Learning to Change the World


Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hall

Leading to Change the World Askwith Forum poster

Moderator and speaker: Fernando Reimers, Ed.M.’84, Ed.D.’88, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and director of the International Education Policy Program and of the Global Education Innovation Initiative, HGSE

HGSE speakers:

Our motto at Harvard Graduate School of Education is “Learn to Change the World,” and as part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, we are celebrating and showcasing HGSE’s global presence and educational opportunities that extend beyond Cambridge and Boston.


What does learning to change the world look like? In this Askwith Forum, four faculty members will individually share their perspectives in dynamic, TED Talk-style presentations.

For them, learning to change the world requires evaluating refugee education and how we prepare children globally in a variety of environments and societies; studying how public education is delivered in developing nations and the role of public-private partnerships; creating cross-cultural measures of early childhood development; and developing a set of global competencies.