Plenary: Creating Sites for Global Learning
Briefly defined, global citizens are those prepared to live and work in a hyper-complex, interdependent society and who contribute to improving the global welfare. They have developed the knowledge, skills, and values to understand globalization; appreciate the diversity of humanity; recognize the critical challenges that are compromising humanity’s future; and collaborate with stakeholders to resolve these critical challenges. The Salzburg Global Seminar’s Mellon Fellow Community Initiative has worked with institutions representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Appalachian College Association to develop single and multi-campus global education initiatives. This plenary will examine how these institutions offer a unique opportunity to make ‘globalization at home’ and ‘citizenship without borders’ a powerful learning experience for their students and contribute to the discussion about diversity and global education in U.S. higher education.
Moderated by Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U