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Global citizenship education: Hyperglobalist, skeptic, and transformationist agendas



Sunday, May 25, 2014, 16:30 - 17:45



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In this keynote address, Carlos Alberto Torres discusses competing approaches to understanding globalization and global citizenship education. Hyperglobalists argue that globalization is a powerful tool to reduce inequalities within and across nations. Skeptics counter this neoliberal economic position by critiquing globalization as enhancing rather than reducing the power of global elites and arguing that it has unleashed an unprecedented wave of inequality worldwide. Transformationists on the left want to preserve the welfare state and its intervention in the economy, while those on the right argue that the state should work around basic principles of privatization and de-regulation.

With funding support from the Federation’s International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.