Building a World of Justice and Solidarity:
Global Education in the School System

LISBON 2018 International Conference

Plenary speakers

Opening Session Building a World of Justice and Solidarity: Global Education in the School

Luisa Pereira
Luisa Pereira

Director GENE

Luisa Pereira is the Director of GENE (Global Education Network Europe).
She is a founder and Board Member of the Amílcar Cabral Centre for Intervention on Development (CIDAC) and a founding member of the Portuguese NGDO Platform.
Luisa has been working in the field of Global Education since 1974. She was the representative of CIDAC on the Monitoring Committee of the Portuguese National Strategy for Development Education (NSDE) and acted as a Board Member of GENE before she became the Director.

Also: Conference Team

Paula Loureiro
Paula Loureiro

Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language Portugal

Licenciada em Economia pelo Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, pós-graduada em Estudos Europeus e em Relações Internacionais. Ingressou na carreira técnica em superior em 2001, no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros, tendo exercido funções no Gabinete de Organização, Planeamento e Avaliação e na Direção de Serviços de Planeamento, Orçamento e Conta do Departamento Geral de Administração do MNE. Chefe da divisão de Planeamento, Programação e Avaliação (2008-2012) da Direção de Serviços de Planeamento, Orçamento e Conta. Diretora dos Serviços de Planeamento, Orçamento e Controlo Orçamental do Departamento Geral de Administração do MNE (2012-2018).

Tiago Brandão  Rodrigues
Tiago Brandão Rodrigues

Minister of Education Portugal

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues nasceu em Braga, em 1977.

Foi eleito deputado à Assembleia da República na presente XIII Legislatura, encabeçando a candidatura socialista pelo círculo eleitoral de Viana do Castelo.

Em 2000, concluiu a licenciatura em Bioquímica pela Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. Nos anos seguintes, dedicou-se ao estudo do metabolismo cerebral em doenças neurodegenerativas, tendo a sua tese de Doutoramento sido galardoada com o Prémio António Xavier, em 2008. A partir de 2010, foi investigador na área da oncologia no Cancer Research UK da Universidade de Cambridge, financiado pela Comissão Europeia, através do Programa Marie Curie, e pela Organização Europeia de Biologia Molecular (EMBO).

É autor de dezenas de artigos publicados em livros da especialidade e em importantes revistas científicas internacionais. O seu artigo sobre uma técnica pioneira para avaliar a eficácia dos tratamentos oncológicos, na revista Nature Medicine, valeu-lhe o British Prize da Sociedade Internacional de Ressonância Magnética em Medicina (2013).

Fez parte da Chefia de Missão da comitiva portuguesa aos Jogos Olímpicos de Londres de 2012, enquanto Adido Olímpico.

Lydia Ruprecht
Lydia Ruprecht

Global Citizenship and Peace Education UNESCO

Lydia Ruprecht is Team leader for Global Citizenship Education (GCED) within UNESCO’s Section for Global Citizenship and Peace Education. Her areas of work currently also include the prevention of violent extremism through education and the coordination of UNESCO’s partnership with UNODC entitled “Global Citizenship Education: Educating for a Culture of Lawfulness”.
Lydia has over twenty years of international experience promoting international understanding and gender equality, through and within, the international public service sector, working in areas such as Education, HIV & AIDS and Culture.

Also: Speaker Workshop A7. Monitoring Progress toward Target 4.7 of SDG4

The new Portuguese National Strategy on Development Education

Susana Réfega
Susana Réfega

Faith and Cooperation Foundation Portugal

Executive Director of FEC – Faith and Cooperation Foundation, since 2009. President of the Portuguese NGDOs Platform since January 2018. Advisor for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health (Portugal, 2009). Between 2006-2009 she was Coordinator of Program Development and Financing at the NGO CAFOD (UK). From 2000-2004 she was Coordinator of Partnerships and Volunteers in Angola, Mozambique and Timor-Leste at the NGO DCC (France). She was a volunteer in Angola with the NGDO Leigos para o Desenvolvimento (1997-1999). She holds a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Réne Descartes University – Paris V and a Master’s in Development, International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from the Political Sciences of the Pantheon University – Paris Sorbonne

The global context and the long-term future of Global Education

Utak Chung
Utak Chung

Director UNESCO APCEIU

Chung Utak is currently the Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre in Seoul. He previously served as Assistant Secretary General and Director of Strategic Programs Divisions at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, where he started his professional career in 1982. Additionally, he was Associate Expert for the International Commission on Education for the Twenty First Century at UNESCO Headquarters (1993-1995), and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California (2000-2002). He has also worked as Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Schools of International Studies, Sogang University (2002-2012) and Sookmyung Women’s University (2009-2012). His academic focus was on International Organizations, Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Global Citizenship Education. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Sogang University, Republic of Korea.

Elina Lehtomaki
Elina Lehtomaki

Finland | University of Oulu

Elina Lehtomäki is professor of Global education at the University of Oulu. She leads the research team Education, Diversity, Globalisation and Ethics (EDGE), a two-year master’s programme in Education and Globalisation, a five-year Intercultural Teacher Education, and the doctoral training programme of the Faculty of Education. Her research interests focus on the social meaning of education, global education, responsibility and internationalization in higher education, culturally responsive and inclusive education, international expertise and researcher education. For decades Lehtomäki has collaborated with African universities and scholars, worked on education development and been an invited expert to international organisations.  She is a member of the Academic Network for Global Education and Learning, and founding member of the Finnish Global Education Research network

Also: Speaker Workshop B7. Critical Global Competencies in the 21st century

Liam Wegimont
Liam Wegimont

Chair of the Board
GENE

Liam Wegimont is the chair of GENE and was interim Director during 2015/6. He has been involved in the practice, theory, research, policy and networking of Global Education for over 25 years.
Former head of Global Education of the Council of Europe, he was co-founder of GENE, and of the European Global Education Peer Review. A school principal at Mount Temple School in Dublin, he is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning and of Synergias.