Scholar of political sociology of education joins panel on the global response to COVID-19.
Updated 08/07: This recorded event is now available for view at Facebook Live.
Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education and former UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education (2015-19), will take part in a discussion on “When Global Citizens Face a Global Crisis: Linking Up Solutions for Deeper Change,” on Thursday, Aug. 6, 5 a.m., PST. The discussion, which is part of a “Response to COVID-19 Webinar Series,” will be transmitted via Facebook Live from Paris, presented by the UNESCO-UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network.
Torres’ teaching and research interests include the political sociology of education, the impact of globalization on K- 12 and higher education, and the intersection of area studies, ethnic studies, and comparative international education.
Professor Torres was president of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) (2013-2016) and served the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), one of the founding societies within the WCCES, through membership on the Board of Directors and as CIES President from 1994 to 1998. He is an Honorary Fellow of CIES, a Correspondent Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the former director of the UCLA – Latin American Institute.
Torres is the author of 70 books including “Dialogue and Educational Praxis – A Critical Reading of Paulo Freire” (São Paulo: Edições Loyola, 2014. Print), and co-editor of “Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local” (With R. Arnove, S. Franz, eds. 4th ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2013). His latest book, “The Wiley Handbook of Paulo Freire,” was published in 2019.
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