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Global Engagement Speaker: “Universities and Communities in Conflict Resolution and Social Justice in Africa: The Case of Gulu University,” With George Openjuru
February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
George L. Openjuru is a professor of education and first deputy vice-chancellor at Gulu University, Uganda. He was formerly dean of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at Makerere University, and head of the Department of Community Education and Extra-Mural Studies, Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. He was also an associate professor of adult and community education at Makerere University.
He holds a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has published a number of articles and book chapters about lifelong learning and adult literacy education. He chairs the Uganda Adult Education Network. His specialization is adult and community education, with a specific focus on adult literacy education, educational exclusion and social justice, action research, community-university engagement, lifelong learning, and indigenous knowledge and knowledge democracy. He is a partner with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. He is also a member of the International Reading Association.