UNESCO: Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts

Independence Live

The University of Glasgow has been invited by UNESCO’s Director General to join its prestigious universities network (the UNESCO

Chairs) and establish the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts. The Chair will be held by

Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS, and is the first UNESCO Chair to investigate Refugee Integration.

This lecture will explore the role language and arts play in societal integration and the creative processes at work in

intercultural encounters. In particular it will offer a critique and development of existing understanding of integration and

explore new possibilities. The lecture will involve the work of Gameli Tordzro and Tawona Sithole, artists in residence with the

UNESCO Chair. Please see below for important event information: Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017 Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 1 (D1 on

the map) Doors open: 5.30pm Lecture starts: 6.00pm Event concludes: 7.15pm Please note that this lecture will be filmed. This

lecture is free and open to the public, and tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in

attending this event please register here. With best wishes, Lauren Roberts UNESCO Co-ordinator Secretariat UNESCO Chair: Refugee

Integration through Languages and the Arts