The Talloires Network: A Global Coalition of Engaged Universities

Robert M. Hollister, John P. Pollock, Mark Gearan, Susan Stroud, Janice Reid, Elizabeth Babcock


This article describes and analyzes the origins, work to date, and future of the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Included are reflections on the network’s strategies for advancing civic
engagement in higher education globally, with particular attention to both the successes and the limitations of these strategies. The experience of the network to date may help to illuminate
opportunities and challenges with respect to international dimensions of university civic engagement.

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