New Book and Q&A about Higher Education's Response to Covid with Dr. Ira Harkavy

Kristina García

Penn Today

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Council of Europe published a new book titled “Higher education’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Building a sustainable and democratic future.” The book is edited by Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher, Ira Harkavy, Ronaldo Munck and Hilligje van’t Land 

“Higher education’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic” contains 31 chapters by 43 authors from all over the world, and is the seventh book edited by leaders from the Global Cooperation for the Democratic Mission of Higher Education. Ira Harkavy, associate vice president at Penn and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships’ founding director, is the book’s co-editor. Harkavy contributed three chapters, one of which, “Chapter 7: Past, present, future: Re-thinking the social responsibility of U.S. higher education in light of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter,” was co-written with Rita A. Hodges, Netter Center associate director.

Penn Today talked with Harkavy to discuss social responsibility at Penn, the democratic purpose of higher education, and the role of universities in a post-pandemic world moving forward into the “next normal.”

For more information and an interview with Dr. Harkavy about the book click here.