Upcoming Events

Trump’s Threats to Educational Values and American Educators’ Resistance

Speaker: Professor Judith L. Pace, University of San Francisco and Visiting Professor, Queen's University Belfast

Date: Wednesday 1 March

Time: 5pm to 6pm (light refreshments served from 4.30pm)

Venue: Old Staff Common Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast 

Donald Trump’s campaign and election to the US Presidency have posed major threats to core educational values such as truth, tolerance, and protection of all children. Surveys have documented the ways in which his vitriolic rhetoric and hostility to vulnerable groups have played out in classrooms and schools. His actions as President contradict the US Constitution. Educators at all levels of schooling are resisting through teaching, development of resources, and political activism. This seminar raises crucial questions about the roles of educators in preserving educational values when democracy itself is undermined.

Judith L Pace is a professor in the teacher education department at the University of San Francisco.  She co-edited Classroom Authority: Theory, Research, and Practice and Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts.  Her recent book is The Charged Classroom: Predicaments and Possibilities for Democratic Teaching. 

This seminar is also part of the ongoing work of the Five Nations Network for Citizenship Education (NI). Places are limited so please register by Monday 27 February with Dr. Dani Blaylock (

Top of Page

This page will be updated throughout the year.