Truth and reconciliation processes are critical in addressing colonial legacies and realising the modern vision of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network brings together an interdisciplinary collective of academics, researchers and professional staff from more than 40 universities across the Commonwealth, who work in the fields of peace, truth, justice, and reconciliation.
The network aims to connect and support those interested in peace and reconciliation, facilitating collaboration and sharing approaches to truth-telling and reconciliation in society and within universities themselves.
Through the network's discussion group, academics can connect with colleagues working on similar topics and share events or relevant news and research.Join the network
Open to professional and academic staff at ACU member universities, the Challenge Grants support collaborative work focused on the Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network’s priority themes. Applications have now closed and will reopen in February 2022.Find out more
Our networks are spaces where knowledge, capacity and resources can be shared. Crucially, they are practical, with activities that have a direct impact on university practice and the wider world. Benefits include:
There are two main ways to be part of the network:
Networks are open to all staff members and students at ACU member universities - with over 500 member universities in 50 countries, that’s a potential group of 10 million students and more than 1 million academic and professional staff.
Whether you are a student, vice-chancellor, academic or professional at an ACU member university, by joining a network you will instantly become part of a global collaboration with a diverse set of potential partners. You can join as many ACU networks and communities as you like, at any time.
The steering committee sets the vision, strategic direction and delivery plans for the network. Some committee members also lead a thematic group that focuses on a mission-oriented or subject based theme for the network:
Join the Steering Committee
Applications are now open for members to join the Network's Steering Committee. If you are interested in helping strengthen and drive the activities and aims of the Network, alongside fellow professionals from across the Commonwealth, then we want to hear from you.
Deadline: Tuesday 31 August at 16:00 UTC
The network is convened by Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) of the University of Melbourne. Professor Wim de Villiers, Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University and member of the ACU's Council (governing body), chairs the network.
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This week, the ACU brought together universities from every region of the Commonwealth to launch the new ACU Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Network at the University of Melbourne, AustraliaRead this article