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Opening Up the University: Book Launch in Budapest

Book Launch
Opening by Donya Golnasi
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The book and the launch focuses on university access for students who have experienced displacement, what the responses of universities to displaced learners can teach us about the boundaries of academic institutions, and how struggles over access for these students may lead to new openings. The question of access to higher education for displaced individuals is placed in a wider context: We need to understand access as part of a wider drive towards equity, which entails meaningful inclusion, representation and participation in classrooms, at decision-making levels within institutions and society at large.

The event is organized in cooperation with the OLIve Weekend Program Budapest and will take place at Szeszgyár, Budapest.


The event will be chaired by Eszter Szábo.

Opening Up the University
by Céline Cantat, Ian M. Cook, and Prem Kumar Rajaram

Experts by Experience: The Scope and Limits of Collaborative Pedagogy with Marginalized Asylum Seekers
by Rubina Jasani, Jack López (in person), Yamusu Nyang, Angie D., Dudu Mango, Rudo Mwoyoweshumba and Shamim Afhsan

Our Voice by Kutaiba Al Hussein and Akileo Mangeni

The Authoritarian Turn against Academics in Turkey: Can Scholars Still Show Solidarity to Vulnerabilised Groups? Leyla Safta-Zecheria (in person)

Strategies against Everyday Bordering in Universities: The Open Learning Initiatives Aura Lounasmaa, Erica Masserano (in person), Michelle Harewood and Jessica Oddy

Discussion led by Mussa Idris Mussa and Angéla Kóczé

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