From time to time, a generation is faced with some very big choices. Failures in the global geopolitical liberal settlement, existential pressures on climate and resources, social inequality and injustice, the shift from the analogue world to a digital one and a devastating global pandemic, all contribute to a potentially overwhelming sense of systemic change.

History teaches us that the future may bend towards a more humanitarian and sustainable way of life – or towards division and destruction. The choices universities make will play a critical role in determining which path we take as a society. Universities can be complacent, passive bystanders, or they can embark on a deliberate evolution of their public purpose.

In The New Power University, Jonathan Grant argues that to remake the social contract between universities and the public, universities must embrace “new power” values that focus on participation, networks governance and radical transparency.

At this book launch event, hosted by Wonkhe, Jonathan will be joined by a panel of experts including Henry Timms, co-author of New Power, former universities minister Jo Johnson, and ‘Funmi Olonisakin, vice principal international at King’s College London to discuss how the learning, research and social responsibility missions of universities can be reimagined and transformed.

The event will start at 16.00 and finish by 18.00.

Get your copy of The New Power University here – use code NPU for a 25 per cent discount.

You can find a recording and chat box of the event here.

Access passcode: NewPower21!

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From time to time, a generation is faced with some very big choices. Failures in the global geopolitical liberal settlement, existential pressures on climate and resources, social inequality and injustice, the shift from the analogue world to a digital one and a devastating global pandemic, all contribute to a potentially overwhelming sense of systemic change.

History teaches us that the future may bend towards a more humanitarian and sustainable way of life – or towards division and destruction. The choices universities make will play a critical role in determining which path we take as a society. Universities can be complacent, passive bystanders, or they can embark on a deliberate evolution of their public purpose.

In The New Power University, Jonathan Grant argues that to remake the social contract between universities and the public, universities must embrace “new power” values that focus on participation, networks governance and radical transparency.

At this book launch event, hosted by Wonkhe, Jonathan will be joined by a panel of experts including Henry Timms, co-author of New Power, former universities minister Jo Johnson, and ‘Funmi Olonisakin, vice principal international at King’s College London to discuss how the learning, research and social responsibility missions of universities can be reimagined and transformed.

The event will start at 16.00 and finish by 18.00.

Get your copy of The New Power University here – use code NPU for a 25 per cent discount.

You can find a recording and chat box of the event here.

Access passcode: NewPower21!

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Speakers

  • Jonathan Grant

    Author, The New Power University

    Jonathan’s research interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment, the use of research and evidence in policy and decision-taking, and the social purpose of universities in the 21st century. Jonathan has significant international experience, having helped formulate and implement R&D and other strategies in, for example, the UK, Greece, Norway, Qatar, … Continued

  • Jo Johnson

    President's Professorial Fellow, King's College, London, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and former universities minister

    Jo Johnson is chair of education software and services group Tes Global and of Access Creative, the largest independent provider of further education and specialist training for the creative industries. He is a President’s Professorial Fellow at King’s College London and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. A member of Parliament between 2010-2019, … Continued

  • ‘Funmi Olonisakin

    Vice-president and vice-principal International, and professor of security, leadership & development, King’s College London

    ‘Funmi Olonisakin is Vice-President and Vice-Principal International and Professor of Security, Leadership & development at King’s College London. She founded the African Leadership centre (ALC), which aims to build the next generation of African scholars and analysts generating cutting edge knowledge for peace, security and development in Africa. She was Director of the Conflict, Security … Continued

  • Henry Timms

    President and chief executive, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Co-author of New Power

    Henry Timms is President and CEO of Lincoln Center – the world’s largest performing arts center, encompassing the Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juiliard, Film at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet, the Library for the Performing Arts, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the School of American Ballet and Chamber Music Society of … Continued

  • Debbie McVitty

    Editor, Wonkhe

    Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe