Type: Public event

Bringing Early Education to Young Refugee Children in Countries Affected by Humanitarian Crisis


Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University

Date & time

Sep 29, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

About Hirokazu Yoshikawa 

Please join the Education Policy Initiative in welcoming Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director (with J. Lawrence Aber) of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU, for a virtual education policy talk. Professor Yoshikawa is a core faculty member of the Psychology of Social Intervention and Human Development and Social Intervention programs at Steinhardt. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He will discuss Global TIES for Children's research on young children's development in humanitarian settings, including young children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crises.

About the Sesame Workshop / International Rescue Committee and BRAC Refugee Response project: Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Bangladesh  

In two historic partnerships aimed at changing how education is valued and delivered in humanitarian crises, Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and BRAC have launched the largest early-childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response with groundbreaking grants from the MacArthur Foundation and LEGO Foundation. In homes, centers, and other settings, Sesame Workshop, the IRC and BRAC are bringing playful lessons and nurturing care to thousands of displaced children in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon, with millions more reached through television and mobile devices.  Additionally, Sesame is partnering with BRAC to support children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis, bringing early education grounded in the power of play to hundreds of thousands of children in and around the massive refugee settlement at Cox’s Bazar. Learn more about the historic Global TIES partnerships and Sesame Workshop intervention work

This event is sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative and co-sponsored by the Ford School, the School of Education, and Equity in Early Learning Lab.

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