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April 2, 2008

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The Talloires Network

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Innovations in Civic Participation


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Universidad Xochicalco (Mexico)

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Elizabeth Babcock
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Paula Fortner
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Feature: Focus on Students

Talloires Network students attend CGIU in New Orleans

From March 14-16 2008, university students joined together in New Orleans to attend Clinton Global Initiative – University. 24 students from Talloires Network institutions attended this conference, from 11 universities and 7 countries. These students engaged in Talloires Network workshops and are helping to develop the student-led arm of the Talloires Network. Read more>>

Meeting the Talloires Network Students: A Staff Perspective

"These students brought back into focus what is most important. They embodied the values of the Talloires Declaration: to create positive change in higher education and the world. Through their passion and commitment, linking their own academic studies with real needs in their communities, they are helping improve lives. And despite the geographic distance between them, they have become a community." Read more>>

Featured Resources

Higher Education & Civic Engagement: International Perspectives

Higher Education and Civic EngagementThis publication edited by Lorraine McIlrath and Iain Labhrainn provides a powerful contribution to debates about the civic purpose of higher education. Bringing together researchers from three continents, the book argues that universities can best realize their civic mission by making it central to their policy and practice.
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Acting Civically: From Urban Neighborhoods to Higher Education

Acting Civically.JPGEdited by Tufts professors Susan Ostrander and Kent Portney, this book is the latest volume in the Tufts University Press book series on civil society. The publication focuses on two broad areas of research: civic engagement in local contexts and in both political and nonpolitical voluntary associations, and civic engagement in societal institutions, particularly health care and education. Read more>>

Recent and Upcoming Events

GUNI Conference in Barcelona: March 31-April 1, 2008

GUNI conference.JPGThe Global University Network for Innovation held a conference titled "Higher Education: New Challenges and Emerging Roles for Human and Social Development" from 31 March – 2 April, 2008 in Barcelona, Spain. Talloires Network Coordinator Elizabeth Babcock presented on approaches that institutions can take to implement social responsibility on their campuses. Read more>>

IAU Conference in Utrecht: July 15-18 2008

IAU conference.JPG The International Association of Universities will hold a conference titled "Higher Education and Research Addressing Local and Global Needs" on 15-18 July 2008 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference will emphasize the responsibilities of higher education to serve the world around it. In addition, representatives of the Talloires Network will be organizing a workshop at this meeting. Read more>>

ACU Conference in Hyderabad: November 28-30, 2008

ACU conference.JPGThe Association of Commonwealth Universities will hold a conference of Executive Heads on 28-30 November 2008 in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the conference is "Dazzling Technologies: Seismic shifts in higher education in a fast-changing and unequal world." Brenda Gourley, Chair of the Talloires Network Global Project, also serves as Chair of the ACU Council. Read more>>

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