Universities as Pathways to Global Inclusion
The closing in-person event of the Global Humanities Seminars series “Humanities Responses to Forced Migration: Responses from the Humanities,” “Universities as Pathways to Global Inclusion” brings university and non-university voices to campus for a conversation about systemic barriers and innovative strategies that U.S. higher education institutions can consider to increase access to a college education for (already educated) refugees and newcomers. We see host societies lamenting the massive deskilling of newcomers but also normalizing it as unavoidable. What can privileged places like universities — and we at Georgetown — do, and how can we do better?
The panel will be introduced by Prof. Thomas Banchoff, Vice President for Global Engagement and Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
Speakers include Diya Abdo (Lincoln Financial Professor of English at Guilford College; Founder and Director of “Every Campus A Refuge”; author of the book American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience); Radmilla Popovic (Senior Educator Advisor; Online Learning Specialist at World Learning; and leader of the project “Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement”); and Allison Kokkoros (Chief Executive Officer of the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in DC).
With respondents from the Bamyan Foundation: Timor Karimy, Founder and President, and Zahra Yagana, Director of Community Development.
A reception will follow at 6:15 pm.