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Fall 2017 Schedule

Mondays 12:30 – 1:45pm in SCANCOR (Ceras 123)


September 25


October 2

Hyper-mangement: The rise of the corporate superhero

Patricia Bromley

October 9

Higher Education as Rationalized and Empowered: An Analysis of Mission Statements of American Universities

Naejin Kwak

October 16

Creating divided fields - the case of social entrepreneurship in England

Tanja Collavo (Said Business School, University of Oxford)

October 23

The Decline (and Persistence) of Selective Models of Education: Global Trends in the Use of High Stakes Examinations, 1960-2010

Jared Furuta

October 30

The Rise of International Policy Models and Recommendations: The Case of the OECD

Marjaana Rautalin (University of Tampere)

November 6

Role identity and sensemaking as institutional mechanisms for policy translation: The case of school principals and education reforms in Israel

Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

November 13

The University as an Institution

John W. Meyer

November 20 

No workshop (Thanksgiving Recess) 

November 27

Topic: The Development Office in Higher Education

Nadine Ann Skinner

December 4

Competing Nationalisms and Comparative Language Brokering Perspectives

 Kimberly Higuera



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in SOC 311A / EDUC 387, "Workshop: Comparative Studies of Educational and Political Systems"