Hosted by the Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa (IE-ULisboa). a higher education school dedicated to research, teaching, and intervention in society and public policy, in the field of Education and Training. The conference will be organized according to four thematic networks that explore four critical issues concerning the ‘presents’ and the ‘futures’ of education, in its multiple political, organizational and practical facets:
- Practices of inclusion in formal and non-formal education contexts
- Improving learning in technological-advanced societies
- Education governance, autonomy and accountability
- Teaching education models and professional development
Professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. He is Honorary Rector of the University of Lisbon, institution of which he was Rector between 2006 and 2013. He holds a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Genève (1986) and a PhD in History from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne (2006). He is a Doctor Honoris Causa by six Brazilian and Portuguese universities. He served as Ambassador of Portugal to UNESCO between 2018 and 2021, having been Chair of the research-drafting committee of the International Commission on the Futures of Education.
Arjun Appadurai is Goddard Professor (Emeritus) of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He was born in India and educated in India and the United States. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1976, and has held distinguished appointments at The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and the New School. He has published many books and articles relating to globalization, cultural conflict, urbanization and nationalism. His most recent book, (with Neta Alexander) is Failure (Polity, 2019). He was a Member of the High Level UNESCO Commission on The Futures of Education.