[PAST EVENT] Workshop: The Role of Universities & Teacher Education in Conflict Affected & Contested Environments

February 17, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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The Bosnia Project

The W&M American Bosnian Collaboration (formerly known as ?The W&M Bosnia Project?) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a weekend of special events and featured guests in collaboration with the W&M Global Film Festival. All of the events below are free and open to the public. Registration is required for all workshop events.

The Role of Universities and Teacher Education in Conflict Affected and Contested Environments - Dr. Larisa Kasumagic Kafedzic
10:00 AM - Reeder Media Center

The workshop will focus on the role of higher education institutions and their capacities to play a critical role in the development of knowledge, attitudes and values of the youth to promote peace, nonviolence and universal humanistic values in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop will focus on the intercultural dimension of learning and teaching English as a foreign language by discussing the role of intercultural and critical pedagogy in preparing teachers at universities for assuming social and moral responsibilities in post-war society still deeply divided and fragmented.

Dr. Larisa Kasumagi?- Kafed?i has been actively involved in peaceful upbringing, community youth development programs, the philosophy of nonviolence and intercultural pedagogy for the past 20 years. During the war in Bosnia, she co-founded a local organization that provided psycho-social support for war traumatized children and their families. She holds a MA in international development and education from Cornell University, USA, and Ph.D. in English Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Education from Sarajevo University. She is an assistant professor at the Department of English language and literature of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo.