2017 Hokenstad International Lecture

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. The 2017 lecture was 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 Partners in International Education Awards were presented at 8:45 am, immediately preceding the lecture.

The CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education selected Manohar Pawar, PhD, professor of social work at Charles Sturt University, Australia, and president of the International Consortium for Social Development, as the 2017 lecturer. Dr. Pawar’s lecture was titled “Kant, Bentham, Aristotle, and My Grandmother: Developing the 'Caring Being' in Social Work.”

mpawarimage-trim-22-July-17-(2).jpgDr. Pawar has more than 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, nongovernmental organizations, and community development.

Dr. Pawar has more than 100 publications to his credit. 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 Press, 2015); Water and Social Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); International Social Work, 2nd edition (co-authored, SAGE, 2013); and SAGE Handbook of International Social Work (co-edited with Terry Hokenstad et al., SAGE, 2012).