TNLC2024: India

3 December 2024 – 5 December 2024

University Transformation and Collective Action: Nurturing Equitable Futures through Inclusive Networks


The Talloires Network of Engaged Universities is delighted to announce that the 2024 Talloires Network Leaders Conference will be co-hosted by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) from 3-5 December 2024. KIIT and KISS are sister institutions that have developed an innovative model of university civic engagement. KIIT provides a percentage of its earnings to support KISS – a residential institution that provides free education, health care, and food to more than 30,000 indigenous children. KIIT and KISS are in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Bhubaneswar is known as the “Temple City,” and is located on the east coast of India, south of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

We are living in turbulent and unpredictable times. There are deepening inequalities within and between countries. Polarization within and between countries continues to grow as disinformation and hate speech against the marginalized escalates. Many societies are witnessing attacks on public and human rights institutions as well as threats to democracy. Simultaneously, technological advances such as Zoom and WhatsApp allow us to come together, build lasting relationships, and share ideas and resources.

Our next major movement-building event will challenge the way we think about the historic role of universities in their communities, highlight examples of institutional transformation around the world, raise the voices of next generation leaders, create a framework for ethical AI, and explore how inclusive networks may play a role in advancing our common cause. Together, we will imagine a better future and identify the next steps on our collective journey. 

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