Hartmut Rosa Receives Rob Rhoads Global Citizenship Education Award

Given by the Paulo Freire Institute at UCLA, award honors late UCLA Education scholar of social movements and the university and comparative higher education.

NOTE: This event was cancelled.

The Paulo Freire Institute at UCLA will give the Annual Rob Rhoads Global Citizenship Education Award 2020 to Hartmut Rosa, chair of Sociology and Political Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, on Tuesday, March 10, during Professor Rosa’s lecture on “Resonance as a key to Global Education,” to take place in the Reading Room (3340) at Moore Hall, 1-3 p.m.

Hartmut Rosa leads the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt and serves as the chair of Sociology and Political Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Professor Rosa is the director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt and one of the most distinguished scholars of critical theory in the world. His books, “Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity, and Resonance,” and “A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World” are among the most influential texts in the field of critical theory.

The Rob Rhoads Global Citizenship Education Award was established in 2019 and is named for the late UCLA Education scholar of social movements and comparative higher education. Professor Rhoads’ work emphasized global citizenship and multiculturalism at institutions in the United States and China.

Professor Rosa’s lecture will be preceded by his session on “Dynamic Stabilization, Social Acceleration, and the Resonance Conception: Towards a New Theory of Modernity,” to be presented in Haines Hall, Room 279 on Monday, March 9, 12-1:30 p.m. 

This two-day event, “Symposium on Critical Social Theory: Conversations with Harmut Rosa,” is co-sponsored by the Paulo Freire Institute at UCLA and the UCLA Sociology Department’s Theory Supper Club. Admission is free. 

To attend the Symposium or for more information, contact Yuqing Hou.