2019 GALA conference: draft programme and registration details

Posted on July 24, 2019

Networks across Time and Space September 12–14, 2019 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont California, USA Claremont Graduate University will host the 6th Annual GALA conference dedicated to the theme of networks. At its core, GALA represents the partnering of universities, faculty, and students together in a number of different networks of communication, research, idea exploration and teaching. In its sixth year, this conference will assess these networks and examine their value as a cornerstone in the development of liberal arts education. We will probe the nature and value of these networks, explore the success and failure of networks past and present, and offer prospective calls for future networks. The conference will take place on the campus of Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, that is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/cgugala2019. You can also contact the organisers at gala2019@cgu.edu.

Draft programme

Thursday 12 September 9.30-4.00 Student workshops 12.00-4.00 Governance and Strategy meeting (invitation only) 4.30-6.00 Welcome drinks and introductory talks CGU President’s House   Friday 13 September 9.00-9.30 Welcome and framing the conference Ian Gadd, Academic Director, GALA 9.30-11.00 Provosts’ Panel: Universities and networks (roundtable discussion) Participants to include: Duan Peng, Vice President, Communications University of China Patricia Easton, Provost, Claremont Graduate University, USA Ewa Gruszczyńska, Vice-Rector for Education, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland Jairos Kangira, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Namibia Samuel A. Nyanchoga, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya Ruksana Osman, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Transformation, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Stacey Robertson, Provost, SUNY Geneseo, USA, Neil Sammells, Provost, Bath Spa University, UK Zerihun Woldu, Director of Research, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia 11.00–11.30 Break 11.30-13.00 Networks in theory and practice Mark Loon (Bath Spa University): Networks for Business Model Innovation and Portfolios Alexey Verbetsky (RANEPA): Networks as Mechanisms of Intellectual Capital Development Jeanne Holm (City of Los Angeles and Claremont Graduate University): Open Data and Public Policy around the world 1.00-2.00 Lunch (provided) 2.00-3.00 Universities Connecting the World 1 Sarah Flavel (Bath Spa University): Permeable Identities: The University as Network in Intercultural Context Bryan Edward Penprase (Soka University of America): Surveying University networks outside GALA. 3.00-3.30 Break 3.30-5.00 Universities Connecting the World 2 Manjeet Ridon (DeMontfort University): Demonstrating the Value of Liberal Arts Education and Academic Networking: the Silk Road Cultural Exchange Project Ghazala Bhatti (Bath Spa University) & Wiel Veugelers (University for Humanistic Studies): Networking with seven universities for Intercultural Education, Democracy and Global Citizenship. Brandi L. Hall (Bath Spa University): World Heritage and Collaborations: The Story of UK WHS and the Value of their International Partnerships 7.00 Dinner & lecture by John Katzman Saturday 14 September 9.00-10.30 The University in the Community Michael Leroy Oberg (SUNY Geneseo): The Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History Emilie Champagne and André Roy (Concordia): [TBC] Marc Leverton & Ekta Mahajan (Bath Spa University): Creating and building networks to develop entrepreneurial skills and competencies 10.00-10.30 Break 10.30-12.00 GALA: the past five years, the next five years (roundtable discussion) Ian Gadd, Academic Director, GALA Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, Associate Academic Director, GALA Joshua Goode, Claremont Graduate University Stacey Robertson, SUNY Geneseo Eric Freedman, Columbia College, Chicago André Roy, Concordia University Francesca Zanella, University of Parma 12.00-12.30 Student voices 12.30-2.00 Lunch 2.00-2.30 Tackling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Andrew Vosko, Claremont Graduate University 2.30-3.30 Workshop A: Research and Sustainable Development Goals (tbc) Workshop B: Teaching and Sustainable Development Goals (tbc) 3.30-3.45 Break 3.45-4.15 Workshop feedback and discussion 4.15-4.30 Wrap-up Ian Gadd, Academic Director, GALA