Book Launch—International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways for Social Change

Scholarships for individuals to pursue international education can lead to more equitable, sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous communities. This is the central claim explored in the new book International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change, edited by Joan Dassin, Robin Marsh, and Matt Mawer. 

Drawing on research and critical analysis by nearly two dozen authors from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and Latin America, the book focuses on how scholarships respond to—if not influence—evolving trends in international education and global development with innovative program designs and evaluation methodologies.

Please join the Open Society Foundations for a discussion about the intersections of, and the emerging field of research into, international scholarships and social change.


  • Joan Dassin is professor of international education and development and director of the MA Program in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University.
  • Amini Kajunju is executive director of the IUGB Foundation, and founder and CEO of Bashi Group, LLC, and Bashi Management Group, Inc.
  • Robin Marsh is senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Dilafruz Nazarova is a PhD student and MA program director of development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
  • Martha Loerke (moderator) is director of the Open Society Scholarship Programs.
Date: March 5, 2018
Time: 5:007:00 p.m.
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