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”