event news and highlights, please follow us on Twitter: @IBE_UNESCO and @m_marope. Also, make sure you visit the IBE exhibition booth, to learn more about our projects and publications.