In late May, Diane is visiting Kathmandu, Nepal, to meet with early education practitioners and academics, and the media to talk about the impact of media and technology on young children. She will also be working with long-time colleague and collaborator, Kishor Shrestha, to plan the Working Group on Peacebuilding with Young Children that will meet at the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2017.
Diane Levin is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches about children’s play; a service learning course in Northern Ireland on how schools can promote peacebuilding in communities affected by war and conflict; and, a summer institute, “Media Madness.” Her new book is: Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age. She has written nine other books including: So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and How Parents Can Protect Their Kids (with Jean Kilbourne), The War Play Dilemma, and Teaching Young Children in Violent Times. She speaks around the world on the impact of violence and peacebuilding, media and other societal issues on children, families and schools.