The Global Citizen

At a time when the lives of many continue to be dramatically disrupted and work, education, and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, this lecture explores this point in history and how the work happening on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond relates to and impacts the United States and the world at large.
May 26, 2024

Top 10 Learning Moments

  1. It’s easy to say we’re for human dignity, but how do we … advance development that takes that dignity seriously? — Scott Appleby
  2. My observation from service in the field is that there is incredible dignity in a good day’s work. — Viva Bartkus
  3. Global citizenship, as an idea, does recognize that we live in an interdependent world, and it does suggest the idea that my security relies on your security. — Ray Offenheiser
  4. How to solve [global] problems depends on them being recognized as problems and then acted on by people who have the proper authority. — Marya Lieberman
  5. At this challenging time [during the coronavirus pandemic], the U.S. has a lot to offer to Latin America. — Michael Camilleri
  6. In the human spirit, there is the power to try and advance yourself, and that’s what [the poor] want — an opportunity. — Tara Kenney
  7. Being a global citizen isn’t really a choice … you’re a part of the process. — Brian Brisson
  8. Human rights work is courageous work, and a lot of institutions we take for granted that protect our rights are ones that are desperately in need of being put in place by many of these countries. — Ray Offenheiser
  9. The Industrial Revolution and globalization have, in a way, homogenized the human experience. — David Gaus
  10. In light of COVID … I’m looking at the regression of the great gains that had already been made toward achieving sustainable development goals. — Kagwiria Mbogori

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Featured Speakers

Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean; Professor of History, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Viva Bartkus, Faculty Director for the Meyer Business on the Frontlines Program; Associate Professor Management & Organization, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Marya Lieberman, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science, University of Notre Dame

Tara C. Kenney, Managing Director, Deutsche Asset Management

Michael Camilleri, Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Executive Director of the Northern Triangle Task Force, USAID

Ray Offenheiser, William J. Pulte Director and Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Brian Brisson ’85, former Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

Dr. David Gaus, Founder and CEO of Andean Health & Development

Kagwiria Mbogori, former the Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

“Global citizenship, as an idea, does recognize that we live in an interdependent world, and it does suggest the idea that my security relies on your security.”

— Ray Offenheiser
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