Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres is a professor and the Unesco Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at UCLA and will be presenting on theoretical work carried out by the Chair, with a particular emphasis on citizenship, participatory democracy, and participatory budgeting. His recent work has been to foster the values, abilities and skills of global citizenship, notably by incorporating current and multidisciplinary research, concepts and literature into the teaching of new comparative education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Ana Elvira Steinbach Torres is an International Research Associate at the Paulo Freire Institute at UCLA and will present her empirical work in Brazil in relation to global citizenship. Her work focuses on education and health, especially as it relates to sexuality, gender, and policy.
Dr. Linda Herrera is a professor in the College of Education at UIUC and will be discussing building citizenship in Egypt. She is a social anthropologist with regional expertise in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with longstanding interests in education and power, youth and citizenship, and international development and critical democracy.
Moderated by: Dr. Liliane Windsor, Associate Dean for Research, UIUC School of Social Work.
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