Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education

Maia Chankseliani
Professor Maia Chankseliani

The Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education address themes of major interest to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers working in the field of education globally.

These seminars aim to illuminate the role of education in societal development, with a focus on understanding changes in education policy, discourse, and practice, and how these changes influence individual opportunities and shape the development of educational institutions around the world. Seminars will zoom into the local and zoom out into the national and supranational spaces, flows, and influences on education.

The series was established in Trinity term 2021 as a joint initiative by the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and St Edmund Hall, and are chaired by Professor Maia Chankseliani, Fellow by Special Election in Comparative and International Education.

Seminar Programme & Registration

Wed 13 April 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Professor Mario Novelli, Professor in the Political Economy of Education, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK

Talk title (and registration link): Education in Emergencies & the Implicated Subject: Imperial Pasts and Presents

Wed 11 May 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Professor Michele Schweisfurth, Professor of Comparative and International Education, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK

Talk title (and registration link): The Divided World of Comparative Research on Pedagogy

Wed 8 June 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Professor Germ Janmaat, Professor of Political Socialization, UCL, Institute of Education, UK

Talk title (and registration link): Why does educational tracking lead to greater inequality in political engagement? Zooming in on France

Wed 6 July 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr Prachi Srivastava, Associate Professor in the area of education and global development, Western University, Canada

Talk title (and registration link): Reassessing underlying assumptions of education systems of ‘the West and the Rest’: An exercise in epistemic humility

Past Seminars

The recordings of past Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education can be accessed by following these links: