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The Salzburg Global Seminar's Mellon Global Community Partnership (M-GCP) supports thiry-six colleges and universities representing select HBCUs and members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) in their ongoing efforts to develop, implement and expand global citizenship education activities on their campuses and in collaboration with others involved in the M-GCP. The Mellon Global Citizenship Program is hosting the second annual Mellon Global Citizenship Summit

When:   September 29, 2016 - October 1, 2016

Where:  Meadowview Conference and Resort Center in Kingsport, Tennessee 

What:    Second Mellon Global Citizenship Summit

Why:     Enhance global citizenship education on your campus. Form collaborative partnerships with other institutions.


There is no registration fee.


September 29, 2016 - Day 1

Noon - 1:00 pm          Opening & Welcome

                                         David Goldman and Nancy Smith, M-GCP Managers, Salzburg Global Seminar

                                         Michael  Mihalyo, President, Appalachian College Association

                                         Bettie Starr, Vice President Academic Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College

                                         Location:  Grand BallRoom 6 and 9

1:00 - 2:00 pm            Lunch

2:00 - 3:30 pm             Keynote I:  Diversity, Inclusion,Global Citizenship Education: Understanding                                                              Connections 

John Burkhardt, Director, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity

Respondents: Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University; Jochen Fried, Global Citizenship Alliance (TBC)

Moderator: Betty Overton-Adkins, Director, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good

Location:  Grand Ballroom 6 and 9


3:30 - 4:00 pm             Coffee Break


4:00 - 5:30 pm             Panel I:  Advancing Global Citizenship Education - The Role of Partnerships

M-GCP Partner Institution Representatives:  Sheron Lawson and Doug Keaton, Lindsey Wilson   College; David Howell, Ferrum College; Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University; Lee  Todhunter, Bennett College

Moderator: Tracy Parkinson, Provost, Coker University

Location: Grand Ballroom 6 and 9


6:30 - 8:00 pm                Dinner 

Keynote II: Dawn Michelle Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Moderator: Gail Summer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferrum College

                                 Location: Convention Center


 September 30, 2016 - Day 2

 9:00 - 9:30 am             Selecting Thematic Issue Groups

Moderators:  Conference Leadership Team

                                 Location:  Grand  Ballroom  6 and 9


9:30 - 10:45 am             Thematic Issue Groups Meet

                                   Locations:  Grand Ballroom 3; Boone 1 and 2


10:45 -11:00am              Break

 11:00 - 12:00 pm            Thematic Issue Groups Continue

                                    Locations:  Grand Ballroom 3; Boone 1 and 2

 12:00 - 2:00 pm          Lunch

        Keynote IIIThe UN Sustainable Development Goals and Global Citizenship

Matthias Klettermayer, Public Information Officer, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations 

                                 Moderator:  Lee Todhunter, Director of Global Studies, Bennett College

Location:  Conference Center


2:00 - 3:00 pm                   What Global Citizenship Education Means to Students

Panel of current students from M-GCP institution, reflecting on what global citizenship education means to them and the impact it has had on them. 

Panelists: Students from Lindsey Wilson College, Clark Atlanta University, Bennett College, Ferrum College, Florida Memorial University

                                 Moderator: Bettie Starr, Vice President for Academic Affairs

                                 Location: Grand Ballroom 6 and 9


3:00 - 3:15 pm           Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm                   Thematic Issue Groups Meet II          

 Locations:  Grand Ballroom 3; Boone 1 and 2


5:00 - 7:00 pm            Dinner and Guest Speaker

Amber Garrison-Duncan

Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

                                 Moderator: Michael Mihalyo, President, Appalachian College Association


October 1, 2016 - Day 3

9:00 - 10:30 am                  Keynote IVGlobal Citizenship Education - A 21st Century Imperative

Adil Najam, Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Moderator: Walter Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership; Editor and Director of the Howard Thurman Papers Project; Boston University

Location:  Conference Center


10:30 - 10:45 am         Break


10:45 - 11:15 am           Brief Reports

   Thematic issue groups report out on key points and recommendations

    Location:  Conference Center


11:15 - 11:30 am         Next Steps / Closing

11:30 - 12:30 pm         Join the Undergraduate Research Conference - Presentations

                                  Location:  Grand Ballroom 3, 6 and 9     


12:30 - 1:30 pm           LUNCH

                                   Performance by Florida Memorial University and Berea College students   

                                  Location:  Grand Ballroom 3, 6 and 9


1:30 - 3:30 pm           Global Leadership Circle and Advisory Council Meet



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