HPU students explored the notion of global citizen Nov. 8
in a Student Support Services Symposium at the Hawai‘i
Loa campus that included a key note address by the chair of
the Fulbright Commission and breakout sessions that tried to
define global citizenship.
The overall goal of the symposium, according to Nancy Ellis,
the vice president and dean of Student Support Services, was
to develop and disseminate possible definitions of global citizenship
in the hopes of offering a framework for students to establish
and practice their own views and definitions.
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The keynote speaker was Caroline Matano Yang, head
of the Fulbright Commission, which arranges grants and fellowships
so students and faculty can travel and study abroad. This was
followed by one-hour, small group breakout sessions, after which
everyone reassembled for an open discussion about whether or
not global citizenship exists in a meaningful way and how it
is presented here at HPU.
The symposium took place while this issue of Kalamalama was
being printed, so photographs, and the records of the breakout
general sessions, will be published in our Dec. 1 issue.