What does it mean to be a "citizen of the world" in the 21st century?
As global citizens move beyond nation-bound thinking toward a “whole-world” approach to the opportunities, issues, and conflicts in the world around us, how do we simultaneously embrace diversity and think beyond difference, take on positions of leadership while redefining them, and move from humanism to a new form of cosmopolitanism? What does it look like to have, in the words of Kwame Anthony Appiah, ethics in a world of strangers?
Join Yale’s global community of scholars, alumni, and international leaders for the inaugural Yale International Alliance Conference on Global Citizenship to explore how global citizenship impacts our lives and shapes our leadership.
The Yale International Alliance Conference on Global Citizenship will be held March 13-14, 2020, in Rome at the Westin Excelsior and will focus on the global citizen as a leader — in the arts, business, social sector, politics, and more.
Through panel discussions, keynote addresses from leaders in the field, curated talks from new voices, and networking in and with Yale’s diverse international communities and global partners, we will explore questions including:
- How can artists create change alongside their art?
- What does it mean to be a global citizen in the face of climate change?
- How do businesses continue to drive innovation and global economic growth while ensuring that the most vulnerable are not left behind?
- How can global citizens promote civic engagement and help their government work for all?
Registration is open
For additional information on participating in or sponsoring the conference, contact:
Nicholas Roman Lewis ’93, Sr. Director, Shared Interest Groups, Yale Alumni Association