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Global Citizenship Institute

The global-citizenship camp
A student drawing with a marker
Group work at the global citizenship camp
Students at the global citizenship camp
Students and faculty working together at the global citizenship camp
Students at the global citizenship camp
Students listening to a women dressed in old fashioned clothing in Boston
A classroom discussion at the global citizenship camp


What is the Global Citizenship Institute?

An INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION between Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria and St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA to EDUCATE and SUPPORT faculty and students from public, private and international secondary schools as they learn ways to become ENGAGED GLOBAL CITIZENS actively working to solve problems of global and local significance.

Why now?

Global citizenship is an essential part of EDUCATION in our highly interconnected 21st century world. As students and teachers we have a RESPONSIBILITY to understand the impact of these INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS on the world at large.


IMAGINE the world differently
Join us!

July 6–11, 2020


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What will you do?

  • Listen to LEADERS in the field of global citizenship
  • Work with teachers trained at the SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINAR
  • Work COLLABORATIVELY with your school's team and with teams from around the country
    and AROUND THE WORLD as you work to create an action plan for your school
  • Participate in an outing to EXPLORE THE CITY OF BOSTON, home of the Freedom Trail,
    The USS Constitution, The Museum of Fine Arts,
    The Science Museum and many other exciting sights.

How can I go?

Fill out the registration form above. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.



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Global citizenship is a critical component of a 21st century education. The goal of The Global Citizenship Institute is to offer an opportunity for students and faculty from diverse schools to explore, together with leaders in the field of global citizenship, the meaning of global citizenship and its implications on the local and global level for them as individuals, citizens, and as members of institutions.




We are looking for an enthusiastic, globally-oriented intern to join the Global Citizenship Institute this summer. Duties include running discussion groups, organizing evening activities, and providing dorm supervision. Qualified candidates will be over 18 and have some experience working with high school students. Interns are expected to arrive on campus for orientation on July 6th and stay through our final debriefing session on July 13th. Candidates who are interested in applying for the position should contact Laura Warren. Please include a resume and a personal statement or cover letter describing any academic or professional experience relevant to this program, such as applying global perspectives to problem-solving, teaching or learning experiences.

Interested in Global Citizenship? Looking for a truly rewarding week? The Global Citizenship Institute is looking for interns who will attend the sessions and help coordinate student activities in the afternoons/evenings. In addition to your salary, room and board will be provided and you will earn a GCI training certificate. Please send a resume to and include why you should be considered. All applicants must be at least eighteen years old.


  • We will start our work together on the opening day at 1:30 p.m. with registration and moving into the residence hall.
  • The late afternoon and evening of that first day will be spent on getting to know each other through a variety of activities.
  • During the rest of the week of The Global Citizenship Institute the mornings will start at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast followed by workshops, lectures and group activities. After a delicious lunch and break the afternoon sessions will also be divided between workshops, lectures and group activities. In the evenings the students and faculty will enjoy separate activities. Students will be hosted by the residential staff for movies, games, discussions and other activities. Faculty will enjoy collegial conversations over adult beverages hosted by the St. Mark’s Head of School, John C. Warren ’74 and his wife Laura Appell-Warren at their home and in the faculty room.
  • On Wednesday afternoon and evening the students and faculty will participate in a trip into the city of Boston to enjoy an afternoon spent exploring the town affectionately known as "Beantown". Options of activities will include museums, the Freedom trail and other sites. Dinner will be at Faneuil Hall.
  • The St. Mark’s School Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool will be open every afternoon for those wishing to take advantage of those facilities.

The Team

11_28_2012_10_22_23_Laura_Warren_Laura_Warren_Viewbook_Michael_SeamansDirector: Laura P. Appell-Warren
Laura Appell-Warren is Director of the Global Citizenship Institute and is also the Director of The Global Citizenship Program at St. Mark's School. She teaches religion, anthropology and The Global Seminar. Appell-Warren has been working and teaching in secondary schools, first at Milton Academy and then at St. Mark’s School, for over 30 years. Appell-Warren earned her B.A. in anthropology and psychology from Wellesley College and her doctorate in Psychological Anthropology from Harvard University. She is the author of numerous journal articles, the editor of The Iban Diaries of Monica Freeman and the author of Personhood: An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept. Appell-Warren is a 2012 Salzburg Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the GEBG, the Global Education Benchmark Group, a group whose mission is to use data to assess outcomes and practices to create nationwide standards for global education.

Assistant Director: Annabelle Le Jeune
Annabelle is an environmental and cultural writer hoping to speakerphone the voices of people and their environments to protect and preserve their magic. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member in Ha‘ena, Kaua‘i in the KUPU Conservation Leadership Development Program at Limahuli Garden and Preserve. Since graduating from the University of Hawai‘i with degrees in English and journalism Annabelle immersed herself in the stories of Limahuli, a valley that uses ancient Hawaiian methods to sustain and manage resources in hopes of better understanding the field which she wants to write about. While attending Miami Dade Honors College in 2014, Annabelle participated in the Global Citizenship Alliance. Her studies in global citizenship connected her to St. Mark’s GCI program in 2015 and 2016, and with the GCA program in Salzburg, Austria in 2017. She has had academic opportunities in places like India, Spain, Morocco, and all across the Hawaiian Islands. Annabelle worked with several media platforms and published creative writing stories.


lorisSMSLoris Adams Loris joined the St. Mark's Community in 2016 as the Directory of Community and Equity Affairs. Ms. Adams’ has done this work most recently at Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and before that at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, and Charlotte Secondary School. Loris received her undergraduate degree at Limestone College, her Masters in Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and a Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Competence at Wake Forest University. She has presented at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference and serves on the faculty of the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

GlomsetusePeter Glomset Peter Glomset teaches in the English Department at St. Mark’s School, where he holds the Weezie Foundation Chair in English. He was educated at the University of Washington and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned B.A.’s in English Literature, Comparative Literature and Spanish Language and Literature, as well as Masters’ Degrees and a Ph.D in Renaissance English Literature. Dr. Glomset has a long-standing interest in study-abroad experiences. He attended high school on an exchange in Sweden (where he was born). He taught English in several secondary schools while on a home stay in Veracruz, Mexico. He taught American Studies for three years in Senegal as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. He is especially interested in cultural intercontact and dialogue in literature, the arts, history, and—of course—in our travels.

sellersCharles Sellers Charlie Sellers teaches Spanish and serves as the Head of the Modern Languages Department at St. Mark's. It is his ninth year at St. Mark's. He received his B.A. in English and Spanish from Duquesne University and his masters in Spanish from Middlebury College. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Charlie started teaching at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador, where he lived for two years and discovered his passion for teaching. He has also studied abroad and traveled extensively in Spain. As an undergraduate, he spent a semester in Seville and completed his masters program in Madrid through Middlebury College. He has also spent three summers in Barcelona working as a Program Dean with Oxbridge Academic Programs. Charlie is interested in traveling with students and service learning and has taken eight trips with students to work in schools in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic with Outreach 360 and has also traveled with students on two occasions to work at the Working Boys Center in Quito. Charlie participated in the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria in 2014. This June, Charlie is looking forward to traveling with a group of our Chinese language students to the Beijing Experimental School, one of our partner programs.

Umiker_RichardRick Umiker Rick has been teaching mathematics at St. Mark's School since 1976. Over the years he has taught all levels of high school mathematics through calculus and on to electives in linear algebra, multivariable calculus and research in mathematics. On leave from St. Mark's in 2010-2012, Rick taught International Baccalaureate Mathematics at the International School of Florence in Italy. In addition to his current roles at St. Mark's as president of the Cum Laude Society chapter and the A. Watson Armour Chair in Mathematics, Rick served as the mathematics department head from 1991-2001 and the Assistant Head/ Dean of Faculty from 2001-2010. Rick received a M.Ed. in math and technology from Harvard University and a B.S. in mathematics from Hobart College. He is a 2013 Salzburg Fellow.

Karen B - 1Karen Bryant Karen has been teaching mathematics since 1989 and arrived at St. Mark’s School in 1995. Over the years she has taught all levels of mathematics and has recently developed a Mathematical Modeling course which allows students to use all of their problem solving and reasoning tools to solve real world problems. At St. Mark’s, Karen has served as the Mathematics Department chair from 2001-2014, is the head coach of girls’ cross country and has been an active member of the Community and Equity committee and its predecessors. Karen earned her BA in Mathematics from University of California, San Diego and received a MST in Mathematics from Boston College. She was a fellow at the Global Citizenship Seminar in Potsdam, Germany in 2016.

Screenshot 2017-05-14 21.00.36 Elise Morgan Elise is the Senior Associate Director of Admission at St. Mark's School. A Salzburg fellow in 2016, Elise has worked to integrate her Global Institute experience into her work with the St. Mark's Haiti Partnership; a partnership between St. Mark's School and Ecole Ste. Marguerite in Latournelle, Haiti. She is looking forward to teaching The Global Seminar Course at St. Mark's next year for ninth grade students at St. Mark's. This course helps to set the stage for students understanding of global citizenship. She also spent six months studying at University College London and traveling throughout Sweden, Italy, Austria and Scotland. Prior to joining St. Mark's, Ms. Morgan worked in admissions at both Lawrence Academy and Cushing Academy and spent time working at Harvard University in the Office of the Dean of Harvard College. Ms. Morgan coaches the girls' junior varsity lacrosse team, is a faculty advisor and is a dorm affiliate. She lives on campus with her husband, Chris; daughter, Emily; sons, Erik and Christopher; and dog, Lily. Elise received her BA from Williams College, M.Ed. from Harvard University and Certificate in Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California.

TalcottRev. Barbara Talcott Barbara Talcott is Co-Chair (with Dr. Appell-Warren) of the Global Citizenship Initiative at St. Mark’s School. An Episcopal Priest, she is also the school’s Head Chaplain, Chair of the Religion Department, and holder of the Mark and Jane Barlow Chair for Teaching. She earned her B.A. in Religion from Princeton University, her M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and her Masters in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. After a first career in non-profit health care administration, Barbara started a second career in secondary school teaching and chaplaincy: at St. Paul’s School and St. Mark’s School she has taught courses in Religion, Philosophy, English, History, and Art History. She developed a strong interest in global citizenship and cross-cultural skill development after living as an expatriate in northern Sudan in the 1980’s, where she acquired a working knowledge of Arabic and came to understand and appreciate Islam and African and Islamic culture. Her academic specialties are in Far Eastern and Middle-Eastern religion and philosophy. Barbara also has a strong interest in anti-racism, LGBT support, and gender equity work. She lives on campus with her husband and has three (mostly!) grown sons.

Robert Warfel -
Bob Warfel just finished his fifth year at the Church Farm School (CFS) in Exton, PA and his 14th year as a classroom teacher. At CFS Bob serves as the Freshman Grade Level Chairperson, is the Head of House of a freshman dormitory, teaches English to 9th and 12th graders, chairs the Conduct Review Board and is head coach of the CFS Bowling team. He had two previous ten- year careers in public health education and hospitality management.

Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA and has also lived in Lawrence, MA, Washington, DC, The Bronx, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Villanova University and an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from Eastern University. This is Bob’s third GCI in 4 years.

NatWaters Nat Waters Nat Waters is the Dean of Academics at St. Mark's School, and a teacher in the English and History Departments. Prior to arriving at St. Mark's, Nat took a year away from teaching to launch a nonprofit and sustainable community development firm on Cape Cod, helping to grow and fund local farm-to-school, affordable housing rehabilitation, and solar energy generation projects and programs. Nat's recent work in the area of global citizenship has come as a teacher of the St. Mark's Global Seminar, an interdisciplinary course considering economic, technological, environmental, and social/cultural impacts of globalization. Nat holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, and an M.A. from Middlebury College. He is a 2013 Salzburg Fellow.


Thomas B. Ragle (2019)
Tom Ragle served as President of Marlboro College from 1968 to 1981. He holds an A.B. in ancient Greek history and literature from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in English language and literature from Oxford University. He’s the author of a book of poetry titled Take This Song, published in 2013 under the name of Lee Bramble. Mr Ragle was a Director of Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, from 1983-89 and a Special Consultant to the United Nations Development Program, Beijing, China, 1989-91

sue stafford photo Sue Stafford (2014-) Sue Stafford is Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Simmons College in Boston. She has been teaching philosophy for over 30 years, starting at Trinity College, Tufts University, the University of Lowell, and finally at Simmons for 22 years. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut. In philosophy, Dr. Stafford specializes in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and environmental ethics. Publications/presentations that inform her environmental work include numerous presentations on climate change ethics and the publication of "Intellectual Virtue in Environmental Virtue Ethics," Environmental Ethics, Vol. 32, Winter, 2010. In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Stafford worked as a consultant for over 15 years in the areas of artificial intelligence, knowledge engineering, and knowledge management. She is also a Co-developer of and Lead Ground Facilitator for the Take Flight Workshops. The Workshops provide leadership training for women using general aviation aircraft. Dr. Stafford serves as a trustee of the Islesboro Islands Trust of Islesboro, Maine, and leads the Easement Committee for the Trust. She is an advisor to the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Chewonki's Semester School.

Eric Silverman (2019)
Eric is a cultural anthropologist.  For his Ph.D., he  conducted ethnographic research in the late 1980s in a Sepik River village in Papua New Guinea (once studied by Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson). He periodically returns to the village, most recently in Summer 2010. In addition to his WSRC project on Jewish fathers, he is studying how modernization in Melanesia is changing ideas about fatherhood, the family, and children, and he is  writing a book about Sepik River art. He just completed a book on the history of Jewish clothing, focusing on messages about gender and ethnic identity. Eric sees himself as a binocular anthropologist, with one eye on American culture, especially American Jews, and the other eye on Melanesia. His approach is always cross-cultural, and tends to focus increasingly on the very ordinary items of everyday life that make daily experiences meaningful by communicating our identity as ethnically unique but also assimilated into the dominant culture (say, wearing a yarmulke emblazoned with a Red Sox logo).


Reed Andary   
Reed is currently a Social Entrepreneurship and Business major at Rollins College in Orlando, FL.  Reed is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Orlando City Soccer Foundation and is part of a community service-based leadership program at school called the Bonner Leaders.  When he is not in school, he enjoys playing guitar/bass and pick up basketball with friends.  He has been a camper at GCI three times since the inaugural summer of 2014.  




Lauren Menjivar
Lauren is a rising sophomore at Williams College and is studying psychology. She graduated from St. Mark’s School in 2018 and participated in GCI in 2017. Through St. Mark’s Global Citizenship Program, she has traveled to Chile, Spain, and Iceland. Outside of college, Lauren works in the science library at Williams College and tutors fifth-grade students at the local elementary school in Williamstown, MA. Additionally, She is an Advising Fellow from Matriculate, advising underrepresented high school juniors in the college process.
Maduakolam Onyewu
Akolam is a rising junior at Syracuse University studying Computer Science. He is a 2017 graduate of Church Farm School and attended GCI in 2016. At Syracuse University, he is a member of NSBE, a peer mentor in fullCIRCLE (a mentoring program for first-year and transfer students in the Office of Multicultural Affairs) and most recently was appointed as one of four captains of the Syracuse Cheer Team. In his free time, he enjoys reading and practicing coding.
Griffin Smith-Nichols
Griffin is a recent graduate of Cornell University with a double major in Latin and the College Scholars program, an interdisciplinary degree for which students design their own course of study; he completed his degree in this subject with a thesis on the Old Saxon Heliand, a 9th century epic retelling of the life of Christ, and its place within the history of the Christianization of Carolingian Saxony. He likewise graduated with minors in German studies, medieval studies, and religious studies, and some of his additional interests include Roman poetry, Biblical Hebrew, Old Norse, Greek and Latin patristics, and medieval German literature. While at Cornell, he was the president of the Kendo club, a member of the Cornell Daily Sun’s 136th editorial board, an active German-speaking member of the Cornell Language House, the philanthropy chair for Cornell’s chapter of the honors society Phi Beta Kappa, and the vice president of Quodlibet, Cornell’s undergraduate society for medieval scholarship. He plans to continue his studies and help run programs in Greek and Latin for the Paideia Institute in Rome this upcoming year, and hopes to obtain his Ph.D. in a related subject in the near future.


WilsonBruce B. Wilson (St. Mark’s 1954) (2014-)
Bruce Wilson is a retired Senior Vice President for Law and Government Affairs at Consolidated Rail Corporation in Philadelphia. His railroad career spanned nearly twenty years, including fourteen as Conrail’s chief legal officer. Bruce joined Conrail in 1979 and played a major role in freeing Conrail and other railroads from the unrealistic commercial restraints of the Interstate Commerce Commission. As chief legal officer, he was responsible for corporate, commercial, environmental, litigation and labor law. Prior to joining Conrail, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. Currently, Bruce consults in antitrust and railroad law, and he is a mediator and arbitrator, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Judge pro tem, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (commerce program).
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s School. He first attended the Salzburg Global Seminar in 1965 and has attended its June Board Meeting annually since 2007. He has chaired the Global Citizenship Committee of the St. Mark’s Board and played an essential role in the creation of the Global Citizenship Institute.

peterbreeseusePeter Breese (St. Mark’s 1964) (2015)
After graduation from George Washington University Peter Breese was a teacher of history and the American constitution from 1969 to 1971 at the Fountain Valley School. He then became an International Banker and worked in New York City, Latin America, London, and Africa. He currently lives in London and continues to do financial consulting with a focus on Latin America and Africa.
Peter was a trustee of the Trustee Longview Foundation and his interest in Global Citizenship may have started as a primary school student in Salzburg Austria in the 1950s. He continues to be fascinated by the subject.


Christopher Tunnard (2018) Christopher (Rusty) Tunnard, Professor of Practice of International Business, is the former Hitachi Fellow for Technology and International Affairs at The Fletcher School and a Senior Fellow in the Center for Emerging Markets.  He is also an independent management consultant and a Visiting Professor at HHL- The Leipzig Graduate School of Management.  He has spent more than thirty years in international business and management consulting, and he is a recognized expert on innovation and technology-led change in the international communications, travel, and financial service industries.  he has successfully led board-level strategy assignments for some of the world's most respected companies and for many government ministries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.  professor Tunnard's dissertation focused on the use of technology in the formation of resistance networks in Serbia in the 1990s.  As part of his doctorial research on communications technology and new media, he joined the growing group of practitioners that studies all kinds of networks and their impact on public and private organizations.  Currently, he is examining the roles that social networks and social media can play in building up institutions and civil society in countries where they have been used effectively in bringing down long-time democratic dictatorships.  Tunnard holds MA, MALD, and PhD degrees from The Fletcher School, and he received his A.B from Harvard.  

Kristen Boone (2018) is a faculty member in the Humanities Department and Sophomore Grade Level Chair at Church Farm School in Exton, PA.  She has taught Modern Global History, Anthropology and Human Rights and Revolutions in her five years at CFS.  Kristen has a B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Holy Family University.  She is also an alumna of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia where she continues to participate in ongoing seminars about current world events.  Kristen had the opportunity to participate in a study tour of Japan in the summer of 2016 to learn about peach relations between Japan and the United States post WWII.  Outside the classroom Kristen sponsors the CFS National Honor Society, community service program, Japanese Culture Club and Yearbook.  



Manjula Profile BioManjula Dissanayake (2016-2018) Manjula is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Educate Lanka, an award-winning international non-profit social enterprise enhancing access to quality education and employment opportunities for the socioeconomically marginalized children and youth in Sri Lanka. Born and raised in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Manjula moved to the U.S. at the age of 19 to pursue his higher education. Manjula completed his bachelor's in finance from the University of Maryland and a master's in international development and social entrepreneurship from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Prior to launching a career as a social entrepreneur in 2012, Manjula’s professional background included a career in investment banking in Washington DC and consultancies at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Manjula’s efforts have been recognized globally, including by the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, USAID, and Clinton Global Initiative. In 2013, Manjula became the only Sri Lankan to be named in the list of Under 33 Global Foreign Policy Leaders. Same year, Manjula was recognized as a top 15 social innovators in the U.S. by Ashoka and American Express and was named a social innovation fellow by the Huffington Post. This year, Manjula has been nominated for the prestigious Inspired Leadership Award, which will be announced at The Performing Theatre in London. Manjula currently resides in the Greater Washington area and splits his time between the U.S. and Sri Lanka.

guestlecturerJohnAndaryJohn Andary (2015-2016 ) John Andary is a registered Professional Engineer and a Principal at Integral Group, an international engineering consulting firm focused solely on sustainable design solutions for the built environment at both a local and a global scale. Recognizing that buildings are responsible for over 40% of greenhouse gases contributing to climate change, a guiding principle of John’s work is the belief that sustainable design is an engineer’s moral and social responsibility to future generations. Mr. Andary has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University (1983), and has been an active member of the United States Green Building Council and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional since 2003. He is an industry leader and expert in the practical design of Net Zero Energy buildings (carbon neutral facilities that produce as much or more renewable energy than they consume). Notably, he developed the sustainable design strategies and led the engineering team for the Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. At over 350,000 square feet, this facility is considered to be the largest verified Net Zero Energy building in the world. John has been featured on CNN and has won numerous industry awards for his innovative design work. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and conferences on sustainability in the built environment, including UC Berkeley, the International Green Building Conference, and the American Institute of Architects National Conference, among others. Mr. Andary is the author of “Green School Design : Sustainable, Teachable, Promotable” (School Planning & Management, June 2010). He lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Wendy and their son Reed, a Sixth Former at St. Marks.

Hedwig C. Rose (2014-2015) Hedwig C. Rose was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She came to the United States in 1947. She attended the University of Rochester and Cornell University, from which she received a B.A. She has a master's degree from Smith College and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to her work in teacher preparation, she is a specialist in the fields of comparative schooling, the philosophy and sociology of education, and the legal rights of teachers and students. She is also a trained mediator. Dr. Rose has taught at every level -- from preschool through university. She has served on the faculties of Smith College, the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, where she was a member of the School of Social Science and headed Education and Child Studies for nine years, and Wesleyan University, where she taught and directed the Educational Studies Program for seven years. She has conducted research on symbols of patriotism and chauvinism, utopian education, and the civil rights and responsibilities of teachers, and has lectured on these subjects and on her personal experiences -- "Living the Life of Anne Frank in Amsterdam" -- in many parts of this country as well as in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, and The Netherlands. Each year since its inception she has taught in the Global Studies Program of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. Dr. Rose has been and currently is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution at Stanford University, conducting research for a book on new perspectives on The Netherlands before and during World War II.

Peter I. Rose (2014-2015) Peter I. Rose (A.B. Syracuse University, 1954, Ph.D. Cornell University, 1959) is Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, Senior Fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, and former director of the American Studies Diploma Program for foreign graduate students at Smith College in Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Massachusetts. He has been a visiting professor at Clark, Wesleyan, the University of Colorado, UCLA, Yale, and Harvard; a visiting fellow at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford universities, the East-West Center in Hawaii, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing as well as a resident scholar at study centers in Bellagio and Bogliasco in Italy,. He was a Fulbright Professor in the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Austria, and The Netherlands. In 1994, he received the Medal of the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of They and We (Random House, 1964; 7th and 50th anniversary edition, Paradigm Publishers, 2014), The Subject is Race (Oxford University Press, 1968), Strangers in Their Midst (Richmond, 1977), Mainstream and Margins (Transaction Books, 1983), Tempest-Tost (Oxford University Press, 1997), Guest Appearances and Other Travels in Time and Space (Swallow Press, 2003), With Few Reservations (iUniverse, 2010), and a memoir, Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor (Levellers Press, 2013). He is also the editor of a number of volumes on race, immigration, and refugee policy, most recently, The Dispossessed: An Anatomy of Exile (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005). He has served on the faculty of a number of Salzburg Global Seminar sessions, is a Core Faculty member of the Global Studies Program, and is a member of the Board of American Studies of the SGS. He is currently engaged in research on "Tropes of Ultranationalism, Yesterday and Today.

Veronica Boix-Mansilla (2015) Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator and Steering Committee member at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she leads the IdGlobal Project and chairs the Future of Learning Institute. With a background in cognitive science, human development and education, she examines how to prepare our youth for a world of increasing complexity and interdependence. Her research focuses on three main areas. She studies (a) global competence as it develops among learners and teachers in various world regions; (b) quality interdisciplinary research and education among experts, teachers and youth; and (c ) quality teaching and learning in disciplines (history, biology, the arts) as lenses through which to understand the world. Veronica’s work has produced frameworks and practical tools to support educators in interested in quality teaching, learning, curriculum, research, assessment, professional development, and program evaluation. Her writing on interdisciplinary work and evaluation—has informed National Academies of Science, National Science Foundation, International Baccalaureate’s interdisciplinary initiatives. Her work with the Asia Society on Global Competence education set the foundation for the US Department of Education’s International Education strategy. Veronica serves as an advisor at a variety of institutions including the Asia Society, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council of Chief State School Officers, the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, the International Baccalaureate, WorldSavy and Global Kids, among others. She teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has taught the University of Buenos Aires. She is the author of multiple papers and books including “Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our youth to engage the world” (2011) with Tony Jackson.

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