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MS. SHIVALI LAWALE, DIRECTOR

Prior to joining the Symbiosis School of International Studies, Ms. Lawale, worked for over more than a decade at the United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris, France. She has worked in the capacity of Programme Specialist on two of the UN’s priority programmes in education and international development –Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development. These programmes covered a variety of contemporary issues like peace and conflict, human rights, climate change and gender issues, among others.

She has also taught the post-graduate programme in French studies at the University of Pune. Ms. Lawale has an M.Phil in International Cooperation in Education and Training from the Sorbonne University and an M.A. in International Relations from the prestigious Sciences Po, Paris. She also has an M.A. and M.Phil in French studies from Pondicherry University.

She has authored articles on education and sustainable development that have been published in international journals and publications and has presented papers at prestigious international conferences like the biennial International Conference on Education and Development, UK, and the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) annual conferences. She is also member of the HDCA, an association that was established in 2004 by Prof. Amartya Sen and Prof. Martha Nussbaum.

Areas of Interest: Indo-French relations, Indo-EU relations

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