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12 Apr 2018

NORRAG’s new Consultative Committee meets at CIES

The new NORRAG Consultative Committee met for its first annual meeting on 27 March 2018 at the CIES Conference held in Mexico City. It is composed of the following members, reflecting NORRAG’s diverse constituencies:

Dana Burde, Associate Professor and Director of International Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, USA

Nicholas Burnett, Senior Fellow, Results for Development, Washington DC, USA

Moira Faul, Head of Research, PPP Research Center, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Sue Grant Lewis, Director, International Institute for Educational Planning – IIEP, UNESCO, Paris, France

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Liu Baocun, Professor and Director, Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, China

Mario Novelli, Professor and Director, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Natasha Ridge, Executive Director, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Crain Soudien, Chief Executive Officer, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Toni Verger, Ramón y Cajal and Marie Curie researcher, Department of Sociology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The Committee is tasked to:

  • Serve as sounding board and provide feedback on NORRAG’s on-going work and strategic orientations in terms of thematic areas, partnerships and funding approaches
  • Propose new initiatives
  • Review and approve NORRAG’s annual activity report

The meeting in Mexico City covered NORRAG’s major accomplishments, activity report and updates for 2017. The meeting also focused on the strategic priorities for 2018-2020, including the strengthening of NORRAG’s applied research activities, the increased engagement and integration of the membership, and the contribution to strengthening the academic and professional field of international education and development. The Committee moreover discussed and endorsed the proposed establishment of a NORRAG Editorial Board, to support and review NORRAG’s editorial policy and knowledge production.

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