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The Refugees Paradox: Is higher education possible in protracted refugee settings?

Summary

The Centre for Applied Youth Research (CAYR) and the Asia Institute Tasmania present this public lecture by Dr Jen Couch, a senior lecturer in youth work at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Start Date

29th Jun 2017 5:30pm

End Date

29th Jun 2017 7:00pm

Venue

Harvard Lecture Theatre 1, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E. Asia.Institute@utas.edu.au; T. 6226 7851

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Is higher education without a nation-state possible at all? Can higher education be provided within the temporariness and restrictedness of a protracted refugee situation and, more particularly, in the case of young Burmese camp refugees in Thailand?

Drawing on the experience of teaching and working in several protracted refugee situations, Jen Couch will explore the question of whether these paradoxes can be resolved.

About the speaker

The presenter, Dr Jen Couch, is a senior lecturer in youth work at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She has established a national reputation for her work in the area of refugee young people and resettlement, and is one of the few academics to undertake research on young people from refugee backgrounds and homelessness. Before beginning at ACU 10 years ago, she worked extensively in the youth and community sectors in Australia and South Asia.

This event is organised by the Centre for Applied Youth Research (CAYR)
and hosted by the Asia Institute Tasmania