ALLEGHENY COLLEGE GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARS
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. This website captures the experiences of Cohort IV (2020-24) on the theme of "Empowering Women Worldwide" co-directed by Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy (Professor, Media & Cultural Studies) and Dr. Caryl Wagget (Professor, Global Health).
REMOTE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS
Meet our Spring 2021 Teaching Assistants
About Women's Services in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
This Spring 2021, we are proud to collaborate with Meadville Women's Services Inc.
Our Cohort IV students will continue to explore the theme of promoting "Empowering Women Worldwide," which is integral to Goal 5 of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals framework.
Students in this cohort will work in small groups, under the supervision of the GCS faculty directors and the Allegheny College Chaplain Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell, and with mentoring by our community partner (Meadville Women's Services Inc.). They will undertake four exciting initiatives that are remote community partnership projects. Through these, they will explore what empowerment means in the context of vulnerable populations, and practice active listening and thoughtful inquiry, before moving to any form of consensual action. We hope to share the results at the end of this semester!
On the academic front, our students will be taking a 2-credit seminar, INTDS190 with Profs. Sinha Roy and Waggett:
An introduction to the cohort-related theme of the global citizen scholars program. Students explore the theme through an interdisciplinary evaluation of domestic and international policies, structures, and systems. Students evaluate questions of rights and responsibilities within domestic and international settings, and in the context of diverse beliefs, values, and worldviews. Drawing from a variety of sources, from peer-reviewed and policy-based literature to news media articles we analyze how knowledge is developed in this field and how and why various publics may perceive things differently. Emphasis is on developing civic identity and a commitment to finding ways in which they might take action individually and collectively.
Applying to Allegheny College and interested in trying out for a spot on the next cohort of the Global Citizen Scholars' program?
Global Movers & Shakers
FALL 2020 RE-CAP
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:
“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
CLICK ON THE IMAGE ON THE LEFT OR CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES OF THE "EMPOWERING WOMEN" GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARS' COHORT IN THEIR FIRST SEMESTER.