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CIES 2019 - 63rd annual conference of the Comparative & International Education Society - Education for sustainability

Date :  du 14-04-2019 au 18-04-2019

Lieu :  San Francisco

Organisation :  Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Programme : 

During its “Development Decade” of the 1960s, the UN advocated education as a driver of economic growth. But, over the past fifty years, questions have been asked with increasing urgency about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. What is the longer term cost of an education that promises – and sometimes delivers – productivity, industrialization, modernity and consumption? Who pays this price? What are the larger costs? And with what ultimate consequence for the planet?

The CIES 2019 San Francisco Keynote Lecture will feature Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University and special adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will be preceded by a panel discussion on the work of UNESCO in the era of SDGs.

The Work of UNESCO in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals
This panel will discuss how UNESCO is upholding human rights and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030. Additionally, it will discuss how UNESCO is performing in a world in which multilateralism is questioned and new global challenges continue to emerge.

  • Aaron Benavot, Professor of Global Education Policy in the School of Education at The University of Albany–SUNY
  • Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)
  • Jordan Naidoo, Director of Division for Education 2030 Support and Coordination​ at UNESCO
  • Claudia Uribe, Director of the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago)

Education for Sustainability
The keynote address in response to the CIES 2019 San Francisco conference theme, Education for Sustainability, will be delivered by Jeffrey Sachs. Sachs will be formally introduced to the audience by Radhika Iyengar (Director, Education Sector, Center for Sustainable Development, Teachers College, Columbia University). Iyengar holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Education, has served as Chair of the CIES South Asia SIG, and has published her research in the Comparative Education Review.

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and many other international awards and honors

Detailed programme to be downloaded (pdf, 288 p.)


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La conférence d'ouverture est disponible en vidéo sur le site du colloque.

mot(s) clé(s) :  recherche en éducation, comparaison internationale