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International Education Week Keynote Presentation: "Uncomfortable UTK: Navigating Space, Place, and Positionality Abroad"

Join the Center for Global Engagement at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 for “Uncomfortable UTK: Navigating Space, Place, and Positionality Abroad,” a talk by International Education Week keynote speaker and Rhodes Scholar Hera Jay Brown. 

This year, International Education Week, Nov. 15 to 19, is focused on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Brown’s talk will touch on goals one, eight, 10, and 16: No Poverty, Decent Work, and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.

Brown (‘18) is UT’s ninth Rhodes Scholar and the first-ever Transgender woman Rhodes Scholar. Prior to her current position as an M.Phil candidate in Development Studies at Oxford University, home of the Rhodes Scholarship, Brown was a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow to the European Union. Her international research and advocacy work -- which has led her across the EU, Jordan, and Egypt -- focuses on justice, agency, rights, and protection for displaced peoples. After completing her M. Phil, Brown plans to continue studying at Oxford toward a doctorate in International Development, before eventually completing legal training in the United States to work as an asylum and immigration attorney.

The talk is co-sponsored by Alumni Affairs, the Department of Anthropology, College Scholars Honors, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Commission for LGBT People, Honors and Scholars Programs, the Division of Student Success, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Multicultural Student Life and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, , Toyota Auditorium

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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion, Student Success

Anthropology, Center for Global Engagement, College Scholars Program, Honors and Scholars Programs, International House, Pride Center


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Daisy Shen

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