Title: Education in Emergencies – Ebola’s impact on education
Children have the right to education, even during times of conflict or crisis. But how can we assure access to high quality education during an emergency and through the phases of reconstruction? In this interactive presentation, participants will learn about the Inter Agency Network for Education in Emergencies and their foundational tool, the Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery. Participants will apply the Minimum Standards to the case of the ebola outbreak in west Africa.
When: November 11th from 2-3 PM
Where: Walter library, Room 405
About the presenter: Elisheva Cohen is a PhD student in Comparative and International Development Education. Her research focuses on issues of citizenship, migration and education in the Middle East, with a particular interest in urban refugees. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University where she studied education in conflict, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region. She has Bachelor’s Degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in Middle Eastern Studies and Hebrew Literature, respectively. She is a member of the Inter Agency Network for Education in Emergencies and served as their Minimum Standards intern in 2010.