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.

Participants of the program may attend public lectures hosted by UNSW preceded or followed by the seminar discussion with the speaker and Professor Slade.

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First Global Citizenship Program seminar: 12pm Friday 23 March with Michael Sandel

Political philosopher Michael Sandel has been described as a “rock-star moralist,” and “the world’s most relevant living philosopher” (Newsweek) and “currently the most popular professor in the world” (Die Zeit). In his legendary Harvard course, Justice, and in a series of public events around the world, Sandel is renowned for bringing his audiences into conversation about the most important issues of our time. Professor Sandel puts truth under the knife; dissecting the arguments, facts and philosophy and challenging participants to join him to debate the search for truth.


  • 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, 2018
  • 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 by Sunday 11 March 2018

Semester 1, 2018 - 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

Apply by completing the online form before Sunday 11 March 2018.