2.00-2.05 Welcome: Professor Jef Huysmans (Director of Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance)
2.05-2.10 ‘Public Engagement and the The Open University’ Professor Tim Blackman (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research, The Open University)
2.10-2.20 Introduction to the Creating Publics project (Dr. Nick Mahony, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance)
2.20-3.10 Keynote lecture: ‘Practices of Knowledge in a Complex World: Experiments in collaboration and conversation’ (Professor Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina) [short outline of Professor Grossberg’s talk here]
3.10-3.20 Response: Professor Janet Newman, The Open University
3.20-4.00 Q & A / discussion
4.00-5.00 Drinks reception
The launch takes place in the Berrill lecture theatre at the Open University in Milton Keynes (to register email Sarah Batt – firstname.lastname@example.org). For those wishing to attend, but not able to make it in person, there will be a live webcast – this means it will be possible to post comments and questions ‘live’ and be involved in the Q & A session that way.