Global Citizenship - Ethics and Engagement

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Feb 26, 2015
by Stuart Milne
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Global Citizenship - Ethics and Engagement

Miami Dade College sends students to Salzburg Global Seminar for 12th consecutive year Miami Dade students during their 2014 GCP session.

Fifty students from Miami Dade College will arrive at Salzburg Global Seminar to participate in Global Citizenship Program Session 66 | Global Citizenship: Ethics and Engagement, from February 26 to March 5.

The long-running Global Citizenship Program aims to develop young people who are consciously prepared to live and work in the complex interdependent society of the 21st Century and contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants.

Salzburg Global partners with dozens of universities and colleges across the USA to put global citizenship at the forefront of academic curricula, extra-curricular programs and institutional policies.

2015 marks the 12th consecutive year Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida has traveled to Schloss Leopoldskron for a dedicated GCP session.

Salzburg Global is delighted to welcome back former Associate Director of Education David Goldman, who returns as a faculty member alongside Salzburg Global Fellows Farid Hafez, researcher in Political Science at the University of Salzburg and Tazalika M. Te Reh, PhD candidate at the American Studies Department of the T.U. Dortmund University, together with long-serving GCP faculty member Reinhold Wagnleitner, retired associate professor of modern history at the University of Salzburg and visiting professor of United States history at three American universities.

“Global citizens are consciously prepared to live and work in the complex interdependent society of the 21st Century and contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants,” says GCP Director Astrid Schröder.

“In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world events from a variety of perspectives, has become increasingly critical. So has the need for people to think and act as global citizens in order to address some of the most pressing issues of global concern that are facing humanity in the 21st Century.”

As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, participants will travel to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in nearby Germany to better understand how and why the Holocaust unfolded, and witness first-hand the terrible consequences when understanding and acceptance of the other breaks down at the most extreme level imaginable.

GCP participants will be exposed to a number of perspectives on what it means to be a global citizen through faculty presentations, and develop these ideas further through small group discussions. Presentation topics include The United States of America and the World: Views from a Distance, Mapping Globalization, and The Islamic Faith Community in Austria.

Participants will also take part in a teleconference with GCP alumnus and Salzburg Global "Face for the Future" Lavar Thomas, who will be sharing his experiences as a Peace Corps community health volunteer in Kigali, Rwanda.


Global Citizenship: Ethics and Engagement is part of Salzburg Global’s long-running Global Citizenship Program. More information on the session can be found here: www.salzburgglobal.org/go/66. You can follow all the discussions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the hashtag #GCP66.