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Special Event:Global Ethics and Citizenship Education

7:00pm, Friday 21 April 2006, Contact education@instituteofideas.com for more information.

How has the rise of global citizenship education in the US and UK geography curriculum since the early 1990s changed the teaching of geography? Has geography’s embrace of global ethics profoundly altered the subject in ways that undermine its intellectual potential? Are global citizenship’s claims radicalism, anti-elitism and language of empowerment nothing more than a misanthropic programme informed by the prevailing demoralised western political culture? The discussion will be led by Dr Alex Standish (visiting from Rutgers University, USA) and Dr Vanessa Pupavac (University of Nottingham)