CKI 10th Anniversary Lecture - Knowledge Democracy: What is it and Why is it important?

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:00:00 IST - Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:00:00 IST, 11.00

At Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway

Organised by Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI)

Delivered by Professor Budd Hall, Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.


Event Details This lecture will discuss future possibilities in the area of community-university engagement at NUI Galway, exploring practices associated with community-based research and the opportunities for the co-creation of knowledge between the university and the wider community. Professor Hall will draw on his pivotal work in Canada where he has been centrally involved in the development of community-based research in higher education. It promises to be a thought-provoking lecture that will provide inspirational ideas for community-university collaborations in the area of community-based research.


Professor Budd Hall is Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Professor of Community Development in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research, Budd was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-based Research and Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Studies. Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Budd Hall has served as the Chair of the Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education or the University of Toronto from 1995-2001 and as the Secretary-General of the International Council for Adult Education from 1979-1991. Budd has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England, and the United States. He has done both theoretical and practical work for almost 40 years in various aspects of community-based adult education and learning and participatory research. He has served as President, Chair or Vice-President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, International Council for Adult Education, Canadian Network for Democratic Learning, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Coady International Institute Advisory Board. He is a member of the International Adult Education Hall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He is the husband of Dr. Darlene Clover, father of Dana and Shawn Hall, Grandfather of Quincy Pugh Hall and Ashton Edward Hall. He is also a poet.


For further information please contact Ann Lyons.


To book a place at this lecture please contact Mary Bernard. on or before Monday 8th April

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