“The Future of Higher Education” #2 Emergencies and the Tasks of Critical University Studies - Tokyo College

“The Future of Higher Education” #2 Emergencies and the Tasks of Critical University Studies

When:
2023.01.18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
2023-01-18T14:00:00+09:00
2023-01-18T15:00:00+09:00
“The Future of Higher Education” #2 Emergencies and the Tasks of Critical University Studies

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Date(s) Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm
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Language English
Abstract

Higher education around the world is experiencing vast changes in its multiple environments as a result of numerous factors, including globalization, shifts in the boundary conditions of truth, the effects of technology, geopolitical uncertainties, and calls for ‘decolonisation’. This seminar series explores the impact of these factors on the future of higher education.

 

For more information about the “The Future of Higher Education” Dialogue Series, click here.

Speaker Profile

Speaker

Andre KEET (Chair of Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela University)

 

Professor KEET currently holds the Research Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Transformation at Nelson Mandela University. He is a former Visiting Professor at the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, UK and the 2018 Marsha Lilien Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. For more information, see https://etp.mandela.ac.za/Meet-the-team/Prof-Andre-Keet

 

Moderator 

Ahmed BAWA (Tokyo College Professor)

Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
Contact tokyo.college.event@tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Upcoming Events

Life Support: Youth, Life and Viability in Rural North India (Lecture and film screening)

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 4:00-5:30pm

Professor Craig Jeffrey and Associate Professor Jane Dyson will show how young people in rural Uttarakhand, north India, attempt to make viable lives as they respond to environmental and socio-economic crises and engage in everyday social action. They will also screen Professor Dyson’s documentary film Spirit, which explores related themes.

“The Future of Higher Education” #5 Realizing the Democratic Mission of Universities in a Time of Global Crisis

イベント予定対話/Dialogue

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 10:00-11:00 am

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“The Future of Higher Education” #6 The Politics of Knowledge and the Imperative of Decolonization: Reflections from Africa

イベント予定対話/Dialogue

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 3:00-4:00 pm

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Affective (Kansei) Robotics in Japan: Designing and Programming Gender and Emotions in Humanoid Robots (ft. Prof. Jennifer ROBERTSON)

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Monday, 20 February 2023, 4:00-5:30 PM

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Mary Wollstonecraft: An English Woman Observing and Writing the History of the French Revolution (Prof. Pierre SERNA)

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Monday, 27 February 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm

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イベント予定ワークショップ/Workshop講演会/Lecture

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イベント予定対話/Dialogue

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イベント予定パネルディスカッション/Panel discussion

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm JST

Challenges that both concern and span the globe, such as those indicated by the SDGs, are drawing increasing attention, and the problems resulting from pandemics and economic turmoil have grown more significant. Many of these challenges become apparent as they come in contact with issues at the local and regional level. Rather than attempting to solve individual challenges, however, more fundamental, forward-thinking social transformations are required. In this discussion forum, we explore what social responsibilities universities should fulfill in these circumstances with a special focus on the impact on knowledge production. The forum will also summarize the contents of “The Future of Higher Education” dialogue series held by Tokyo College over seven sessions from December 2022 to March 2023.

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Transpositioning: A New Take on Translanguaging and Identities (ft. Prof. LI Wei)

イベント予定ワークショップ/Workshop講演会/Lecture

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This talk extends the concept of translanguaging by looking at transitional mutilinguals’ journey of 'transpositioning,' a process where people break from their pre-set or prescribed roles and switch perspectives with others through communicative practices such as translanguaging and transmodalities.

Symposium ”Asian Cities and the Human-Centered Society”

イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium共催/Joint Event

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm JST

This symposium discusses the trajectory of human-centered society development in Asia through interdisciplinary and transnational dialogues. To what extent can technology support human-centered approaches to urban living? Does the trajectory for human-centered society development address human interests, values, and well-being, or simply the technology itself? Where are cultural, societal, and heritage values situated within this trajectory?

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