Global Citizenship Summit Report




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Jun 14, 2016
by Patrick Wilson
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Global Citizenship Summit Report

Report of the inaugural Global Citizenship Summit is now online

The report from the inaugural Global Citizenship Summit is now available to read, download and share. The summit that took place from October 29-31 2015 at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA was held as part of the Salzburg Global Seminar Mellon-Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP).

This first summit focused on the theme of Sustainability and Innovation. An Undergraduate Research Conference with the theme, Global Sustainability: Cultural and Scientific Issues and Perspectives, was organized by Lindsey Wilson College and held in concurrently at Clark Atlanta University on October 30.

Approximately fifty educators and practitioners representing around twenty of the M-GCP institutions were brought together at the summit to showcase innovative global citizenship education approaches, share information and results, align work across the various activities of the Fellows, develop new spin-off activities and plan for the activities' ongoing sustainability.

Also attending the summit were prominent experts in global citizenship education as well as members of the Advisory Council of the M-GCP.

The summit built on the rich history and legacy of civil and human rights as global engagement by partnering with Atlanta-based institutions for events at the Jimmy Cart Presidential Library and Museum and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.

The M-GCP has continued its work with a second round of project activity grants being awarded earlier in the year and also by making preparations for a second Global Citizenship Summit planned for the fall of 2016.

The Mellon Global Citizenship Program builds on the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative and supports thirty-six colleges and universities representing select HBCUs and members of the Appalachian College Association in their ongoing efforts to develop, implement and expand global citizenship education activities on their campuses and in collaboration with others involved in the M-GCP.

The Mellon Global Citizenship Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

More information about the Mellon Global Citizen Program can be found at the M-GCP website: