Yale International Alliance
Conference on Global Citizenship

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Yale International Alliance Conference on Global Citizenship scheduled for March 13-14, 2020, in Rome, Italy, due to complications with the spread of the coronavirus.

We do not take this decision lightly as so many people have worked diligently to make the conference a success. However, current and projected Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization warnings dictate that we cancel the conference in the best interest of our speakers and attendees.

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March 13-14, 2020

Connect, Discover, Innovate. Wherever you are in the world and whatever your field, join us for an unparalleled opportunity to engage a global community of scholars, alumni, and international leaders on some of the biggest questions of our times.


What does it mean to be a "citizen of the world" in the twenty-first century?

Yale International Alliance Conference on Global CitizenshipAs global citizens move beyond nation-bound thinking towards 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?

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Connect with established and emerging corporate, NGO, and arts leaders who are making an impact on the international stage.

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Explore how sustainability, corporate leadership, civic engagement, and the arts can redefine what it means to be a global citizen.

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Learn alongside a community of passionate and engaged leaders who are already making a difference.

This event is open to everyone — no Yale affiliation required

The conference is open to and welcomes anyone who has an interest in or cares about global issues and topics (no Yale affiliation required). The conference is structured to be inclusive and bring together global citizens of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.


The Yale International Alliance Conference on Global Citizenship will take place in Rome, Italy.

For additional information on participating in or sponsoring the conference, contact:
Nicholas Roman Lewis ’93, Sr. Director, Shared Interest Groups, Yale Alumni Association

Global Voices: What is a global citizen?

The Yale International Alliance (YIA) Conference on Global Citizenship is an international summit that brings together industry leaders and professionals from around the world for engaging discussion. The 2020 international conference in Italy focuses on the theme of global citizenship in the 21st century. A world forum for international thought leaders and career professionals, the event takes place March 13 – 14, 2020 in Rome and is home to a robust program of keynote presentations, round tables, workshops, and networking opportunities. The meeting is open to everyone, regardless of industry and Yale affiliation.

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