University College London, Institute of Education
10 May 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Funded by BAICE and co-hosted by UCL Institute of Education and University of East London, this Forum will explore the role of diaspora and how this intertwines with internationalisation in higher education. We aim to: examine diverse theoretical perspectives on diaspora and how they inform the theme of diaspora in internationalisation; critically assess the dominant discourses around diaspora and internationalisation in higher education; and to explore the implications of different types of diaspora formations on international higher education and knowledge production. We therefore invite contributions that will focus on (but are not limited to) the following questions:
- What are the different theoretical perspectives on diaspora and how do they inform policies relating to internationalisation in higher education? What are the underlying assumptions and dominant discourses? How might these discourses vary across divergent diaspora groups (e.g. refugees; highly-skilled migrants; ethnic and religious minorities)?
- What are the implications of transnational diaspora formations on national higher education systems? How do diasporas intersect with national and institutional internationalisation policies and strategies? How are diasporas managed by states to shape international higher education and knowledge production? Conversely, how do diasporas initiate and direct internationalisation in higher education in their homelands and host-countries?
The Forum will consist of two linked events over two academic years (10 May 2019, second TBD) and we plan to submit a proposal for a journal special issue based on Forum outcomes.
Abstracts of 250 words with full author details (name, position, institutional affiliations, email and telephone number) should be submitted by 30 November 2018. Submissions should be sent via email to Annette Bamberger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors will be notified about the outcome of their submission by 30 December 2018. Submissions from researchers across all levels, including early-career researchers are welcomed.
The Forum is free to attend and there will be lunch and refreshments.
There are also limited travel bursaries (of up to £100) available for presenters; if you are interested in applying, please contact Annette Bamberger at email@example.com.
To register to attend, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diaspora-and-internationalisation-in-higher-education-tickets-50706696093
Forum Convenors: Annette Bamberger, UCL Institute of Education; Dr. Terri Kim, University of East London; Prof. Paul Morris, UCL Institute of Education
Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Prof. Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne; Dr. Reza Gholami, University of Birmingham