LSA Honors Program pres.
Global Citizenship in Practice
Amelia Parker, Exec Director Peace Brigades Int'l
Global citizenship is a popular idea among many of us, yet we do not always conceptualize or actualize it in the same ways. Some argue we are all global citizens by virtue of our increasing interconnectedness with other people and cultures. Others identify as global citizens because of a sense of collective responsibility over a shared future worldwide, a responsibility which must be actively incorporated into daily life. Further complicating this notion is the question of access: who has the knowledge, resources, and power to claim global citizenship as an identity and to make decisions affecting global change?
Global Citizenship in Practice is an opportunity to share interdisciplinary approaches to global citizenship, with emphasis on how we put this idea into practice.
Register to attend (free) by November 18
Want to share your approach to global citizenship?
Propose a poster or concurrent session
Priority deadline: November 11
Do you have global justice-related research to share or an internship story to tell? Are you involved in an organization that exemplifies effective global citizenship? You've received a grade on that excellent paper; now would you like to share it with a wider audience? We welcome a variety of submissions: traditional presentations, discussions, facilitated activities, art installations, and even performances.
Some questions to explore include:
What are the philosophical and legal challenges to defining global citizenship, a notion that implies both rights and responsibilities?
What values are we attempting to communicate when we claim to be a "citizen of the world"?
How do current issues (e.g., world trade, immigration, resource disparities) inform or complicate the notion of global citizenship?
What are examples of how members of our own campus practice global citizenship across disciplines, through scholarship and service?
How can we, as individuals, better understand the global effects of our current habits and behaviors, and what positive changes can we bring to our own practice of global citizenship?
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