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March 30, 2020
by Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon
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Finding Community in the times of COVID-19

Budd & I (Rajesh) have been thinking of our communities as we face the serious COVID-19 pandemic around the world. This situation is historically unique in that each of our countries and communities are being impacted. Fear of the unknown … Continue reading

February 13, 2020
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Launch of the Limerick K4C Hub-Feb 12, 2020

Limerick is the site of the first Irish Knowledge for Change Community-Based Research Training hub.  Limerick is located in Southwest Ireland at the confluence of the Abby and Shannon rivers. Founded by Vikings, it has played an important role as … Continue reading

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January 23, 2020
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Science For the People, Science With the People

In early January, at the 107th annual Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India shared its draft policy on Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR), inviting discussion. As a leading country with a … Continue reading

December 5, 2019
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Reflections from Global Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership By Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Good evening! In this closing plenary of this unique event, let me share some of my reflections and suggestions. First, let me thank the co-convenors of this impressive Summit to be able to bring together an impressive array of individuals, … Continue reading

September 29, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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In the spirit of Gandhi-Ji: Thoughts on Higher Education

Dr Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada September 25, 2019 I have emerged from several days of conversation and reflection on the value of Gandhian thought to … Continue reading

March 31, 2019
by Budd L Hall and Rajesh Tandon
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The Question of Rankings: Once More with Feeling

A young professor in Malaysia told us that “The Ministry of Higher Education tells us that we should all publish in English-language international journals”. A Vice-Chancellor in the UK told a group of senior leaders that, “We don’t like the … Continue reading

February 11, 2019
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Count your Futures: Why Girls in India Should Study Maths

Enrolment of girls in engineering and science courses at university level is rather low, despite some recent attempts towards affirmative action by central and state governments. Girls studying science mostly prefer biology, not physics or mathematics. A recent survey done … Continue reading

February 4, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Decolonization: not just a buzzword…

This is the name of a ‘headphone verbatim show’ capturing campus conversations at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.  It will be the third interaction with discourses of decolonisation and epistemic justice that I will have within two weeks. … Continue reading

December 19, 2018
by Dr Rajesh Tandon
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Transformative Partnerships: UNESCO & Its Chairs

On 10 December 2018, 73rd Human Rights Day, ten UNESCO Chairs in India met with UNESCO team (based in New Delhi) and the UNESCO Commission in India. It was a unique first moment – these Chairs had gathered together to … Continue reading

November 28, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Sejahtera, Values and Higher Education

On November 15 and 16, Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifly Abdul bin Razak, the newly appointed Rector of the International Islamic University of Malaysia hosted a conference on Values and Higher Education for 600 faculty and staff of the IIUM and … Continue reading

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