Mahindra Humanities Center and Comparative Inequality & Inclusion Cluster Seminar | Student Impact on Higher Education Globally


Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm



Today, student unions are distinct political institutions which function in every higher education system. Institution-based student unions associate into national unions and these further associate into regional student union federations. Student unions are the single most important mechanism of student impact on higher education. While organizational models of student unions and modes of student representation share many common characteristics worldwide, there are also notable regional and national variations.

This seminar will bring together distinguished student leaders from the All-Africa Students Union (AASU), Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA), European Students’ Union (ESU), Organización Continental Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Estudiantes (OCLAE), and the Global Student Forum (GSF). Panelist will reflect on the commonalities and differences in student unionism globally.

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Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard