Creating a ‘Global Commons’

(June 13th, 2016) In this paper, Carlos Alberto Torres, Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles, occupant of the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education at UCLA and a member of The Boston Global Forum’s (BGF) Board of Thinkers, discusses how global citizenship education can help foster global peace.

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He explains the importance of developing a sense of belonging to a “Global Commons,’’ united by what he calls “Global Democratic Multicultural Citizenship,’’  which is in turn defined by what he calls “civic minimums’’ and “civic virtues.’’

The BGF has close ties to the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education. Indeed, Nguyen Anh Tuan, BGF co-founder and CEO, is chairman of the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO program at UCLA.

To read Professor Torres’s article, please hit this link.