Skip to content

Top

Issues in Higher Education and DePauw University

Month: April 2017

At the Helm: Leading Transformation – Report from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 conference

Posted in Reports

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 conference, March 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, featured more than 300 carefully curated conference programs to help…

Read MoreAt the Helm: Leading Transformation – Report from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2017 conference

DePauw University Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship Conference: “A Portal to the World in Greencastle”

Posted in Reports

DePauw University Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship Conference: “A Portal to the World in Greencastle”
by David Alvarez (English) reporting about a conference hosted at DePauw and made possible by funding from the GLCA Global Crossroads Grant, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, the English Department, Academic Affairs, and the World Literature program.

“Global citizenship” can seem a contradiction. If the “global” implies a universal, planetary viewpoint, we can only be citizens of a particular state. And yet who would deny that our local lives are influenced by such global forces as the internet, international trade, and climate change? In the twenty-first century, no one can escape globalization. Tackling these tensions, DePauw’s international conference on “The Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship: Theory and Practice” examined the currency of “global citizenship” for a liberal arts education. Over the course of the three days of panels and speakers, some surprising possibilities opened up. Read More DePauw University Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship Conference: “A Portal to the World in Greencastle”