UNICEF Director to Deliver O’Meara Lecture Friday

(BLOOMINGTON) – The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the learning crisis by disrupting the schooling of up to 1.6 billion children and young people worldwide.

During her O’Meara Lecture, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore will outline how the organization is gathering partners under the Reimagine Education initiative to bridge gaps in connectivity and deploy new digital learning tools that can strengthen education systems around the world beyond the pandemic.

Henrietta H. Fore
Henrietta H. Fore. Photo courtesy of UNICEF/Nesbitt

Established in 2011 in honor of IU’s first vice president for international affairs, the Patrick O’Meara International Lecture series brings distinguished guests to the IU Bloomington campus to address timely international topics. Fore’s talk, “Access to Learning for the World’s Children: Reimagining Education for the Post-COVID World,” will take place virtually from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.

Those interested in attending should register online.