TNLC 2017 Program Overview

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

TN Steering Committee Meeting
12:00 – 16:30

Student Orientation
11:45 – 16:00, Hotel Xalapa
All international student delegates required to attend

Welcome and Introductory Toast
18:00 – 20:00, Tlaqná Terrace 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017: “Networking and Learning”

Opening Plenary, Sala Anexa, Tlaqná
Inauguration Ceremony 
Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rector, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Roberta Jacobson, US Ambassador to Mexico
Dr. Imanol Ordorika Sacristán, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Anthony Monaco, President, Tufts University, USA
Student Fellowship Leader (TBD)

Group photo will be taken immediately after the opening plenary on the steps of Tlaqná.

10:45 – 11:30 – Networking Break

Rectors Plenary, Sala Anexa, Tlaqná
Andrew Petter, Simon Fraser University, Canada (moderator)
Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rector, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Adam Weinberg, Denison University, USA
Itzcóatl Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla, Rector, Universidad de Guadalajara
Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, PAN Mexican Senate member, president of the Mexican Education Commission

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

Breakout Sessions on sub-themes: Access, Leadership, Livelihoods, at the USBI

Access:     Salvador Malo, (Director of University Higher Education for Mexico).

Leadership:  “Progressive Academic Strategies to Strengthen Institutional Leadership and Social Responsbility in Latin American Universities”
Daniela Mariana Gargantini, former Vice- Rector of Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina.

This session will delve into the processes and academic strategies to strengthen institutional leadership and university social responsibility (USR). The session will discuss strategies on how to stimulate social commitment throughout the university to solve important problems in society. Dr. Gargantini will use concrete examples and strategies she developed at the Catholic University of Córdoba and the Experimental Center for Housing to design an academic and institutional policy to promote socially responsible academic and research practices. Lastly, she will discuss university regional networks that are actively working in Latin America and leading this movement to deepen the leadership and social commitment in the training of future young leaders.

Livelihoods:     Learning-By-Doing: Stories from Engaged Universities Around the World, moderated by Derek Barker, (Kettering Foundation, USA), Nelly Corbel (American University of Cairo, Egypt), Hlekani Kabiti (University of Venda, South Africa), Joseph Francis (University of Venda, South Africa), James Koh (International Medical University, Malaysia), Mark Wilson (Auburn University, USA).

In what ways can universities around the world mobilize their resources to create more just and prosperous communities, while at the same time educating civic leaders? Regional Perspectives on Learning-by-Doing offers a diverse array of innovative teaching and research strategies from engaged universities. Our book is a collection of stories from Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa, and the United States. It demonstrates how learning-by-doing elevates students’ consciousness and develops their civic capabilities. While dealing creatively with pressing societal challenges, university students and others are learning together how to: operate effectively in high-conflict situations, fashion bold approaches to combating poverty, promote sustainability, elevate public health, organize coalitions for change that bridge social and economic divides, and strengthen democratic decision-making in local communities and higher levels of governance.

15:30 – 16:00 – Networking Break

Breakout Sessions on sub-themes: Access, Leadership, Livelihoods, at the USBI

Access:     “Opening Doors, Hearts and Arms – Working for Socially Inclusive Higher Education”
Andrew Vann (Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Sturt University, Australia).

Vice-Chancellor Vann will outline Charles Sturt University’s work in servicing rural and remote populations in Australia through distributed campuses and online education. He will also talk about the work that has been done in supporting the Wiradjuri to rebuild their language, culture, and sense of nationhood.  The Wiradjuri are the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which Charles Sturt University was founded and their wisdom has been incorporated into the University’s values and curriculum.  CSU has also undertaken an extensive program of cultural competency training for its staff.  CSU has been greatly enriched through this partnership and work which spans overs several decades.

Leadership: “Intercultural Universities in Mexico: Sustainable Livelihoods and Indigenous Leadership”
Gunther Dietz (Research Professor at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico), and Laura Selene Mateos Cortés (Research Professor of Intercultural Studies, Universidad Veracruzana).

Dr. Dietz and Dr. Cortés will provide a general introduction into Mexican intercultural education and intercultural universities, before analyzing results of an ethnographic research project in collaboration with UVI (Intercultural College) to accompany their teachers, students and alumni in their daily activities as intercultural brokers between academic knowledge and indigenous knowledge, between governmental and civil society organizations as well as between university teaching, research and outreach activities.

Attendees are invited to read about the research of Dr. Dietz and Dr. Cortés here:
– Indigenous Youth Graduating from Intercultural Universities: Capability Building Through Intercultural Higher Education in Veracruz, Mexico.
– Diversity Regimes Beyond Multiculturalism? A Reflexive Ethnography of Intercultural Higher Education in Veracruz, Mexico.

Livelihoods:     “The Right to a Livelihood: Earning a Livelihood through Community Service.” This session looks at four case studies from Africa focusing on experiential learning through community engagement and effects on graduate employability and livelihoods.

Presenters: Efiti Filliam (LivingStone International University, Uganda), Elvis Akomoneh (Saint Monica University), Martina Jordaan (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Janice McMillan (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Deborah Nassanga (LivingStone International University, Uganda), Theodore Duxbury (Rhodes University, South Africa), Rwida Matar (Ahfad University for Women, Sudan).

Thursday, 22 June 2017: “Solidarity Building”

Plenary: Impactful entrepreneurial education in higher education
09:30 – 11:00

Joyce Achampong, Director Pivot Global Education Consulting (Moderator)
This plenary will highlight key insights and lessons from Youth Economic Participation Initiative. The plenary will focus on eight countries and their emerging collective view regarding the critical success factors for universities to support and enable youth entrepreneurship education as a catalyst for change and as a means for universities to be socially responsive to the growing global youth unemployment crisis.

Presenters: Abdoul Wahab Annou (2iE, Burkina Faso), Phil Mlanda (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Patricio Belloy (Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile), Jorge Aburto Sánchez (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico), Paul Sserumaga (University of Rwanda, Rwanda ), Felix Bareeba (Makarere University, Uganda), Japhet Killewo (Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Anie Tawil (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaisia), Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan), Elli Yiannakaris (University of Cape Town, South Africa).

11:00 – 11:30 – Networking Break

Breakout Sessions on sub-themes: Access, Leadership, Livelihoods, USBI
11:30 – 13:00

Access:     “Making Higher Education a Pathway to Empowerment and Justice”
Phil Clay, former Chancellor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Catherine Odora Hoppers, Chair in Development Education, University of South Africa

Leadership:    “Explorations on Sustainable and Innovative Leadership: MacJannet Prize-Winners in Conversation”
Moderated by Margaret Malone, on behalf of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

This break-out session features representatives from six previous prize-winners of the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, guest contributors to a special Talloires Network co-edition of the e-journal Gateways. To mark the launch of this tenth-anniversary volume of Gateways, the authors will share their knowledge and practice, as well as discuss challenges and future goals. Gateways journal is a joint venture between UTS Shopfront Community Program at the University of Technology Sydney and Loyola University Chicago’s Centre for Urban Research and Learning, and is published by UTS ePRESS.

Presenters: Rebeca Aramburo Hernández (Universidad Veracruzana), Oscar Gabriel Garcia (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)  Ignacio Irarrázaval (Universidad Católica, Chile), Lisa Andersen (University of Technology Sydney, Australia),  Maryam Huda (Aga Khan University, Pakistan), Houy Siew Chua (International Medical University, Malaysia)

Livelihoods:     “Incubation and Disruptive Pedagogies for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Higher Education”

The session will present the successful ways of transforming young students into leaders and social entrepreneurs through various techniques that include technical incubation. This panel will be composed of YEPI Partners who will draw upon the experiences of their programs. 

Presenters: Abdoul Wahab Annou (Burkina Faso), Sebastian Zuze (Zimbabwe), Mariana Perez (Mexico), Elli Yiannakaris (South Africa), Anie Tawil (Malaysia).

Optional Breakout Session, USBI
13:15 – 14:00 – Knowledge for Change (K4C) & Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Prof Jamie Cassels, President, University of Victoria, Canada & Dr. Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA & Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education

13:00 – 15:00 – Lunch

15:00 – 16:45 – Dialogue Session, Tlaqná Mezzanine 

The dialogue sessions will provide delegates the opportunity to synthesize learnings and takeaways from the conference. Confirmed session leaders include:

Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact, USA                                                                                                   Mathew Johnson, Swearer Center, Brown University, USA                                                                       Yensi Flores, GlowDx, University College Cork, Ireland                                                                             Antoinette Smith-Tolken, Division for Social Impact, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia, India
Carol Ma, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SIM), Singapore
Pakiname Mamdouh, Ma’An Arab University Alliance for Civic Engagement
Abraham Muñoz Barbosa, Educación Para Compartir
Gene Corbin, Assistant Dean, Harvard College for Public Service 

19:00 – 23:00 – Dinner and Cultural Event and the Museum of Anthropology

Music by local musicians and Veracruz Ballet Folklorico.

Friday, 23 June 2017: “Deliberation and Strategic Action”

Youth-led Plenary Conversation, Sala Anexa, Tlaqná
Student Fellows with mentors will facilitate a two-part, interactive session. Fellows will synthesize and share learnings from the previous day’s Dialogue Sessions and involve conference attendees in crafting strategies for action. Student Fellows include:

Daniela Acosta De Anda — Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Faizan Rashid — National University of Science and Technology School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Pakistan

Kimberly Tapiwa Kujinga — University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Poonnapa Zheng — The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Seyma Sevik — Anadolu University, Turkey

Stephen Wamembo — Livingstone International University, Uganda

11:30 – 12:00 – Networking Break

Closing Plenary and UV Declaration   

Abigail Gómez, Universidad Veracruzana student representative and Steering Committee student representative
Mapendo Mindje, Steering Committee student representative, University of Rwanda
Carol Ma, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SIM), Singapore
Lorraine McIlrath, Europe Engage
Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia
Andrew Seligson, Campus Compact, USA
Nieves Tapia, The Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS)
George L. Openjuru, Gulu University, Uganda

13:30 – 15:00 – Lunch

Social Service Site Visits
 **Shuttle will leave during lunch**
13:30 – 19:00
Casa Coyopolan

Casa Molino de San Roque
16:00 – 19:00

Concert: Veracruz Symphony Orchestra, Tlaqná Hall
“Mi Patria” 
Tickets are limited, please email if you wish to attend.
21:00 – 23:00 

Saturday, 24 June 2017: All-day Social Service Site Visits

Day-long Social Service Site Visits
06:00 – 21:00
Visit to Casa del Conejo or UNESCO-Awarded Intercultural College, Tequila

Program not yet final and subject to change.