UNESCO Chair – GACER NEWS – February 15, 2013

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Dear Friends,   We are sharing two reports on civil society today.  Rajesh Tandon and a consortium of civil society organisations produced the first one, “Civil Society at a Crossroads” The second report was carried out by the consultancy firm KMG for the World Social Forum with the idea of providing the global economic leaders […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER NEWS – February 7, 2013

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Hi Friends,   STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION – 2–3 MINUTES RE “WORLD WE IMAGINE” We are asking for students to produce a 2-3 minute video about the theme, “The world We Imagine” for the GUNi conference May 13-15. We have produced a video clip to tell about the competition which goes  to February 15. Please pass this […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER – Feb 5

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Greetings Friends,   First thank you all so very much for your support in getting information about the GUNi Call for Good Practices out last week. The deadline has been extend to February 10. With your help the number of ‘good practices’ has more than doubled from around 45 to 94 as of today. There […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER – January 27 – An Opportunity We Should Not Lose

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Dear Friends,   Several of you are already deeply involved or know about the forthcoming Barcelona International Conference on Knowledge, Transformation and Higher Education, so please accept our apologies for the duplication!   “We are willing to organize everything to make this the most creative and productive world conference ever on community-university engagement”….Cristina Esgrigas and […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 17, 2013

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Dear Friends,   A few conference alerts and other items people have passed to us. Hope you are well. We are particularly keen that you and your colleagues put in a proposal in to share your innovative practices and take part in the Barcelona event.  This will be the only event in the coming years with a […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 14

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Friends,   Just jumping onto a fine talk given by our friend Andrew Petter, President of the Vancouver, Canada based Simon Fraser University.  Andrew was an important voice at Uvic for its ‘engagement’ agenda and then moved into full speed once named as President of SFU supporting a move that included branding SFU as “The […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 12, 2013

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Friends,   Powerful social movements have emerged and continue to deepen and expand over the past several months. In India the movement against violence against women and for a new relationship between men and women has grown out of the outrage towards the brutal rape and mindless assault of the young woman in New Delhi […]

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UNESCO Chair – GACER News – January 7

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Greetings Friends and Colleagues,   Lots of Work Still To Do   European League of Research Universities recommendations for Europe’s Horizon 2020   Some of you will have seen the policy paper above written for the League of European Research Universities designed to make the case for research funding for the Humanities and Social Sciences […]

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