Join InZone for a keynote on Higher Education in Emergencies with swissnex Boston - May 9, 2017



Globally, over 65 million people have been forcibly displaced, 21.3 million are refugees, and less than 1% of eligible refugee youth are accessing higher education. And yet, education is repeatedly mentioned by refugees as a top protection priority, particularly by refugee youth who request higher education opportunities that can lead to livelihoods.

On May 9, we invite you to join us for a keynote with Barbara Moser-Mercer, Director of InZone at the University of Geneva, followed by a panel discussion featuring J. Phiillip Schmidt, Director of Learning Innovation at the MIT Media Lab, Craig Zelizer, Founder and CEO of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN), and Adrienne Fricke, Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The panel will be moderated by Raina Fox from the Millennium Campus Network (MCN).

A networking reception at swissnex Boston (space limited) will conclude the evening. 


6:00 PM Doors open

6:30 PM Opening remarks

6:40 PM Keynote presentation by Barbara Moser-Mercer

7:20 PM Panel discussion, Q&A

8:00 PM: Transfer to swissnex Boston (420 Broadway) for a networking reception (space limited)

9:30 PM: Doors close 

About the Topic

Some universities are now joining traditional humanitarian actors, such as NGOs, governments, UN bodies, to address the challenge of providing higher education. How does this shift impact the role of universities and their mission of promoting critical thinking, global citizenship, peace and tolerance? How can universities become humanitarians?

University of Geneva’s InZone, which pioneers innovative approaches to multilingual communication and higher education in communities affected by conflict and crisis. InZone designs, develops and scientifically validates learner-centered and technology-supported pedagogical models. InZone’s projects are located in three different regions, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

DATe and time

Tue, May 9, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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