Scholarships: in times of peace, in times of conflict
Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Time: 1 – 4pm
Location: ICC, Sydney
Registration fee: $300/$355
This workshop will have a dual focus on the role of scholarships in times of peace and times of conflict. A panel of international relations and international development experts will explore how post-conflict societies and nations look to rebuild their economy, human capital and soft power potential through educational opportunities and scholarships.
Those in the midst of conflict also require vital access to education. The workshop will examine activities being undertaken for refugees, internally displaced peoples (IDPs), asylum seekers and victims of inter and intra-state violence to continue their secondary and post-secondary education.
You will hear from those offering scholarship programs to asylum seekers in Australia, those establishing programs in refugee camps, and other programs that have made a difference to the lives of those affected by conflict and violence.
Key interest area: Students (STU)
Anna Kent, Convener, Scholarships and Fellowships Network, IEAA
Ailsa Lamont, Director, Pomegranate Global
Carisa Perkins, Student Liaison Officer (Equity), Charles Sturt University
Dr Sally Baker, Lecturer of Social Research and Policy, School of Social Sciences, UNSW
Muzafar Ali, Former Refugee from Afghanistan
By attending this workshop you will learn
- where scholarship programs likely to develop or grow
- strategies and support required for students coming from conflict
- what can education institutions do to widen access to students who have been affected by war and conflict
This workshop is aimed at those looking to find out where scholarships are likely to grow over the next 10 years and those looking to widen access to education for students affected by war and conflict.