Starting January 1, 2017, Global Citizenship Education Network is establishing an Annual Distinguished Address. This event will be hosted by a world top thinker, great professor, or one of the world’s most influential individuals, during which, he or she will present the Global Citizenship Education Network New Year Memorandum.
To start the new tradition, Professor Carlos Alberto Torres, Chair of UNESCO-UCLA Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, and Co-Chair of the Global Citizenship Education Network, will present the first Distinguished Address in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Date: January 1, 2017
Time : 8:00 am, GMT, January 1, 2017 ( 3:00 pm, January 1, 2017, at 3pm (Vietnam), 8:00am (GMT)
Location: Conference Room, Office of Khanh Hoa Governor, Nha Trang City, Vietnam
Live Broadcast: Global Citizenship Education Network’s GCE.GSEIS.UCLA.EDU
About The 2017 Speaker
Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres is a political sociologist of education, a published poet and short story author. He did his undergraduate work in sociology in Argentina (B.A. honors and teaching credential in Sociology, Universidad del Salvador), his graduate work in Mexico (M.A. Political Science. FLACSO) and the United States (Master of Arts and Ph.D. in International Development Education, Stanford University), and post-doctoral studies in educational foundations in Canada (University of Alberta). He is a Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Chair of UNESCO-UCLA in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education.
In 1991, in partnership with several colleagues, he created the Paulo Freire Institute, PFI, and is currently serving as its Founding Director at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He also served as director of the UCLA Latin American Center. Dr. Torres has been a Visiting Professor in universities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has lectured throughout Latin America and the United States, and in universities in England, Japan, Italy, Spain, Tanzania, Finland, Mozambique, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, Taiwan, Korea, Sweden and South Africa.