- Refugee education
- Global governance and legitimacy of institutions of global governance
- Food security and public policy
- Post-conflict peacebuilding
- Civil society and social movement
Hassan Aden is a doctoral researcher on the project Refugee Education Building Durable Futures (REBuilD) and a PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg. He holds a masters degree in Global Studies majoring in Political Science from Lund University and a Bachelor degree in International Relations from Malmö Univerity.
Education in situations of conflict and crisis is central in efforts to protect children and youth in the near-term and fostering peaceful coexistence over the longer-term. But how can education enable individuals and communities to build durable futures when there is great uncertainty about where these futures will be? Recognizing the protracted nature of refugee situations, the latest UNHCR education strategy prioritizes the integration of refugees into the national education systems of host countries. While this strategy may increase refugee children and youth's access to 'inclusive and equitable quality education' (SDG4), it fails to recognize the limbo in which refugees find themselves: they are non-citizens who cannot access the durable futures that education promises them. My doctoral project aims to challenge existing paradigms of education for development, which are centered on nation-states, in three ways. First, it examines the roles of private and civil society actors as well as national governments. Second, it studies the transnational dimensions of education that is not provided by the host state, including the role of diasporas and social media. And third, it analyses the impact of models of education that focus on civic skills and identities both within and beyond the nation-state
Period Title Employer
2018-04-01 PhD student Gothenburg University
2018-04-01 Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
2014-02-2018-04 A teacher Bromölla Kommun
2016-04-2016-09 Integration assistant Kristianstad Kommun
2014-09-2015-09 Anti-discrimination ambassador Skåne Horn av Afrika Organisation
2009-04-2010-08 A teacher Windle Trust International and CARE International
Somali English Swedish
Journal Article in Journal of Refugee Studies
PRIO Policy Brief by Ahmed Mohamed Musa, Hassan Aden & Cindy Horst
PRIO Policy Brief by Hassan Aden et al.
PRIO Policy Brief by Hassan Aden, Zeina Bali & Cindy Horst
Journal Article in Strategic Review of Southern Africa
PRIO Policy Brief by Cindy Horst & Hassan Aden
Today, Hassan Aden has defended his PhD thesis at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
Education in situations of conflict and crisis is central in efforts to protect children and youth in the near-term and fostering peaceful coexistence over the longer-term.
Over four sessions in October, 20 academics and practitioners from around the world met virtually to discuss the question of how education can enable refugee individuals and communities to build durable futures whenthere is great uncertainty about where these futures will be? Recognizing theprotracted nature of refugee situations, the latest UNHCR education strategyprioritizes the integration of refugees into the national education systems ofhost countries.
This academic workshop focuses on education of refugee children and children living in protracted conflict within and beyond the national frame.