Featured Speaker: Rajesh Tandon
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Talk and Reception: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Engaged University: Global Citizenship and Democratic Governance in Uncertain Futures
Founder-President, Participatory Research in Asia, India
Co-Chair, UNESCO Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (CBRSRHE)
Dr. Rajesh Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He founded the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organisation providing support to grassroots initiatives in South Asia, and has continued to be chief functionary since 1982. In 2012 he was appointed co-chair of the prestigious UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education (CBRSRHE). The UNESCO Chair grows out of and supports UNESCO's global lead to play a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies. Dr. Tandon has authored/co-authored more than 100 articles, numerous training manuals, and several books, most recently Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: A Global Perspective (2015) and Global Governance, Civil Society and Participatory Democracy: A View from Below (2014). Tandon serves as chairperson of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER) network, which facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information worldwide to further community-based research.