Live on March 4th: Dr. Carlos Torres to speak on Global Citizenship and Cyber-Security

Feb 29, 2016News

(Feb. 29th, 2016) – Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, a member of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), will speak on “Global Citizenship Education to Improve Cyber-Security’’ at a talk at 5:30 pm on March 4th at the University of California at Los Angeles.

His talk and listeners’ responses to it will be live-streamed at


The talk is one in the series of online dialogues leading up to the G7 Summit in Japan on May 26-27 as part of the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative. Professor Torres’s talk is a collaboration of the BGF and the Global Learning and Global Citizenship program at UCLA, which is affiliated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Discussants are encouraged to send questions to [email protected]. Members of the Boston Global Forum’s Special Editorial Board will gather your insights and send them to the speaker.

About Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres

Doctor Carlos Alberto Torres, Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Eduction, and former Director of the UCLA-Latin American Center, he is a political sociologist of education who 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. in Political Science, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO) and the United States (M.A. and Ph.D. in International Development Education, Stanford University), and post-doctoral studies in educational foundations in Canada (University of Alberta).

He is also the Founding Director of the Paulo Freire Institute in SaÞo Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and UCLA. 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. He has received two Fulbright fellowships. Elected President, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) 2013-2016.