Global Citizenship Course Trailer

Global Citizenship Course Trailer


(Music) What does it mean to be a global citizen? It’s easy to think that with the growth of the internet and social media that whether we like it or not we have all become global citizens But is that really the case? Doesn’t the concept of citizenship relate to our place in a local or national community? Can we extend that notion to help us to help us understand our place in the wider world? And what about the millions of people who don’t have access to technology? Global citizenship is a notoriously difficult concept to define and therefore we have approached it through an exploration of some key questions What makes someone a citizen? How can we care equally about those physically closet to us as well as those on the other side of the world? Is it our similarities or are differences that define us? Can we really think local and act global? Over the course of 4 weeks You will hear from over 16 experts and explore the tensions, challenges and opportunities that come from thinking about global citizenship We will cover a range of complex and challenging topics including religion, climate change, peace and conflict and equality in order to help us consider what it means to be a global citizen and how you can make a difference in the world.

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