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We are honored to be a partner in the “Youth-led Advocacy Initiative for Global Citizenship, Responsibility, and Cooperation,” project supported by Columbia University President’s Global Innovation Fund, and implemented by Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development and its School of International and Public Affairs, in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers of Istanbul and Tunis, Boğaziçi University, Anadolu University, South Mediterranean University, and Global Master’s in Development Practice.
With a youth-led, bottom-up approach, the main goal of this project is to create a network of university students, who will be advocating for a curriculum update in their universities to have a multidisciplinary and required course on global citizenship including topics such as sustainable development, climate change, international migration, one health, health equity, social inclusion, prevention of stigma, racism, and discrimination, in addition to global diplomacy and cooperation.
The program is led by Yanis Ben Amor, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Özge Karadağ, Senior Staff Associate, Center for Sustainable Development and Daniel Naujoks, lecturer at SIPA. Columbia Global Centers in Istanbul and Tunis are working together on this project.