The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Event Details

Public Scholarship Seminar

Thursday, 16th of March 2017 (12:45 – 14:00) @ ILAS Boardroom

The CKI is delighted to host Dr. Elaine Ward, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Merrimack College, USA to talk about perspectives, research and findings related to the theme of recently co-edited and authored book Publicly Engaged Scholars - Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education based on the attached new Stylus publication and her most recent co-edited and authored book. This is an important event to discuss your role and that of NUI Galway in terms of civic and commuting engagement, and the meaning of public scholarship.

All are welcome to attend the event on Thursday 16th March at 12.45pm to 2pm in the ILAS Boardroom (Lunch, tea and coffee to be provided).

Please RSVP Carmel King at or on ext: 3823

One reviewer of the publication has noted:

Publicly Engaged Scholars is a much needed look at the future of higher education as more of the public, increasingly diverse in every way, pushes for more of the academy to engage in high-impact scholarship, collaborate broadly, and be a locus of democratic practice and educator of democratic citizens. Its authenticity comes from the powerful voices of our students, who have emerged as the new generation of publicly engaged scholars looking to make a difference in the world. This is an exciting time, and this volume pulls us enthusiastically into that future.”?

Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Rutgers University-Newark.