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East Coast Institute: Community-based Global Learning & Critical Global Citizenship

Community-based Global Learning Institute Haverford College August 7 – 9, 2018 Register Drawing on 10 years of collaboration between and among Amizade, Cornell University, and The Globalsl Network, The 10th Annual institute will proceed through thematic focus on the relationship of engaged learning to categories of citizenship and inclusion, through variously contested spaces, in our current political moment. The Institute is for faculty, administrators, practitioners, community partners, and researchers who are interested in community-engaged learning, working across cultures and with awareness of global context, at home and abroad. It is uniquely designed to be collaborative, open, and participatory. Photo Credit:…

Higher Education & Global Development – A Conversation at the Notre Dame Summit

In some sense ,“critical” development points to a tradition that is anti-hegemonic, questioning, and concerned about dominant forms of engagement with “development.” In another sense, “critical” development points to development that is most needed, that is vital – the kind of structural changes that lead to lives longer lived.   Individuals with roots in both of these approaches will be central to the initial evening conversation at GSL5: Dignity and Justice in Global Service-Learning. We will hear from Jennifer Lentfer, identified on her Twitter handle as “(re)sister of ahistorical or apolitical social change efforts,” Director of Communications for 1,000 Currents,…

A Nation of Immigrants? The Politics of Educating for Global Citizenship

Eric Hartman, Haverford College and globalsl   The recent removal of “nation of immigrants” from the mission statement of The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is one more move in a series of actions through which President Trump re-centers and validates the role of white supremacy in the historical trajectory of the nation. I review some of these actions below, dusting off some of the basic truths frequently obscured by this administration, before suggesting how higher education should respond. The President asked in January, “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Most people migrate…

What is globasl? Seeking Global Citizenship and an Invitation to Contribute

By Eric Hartman At globalsl, we aim to offer weekly blogs on global citizenship work – snapshots of happenings, readings, and resources that are relevant for others supporting the work of community-campus collaboration to honor and advance human dignity, locally and internationally. Here’s some background on how globalsl and I got here. The gathering of resources and community at globalsl began through a couple key moments, including the interest and leadership of institutions that advanced the 2nd International (now Global) Service-Learning Summit. But a great deal of globalsl origins also tracks back to my personal experimentation with online reflection and…

The Public Purposes of Higher Education: Three False Dichotomies

Eric Hartman While recently moderating a panel on Human Rights Pedagogy and Practice, I was struck by the panelists’ collective, effective erasure of a number of dichotomies in the discourse around community-campus partnerships. First, it’s not community OR campus; we need better language than community-campus partnerships. Campuses are not so exceptional that they might be exempted from geographic space or history. They are places that include diverse and interlocking memberships, power structures, privileges, and exclusions. To frame work through the language of campus-community creates three problems. Campus-community language overstates the separation between the two. Students, staff, and faculty members live,…