International Seminar on Global Social Work
Global Change and Social Work Practice
Global changes demand that social work worldwide recalibrate both education and practice to fit the rapidly shifting social, economic and political contexts. International social work, cross-border collaboration and the global social agenda call for a renewed vision of possibilities and innovation in social work practice.The Seminar on Global Social Work highlights mega worldwide trends and population shifts of various nations. Both internationally renowned speakers and local panels will discuss the implications of internationalizing social work education, curriculum development and new frontiers for global social work practice.
Guest of Honour
Associate Professorial Fellow Ann Wee, pioneer social work educator of Singapore, National University of Singapore. NUS Press recently published her book: A Tiger Remembers: The Way We Were in Singapore. The Ann Wee NUS Social Work Alumni Award was set up in her name to recognise NUS Social Work alumni who have made major contributions to social work education and practice.
Prof Paul Cheung is a social work trained Professor of Social Policy and Analytics at the National University of Singapore. He served as the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division at the United Nations HQ, New York. Professor Cheung had initiated the inter-governmental platform to address issues on Global Geospatial Information Management. Previously, Professor Cheung had also served as Chief Statistician and Director of the Population Planning Unit of the Government of Singapore.
Prof Annamaria Campanini, Current President, International Association of Schools of Social Work.
Prof Lynne Healy, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut, SW Representative to United Nations
Prof Jeffrey Edleson, Dean, School of Social Welfare – UC Berkeley
Prof Johnston Huang, President, Social Work Across Borders, Professor of Social Work, United International College, China
Singapore-based Panel Speakers
Prof Manohar Pawar, President of the International Consortium for Social Development, Professor, Charles Sturt University
Prof Vimla Nadkarni, Past President of IASSW, Professor and founding Dean, TATA Institute of Social Work, India
Assoc Prof Fellow S. Vasoo, Former Head, Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore (chair)
Prof Ian Shaw, SR Nathan Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore
Assoc Prof Seng Boon Kheng, Head, Department of Social Work, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr Vincent Ng, CEO, Ang Mo Kio FSC Community Services
Dr Grace Chee, Lecturer in Social Work, Singapore University of Social Sciences
PreviewWhy GISW? 4th Anniversary Message (13:53)
PreviewCongratulatory message from Terry Hokenstad, Honorary President, GISW (2:43)
StartGuest of Honour Message (8:50)
StartKeynote Address: Digital Disruption and Social Change (35:48)
PreviewInternational Panel on Global Social Work (67:59)
PreviewInternational Panel on Global Social Work Education (23:39)
PreviewLocal Panel on Global Social Work (102:28)
StartInternational Social Work and the Global Social Agenda (17:17)