Fairfield Faculty Join Global Citizenship Summit in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Lisa Calderone MFA '11 on November 16, 2010

Join Professor White as she blogs from the Summit.

Delegates from Fairfield University are currently in attendance at an historic U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) in partnership with the U.S. State Department. The goal of the Summit and its 10-year Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy is to dramatically increase efforts to resolve global challenges of the 21st century by doubling the number of American citizens of all ages engaged in international activities at home or abroad, from an estimated 60 million today to 120 million by 2020.

The University’s delegates at the conference are:

  • Dr. Renee T. White, Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, and Academic Coordinator for Diversity and Global Citizenship
  • Melissa Quan, Director of the Office of Service Learning and Associate Director of the Center for Faith & Public Life
  • Ana Siscar, J.D., Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Project Manager of the Jesuit Humanitarian Action Network Project

“Fairfield is already ahead of the curve with our strategic plan to integrate the vision of globalization at every level of the institution and undertake new and exciting initiatives to reflect and share our vision of global social justice,” says Dr. White.

Interested in following the conversation taking place at the Summit this week? Try:

  • Fairfield’s Global Citizenship Summit Blog
  • Live Webcasts of selected sessions of the Summit throughout the day on November 17 and November 18.
  • Twitter – Attendees at the Summit will be updating their Twitter accounts throughout the day. To join the conversation, you can follow us @usccd. The official hashtag for the Summit is #citizendiplomacy.
  • Facebook – Become friends on Facebook.
  • Summit Schedule – Find the most up-to-date copy of the Summit schedule

Related Links

U.S. Summit & Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy
U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy

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