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July 2, 2012 – Day #1: “Citizens are the Conscience of the World.”

Today was incredible! Our entire day was dedicated to exposing ourselves to the idea of global citizenship as an attitude, a pragmatic way of life, in this increasingly interconnected, globalized world. We’ve learned so much about what it means to be active global citizens in terms of developing cultural empathy, …

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Busy Day! Talking About Security, US-Muslim Relations and More in Downtown D.C.

By Bridget Doran, 2012 Global Scholar What a busy day we had! After our 8 a.m. breakfast we were off to downtown DC! Our first stop was a visit with Alex Toma of U.S. Connect. This visit with Alex gave us a chance to learn about national security and nuclear …

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First Day As a Global Scholar…

The Global Scholar program is designed to train curious and engaged young citizens in understanding and acting on global issues, an especially important goal in this era of global convergence. But “global citizenship” is an incredibly broad concept, and it can be difficult to understand where to even begin the journey toward …

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Day 5 at Global Scholar: “Stimulating and action-packed!”

The past few days on the AU campus have been stimulating and information-packed! Our group has built our knowledge of global issues from genocide to global warming, the role that the United States and international bodies play in preventing and resolving these issues, and our personal capacities to influence opinions …

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End of Week 1! Simulation, Embassy Visits, and More Training!

Friday and Saturday concentrated on direct, exciting applications of the policy understanding and leadership skills we’ve worked to build over the past week! Over the past two days, we’ve used our newfound knowledge of food security, environmental challenges, security concerns, the global economy, and other pressing global issues to interact …

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So, What Is Global Citizenship Anyway?

By Madel Beaudouin, AIDemocracy Issue Analyst More often than not, we’ve all heard the term “global citizenship”. From it’s early roots in Socratic thinking, (i.e the famous saying “I am not Athenian or Greek, I am a citizen of the world)  “global citizenship” has been developed through academia, NGOs, policy …

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