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Thursday, September 30 

8:00- 10:00AM EDT

Welcome Session with Presidents Anthony Monaco (Tufts) and Lawrence Bacow (Harvard), facilitated by President Nieves Segovia, (Universidad Camilo Jose Céla, Spain) 

Opening Plenary: Global Universities, Local Impact: Roles and Responsibilities of Universities, remarks by Philip Cotton, Head of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rwanda. 

Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Tisch College Dean Cunningham with Pandemic Recovery and Resilience student group of Next Generation Leaders.

10:00 - 11:30AM EDT

Optional Networking Sessions

Knowledge Democracy and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: Join Talloires Network Steering Committee member Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founder of Society for Participatory Research in Asia (India) and his UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Dr. Budd Hall, University of Victoria (Canada), and a panel of authors in a conversation based on their new free and open access book Socially Responsible Higher Education. Dr. John Saltmarsh of the University of Massachusetts, Boston (United States) will be the discussant.

Service-Learning Before, During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic: A dialogue hosted by Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario (CLAYSS) in Argentina

12:00 - 13:00PM EDT

University-Community Partnership Responses to COVID-19: Reflections on Innovative Civic Engagement moderated by President Kevin Hall, University of Victoria (Canada) and with panel of University Award winners from universities in Cameroon, Kenya, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Zimbabwe

Group discussion/Q&A responding to Reflections on Innovative Civic Engagement


Friday, October 1

8:00 - 9:00AM EDT

Keynote address:  Secretary John Kerry, US Special Envoy on Climate, introduced by former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra Alan Solomont

9:00 - 10:00AM EDT

Keynote Responses and Questions: Facilitated by Fletcher School Dean Rachel Kyte with global representatives on the role of universities and climate justice including Nieves Tapia, Founder and Director of Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario (CLAYSS). What can we learn from the pandemic that helps (or hinders) addressing climate change?

10:00 - 11:30AM EDT

Optional Networking Sessions: 

University Roles and Responsibilities in Africa with speakers representing LivingStone International University (Uganda); The American University in Cairo (Egypt); Rhodes University, (South Africa); Makerere University (Uganda); University of Pretoria (South Africa); and University of Rwanda (Rwanda)

Generous Listening & Dialogue (GLAD) Center at Tufts University: Promoting Authentic Dialogue and Listening
Earlier this year, Tisch College announced the development of the Generous Listening and Dialogue (GLAD) Center at Tufts University, designed to serve as a hub and educational resource for the University community to promote authentic dialogue and generous listening across differences. Launched in collaboration with the Vuslat Foundation, the GLAD Center will broadly define generous listening, encompassing the art of listening to ourselves, to nature, and to others—especially when people disagree. Join us to discuss how you are promoting listening and dialogue on your campuses around the world. The session will be led by Jenny Howe Peace, the Center’s interim director and former Tufts University Chaplain ad interim.

12:00 - 13:30PM EDT

Breakout sessions

  1. University Community Engagement Track: Internationalizing Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification with speakers  Matthew Johnson, President of Albion College (United States); Verity Firth, Executive Director, Social Justice, University of Technology Sydney (Australia); Lorraine McIlrath, Project Coordinator and Academic Staff Developer (Service Learning) at the Community Knowledge Initiative (Ireland); Susan Mide Kiss, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Community Engagement; University of Calgary (Canada) moderated by Andrew Petter, President Emeritus of Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  2. Pandemic Resilience and Recovery Track: Adapting Community Engagement to Mitigate the Harmful Effects of COVID-19 with student perspectives from Talloires Network and Open Society University Network program participants including Catherine Mumo of Nawiri Sisters (Kenya)
  3. Addressing Inequality and Injustice track: Inequality of Political Voice and Influence, with Professor Peter Levine (Tufts University) and Professor Archon Fung (Harvard Kennedy School)
  4. Climate Justice track: “Structured Listening Practices” Next Generation Leaders discuss the potential of structured listening for addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world and how universities might adopt such practices.

Saturday, October 2

8:00 - 10:00AM EDT

Plenary Session: University-Community Partnerships: How universities work with local leaders to solve global problems, with speaker Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia (United States), Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rector of Universidad Veracruana (Mexico), and others; moderated by Mark Gearan, Director, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

10:00 - 11:30AM EDT

Optional Networking Sessions:

Strengthening Regional Networks as a Strategy for Empowerment and Movement Building: Hosted by Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario (CLAYSS) in Argentina

12:00 - 13:30PM EDT

Breakout Sessions 

      1. University Community Engagement Track: Comparing and Contrasting International Frameworks with speakers Matthew Johnson, President of Albion College (United States), Leslie Van Rooi, Senior Director, Social Impact and Transformation, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Uwe Brandenburg, Managing Director of the Global Impact Institute (Czech Republic), Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, President, Effat University (Saudi Arabia), and Thomas Farnell, Higher Education Policy Expert at the Institute for the Development of Education (Croatia)
      2. Pandemic Resilience and Recovery Track: Dealing with the Impacts of the Pandemic on poverty and Economic justice with speaker Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Growth Lab at Harvard’s Center for International Development
      3. Addressing Inequality and Injustice Track:  Innovations in Gender EquityNext Generation Leaders, a cohort of students committed to making a difference in the lives of others by practicing values such as good citizenship and social responsibility by way of their civic engagement, explore the role of gender in the policy and practices of universities as well as the role of universities and students in advocating for gender equity in collaboration with local leaders and community partners.
      4. Climate Justice TrackJust Sustainabilities: Critical Learnings for Climate Justice and Resilience from Community Responses to the Pandemic - with Professor Julian Agyeman (Tufts University) and Professor Penn Loh (Tufts University). This session will introduce “just sustainabilities” as an approach to reframe the relationship between humans, environment, economy, and our social systems. Julian Agyeman will share his work exploring how just sustainabilities work is growing in communities across the globe and its implications for climate justice. Penn Loh will share lessons learned from local community responses to the pandemic that have also been building equitable approaches to resilience for climate impacts. They will facilitate discussion and small groups to further explore how universities can contribute to just sustainabilities globally and locally.

Sunday, October 3 

8:00 - 10:00AM EDT

2021 MacJannet Prize Ceremony: A celebration highlighting the three winners of the 2021 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, with introduction by members of the MacJannet Foundation Board. Read more about the winners in South Africa, India, and the United Kingdom here.

Civic Engagement Futures: Next Generation Leaders critically examine the ways universities can be active and positive forces in their communities in a post-pandemic world. Students will share their vision for how engaged universities might improve their collaboration with communities in dialogue with university. Moderated by Nico Koopman, Vice-Rector for Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel at Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Enacting the 2021 Talloires Declaration (Boston)

Closing:  Mark Gearan, Director of Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and Dayna Cunningham, Dean of Tisch College