Day 1: Tuesday, 20 June 2023

13.00-13.30 Welcome and Registration

Opening Remarks

Prof. Simon Thomson, Head of the School of ESW, University of Sussex
Prof. Mario Novelli, University of Sussex


Roundtable discussion

Chair: Mario Novelli

Dr. Maha Shuayb, University of Cambridge & Centre for Lebanese Studies

Dr. Laila Kadiwal, Institute of Education, UCL

Prof. Tejendra Pherali, Institute of Education, UCL

Dr. Sean Higgins, University of Sussex

16.00-16.30 Break

Panel 1 – Policies and Programmes on education and conflict

Chair/Discussant: Tejendra Pherali, Institute of Education, UCL

Rohingya Education: Digital Technology Program Design and Evaluation through Community-based Participation in Cox’s Bazar
Ambreen Lakhani, Department of Culture, Communication and Media
Institute of Education, UCL

Combining Multiple Datasets to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Countries Affected by Conflict: A Case Study of Afghanistan.
Amanda Meyer, University of Edinburgh

‘Permissive Spaces’: Education Policy Enactments in authoritarian contexts
Martin Preston, University of Bristol

19.00 Dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, 21 June 2023

09.00–09.30 Welcome and Coffee

Panel 2 – Higher Education, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Chair/Discussant: Helen Murray, University of Sussex

Peeling the Multiple Layers of Inequalities in Higher Education: The Case of Syria
Oudai Tozan, Cambridge University

‘Cult Pandering’ and the Geopolitics of Russian War Demonstrations at Syrian Universities
Jee Rubin, Cambridge University

The role of higher education in peacebuilding: A case study of four different universities in Nepal
Ganesh Khadka, Institute of Education, UCL

11.00-11.30 Break

Panel 3 – Pedagogies and Peacebuilding in conflict contexts

Chair/Discussant: Sean Higgins, University of Sussex

(Re)imagining pedagogies from ‘below’ for teaching about Transitional Justice in the Peruvian context
Paola Sarmiento, University of Bristol

Rethinking/conceptualizing Education for Peace and/or Societal Transformation: The Radical Pedagogy of the Kurdish Movement as a Political Project
Ozlem Kocyigit, University of Edinburgh

Breaking barriers: Pukhtun women’s agency for peacebuilding in Pakistan
Sadaf Yasir, Institute of Education, (UCL)

Beyond the buzz word(s) towards meaningful progress in understanding and enacting healthy international relationships: a case study of the relationship between a small INGO and a school in Rwanda, 2013-present
Angie Kotler, University of Sussex

13.00–14.00 Lunch

Panel 4 – Rethinking inclusion/exclusion in education and conflict

Chair/Discussant:  Maha Shuayb, University of Cambridge & Centre for Lebanese Studies

At the intersection of disability and refugeehood: exploring whether and how disabled Syrian refugee children access education opportunities and learning spaces in Lebanon
Giada Costantini, University of Birmingham

Street Children and Experiences of Work in Beirut City: Towards Learning Trajectories
Cyrine Saab, Institute of Education, UCL

The Production of Girls’ Education in Afghanistan? A Cultural Political Economy Analysis and Critique
Abdul Ghairat, University of Sussex

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

Panel 5 – Evolving Concepts and Framings in the field of education and conflict

Chair: Birgul Kutan, University of Sussex

Discussant: Tejendra Pherali, Institute of Education, UCL

Conceptualizing Capacity Development in Afghanistan for Education Government Officials
Farzana Bardai, University of Sussex

Neoliberal Resilience in Refugee Contexts: Would a Responsiblation Policy Build Global Peace and Security?
Salahuddine Al Mugharbil, University of Ulster

Assessing education transformation for learners in conflict and crisis contexts
Susan Nicolai, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

17.30–18.00 Closing remarks
doctoral workshop poster
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