Alter-Globalism in Higher Education

Alter-Globalism in Higher Education: Paradoxes of Ethics, Justice and Internationalization

Presented by:

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti
Canada Research Chair
Race, Inequalities, and Global Change

1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Community Room (1139)
Faculty of Education Building

 Please RSVP to Alyson Watson ( by
Monday, February 24th if you are planning to attend.

Contact Paul Tarc ( for more information.

Abstract: Alter-globalism in Higher Education: Paradoxes of Ethics, Justice and Internationalization
This presentation examines shifting perceptions of the public role of (higher) education, with particular emphasis on questions of ethics, justice and internationalization that arise at the inter-sections of current economic, cultural, political and social forces. It puts forward a call to protect the role of the university as a critic and conscience of society, and as a space where critically informed, multi-voiced, globally accountable and independent academic discussions of consequence about alternative futures can and should take place.

Bio: Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti is Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change. Her research examines political economies of knowledge production, discusses the ethics of international development and of ideals of globalism and internationalization in education and in global activism, with an emphasis on representations of and relationships with marginalized communities. Her teaching scholarship engages with the use of social cartographies in curriculum and pedagogy and with the interface between political and existential approaches to questions of justice and conviviality. Dr. Andreotti is a research fellow at the University of Oulu, where she had a research chair in global education from 2010 to 2013.


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