Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

When Apr 18, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium
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The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Dana Burde

Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

April 18, 2017, 1 p.m.

Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde will discuss her award-winning work, which examines the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts.

Her 2014 book, Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan, was grounded in eight years of field research in Afghanistan and Pakistan and backed by Burde’s two decades of work on education in countries affected by conflict. She contends that U.S. aid to education in Afghanistan contributed to conflict rather than prevented it. She also proposes specific policies and demonstrates how U.S. aid to education can support peace.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  View event flyer

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