The CIES 2018 Conference is pleased to highlight four Presidential Panels that aim to surface key issues, questions and tensions related to the conference theme “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.” See below for information about our keynote speakers.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
We are honored to welcome Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos as the Presidential Panel speaker on Monday, March 26 at 10:00 AM. Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University. He is director of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German and Chinese. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010, and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011. His most recent project ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe.
His most recent books in English are: Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization and Emancipation. London: Butterworths, 2002; (editor) Democratizing Democracy. Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon. London: Verso, 2005; (co-editor, with Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito) Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005; The Rise of the Global Left: The World Social Forum and Beyond. London: Zed Books, 2006; Another Production is Possible: Beyond the Capitalist Canon. London: Verso, 2006; Another Knowledge is Possible: Beyond Northern Epistemologies. London: Verso 2007; Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007; Voices of the World. London: Verso 2010; Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide. Paradigm Publishers, 2014; If God Were a Human Rights Activist. Stanford University Press, 2015.
Abadio Green Stocel
“Indigenous Knowledges and Interculturalidad in the Latin American University”
"The Catastrophic Migrations of the 21st Century: Implications for Schooling and Society"
CIES 2018 will welcome Professor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco as the Presidential Panel speaker on Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00 AM. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is the inaugural UCLA Wasserman Dean. He leads two academic departments, 16 nationally renowned research institutes, and two innovative demonstration schools at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. His research focuses on cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, with an emphasis on education, migration, and globalization. A Trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, his award-winning books have been published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, and others. His scholarly papers, in a range of disciplines and languages, appear in journals including Harvard Business Review, Harvard Educational Review, Revue Française de Pédagogie (Paris), Cultuur en Migratie (Leuven), Temas: Cultura, Ideologia y Sociedad (Havana), Ethos, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Policy Review, and others. He regularly contributes to national and international media outlets including The New York Times, U.S News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, CNN, NPR, CNN Español, Univision, MSNBC and many other global outlets.
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, and recipient of Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico’s highest honor to a foreign national), Suárez-Orozco has authored a number of scholarly briefs on Education for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis’ scientific advisory board. He was Special Advisor to the Chief Prosecutor, The International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands. At Harvard, he was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Founder and Director of the Harvard Immigration Projects, and founding Member of the Founding Executive Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. At New York University, he was the inaugural Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education and also held the title of University Professor. He has held fellowships at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. He has been Visiting Professor in Paris, Barcelona, Leuven, Abu Dhabi, and has lectured at the German Foreign Office, the Mexican Foreign Office, the Spanish Foreign Office, The Vatican, the U.S. Congress, the UN, Davos, and other global venues. An immigrant from Argentina, he is product of the famed “California Master Plan,” having studied in Community College and at the UC Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1986. Since arriving at UCLA, he has raised well over $10 million dollars every year, grew the GSE&IS budget by 40 percent, and oversaw the largest faculty hiring campaign in GSE&IS history. Under Dean Suárez-Orozco’s leadership, the Department of Education went from 11th to 3rd place in the national rankings by U.S. News and World Report.