On 14 July 2017, CELL convened a roundtable with academics and policymakers entitled, 'Working towards a global agreement to reduce divisive stereotyping in school textbooks,' at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Brussels. This roundtable brought together experts in the fields of development economics, education, neuroscience, and law to examine and debate the need for a global agreement to reduce “divisive” stereotypes in school textbooks.
Topics under discussion included: Why are divisive stereotypes in school textbooks harmful? How do we recognize and identify such stereotypes? Why is a global agreement necessary and what international, regional, and national legal precedence would such an agreement draw upon?
Jo Ritzen, President of CELL and Professorial Fellow in the International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education, UNU-MERIT;
Marin Been, Principal, Research at CELL and Student Advisor, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
Sarah Clarke, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Pen International
Bram Rooijackers, Principal, Information and Outreach at CELL
Time: 14:15 – 15:45
Location: Crowne Plaza – Le Palace, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels
The conference was also hosted by the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) and the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute for Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) at Maastricht University and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.