Subsidized Hotel Rooms for Graduate Students and Junior Scholars and Practitioners

In addition to the UREAG travel grant and the International Travel Award for Distinguished Service in Educational Reform, for the 2015 conference, there will be a number of subsidized rooms available at the conference hotel (Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue) to assist graduate students and junior scholars and practitioners. Application for this opportunity will open on January 5, 2015 and will close on January 26, 2015 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. This opportunity is open to both North American and international CIES members whose proposals have been accepted for presentation and are planning to attend the Washington D.C. conference. Applicants must be CIES members at the time of their application. The Application will be available on the Conference Website ( on January 5, 2015.

A Chance to Publish your Paper from CIES 2015!

Publication of Conference Papers

Some peer-reviewed journals have expressed interest to publish high quality papers presented at the CIES 2015 conference in D.C. Some of these will take the form of journal special issues on the theme of the conference. After the Conference, once the arrangements are finalized with the different journals, authors of excellent papers will be invited to submit their manuscripts for consideration. The selection of the papers will follow the usual rigorous procedures of the journal.

Authors of accepted abstracts wishing their papers to be considered for publication should have a high quality draft of their full papers ready by the end of the conference.

Proposals that have been rejected for not meeting the quality standard for CIES conference presentation will not be considered.

A list of journals that have agreed/expressed an interest to publish papers from the conference will be published and updated on the conference website at

It is our intent to provide as many publication outlets as possible for high quality papers that will be presented at CIES 2015 in Washington D.C. Further information about this will be published on the conference website as they become available. Questions about this publishing initiative can be addressed to either Prof. N’Dri Assie-Lumumba (CIES President-Elect) at or to Dr. joan.Osa Oviawe (Conference Planning Chair) at

Gender and Education Committee Symposium

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Business Meeting: 2–3 p.m.




Globally, we are entering the final phase of the post-2015 negotiation process with an emphasis on the need for a transformative agenda that integrates a diversity of views and experiences. In the 2015 GEC Symposium, we acknowledge the spirit of Ubuntu and recognize the necessity for such a worldview in order to help solve the post-2015 gender challenges and the need to understand the complexity of the issues involved. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that we cannot exist as human beings in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness and that what we do not only affects us individually, but it simultaneously affects the whole world. When we do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity. In focusing on the idea of Ubuntu, the GEC recognizes the need to work together across disciplines, academic traditions and borders through a transdisciplinary approach. Such a transdisciplinary approach involves the collaboration of scholars and practioners working together on the post-2015 challenges. Ultimately, Ubuntu embodies the ideas of connection, community, and mutual caring for all.

With the Ubuntu theme in mind, we hope you will join us for a lively interview-style session where a series of generative questions will be posed to our invited guests, representing academic, practitioner and policy communities concerning the past, present and future of gender and education theory, practice and policy. In addition to digging deep into the well of ideas concerning gender and education research and practice on the cusp of a new development agenda, we hope to use this event as an opportunity to reflect on the value-added of bringing together academic and practitioner communities and how such relationships might be strengthened and nurtured going forward. Seeking to generate an interactive discussion, audience members will be invited to pose questions and reflect on the issues and ideas discussed, including questions concerning process in gender and education work. To conclude the event we have invited Vandra Masemann, GEC founder and well-known gender and education scholar to reflect on the question of, “So what?” and to pull together the various ideas and themes generated throughout the morning’s discussions.

Our distinguished participants will include:

  • Nora Fyles, Head of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Secretariat
  • Nancy Kendall, Educational Policy Studies, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, University of California (UCLA) (to be confirmed)
  • Vandra Masemann, Adjunct Professor, OISE, University of Toronto, former president of CIES, CIESC and WCCES
Time Event
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome – GEC CO-Chairs – Halla Holmarsdottir and Carly Manion
9:15-10:15 Interactive discussion with invited guests
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Whole group discussion and reflection on gender and education actors, processes and strategies
11:30-12:30 So what? Pulling together and reflecting on the morning’s ideas and discussions.
12:30-1:30 Luncheon (all welcome)
2:00-3:00 Business Meeting