Date 2014-06-05
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Tel 29486329
Venue Institute’s Reception, Room A-G/F-08, Ground Floor, Administration Building, HKIEd Tai Po Campus


UNESCO Peace Building Activities:

Citizenship Identity and Peace Building




Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim

Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education


Date:       5 June 2014 (Thursday)

Time:      12:30 – 2:00 pm

Venue:    Institute’s Reception, Room A-G/F-08,

              Ground Floor, Administration Building,

              HKIEd Tai Po Campus


About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim is Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education since 2009, as well as UNESCO Representative to Thailand, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Singapore. His undergraduate training is in Public Administration at Korea University, and received his Master’s degree and PhD in Education from Harvard University. From 1995 to 1997, Dr Kim has advised and assisted former President Yong Sam Kim in the fields of education and social policy, playing a key role in “531 Education Reform” on the restructuring of Korean education system. He was World Bank Headquarter’s Senior Education Specialist from 2001 to 2004, and later on appointed as Director-General of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MOEHRD) in Korea. He became Deputy-Minister of Education and Human Resources Development of the Republic of Korea in 2005 till 2008.


Responses from Panel Members:

Professor Susan Jane Grieshaber

A gender perspective

Chair Professor and Head, Department of Early Childhood Education, HKIEd

Professor Laurance Joseph Splitter

An identity perspective

Professor, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning; and

Director, General Education Office, HKIEd



Professor Kerry J Kennedy

Director, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, HKIEd

Professor Bob Adamson

Head, Department of International Education and Lifelong learning, HKIEd


All are welcome!


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** UNESCO Public Seminar Series is a HKIEd 20th Anniversary Celebratory Event, which is jointly organized by: the UNESCO Chair in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Lifelong Learning, the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (HK), the UNESCO Arts-in-Education Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education (RLCCE), Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, and Centre for Governance and Citizenship.