Thursday 3rd April 2014, 18:30 – 20:00, Nunn Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Institute of Education, London
Education and Peacebuilding in post-conflict and post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia – Dr Mieke Lopes Cardozo (University of Amsterdam)
In this seminar, Mieke will discuss the relationship that exists between education and peace building drawing on cultural political economy analysis and social justice frameworks.
As part of a three-year research collaboration between researchers and practitioners at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Auckland and the Institute for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), Mieke will demonstrate how this conceptual scheme can be applied to particular research sites – in this case Aceh Province, Indonesia. As a region significantly impacted by 30 years of conflict and several recent natural disasters, this research aims to highlight the multifaceted and complex position of education vis-à-vis reconstruction in contemporary Acehnese society – with all the possibilities and constraints that exist for building a lasting peace in the province.