Beyond the Hallowed Hallways: University Social Responsibility for Socio-Economic and Environmental Reforms
Moderator: Professor Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee, Associate Professor & Deputy Director, International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd), O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee is Associate Professor & Deputy Director of the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd). She is Member Secretary of the Research Ethics and Review Board (RERB) and founding Executive Director of the Centre for Comparative and Global Education (CCGE) at O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University).
She has been appointed as a Research Standing Committee Member by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) in February 2020. Prior to this honorary appointment, she has served as a Congress Standing Committee Member of the WCCES, Founding Secretary of South Asia (SIG) and, Co-Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Education (SIG) of the Comparative and International Education Society. She also serves as Executive Committee Member of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society and a life member of the Comparative Education Society of India. In 2018, she was appointed as a Fellow & India Country Director of the STAR Scholars Network. She was also selected as a 2016 Emerging Scholar fellow by the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (Australasia & the Pacific). Her doctoral thesis received honourable mention as a runner-up for the 2016 Gail P. Kelly award for outstanding doctoral dissertation by the Comparative and International Education Society (USA). She has nearly 20 years’ comparative experience in the higher education sector in India, United States and Australia. She received her PhD degree in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Melbourne, specializing in comparative and cross-cultural education. She also received the Melbourne Teaching Certification from the University of Melbourne Centre for Studies of Higher Education. She received an EdM in Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies specializing in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that, she received MPhil, MA & BA (Hons.) degrees in English from Calcutta University and worked at an affiliated college under Calcutta University as Lecturer for 5 years. She has received several awards for her exemplary teaching, research and community engagement. She was a Fulbright teaching fellow in the United States in 2005. She received Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Medallion for her contribution in International Education, the Washington Centre Civic Engagement award and Graduate Women Victoria International Doctoral Scholarship. She has published many research articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals and edited books published by reputed academic publishers. She has also worked as an expert consultant with international organizations, such as UNESCO-IIEP, Toronto-based Higher Education Strategy Associates and Australia-India Institute.