On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be hosting the 3rd Annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education.
Populism and the academy: on the ‘wrong side’ of history
Speaker: Professor Sir Peter Scott
Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education, London, U.K. Previously Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, London; Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, and editorial writer for The Times of London.
The election of Donald Trump as US President in November 2016 and the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union five months earlier have highlighted the difficulties universities face in coming to terms with a rising tide of populism. Dr. Peter Scott will discuss how universities often contribute to these challenges.
Following Dr. Scott’s virtual lecture, a panel of academic commentators will continue the discussion by leading a question and answer period on the challenges Canadian universities face dealing with this rise of populism.
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, followed by a reception.
Location: Ground floor library at OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Registration: This is a free public event but advance registration is required.
For more information or to register, please visit: http://worldviewsconference.com/worldviews-2017/
The Worldviews Lecture is organized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for Canadian and International Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. It is made possible with the generous support of the University World News, Inside Higher Ed, and Academica Group.