latest news from 50 college coalition for sdgs https://opensocietyuniversitynetwork.org/ events next past

what do sdg-youth want to learn from & celebrate actionably with new york & UN & nature's borderless goals for human wellbeing? tours 10
i visited bangladesh 15 times during last 10 years of fazle abed's 50 year learning curve empowering poorest village women to build a nations sdg foundations-he rehearsed seven 5-point ways to integrate livesmatter human development deepest connections
*the 5 e's of franchising village solutions
*SHELF- to end poverty
*UNITS - to end middle income traps
*5 value chain maps from community to worldwide applied by entrepreneurial revolutionaries
*VESTY - 5 most promising human solutions for uniting nations discovered in 15 years after world war 2
*without borders adaptability of constitutions vital to being a leap ahead of each of moore laws 100 times more tech decades- eg telecommute to e-commute, telehealth to e-health, tele-edu to e-edu, tele-finance to e-finance.
*pictured right- factoring the 17 sdgs into 4 meta goals and transformation of global elite partnerships to bottom up deep data applicability-eg so tracing how to end virus values every family's front line interactions

afore ye go global with tech, value 4 humansAI system gravities

asian lives matter
abe & emperor reiwa
abed & yunus
kuan yew & ka-shing
ma & ma & mi & yuan
moza & rania
kim & ki-moon
brilliant & grant
gandhi & theresa
beyond olympics - ryo, osaka, kobe
edu as if all teens lives matter- see maps brooklyn, rest ny suburbs, rest ny state
health beyond covid with cuomohealth with bloomberg-hopkinshealth with james grant global school of vaccines and health
young scholars of us's number 1 monetary economist and philanthropist soros- economist for sdgs, global performing arts & fashions, multilingual youth ambassadors, twin city special vienna, dhaka:women's world's number 1 ngo coalition, berlin, palestine
global investment funds - soros:global board- deep data for every society and climate: bloomberg, blackstone, schwarzman
action-learning networks of ban ki-moon, jim kim, & antonio guterres
- schwab links unga with 5 hubs of industrial rev 4 - san fran, tokyo, beijing delhi, geneva as well as world economics davos winter and world innovation champions china summer and 400 global youth shapers hubsfall priority young journalism briefs- chennai bay and carribean for america's most powerful woman

Friday, July 31, 2020

2025now,com back in 1984 i co-authored the 2025 report - was there a way out of orwellian big brother syndrome-

 in updating this book in 2020, the next 5 years seem like no other in my living memory- i grew up a scot in 1950s/1960s london- first

  •  i was taught by my family i wouldnt have existed without the kind intervention of americans in 2 world wars that the old world had spun through empire processes that included genocide, slavery, and quite literally 5% of the world's people in nw europe mattered more than 65% who were asian, 12% who were african, 5% that were latin american 
  • between the ages of 8-12 i was very lost by 2 subjects taught at school: history why did we start with being examined on the romans who dismissed scots as to be walled off (hadrian) and why did history end around 1845- only much later i realised it wasnt politically correct in england to teach we were the peoples whose island-governed empire brought poverty and war across the 3 tricontinent of eupe, asia and africa; in london religious instruction as well as daily hym singing concentrated on reading the bible but in the opposite way that my family tree which had been populated by missionaries who went worlwide as scots were thinned by 19th century london's ruling classes
so i wonder are humans only capable of dreaming never the courage to mediate reality-making ::


leadership serving all lives matter coming from public servants and professionals- we the peoples give a monopoly to rule over us to those we assume to value our species greatest need - exploring why extinction is where we are being pied pipered to unless we are all empowered to linkin round end poverty

what kind of human intelligence could those of us who parent supply and demand from the younger half of the world if they are to be the sustainability generation-  i have chosen 16 worldecordjobs creators as a guide but frankly this is as much a survey- dig deep into your skin color, gender, ethnicity, faith, geohistoric roots- who do you nominate culturally as your cultural translator of gola 1 end poverty rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

2 economists of how the first 18 decades of man and machines climaxed in world wars - adam smith and keynes

a legal and maths researcher of system transformation gandhi & einstein

2 of the most practical, loving and hope inspiring ladies celebrated through first half of 20th century - florence nightingale and maria montessori

2 science fiction writers hg wells and ac clarke- has the time come when science fiction is dead because we now have the tech to achieve anything for better or worse

2 american facilitators of consciousness and bottom-up openness - harrison owen and meg wheatley

2 storytellers in different type of media and english mindsets - william shakespeare and david attenborough

royal forces that survived the old world entering 3rd millennium - anglo dutch and japanese

pope francis and sir fazle abed -2 servant leaders of end poverty for all seasons and all hemispheres

introducing VEST 4 solutions  1945-1960 to  SHELFsafety-health-reducation-leadership-ser

back from the future value mediation of the 6 decades following moon race decade -5g 20202, 1g 180s, 0g 1970s UNITES university-nature,infrastructure, technology, energy, sports

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The Open Society University Network (OSUN) is a new global network that integrates learning and the advancement of knowledge across geographic and demographic boundaries, promotes civic engagement on behalf of open societies, and expands access of underserved communities to higher education.

OSUN Connected and Blended Learning Toolkit

OSUN CONNECTED AND BLENDED LEARNING TOOLKIT

Placing Liberal Arts Pedagogies Front and Center
The OSUN Connected and Blended Learning Toolkit, developed by the Center for Learning in Practice (CLiP) at the Carey Institute for Global Good in collaboration with the Open Society University Network and Bard College, is a living document that is open and accessible to faculty across the network, offering support for connected and blended course development.

Mission
Central European University, Vienna.

Mission

  • Foster critical thinking, open intellectual inquiry, and fact-based research to strengthen foundations of open society amid authoritarian resurgence
  • Educate students to address tomorrow’s global challenges by getting to know other societies from the inside
  • Expand access to higher education at a time of growing inequities
  • Counteract polarization by promoting global research collaboration and educating students to examine issues from different perspectives and advance reasoned arguments
  • Bolster efforts by universities in challenging environments to build their own capacity through global partnerships to make greater contributions to their societies

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • A Conversation with Patrick Gaspard
    July 1, 9:00 am EDT
    On July 1, The Open Society University Network (OSUN) hosted a candid dialogue with Patrick Gaspard, president of the Open Society Foundations. Moderated by Jonathan Becker, vice-chancellor of OSUN, the discussion was cosponsored by OSUN and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
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  • Announcing COV-AID
    Engaging Across Global Networks
    The Open Society University Network, in partnership with the Talloires Network, announces the launch of COV-AIDCommunities oVirtual Alliance & Inter-Dependence, to support universities engaged in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COV-AID seeks to collect and share stories of institutions and individuals who are taking action to mitigate the crisis, document practical steps and strategies that may be of use elsewhere, provide uplifting content, and strengthen public support for engaged universities.

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  • Tomorrow Is Now:
    The Eleanor Roosevelt Conferences
    The Val-Kill Partnership, in conjunction with the COV-AID Project sponsored by the Open Society University Network and The Talloires Network present a virtual discussion series highlighting the importance of Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy in today's crisis.
    Join us for the Tomorrow Is Now virtual conference series via live Zoom sessions where speakers from around the world will reflect on the relevance of Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy during the pandemic. View Schedule

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The first episode features Bard College President and OSUN Chancellor Leon Botstein, Universidad Veracruzana Rectora and Talloires Network Vice Chair Sara Ladrón de Guevara, and Tufts University President and Talloires Network Chair Anthony P. Monaco.

Adapting to the New Reality: Civically Engaged Universities Offer Strategies and Hope

A Webinar Series Sponsored by Open Society University Network and the Talloires Network
This series aims to serve as a beacon of light, providing uplifting content and strengthening public support for universities. It features leaders in higher education from around the world speaking about ways their institutions are responding to the current crisis and offering strategies that can be adopted by others.

OSUN STRUCTURE


FOUNDING MEMBERS

  • BARD COLLEGE
    (United States)
    Bard College, founded in 1860, is highly regarded for its excellence in liberal arts and sciences teaching and its innovations in bringing high-quality education to underserved communities. Bard is a leader in forging international partnerships and integrating civic engagement and the arts across its undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
    (Austria)
    The Central European University (CEU) is a graduate institution founded in 1991. Its mission is to promote open societies and democracy through advanced research and research-based teaching, primarily in the social sciences and humanities.


EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS

Institutions Participating in First-Phase OSUN Projects*
  • COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    Al-Quds University/Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences (Palestine)
    American University of Bulgaria
    American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)
    Arizona State University (Unites States)
    Ashesi University (Ghana)
    Bard College Berlin (Germany)
    Birkbeck: University of London (United Kingdom)
    BRAC University (Bangladesh)
    European Humanities University (Lithuania)
    Princeton University: Global History Lab (United States)
    Sciences Po in Paris (France)
    SOAS University of London (United Kingdom)
    Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND
    EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (United States)
    Chatham House (United Kingdom)
    Institute for New Economic Thinking (United States and United Kingdom)
    Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Austria)
    Open Society Archives (Hungary)
    Rift Valley Institute (Kenya)
    The Talloires Network (United States)


    *OSUN is actively in discussions with other potential partners that share its principles and academic ambition.

Philanthropic Partner

PHILANTHROPIC PARTNER

OSUN builds on the accomplishments of several major initiatives in higher education supported by the Open Society Foundations (OSF). In the 1990s, OSF’s Higher Education Support Program (HESP) effectively served as a Marshall Plan for higher education in Central and Eastern Europe. CEU, founded in 1991, became a unique model in graduate education, combining cutting-edge research and research-based teaching with a focused social mission.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT


Network Courses
Network Debate with students from international partner institutions.

Network Courses

Challenging Students to Examine the Ideas and Practices of Being a Global Citizen in the 21st Century
OSUN Network Courses are virtual international exchanges that unite students and faculty from several universities located in different parts of the world in the classroom, sharing faculty and conducting joint research projects in which people from many universities collaborate.

Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference
Get Engaged Conference, Budapest. Photo by Zarlasht Sarmast

Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference

Empowering Young Leaders of Change
Student leaders from an international network of institutions gather every spring for a five-day conference at Central European University's campus in Budapest, Hungary. The Get Engaged Conference gives students the opportunity to develop community leadership skills and collaborate on solutions to local and global challenges.

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