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Heba Ledwon, ‘Refugee Access to Education Through Digital Solutions’
April 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heba Ledwon is the head of academic partnerships at Kiron Open Higher Education, where she works on the connections between EdTech and policy-makers in the higher education sector. Topics that spark her enthusiasm include strategic partnerships for a digital transformation and open access to education and knowledge resources through digital solutions. She is also an expert in the field of integration of refugees into educational and labor markets. Particularly, her previous position as a policy officer and credential evaluator at the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) allowed her to shape and contribute to major developments in this field. She also advised migrants and refugees with regard to recognition of their foreign professional qualifications with the Network Integration Through Qualification (IQ). Ledwon earned a master’s degree from Freie Universität Berlin in the fields of philosophy and political science.
This lecture is sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, the Center for European Studies and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education.