Empowering Women



The Allegheny College Global Citizen Scholars (GCS) Program is for students who are interested in unpacking a complex global challenge through interdisciplinary coursework and experiential fieldwork at Allegheny College, and ultimately, designing a legacy project with sustainable outcomes.

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Fall 2020 was a pandemic semester, and therefore, we had to adjust our plans. But, we did manage to stay strong. The 2020 Fall newsletter recaps some excerpts from the student reflections and a few program highlights. Please click on the image on the left to access the pdf file of the newsletter. You will need Adobe Reader to open the file.

Our wonderful incoming Cohort IV of Global Citizen Scholars cobbled together their first video challenge this summer, overcoming the challenges of access to technology, varying technical skills, and geographical distance. They were asked to talk about a female leader or inspirational figure that they admire. Here are a few of the individual clips. We're thrilled at the diversity of responses. It's a great start to a year during which we will discuss women change-makers from around the world.

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On September 20, 2020, the on-campus Global Citizenship Scholars from Cohort IV, along with their Teaching Assistants, and Faculty, picnicked in the sun in the rooftop garden outside the Vukovich Communication Center. With masks on, the group made tie-and-dye masks for themselves and as gifts for friends. It was a much-needed respite from COVID isolation, to come together, share some laughter, play name games, and get to know each other.
Photo Credits: Aveet Desai

Fall 2020 Zoom Webinars: 

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“Too often, each of us has walked into the room and been the only woman at the table. Certainly, as a woman of color, I have that experience far too often. And what could we do to change that?” 


The first woman diplomat to lead a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia, and former U.S. ambassador to Malta, Gina Abercrombie-Weatherly has held a series of senior positions that have included advising the Commander of U.S. cyber forces on our foreign policy priorities, expanding our counterterrorism partnerships and programs as Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and coordinating the largest evacuation of American citizens from a war zone since World War ll. 

Ambassador Weatherly gave a Zoom talk to Allegheny students how to pursue change through a career in foreign diplomacy

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