Talloires Network Committed to Civic Engagement in Higher Education Reaches 100 Members Worldwide

The Talloires Network — an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education —reached 100 members last week. Today’s Guest Author John Pollock is the Talloires Network Service Fellow at Innovations in Civic Participation.

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Talloires Network students and President Bacow at Clinton Global Initiative University in 2008

On May 14, 2009, the Talloires Network reached 100 members when the University of Richmond signed the Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education and joined the Network.

This represents an important milestone for the Talloires Network which began in September 2005 when President Lawrence Bacow of Tufts University convened the Talloires Conference, the first international gathering of the heads of universities devoted to strengthening civic engagement in higher education. The meeting brought together 29 university presidents, rectors and vice chancellors from 23 countries.

These international leaders in higher education drafted the Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Continue reading