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Considering the Possibility and Practice of Global Citizenship

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Virtual Citizenship

Posted by bklunk on January 30, 2009

One of the interesting discussions about global citizenship is whether real citizenship requires the possiblity of face-to-face contact.  The possibility of interacting in virtual environments offers one way of imagining citizenship on a broader scale, but some doubt that interacting avatars would provide the same substantive communication.  Here is a short video about our Second Life campus.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto (World Citizen–I Will Not Be Disappointed)

Posted by bklunk on January 22, 2009

I have admired Sakamoto’s work for some time.  This song seems to fit our theme.  The lyrics nicely touch on many powerful ideas that have sparked renewed interest in cosmopolitan ideas: awareness of a common ecological destiny, our capacity to identify with the fate of far-away strangers, and our curiosity about the many ways of life enjoyed by humanity.

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. . . I Wonder If You Can

Posted by bklunk on December 30, 2008

We will be blogging here about the possibility and practice of global citizenship.  John Lennon provides our theme song, not so much because we will be able to live in a world with no countries but really because whatever we think global citizenship to be we will need imaginations that do not stop at borders.

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Global Citizenship at Davos

Posted by bklunk on December 30, 2008

A discussion of corporate global citizenship at Davos.

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