Arts & Social Sciences Dean’s Global Citizenship Program

Opportunity for tomorrow’s global leaders

The Arts & Social Sciences Dean’s Global Citizenship Seminar Series Program provides eligible undergraduate students with the opportunity to be part of an intimate group discussion series with thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines. Students will engage in stimulating debates with influential speakers on issues related to citizenship in a globalised world.

Participants of the program will be guided in critical debate and discussion techniques by Professor Christina Slade, former Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom.

Global Citizenship is designed to encourage students to develop as global citizens and engage in global issues ranging from the arts, humanities and social sciences. There is a strong focus on critical debate, reflection and self confidence, with a number of previous students reporting an increased understanding of social responsibility as a result of the program.

Global Citizenship Calendar for Semester 2 

Dates Speaker Issue

8 August 

Professor Christie Slade
Professor Sue Dodds

Professor Dodds explores the ethical issues associated with developments in bionics, nanotechnology and additive biofabrication.
22 August
Eduardo Martinez –Curiel
Deputy Ambassador
Mexican embassy, Canberra

‘So far from God, so close to the United States’ Porfirio Diaz. When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1992, trade between the US, Canada and Mexico was facilitated. Recent political changes in the US have put NAFTA at risk. The Mexican elections on July 2 will also have an impact.

5 September

Justin Milne*
Chair of the ABC
NBN board member and former Telstra executive

The ABC in a digital world.
19 September
Helen Caldicott
Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate

Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The threat of nuclear annihilation.
3 October
Mandy Martin
Artist and environmental activist

Social change and the power of images: artistic representation and understanding.
30 October  Performance Yellow House Potts Point Song Company working with Aboriginal dancers: a special programme for students and donors talking about developing work.

* Guest speaker to be confirmed

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  • Expand knowledge of different perspective on issues in global citizenship
  • Enhance your CV for the global market
  • Develop confidence in debate with leaders in the field
  • Cultivate both personal and professional networks
  • Develop career skills such as: critical debate and communication skills;
  • AHEGS accreditation pending

It is important to note this program is not an internship, work experience or employment.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome and encourage applications from all students who meet the following criteria:

  • UNSW Arts & Social Sciences undergraduate students in their third year of study*
  • Enrolled in courses for Semester 1, 2019
  • An overall WAM of 50 or above and good standing at time of application
  • Can commit to attend compulsory event dates and responsibilities as outlined below in the program timetable
  • Submit an online application 

Semester 1, 2019 - Program Outline

Before registering for the program we ask that you make sure you are able to commit to the following timetable and compulsory responsibilities:

  • Register your interest via the form below
  • Respond to email communication from program organiser within 48 hours of receiving
  • Be informed and prepared on the topic prior to the seminar e.g. readings to be completed
  • Show a strong commitment to completing the program to the highest standard possible
  • Commit to six events throughout the duration of the program
  • Participants will be asked to keep a reflective journal of your experience and present a summative reflection at the post event function which will contribute to AHEGS accreditation. All mentees will be given training on preparing for these tasks during the pre-program training session.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 Global Citizenship program will be annouced.