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Friday, July 31, 2020


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OSUN | OPEN SOCIETY UNIVERSITY NETWORK

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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.
    WATCH NOW
  • 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.

    WATCH THE SERIES
  • 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

    WATCH THE SERIES


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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