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President's Speakers Series
President's Speakers Series
2013-14 Year of Global Engagement


Globalization
Mount Allison University strives to provide all its students with an educational and extracurricular experience that helps prepares them for the challenges and opportunities they will face throughout their lives. This includes becoming more critically aware of the interconnectedness of today’s world and then acting upon that knowledge to become more responsible, more active global citizens.

We encourage our students, faculty, staff, and community members to explore globalization and all its consequences, from politics, commerce, and environment, through culture, religion, and ideas.

Mount Allison has a long history of internationalization and continues this tradition by welcoming students from more than 50 countries to campus each year and facilitating international experiences and learning opportunities for them. The Year of Global Engagement will see groups of students and faculty from across campus and around the world come together to discuss and debate issues critical to our global community.

The President’s Speakers Series
The annual speakers series welcomes leading scholars to campus to engage with the University and surrounding community. Each year’s theme is linked to one of the pillars of Mount Allison’s Strategic Statement.

The visiting speakers in this year’s President’s Speakers Series all exemplify global engagement, whether they have spent their lives fighting oppression, inspiring others to take action, keeping watch over the vulnerable, or bringing people’s stories to the world.

Speakers for the Year of Global Engagement include: Harvard Law professor and award-winning author and commentator Noah Feldman; human rights advocate, journalist, author Sally Armstrong; Richard Heinzl, founder of the first North American chapter of Doctors Without Borders; and Jennifer Welsh, University of Oxford professor, co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, and Canada Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General.

Get involved with Mount Allison’s Year of Global Engagement

  • Check the events calendar regularly
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Take a course with one of our award-winning faculty

  • Join one of the many student societies devoted to global engagement

  • Participate in the Mansbridge Summit on Jan. 17
  • Check out Mount Allison’s numerous exchange opportunities and programs through the international centre
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Volunteer your time with an NGO, a charity, or international community group — opportunities to make a difference are endless

Make this your year to get involved in your community, to learn more about the planet you call home, to expand your perspective, and to change the way you see the world.