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Clark Atlanta University to Host Global Citizenship Summit

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Donna Brock

Larry Calhoun

ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2015) — Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will host the Global Citizenship Summit, Oct. 29-31, in the Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta 30314

CAU is the lead institution for this Atlanta University Center summit and is the recipient of a $19,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The Summit will focus on sustainability and innovation and is organized as part of the Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP) of the Salzburg Global Seminar.  It will engage prominent international experts, college presidents, faculty, administrators and students from HBCUs on topics related to global citizenship education.

The speakers include Maghan Keita, director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova College; Anne Gahongayire, former Secretary General, Supreme Court, Rwanda; Carlotta Arthur, program director for the Clare Booth Luce Program, Henry Luce Foundation; and Champa Patel, director of Campaigns Programme for Amnesty International. 

About the Mellon Global Citizenship Program

In 2014, Salzburg Global Seminar launched the Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP) to deepen and consolidate the successful global citizenship education work initiated with institutions affiliated with the Appalachian College Association (ACA) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The M-GCP advances the innovative work begun on 36 U.S. college and university campuses through a multi-year initiative (Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - MFCI) that enabled these institutions to move toward becoming sites of global citizenship development, and to test new models for multi-campus collaboration.  Through the M-GCP, these select institutions are currently supported in their efforts to expand collaboration, demonstrating the powerful value-added impact of cooperation among ACA and HBCU institutions.

For more information on the M-GCP, visit the following website: http://m-gcp.salzburgglobal.org/.


Category: Faculty, Students, Research, Technology
Keywords: Global Citizenship Summit, CAU, Research, Sustainability