GLOBAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Summer Reading- 2022
Our mission in Global Studies is to become more engaged and knowledgeable global citizens. How do we do this in a world full of distractions? Enter How to Do Nothing- Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell.
We kicked off this year analyzing the lessons in this book to be more mindful, centered people ready to engage with others in meaningful ways.
“When the pattern of your attention has changed, you render your reality differently. You begin to move and act in a different kind of world.” -Jenny Odell
LIVE, LEARN AND LEAVE A MARK AT WATKINSON SCHOOL
Engaging students in service and academic learning at home and abroad, interdisciplinary, and housed in an environmentally-efficient building, Watkinson’s Global Studies program embodies the school’s mission to develop in students “the power to shape their lives and the world around them.” Learn More
Global Studies Events
"An overarching theme throughout all of the events I attended this trimester seemed to be a call for love and compassion for all, and a plea for open dialogue and respect for all viewpoints." Sam V '18, Global Studies Diploma Student
The goal of the Global Studies Program is to develop active, engaged global citizens. To expose ourselves to new ideas and opinions, we host speakers at Watkinson School, Skype with experts around the world, and travel to talks, plays, conferences, and more. Check out our full list of events this year.
WHAT WE DO
Learning from others and sharing our work both on campus and beyond is an essential part being knowledgeable and effective world citizens.
We partner with people locally and across the globe to learn while we serve others. Check out our work supporting sustainability, education, and public health initiatives.
We travel to develop a deeper understanding and respect for diverse people and cultures. Learn more about our trips to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, and Uganda.
If there is anything you would like to know about the Global Studies Program or Watkinson School, please get in touch.