Keynote speakers

Palle Rasmussen

Negotiating risk and hope in modern societies: Adult education as a democratic resource

Palle Rasmussen is professor of education and learning research in the Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, where he directs the Centre for Education Policy and Evaluation Research. His research areas include education policy, adult education, lifelong learning, evaluation methodology and broader social issues. He has led or participated in several research projects on adult education, and he has written on the development of EU education programmes and been active in several European research networks.



Sotiria Grek

Calculating Risk: International Organisations and the Construction of Governing Utopias

Sotiria Grek is senior lecturer in social policy at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. She works on education policy, transnational policy learning, the politics of quantification, knowledge and governance. She has co-authored (with Martin Lawn) ‘Europeanising education: governing a new policy space’ (2012, Symposium) and co-edited (with Joakim Lindgren) ‘Governing by Inspection’ (2015, Routledge). She was recently awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC-StG-2016) to study ‘International Organisations and the Rise of a Global Metrological Field’ (2017–2022).