UNESCO Co-Chair, Dr Rajesh Tandon contributed to the ‘Global Engagement Speaker Series’ hosted by Michigan State University, USA by delivering a lecture on Engaged University: Global Citizenship & Democratic Citizenship in Uncertain Futures, on October 20, 2016. Dr Tandon shared his thoughts on challenges faced by humanity, in the context of current ‘uncertain futures’, challenges faced by higher education, aspects of global citizenship & democracy, and the tenets of an ‘engaged university.
You can access the presentation given by Dr Tandon at: http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/pdf/resource/MSU%20-%20Oct%202016.pdf
The speaker series (a collaboration between Michigan State University’s Office of University Outreach and Engagement and International Studies and Programs) highlighted role of higher education as a collaborator – working with civil societies, governments, and industry – to anchor secular principles in democratic governance and due process in order to guarantee human rights and advance societal well-being. The series brought together individuals of distinction from higher education, global organizations, and philanthropies who have had profound experience in university outreach and engagement to share their thoughts, research, and practice with the MSU community.