Seminar - The Globalization of Social Work: Implications for the Future of Social Work

The Globalization of Social Work: Implications for the Future of Social Work
Date & Time: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:00 to 11:30
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Fordham University
Room 385, Geography Building, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai

The seminar is sponsored by NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai.


Globalization has had a profound effect on social work practice, changing service delivery; altering skill development and education for professional social workers; creating new social problems for practitioners to address, such as human trafficking, disease and environmental issues; and necessitating a widened view of social issues and practice skills from social workers. This talk will consider the implication of these changes on social work training models, a global social work agenda, and on social work practice around the world in the 21st century. 



Dr. Shirley Gatenio Gabel is a Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.  Dr. Gatenio Gabel’s research focuses on human rights and social policies, particularly those affecting children. Dr. Gatenio Gabel has served as a consultant to UNICEF and UNESCO on child poverty and advocacy strategies, and social protection in developing countries. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2005-06 and a Fulbright specialist in 2014 to Argentina. She is a member of CSWE’s Board of Directors, chairs CSWE’s Commission on Global Education, is a Board member of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute and member of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research.  She is the editor of a six book series on rights-based approaches to social work practice and founder/co-editor of the new Journal on Human Rights and Social Work.  

Location & Details: 

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