Course Launch LIVE STREAM

1 November 2023
Course Launch LIVE STREAM

Follow a live stream of the event here:

On 17 November 2023, at 14:30 at Litla Torg at the University of Iceland, the GRÓ GEST programme hosts a launch event and celebration of the release of its Massive Open Online Courses in International Gender Studies.

Since 2019, GRÓ GEST has developed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the edX® platform. Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX LLC is a leading MOOC provider. The edX platform is an online learning destination offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

Joining edX was a natural step for GRÓ GEST in its efforts to improve the quality and outreach of transnational knowledge transmission and exchange, and to adapt to rapidly changing technological environments in higher education.

The goal of GRÓ GEST’s Free Online Courses in International Gender Studies is to provide aspiring development workers, young gender equality professionals, and policymakers around the world with a knowledge base they can use to change the world for the better.

The event will feature live interviews and discussions with some of our international experts and online course instructors, who will reflect on the importance of online learning in the context of international development and the women, peace, and security agenda. Towards the end of the event, we open for a live audience Q&A, and you will be invited to join us for light refreshments, as we reveal the trailer for our newest online course.

You'll meet:

  • Marsha Henry, Associate Professor of Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics.
  • Robert Morrell, internationally recognized masculinities historian and Senior Research Scholar at the University of Cape Town.
  • Torunn Tryggestad, the Deputy Director of Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRiO).
  • Giti Chandra, author, poet and Research Specialist at GRÓ GEST
  • Inger Skjelsbæk, Professor and Director for the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo.