ISWED 2021 – Recording Of Kickoff Plenary Sessions (Jan 15-16, 2021)

International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) are pleased to announce the kickoff of ISWED 2021.

The Online conference and activities schedule spans 4 months (January to April 2021). Other collaboration and special sessions will also be organized in conjunction with the Online Conference 2021.

The abstracts for the conference all will highlight the following sub-themes:

  • Axis 1: Promoting human relationships, global context and sustainable development
  • Axis 2: Sustainable Development Goals in fostering human relationships
  • Axis 3: Social policy to enhance human relationships
  • Axis 4: Gender and minority issues, micro enterprise, and social inclusion and integration
  • Axis 5: Challenges and capacities of Social Work Education and Research in promoting human relationships and future development.

Eileen Younghusband Lecture Award 2021

Education for Hope and Transformation: Reflections on a Journey in Co-constructing Local Social Work Education with Implications for International Social Work by Prof. Angelina Yuen

Angelina Yuen has been involved in the development of social work education in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Asia for over forty years. She is deeply convinced that social work education is a catalyst for social change and development and could be a powerful force in generating hope and transformation for social betterment.

Opening Keynote Address

Social Workers Practising Social Rights Against the Erosion of Social Solidarity – Lessons from the Corona Crisis” by Prof. Walter Lorenz

Walter Lorenz was professor of social work at University College, Cork in Ireland (1978-2001) and at the Free University of Bozen / Bolzano in Italy (2001-2017) where he served also two 4-year terms as Rector. He is currently contract professor at Bozen and Charles University Prague. A native of Germany, he qualified as a social worker at the London School of Economics and practised this profession for 8 years in East London.