International Discussion Series: Leading Universities in a War Zone: The South African Protest Movement

Thursday, January 12, 2017

11:45 am

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A world renowned education academic and prominent South African intellectual, Jonathan Jansen is the former Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Developing World. His book Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past (Stanford 2009) was listed as one of the best books of the year by the American Libraries Association. His new book entitled How to fix South Africa’s Schools uses video-documentaries to capture what happens inside disadvantaged schools which produce the best results in physical science and mathematics in South Africa. In 2013 he was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the University of California for his contributions to tolerance, democracy and human rights. In October 2014 he won the highest award of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa - the Science-for-Society Gold Medal - which recognizes those whose scientific knowledge contributes to the improvement of society.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
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All are welcome!


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