The CIES 2013 conference organizing committee is proud to announce that Simon Schwartzman, a premier scholar of Latin American education, will deliver the 2013 Kneller Lecture. In line with our theme: "Educational Quality: Global Imperatives and Contested Visions", Dr. Schwartzman will address the discussion about "Uses and abuses of education assessment in Brazil".
Dr. Simon Schwartzman
About our keynote speaker
Simon Schwartzman is the current President of Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade in Rio de Janeiro (www.iets.org.br), and was a Fulbright New Century Scholar for 2009-2010. He studied Sociology, Political Science and Public Administration at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1958-1961), attended UNESCO's Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Santiago de Chile (1962-3), and obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He was a professor of Political Science at the University Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ) and the University of São Paulo (USP), and president of Brazil's national statistical office, IBGE, 1994-1998. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit.
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