CIS SYMPOSIUM ON INTERCULTURAL LEARNING | lisbon
Dates: 23 & 24 March 2018
Location: Carlucci American International School of Lisbon, Portugal
Ian Jamison, Head of Education & Training, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Founded and directs a program called Generation Global that connects young people around the world to explore culture through a pedagogy of dialogue with 5,000 participating schools across 49 countries.
- Keynote focus: The role of technology in promoting intercultural learning and respect between cultures, deradicalization, and the importance of facilitated dialogue. Why it’s important not to avoid difficult topics.
Dina Nayeri, Novelist, essayist, and teacher at American School of London
- At a young age, Dina's family escaped from Iran and lived for two years as refugees before immigrating to the US. She is the author of two novels and many short stories and essays exploring immigration and exile, and has won prizes such as the O. Henry and the National Endowment for the Arts. Last April, she wrote a powerful piece in The Guardian that received widespread attention called The ungrateful refugee: We have not debt to repay
- Keynote focus: Dina will share her inspiring story and her thoughts on privilege and internationalism from the perspective of a refugee. As a teacher in an international school, she will tailor the talk specific to an audience of international school educators.
Jim Reece, Director of Professional Development Collaborative, Washington International School
- Keynote focus: curriculum - moving beyond abstract concepts taught in a classroom, getting to the practical means of promoting global citizenship development