The Hokenstad International Lecture series was launched in 2007 through an endowment from M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad, a former president and long-time member of CSWE. This year’s lecture will be given during the CSWE Annual Program Meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, October 20, 8:45 am- 10:15 am in Lone Star B, Conference Center, 2nd Floor.
The CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education has selected Manohar Pawar, PhD, professor of social work at Charles Sturt University, Australia, and president of the International Consortium for Social Development, as this year’s lecturer. Dr. Pawar’s lecture will be titled “Kant, Bentham, Aristotle, and My Grandmother: Developing the ‘Caring Being’ in Social Work.”
Manohar Pawar, BA, MA, PhD, is professor of social work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, a member of the Institute for Land Water and Society, Charles Sturt University (NSW Australia) and is the president of the International Consortium for Social Development. He has over 30 years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery project that focuses on virtues and social work practice.
Dr. Pawar has received a number of awards, including the citation award for outstanding contributions to student learning (2008, from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council); and Quality of Life Award (2001, from the Association of Commonwealth Universities). Current areas of interest include international social work, social development and social policy, social consequences of climate change and water, social work education, informal care and ageing, NGOs, and community development.
Dr. Pawar has over 100 publications. His recent publications include: Empowering Social Workers: Virtuous Practitioners (co-edited, Springer, 2017); Future Directions in Social development (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); Social and Community Development Practice (Sage, 2014); Reflective Social Work Practice (co-authored, Cambridge University, 2015); Water and Social Policy ( Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); International Social Work (co-authored, 2nd edition, Sage, 2013); and Sage Handbook of International Social Work (co-edited with Terry Hokenstad et al., Sage, 2012).