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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

The ‘Allahu Akbar’ Double Standard of Terrorism

One of the worst mass shootings in modern American history recently took place in October 2017 when a white man named Stephen Paddock shot over 500 people (killing 58 of them) during an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. A few weeks after the Las Vegas massacre, a 29-year-old Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan named Saifullo Saipov killed 8 people in lower Manhattan in New York City while allegedly saying “Allahu Akbar” during his murder spree. Both of these acts of mass murder were meant to instill terror in the general public; yet only one of them is called terrorism. The Bridge Initiative