Global Citizenship Program 60 | Pathways to Global Citizenship: Roots and Routes

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Dec 09, 2013
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Global Citizenship Program 60 | Pathways to Global Citizenship: Roots and Routes

The session convenes 50 students and 5 faculty advisors from Miami Dade College.

The Global Citizenship Program is a program offered by the Salzburg Global Seminar that provides and promotes global citizenship education in cooperation with a variety of individual and institutional partners. Global citizens are people who have developed the knowledge, skills, tools, values, and commitment to:

  • Understand the nature of globalization, including its positive and negative impacts around the world, and realize how it is transforming human society
  • Appreciate the diversity of humanity in all of its manifestations, from local to global, and interact with different groups of people to address common concerns
  • Recognize the critical global challenges that are compromising humanity’s future and see how their complexity and interconnections make solutions increasingly difficult
  • Collaborate with different sets of stakeholders, by thinking globally and acting locally, to resolve these critical challenges and build a more equitably sustainable world

Broadly speaking, 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.

Session Faculty

Alex SEAGO is chair of the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications at Richmond University in London, England. With an interdisciplinary academic background in American studies, cultural history and cultural studies, Dr. Seago has taught for a wide variety of American and British universities and colleges, including the University of Kansas, The Royal College of Art, Sotheby's Institute, Bournemouth University, Poole College of Art and Design, and the London campuses of the University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin and Syracuse University. Dr. Seago's research interests focus upon the area of cultural globalization - with particular reference to music, art and design. He has published in a wide range of journals and an article of his on global popular music in the 21st century was awarded the Stone-Suderman Prize by the Mid-Western American Studies Association. His book, Burning the Box of Beautiful Things: The Development of a Postmodern Sensibility, examines the relationship between art and design education and the rise of contemporary pop culture in the United Kingdom during the 1950s and 1960s. Dr. Seago received a B.A from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, an M.A from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and a Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art in London. He is an alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Dr. Seago's wife, Lubna, is joining him for the session.

Tazalika M. TE REH is a scholarship recipient at the Urban Transformations Ph.D. Program, funded by the Mercator Foundation. She is part of the American Studies Department of the TU Dortmund, where she is working on her Ph.D. thesis on architecture, space and the racial. As a trained architect with research interests in architecture, African American studies, postcolonial studies, urban studies and architecture education, she earned degrees from the Universities of Applied Sciences in Cologne and Bochum and the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. The topic of her M.A. thesis was "Architecture from A to Z. Concept for an architectural TV show for kids." In 1997, she received a DAAD grant for a work stay in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the architecture firm Moshe Safdie & Assoc. Her work experience incorporates architectural practice, the work as a curator and as the executive assistant to the board of the art foundation Stiftung DKM and its museum in Duisburg and teaching.

Reinhold WAGNLEITNER is associate professor of modern history at the University of Salzburg and was visiting professor of United States history at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. For many years he also played bass and sang in Austrian rock and jazz bands. He is a lecturer of history at Salzburg College and the former president of the Austrian Association for American Studies. In 1998, he founded the research group "History @ Internet." Until 2012 he was the chair of the scientific board of the Leopold-Kohr Academy and is the chair of the Society of Modern History. In 2001, Dr. Wagnleitner's project, "Satchmo Meets Amadeus" was awarded the Tolerance and Diversity Prize from the Embassy of the United States in Vienna. Dr. Wagnleitner is the author of Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria After the Second World War, the co-editor of Here, There, and Everywhere: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture. His most recent book is Satchmo Meets Amadeus. Dr. Wagnleitner serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of New Orleans, which will be published to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the city in 2018. He is a Fellow and has served on the Faculty of many Salzburg Global Seminar sessions and is a Core Faculty member of the GCP, having participated in over fifty sessions for both students and faculty.

Günter WAGNLEITNER has been a fixture of the Austrian music scene since the late 1960s. As early as the 1950s, he performed in Linz, Salzburg, and Vienna engaging a musical concept that connected classical music and jazz; church music and blues; light opera and Rock 'n´ Roll. Needless to say, that pioneering approach met with the total rejection of the gatekeepers of "High Culture." Günter's rejection from the hallowed halls of teachers´ colleges in Linz and Salzburg - the reason cited: seduction of youth with dangerous music - became legendary within the scene. Before he finally concluded his studies (piano and singing) at the Mozarteum and took a position as a music teacher at the Salzburg and Upper Austrian music schools, he undertook 25 years of touring with his own bands in several European countries. He worked as a pianist-singer-entertainer on numerous cruises on board German and Soviet luxury liners in the Mediterranean, in the North and Baltic Seas, the Black Sea, in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean. Recently he has toured Austria and Germany with his brother´s Informance "Jazz - the Classical Music of Globalization."