2019 International Speaking Engagements

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  1. Development of social work as an important force of social reconstruction in China.

    Institution: Yunnan University, School of Ethnology and Sociology and Social Work, Kunming, China.
    Date: 13-19 September 2019.
    Role: Visiting exchange scholar

  2. Building Knowledge for Social Development Worldwide

    Engagement: 21st Biennial International Conference of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
    Institution: University of Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
    Date: 19 July 2019

    • Delivered closing address: Dan Sanders Peace and Justice lecture: Strengthening Social Development to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
    • Presented Paper: Improving the effectiveness of family policies for low and middle income countries: eight lessons from South Africa’s White Paper on Families by Tessa Hochfeld and Leila Patel.
  3. Learning from Social Policy and Development Innovations in the Global South.

    Institution: Third Summer School of Social Policy: Renmin University and the China Academy of Science
    Date: 16 July 2019.

  4. Understanding Southern Welfare. Ideational and Historical Foundations of Social Policies in Brazil, India, China and South Africa

    Engagement: Closing conference of the ZiF Research Group, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Beilefeld University, Germany.
    Date: 11-12 July 2019
    Role: Keynote address:

    • Electoral politics and socio-economic rights implementation in South Africa
  5. Tackling Youth Unemployment: Educating for Productivity and the Changing Nature of Work

    Engagement: 2019 Harvard Ministerial Leadership Forum for Finance and Planning Ministers
    Institution: Harvard University, Boston, MA, United States of America
    Date: 15 April 2019
    Role: Keynote address:

    • Tackling Youth Unemployment: Educating for Productivity and the Changing Nature of Work