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Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco presenting at the 2017 Talloires Network Leaders Conference in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

The Talloires Network of Engaged Universities celebrates Tufts University President Tony Monaco's 8-year tenure as Steering Committee Chair. Talloires Network members, partners, and a host of educational and civic leaders around the world have shared personal tributes to his leadership of the Network. We invite you to read a selection of tribute excerpts below, and read the full tribute here

"President Tony Monaco’s unwavering commitment to the Talloires Declaration has ensured a legacy for the future."

Cheryl de la Rey
University of Canterbury (New Zealand)


"Thank you, President Monaco, for your commitment to giving us, young leaders from different walks of life, an excellent platform to share ideas about the world we want." 

- Funwako Bakhile Dlamini
University of Cape Town (South Africa)

"Tony recognizes that to make change, universities have a responsibility – and an opportunity – to truly engage with each other and with communities...Tony challenged us to ask how universities could not only survive the pandemic but help to address it – together. Tony asked us to emerge even stronger, and his leadership made certain that we did."

Dayna Cunningham
Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean, Tisch College of Civic Life
Tufts University (United States)

Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco and Dayna Cunningham, Dean of Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University on April 13, 2022.

"His ability to spearhead amazing initiatives during the recent global pandemic, including the COV-AID initiative and a virtual Talloires Network Leaders Conference (TNLC), was moving and motivating at a time when we all needed to connect with each other to inspire and co-create to build back better."

- Cliona Maher
International Officer
Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)

"Engaged universities have a critical role to play in shaping the future—not just through their research and teaching efforts but also through the communities they create and the behaviors they model. Tony has advanced efforts on each of these fronts." 

Lawrence S. Bacow
Harvard University (United States)

"As a geneticist, it is perhaps not surprising that Tony Monaco has changed the DNA of the Talloires Network during his tenure."

- Haifa Jamal Al-Lail
Effat University (Saudi Arabia)


"This opportunity has changed my life because of [Tony's] participation and dedication to the network. My eyes have been opened to many options for impact, and the Next Generation Leaders Program has introduced me to many talented young makers."

- Philip Adebayo
University of Calgary (Canada)