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Global Citizenship Alliance

Salzburg Global Seminar Proudly Announces the Launch of the Global Citizenship Alliance.
Newly established organization to operate Salzburg Global Seminar's successful Global Citizenship Program.

After 12 years, 71 sessions, and more than 3000 participants from 80 colleges and universities in the United States, the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is reorganizing to increase its scope and streamline its operations. The GCP's staff have formed an independent organization, the Global Citizenship Alliance, which is assuming operating responsibility for global citizenship education programs previously run under Salzburg Global's aegis. The Alliance will continue to offer sessions "in association with Salzburg Global Seminar," underscoring both organizations' commitment to innovative, highest quality programs.

For latest information, consult the new Global Citizenship Alliance website at www.GlobalCitizenshipAlliance.org


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Global Citizenship: The Power of Higher Education Institutions
Global Citizenship: The Power of Higher Education Institutions
Luke Stevenson 
Colleges and universities are vital institutions for addressing political, social, and economic concerns, be they at a local, national, or global level. The American social revolution of the 1960s is a great example of the power within higher education institutions to build people and thinkers who challenge the status quo and tackle the concerns within their country. Educated young minds have time and again proved their worth by contributing to social protests regarding the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and the current gay rights movement, which have helped shape the society we live in today. The increasingly international environment in which these institutions operate provide more opportunities - and challenges - for their students to become socially aware and active. Salzburg Global Seminar has long since recognized the value of higher education institutions in creating the next generation of global citizens, with its Global Citizenship Program (GCP) (formerly known as the International Study Program) running since 2004. In addition to bringing students to Salzburg for several GCP sessions per year, Salzburg Global also hosts GCP sessions for the faculty and administrators of the institutions from which these students come to further embed the values and teaching of global citizenship in these centers for learning. For the next two weeks faculty and administrators from 18 colleges and two high schools will come to Salzburg to examine the role their institutions play in helping develop globally-minded and socially-aware leaders as we continue into the 21st century. By convening both professors together with administrative staff, the two week-long sessions - entitled "Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why and How?" will explore the role the whole college and high school system can play in prioritizing global education and citizenship at higher education institutions, not only through teaching but also by developing other supporting programs that can take advantage of the new opportunities afforded by rapid globalization in inspiring future generations. While universities, colleges and high schools are often central to their local communities, the developing technological age has given students the opportunities to become global citizens, who once could affect change in their nations, but now have the potential of doing it across physical borders. How their educators prepare them for this will be vital in not only how these global citizens might be involved in future social movements, but also how they will live and work in the complex interdependent society of today and the future, and contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants. The more than 70 participants over the two sessions will debate and develop action plans for what roles college and high schools have in preparing their students as leaders in the 21st century, what skills their students need to be active global citizens and how as educators can effectively equip them for the challenge. Furthermore they will aim to build links between the people at the session on how those committed to global education can learn from and support one another. The plans developed in Salzburg will then be taken back to the participants' respective colleges and universities to be implemented into their existing institutional activities. Alternatively the participants can use what they develop over the session to innovate new approaches on how to expand education for global citizenship, and help advance the goal of the Global Citizenship Program: to foster deep and sustainable institutional change that will allow Salzburg Global's partner schools and colleges to become "sites of global citizenship" and inspire, develop and motivate the global citizens, leaders and social revolutionaries of the future.
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GCP fellows from San Jose State University organize the First Annual Cultural Showcase
GCP fellows from San Jose State University organize the First Annual Cultural Showcase
SJSU Salzburg Scholars 
The First Annual SJSU Cultural Showcase ~ Yes, We Can! April 17, 2014 is already more than a month behind us, but for those of us who worked on the First Annual Cultural Showcase, the memories of all of our hard work and the final results are still fresh in our minds. This experience has been a source of continued inspiration. It demonstrated what a few creative Salzburg Scholars with a passion for change and the drive to work hard can accomplish. Conceived last fall by Erin Enguero, the Cultural Showcase was meant to be a student-run event that would celebrate and highlight the rich cultural and global diversity of SJSU. Several fellow Salzburg Scholars became excited to work with Erin on her project and promote global citizenship through an educational and fun concert. We’re proud to say that we ended up creating a truly special event for our learning community. While planned long before the hate crime that shook our campus last fall, for many of us, the showcase became a way to show solidarity and respond to such hatred with love for all cultures at SJSU. It was a way for our campus community to come together and share with one another. The energy in the room the day of the show was exhilarating! Continue reading the chronicle and see photos of the event.
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West Valley College celebrates third annual global citizenship conference
West Valley College celebrates third annual global citizenship conference
Dulce María Gray 
'Back in 1976 in an essay titled “An Attainable Global Perspective” Robert G. Hanvey, the “father” of modern global education, noted that there are five major components of a global education. For the third consecutive year, the WVC Global Citizenship Committee has aimed to help faculty and administrators to consider and apply those “attainable global perspectives” by organizing and delivering the Global Citizenship Conference. This year, the focus of the conference was “Confronting Urgent Issues” that result from globalization, among them the state of immigration policies and how it affects students in community colleges particularly in California.' Read the full report of the event that took place last April.
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Andy Alfonso, GCP 55 Fellow, awarded scholarship
Andy Alfonso, GCP 55 Fellow, awarded scholarship
GCP Team 
Andy Alfonso, GCP 55 fellow, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Board of Trustees prior to Vice President Joe Biden's commencement speech at Miami Dade College on Saturday, May 3rd. Andy moved from Cuba to the United States less than four years ago. He graduated from Miami Dade College last week and not only has he received the above mentioned scholarship but he has also been accepted to Harvard University and is awaiting confirmation from Johns Hopkins University. His plans are to attend medical school, become a neurosurgeon and use his skills in a developing country. Read the full article on the Miami Herald.
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GCP Fellow awarded with Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship
GCP Fellow awarded with Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship
GCP Team 
Jesus Bohorquez was awarded with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship on May 3rd, 2014. Jesus attended GCP 60 last March, graduated from the Dual Language Program at the InterAmerican Campus, a component of the Honors College at Miami Dade College, where he majored in civil engineering. He is actively engaged in the community, was president of the Beta Kappa Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at his campus and received the President's Volunteer Service Award, amongst other accomplishments. The GCP team joins Miami Dade College in congratulating Jesus for his achievement!
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GCP Faculty invited to lecture at Bronx Community College
GCP Faculty invited to lecture at Bronx Community College
GCP Team 
Farid Hafez has been invited by the Bronx Community College Muslim Student Association to lecture on islamophobia and racism. The event is open to all BCC students and will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 12:00pm to 1:45pm in room 109, North Hall and Library Building. It will be followed by awards to dedicated MSA members. Hafez has served as faculty for both Salzburg Global and the GCP, and has lectured to BCC students both in Salzburg and at a special joint event held in February 2013 at NYU's Deutsches Haus. His research focuses on Muslim organizations in Austria, the role of Islamophobia in Austrian party politics and Islamic political theory. He is the editor of the Yearbook on Islamophobia Studies, an author, lecturer and visiting scholar to universities around the world such as Colombia University, Indiana University in Bloomington, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago and New York University. For further information contact Dr. Abass Abdullahi (Biology Department) or email: bcc.msa@outlook.com
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Tom McDermott and Reinhold Wagnleitner to present at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC
Tom McDermott and Reinhold Wagnleitner to present at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC
GCP Team 
Long-time GCP faculty, Reinhold Wagnleitner and twice GCP 'artist-in-residence' jazz musician Tom McDermott will present a lecture and musical performance at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC on May 21st: Jazz - the Classical Music of Globalization. This free event is officially recognized as part of the Kennedy Center Blue Note at 75 celebration. More information: Offsite Event - Blue Note at 75: Concert Lecture: Jazz - the Classical Music of Globalization
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For latest information, consult the new Global Citizenship Alliance website at www.GlobalCitizenshipAlliance.org.