Athena-seminar 14.6. Fazal Rizvi: Globalization and Education after Trump and Brexit

Athena-seminar Thu 14.6., 12.00-14.00, sh 168 Athena

Professor Fazal Rizvi: Globalization and Education after Trump and Brexit

Following the unexpected electoral victory of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote, many observers, both academic and popular, have argued that this swing to the right represents a backlash against globalization. The idea of post-globalization has been proposed, implying the rise of ethno-nationalist sentiments, together with an erosion in the power of global institutions. In this talk, I will consider these claims; speculate on which aspects of globalization are likely to decline and which not; and what implications might the idea of post-globalization potentially have for educational policy and practice.

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne Australia, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy and Australia-Asia relations. A collection of his essays is published in: Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). Professor Rizvi is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a past Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and past President of the Australian Association of Research in Education.