This Symposium inaugurated the series on Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives, a new initiative launched and co-sponsored by NORRAG, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, the Open Society Foundations and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
The Inaugural Symposium entitled “Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives” was held from 22 to 24 November 2017 at the Maison de la paix in Geneva, Switzerland.
About 140 participants from 80 organisations attended the three-day event. Through the support provided by the International Education Funders Group, a number of travel grants were offered to scholars to present their research during the Symposium.
On this page, you can find relevant documents and material which were made available during the Inaugural Symposium.
Programme and abstracts
Published with the support of Al Qassimi Foundation for Policy Research, the booklet produced for the Inaugural Symposium features speakers biographies, schedule of the symposium and abstracts of papers submitted by speakers.
Photos of the event
Pictures of the event are available here
The following presentations were given at the Inaugural Symposium. Additional presentations will be posted here when they become available.
Watch the following video, produced by the Graduate Institute, presenting the event.
Symposium plenaries and keynote speeches were streamed live on NORRAG Facebook page. Watch the recording below, or in our video section on Facebook. Please navigate to the start of the session to listen to the recording from the beginning.
22.11.2017: Opening, Plenary 1 and Plenary 2 (duration 2h25)
Opening: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia, NORRAG and The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Plenary 1: “Setting the Stage: Philanthropy in Education Series” with presentations from Natasha Ridge, the Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and Arushi Terway, NORRAG at The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Plenary 2: “Trends and Approaches: Motivations for Philanthropic Engagement in Education” Chaired by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia, NORRAG and The Graduate Institute, Geneva
23.11.2017: Keynote Speech: Stephen Ball, University College London Institute of Education:
Philanthropy and the Changing Topology of Global Education: The Economization of the Moral (duration 1h05)
23.11.2017: Keynote Speech: Noah Drezner, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Global Growth of Education Philanthropy Worldwide: Exploring the Creative of New Cultures of Alumni Giving (duration:1h02)
24.11.2017: Keynote speech: Maya Ziswiler, UBS Optimus Foundation
The Catalytic Role of Private Philanthropy in Building the Ecosystem for Innovative Financing in Education (duration 1h12)
24.11.2017: Closing and next steps (duration: 26mn)
Joost Monks, Executive Director, NORRAG