Wolske to Present at UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship Event

Martin_WolskeMartin Wolske, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Digital Inclusion in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will present on UNESCO’s Inclusive Knowledge Societies at an upcoming program on Oct. 17, 2013 in Urbana, Illinois.

The event “Why UNESCO Matters: Education, Science and Culture Around the World” is open to the public and sponsored by the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship (UCGC), Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the Illinois Arts Council, and the Center for Global Studies

Program details are listed below. Visit http://cgs.illinois.edu/ucgc to learn more about the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship (UCGC).


Thursday, October 17 at 4:00 pm Independent Media Center

202 S. Broadway Ave, Urbana


Juliet Iwelunmor (Worked at the UNESCO Culture, HIV and AIDS focal point in Paris, France and now UIUC Kinesiology and Community Health)
Topic: Working at UNESCO and UNESCO and HIV and AIDS

Andrew Bauer (UIUC Anthropology) & Helaine Silverman (CHAMP/Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy, UIUC)
Topic: UNESCO’s World Heritage program

Martin Wolske (Center for Digital Inclusion, UIUC) Topic: UNESCO’s Inclusive Knowledge Societies

Lynne Rudasill (International Federation of Library Associations Governing Board)Topic: UNESCO, digital heritage, and open access to educational information

Barbara Ford (Member, US National Commission for UNESCO) Moderator 


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more commonly known as UNESCO, is an agency within the United Nations (UN) whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international dialogue and collaboration through education, science and culture, in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights.

UNESCO promotes the advancement of education and freedom of expression around the world through free and open media, including the internet. It also promotes the sharing of scientific knowledge and cultural understanding through preservation of world heritage sites and intercultural dialogue.

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