Advancing Sustainability in Fragile Contexts


Date: February 23, 2022

9-10:15am Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)

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Details: This is the third of four webinars based on the forthcoming “Bloomsbury Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education: An Agenda for Transformational Change edited by Wendy M. Purcell and Janet Haddock-Fraser.

The handbook shows that higher education is essential to transformative change for sustainability and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. Part One focuses on sustainability as a driver of change within higher education institutions (HEIs), while Part Two examines how HEIs’ sustainability agenda influences and amplifies change beyond the institution. Cases include Aruba, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, UK, and the USA.

This session will explore how sustainability is advanced by higher education in fragile contexts drawing on the experience and insights from four universities operating in very different contexts.

Speakers at this session are:

  • Eric Mijts (University of Aruba)
  • Leonardo Fernandes & Andreia Abrahao Sant’Anna (Newton University, Brazil)
  • Aram Yeretzian (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Purna Nepali (Kathmandu University, Nepal)

Organised by ISCN and Professor Wendy M. Purcell PhD FRSA, Professor at Rutgers University and Affiliated Research Scientist, Harvard University.


Register now on Zoom. You must have a Zoom account to attend the webinar.


The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education pre-order flyer


Save the date for the final session

Session 4 May 23, 2023, 10:00 Eastern
‘Strategic Sustainability for Change’, featuring authors from Canada, Nigeria, South Africa, and UK