This past weekend, GLCA (Great Lakes Colleges Association) consortium member, DePauw University hosted an International Conference/Workshop on “The Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship: Theory and Practice.” Antioch College faculty members, Hassan Rahmanian, Lara Mitias, and Luisa Bieri traveled to Greencastle, Indiana on Friday, February 24th to participate. Friday morning’s panel, “Practicing Global Citizenship in an Age of Walled States,” was particularly engaging as scholars representing a broad range of disciplinary approaches to globalization discussed emergent questions on migration, citizenship and democratic dissent. It sparked a thought-provoking conversation continued over lunch with visiting scholars from GLAA (Global Liberal Arts Alliance) institutions including American University of Beirut, American University of Nigeria, and FLAME University in Pune, India.
The group also heard a guest lecture from South African playwright and novelist, Zakes Mda, Professor of English, Ohio University as well as DePauw University students’ perspectives on global engagement on campus and through study abroad. Antioch College faculty enjoyed spending the day cross-pollinating ideas with peers from partner institutions at home and abroad.
*Photo Credit: DePauw University