Global Citizenship Education Innovation Showcased in Atlanta




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Oct 29, 2015
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Global Citizenship Education Innovation Showcased in Atlanta

Salzburg Global Seminar, Clark Atlanta University, and Lindsey Wilson College convene academics and students to focus on preparing next generation leaders through global citizenship education The bust of W.E.B. Du Bois in front of Clark Atlanta University (credit:

International experts, senior representatives and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Appalachian College Association members are meeting in Atlanta, GA this week as part of a series of events hosted by Salzburg Global Seminar, Clark Atlanta University, and Lindsey Wilson College addressing the importance of global citizenship education in preparing the next generation of leaders. 

Clark Atlanta University will host the Global Citizenship Summit, October 29 to 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Summit, focused on Sustainability and Innovation in and through Global Citizenship Education, is organized as part of the Mellon Global Citizenship Program of Salzburg Global Seminar. Supporting organizers include Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. 

The Carter Center and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights are both also generously hosting expert panels at their facilities on October 29 and October 30 respectively. 

Concurrently an Undergraduate Research Conference will be convened on October 30. The Undergraduate Research Conference is being organized by Lindsey Wilson College and will be held at Clark Atlanta University.

The Summit and Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) are being undertaken through competitive grants awarded to Clark Atlanta University and Lindsey Wilson College as part of Salzburg Global Seminar’s Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP), made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The M-GCP was launched by Salzburg Global in 2014 to deepen and consolidate its successful global citizenship education work started through its Mellon Fellows Community Initiative with 36 partner institutions – all of which are either Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) or members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA). 

The Summit and URC will highlight the increasing importance of global citizenship education and showcase the innovative efforts underway at the participating institutions. It will also provide an opportunity for the participants to expand and deepen their networks and catalyze new projects, programs and partnerships across – and outside – their campuses. 

International and US experts will also address the Summit and URC, exploring and analyzing the meaning and value of global citizenship education beyond the campus. Featured speakers include: 


  • Carlotta Arthur, Program Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Walter Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership and editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University School of Theology
  • Wallace Ford, Chair, Department of Public Administration, School of Business, Medgar Evers College; Founder, Fordworks LLC
  • Anne Gahongayire, former Secretary General, Supreme Court, Rwanda
  • Maghan Keita, Director, Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Villanova; Chair, Board of Trustees, College Board
  • Jennie Lincoln, Director, The Americas Program, The Carter Center
  • Yolanda Moses, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence at the University of California, Riversid
  • Champa Patel, Director, Campaigns Programme and Interim Dir. South East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Amnesty International
  • Deborah Richardson, Interim CEO, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc
  • Andrew Young, Founder, Andrew J. Young Foundation


In addition, Ronald Johnson, President of Clark Atlanta University, will also address the Summit. 

More information about the M-GCP, Summit and URC can be found at the M-GCP website:

For enquiries related to the Summit and URC, including information about attending any portion of the events, please contact any of the following: 

Cynthia Cook, Director, Student Services, School of Business Administration, Clark Atlanta University, tel: 404.880.8786

David Goldman, Manager, M-GCP,  

Nancy Smith, Manager, M-GCP,