A conference celebrating the opening of New York University’s Institute for Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS), on Tues., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature keynote addresses by Mary Robinson (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.), the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and first woman President of Ireland, and Rita Süssmuth (4-5 p.m.), the former President of the German Bundestag and Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Women, Youth, and Health. The day-long conference takes place at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th St., at 3rd Ave.). The event brings together some of the leading international scholars to examine such topics as how this wave of immigration and globalization is different than previous waves and what schools and communities must do to meet the challenge of educating growing numbers of immigrant youth world-wide. IGEMS is part of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.
- WHO: Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) and former president of Ireland (1990-1997); Rita Süssmuth, Germany’s Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Women, Youth, and Health; Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, the University of Southern California; Pedro Noguera, co-director of IGEMS; Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, co-director of IGEMS and chair of NYU’s Applied Psychology Department, respectively; and other internationally recognized scholars.
- WHAT: Conference Celebrating the Opening of NYU’s Institute for Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings
- WHEN: Tues., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- WHERE: Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th St., at 3rd Ave.) [Subway Lines: 6 (Lafayette/Broadway); N, R, W (8th Street)]
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.992.9380 or go to http://education.nyu.edu/conference/igems/. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IGEMS coordinates under a single umbrella the scholarly and outreach activities of NYU’s well-established Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the newly founded Immigration Studies at NYU-the former Harvard Immigration Projects. IGEMS is devoted to scholarly work on Globalization, Education, Immigration, and the Changing Demographics of Global Cities. It serves to coordinate basic research, policy work, and dissemination linking pre-collegiate and tertiary education. IGEMS works to advance the scientific, humanistic, and scholarly understanding of education in global cities and to examine the most promising best practices and best policy options for improving education in rapidly changing global environments.