GLOBAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Announcing Our 2023 Summer Reading
Our mission in Global Studies is to become more engaged and knowledgeable global citizens. The premise of The Bill of Obligations by Richard Haas is that in order to be an effective global citizen you must first be an engaged and knowledgeable American citizen. The Bill of Obligations is a bold call for change. Haass argues that the very idea of citizenship must be revised and expanded. Check out our assignment.
Our discussion of this book and Seminar with Dr. Bialal Sekou from the University of Hartford on being engaged citizens were the foundation for our work on culture and identity leading to our examination of American culture, counterculture, and activism culminating in our October trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the Woodstock music festival.
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.