Justice Anthony Kennedy: “We are all trustees of freedom”

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Justice Anthony Kennedy: “We are all trustees of freedom”

US Supreme Court Justice speaks at Global Citizen Program

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy took the floor at Salzburg Global Seminar on Monday, July 15 to make some remarks “On Citizenship” to an engaged audience of university and college faculty and administrators.

Addressing participants from community colleges, small liberal arts colleges and large state universities, Justice Kennedy urged them to see themselves as the “trustees of freedom” and to encourage their students to also see themselves as such.

The more than 50 college professors and administrators were taking part in the 59th session of the Global Citizenship Program, held last week at Schloss Leopoldskron.

This session on ‘Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why, and How?’ focused on how colleges and universities can embed global citizenship education into the fabric of their institutions.

Justice Kennedy has a long relationship with Salzburg Global Seminar and the Global Citizenship Program.

He first came to a Salzburg Global session in 1988 – the same year as he was nominated to the US Supreme Court – as a member of the faculty for session 269 ‘American Law and Legal Institutions’.

He has since served as faculty or a guest lecturer at two law-related sessions, as well as five sessions of the GCP and the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.

The session concluded on July 21 with participants having developed strategies to create, strengthen and implement programs designed to transform their institutions into ‘sites of global citizenship.’

The GCP is concluding its tenth year of programming and has fostered deep and sustainable change at over 80 colleges and universities.