Budd Hall is a Professor Emeritus with the School of Public Administration and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. The UNESCO Chair is a joint partnership between the University of Victoria and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) located in New Delhi, India. He shares the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education with his colleague of 40 years, Dr. Rajesh Tandon of PRIA, India. This partnership is realized through collaboration with many global networks, through advocacy work with governments and funding bodies and through training.
Prof. Budd Hall’s research interests are community-based participatory research, social responsibility of higher education, knowledge democracy, social movement learning and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.