Online Lecture: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Education in Gaza

February 23, 2024,  1-2 pm

The Department of Educational Policy Studies and IRIS NRC will be hosting Jo Kelcey, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Social and Educational Sciences Department at Lebanese American University.

Dr. Jo Kelcey is an assistant professor of education in the Department of Social and Education Sciences at Lebanese American University. She holds a PhD in International Education from New York University. Her research spans interdisciplinary concerns of education, politics, sociology and history, with a focus on how to improve education systems for the most marginalized learners. Dr. Kelcey has written and published on global governance in education, refugee education, and the importance of historical methods for understanding contemporary education policies and practices.

Dr. Kelcey is a former P.E.O. International Peace scholar and a co-PI of the Racial Equality Research Grant titled “Disrupting Dispossession: Teaching Palestine in Exile”, awarded by the Spencer Foundation. Dr. Kelcey has worked and consulted for several UN agencies, the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, international education networks and civil society organizations in Lebanon and abroad.