Rights, Realities and Rebellions in International Higher Education

In a series: Teaching & Learning Conference and Drapers’ Lecture 2017: Teaching Excellence and Internationalisation
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In the 2017 QMUL Drapers' Lecture, Dr Jo Beall outlines some of the recent issues in international higher education.

This is the 2017 Drapers’ Lecture, given at the QMUL Teaching and Learning Conference on 25th January 2017.

It examines issues around student rights and international higher education, including the protests in South Africa around “Fees must Fall” and those in the UK around “Rhodes must fall”. Dr Beall looks at the issues surrounding education as intellectual property – whose property is international and transnational education?

Jo Beall is Director Education and Society and a member of the Executive Board of the British Council. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Jo’s past roles include Professor of Development Studies at the LSE and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Town. She is a specialist in international development, international higher education and she has undertaken extensive research on cities in fragile and conflict situations. Her remit at the British Council is global and her academic research has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with extensive periods of research in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. She has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics including governance and civil society, inclusive development, and cities and fragile states. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University.

With thanks to the Worshipful Company of Drapers for their support of the Drapers’ Lecture.

Photographs from the 2017 Drapers’ Lecture