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In Association With

Salzburg Global Seminar

sgs-associate-button_blackThe Global Citizenship Alliance was founded as an independent organization to continue, strengthen and expand the work of Salzburg Global Seminar’s successful Global Citizenship Program. As such the GCA continues to work in association with Salzburg Global in ways that are mutually beneficial to the GCA’s Statement of Purpose around global citizenship education and Salzburg Global’s commitment to global citizenship as well as its ongoing seminars focused on education. Salzburg Global has a long history of undertaking programs on innovation, excellence and equity in higher education – from the Universities Project and Visiting Advisors Program which worked with universities in the former Soviet Union to better operate under changing circumstances to the more recent series of seminars aimed at increasing educational access, opportunity, and success for underrepresented student populations worldwide.

The GCA is proud to be a part of this legacy and to continue working in association with Salzburg Global on common goals and projects.


Mellon Global Citizenship Program

The Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP) of the Salzburg Global Seminar supports thirty-six colleges and universities representing select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) 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. It builds on the work of the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (see report here). The M-GCP aims to enable cross-institutional activities, establish a framework for ongoing cooperation between M-GCP institutions, and pave the way to the establishment of an independent consortium dedicated to long-term collaborative global citizenship education activities. This is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Because the M-GCP was an outgrowth of the Global Citizenship Program, its mission, vision and format are similar and complementary to the GCA’s programs. Many M-GCP partner schools have also been involved in the GCP.

GCA Team members David Goldman and Jochen Fried continue to work on the M-GCP on a contract basis as Co-Manager and Senior Advisor respectively.


 

News and Views

2019 Global Conference on Teacher Education for Education for Sustainable Development

This conference will bring together ESD and GCED experts with policy makers, teacher educators and other practitioners in education to explore, discuss, and develop locally relevant strategies to systemically implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) as called for in Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, the Global Education 2030 Agenda and other UN policies that our nations have agreed to carry out between 2020 and 2030.  The conference will be the first global meeting to recognize the goals and the designated framework entitled ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) being launched in June 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The conference will focus on the role of embedding ESD and GCED within formal education systems, seeking existing successful practices and identifying their potential for policy reform and other education legislations. Special interest groups will focus on aspects such as: Embedding ESD and GCED in elementary and secondary education, Online teaching approaches engaging and accessing those in remote or underserved regions, ESD as a potential to enhance education and training systems for Indigenous youth, ESD and GCED in early childhood care and education. For further information on the call for papers and free registration, please see the  _FINAL Flyer_2019 Global Conference

Lazarus and Liberty

Core faculty and long-time friend and supporter of the Global Citizenship Alliance, Peter Rose, published an article in the Massachusetts Review in response to the recent discussions about Emma Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus" hanging on a bronze plaque inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. In Peter's words, "To say that Lazarus would be appalled at the mockery made of her sonnet—and, implicitly, of all those who found her words encouraging—by Donald Trump’s Acting Commissioner of Immigration, Ken Cuccinelli, would be an understatement. Like her sonnet, Emma Lazarus was herself a Colossus, a true American giant in comparison to the xenophobic Lilliputians in today’s Washington." massreview