Fall 2017 Capstone Colloquium - "Becoming a Global Citizen - Travel as a Tool for Social Change"

The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs is pleased to invite you to our weekly Capstone Colloquium Series.
 
Join us this Wednesday, 15th November, when Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US will talk to us about "Becoming a Global Citizen - Travel as a Tool for Social Change."

Emilie McGlone has been working with Peace Boat since 2004 and currently is the United Nations liaison and Director of the New York-based office of Peace Boat US, a non-profit organization working to promote peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment through educational programs organized on board the Peace Boat, a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. Peace Boat holds Special Consultative Status with the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations and works in partnership with UN representatives, Nobel Peace Laureates and community leaders from around the world to create opportunities for international cooperation focused on environmental sustainability, cultural awareness and peace education. Emilie works to foster youth education and develops specific programs to learn about important global issues on board the Peace Boat. Founded in 1983 and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008,Peace Boat has sailed on over 93 global voyages, carrying more than 60,000 people to more than 100 countries. Peace Boat has recently launched a new initiative to build an Ecoship to sail in 2020, showcasing green technology and design, while inspiring positive change to radically reduce our carbon footprint. Peace Boat is a committed campaigner for the Sustainable Development Goals, sailing with the Global Goals Logo on the hull of the ship. Peace Boat's Ecoship Project will build the world’s most sustainable passenger ship. A flagship for the SDGs, Ecoship seeks to address ocean acidification with reduced carbon emissions and significantly reduce marine pollution. It was presented as the first voluntary commitment from civil society to the Ocean Conference preparatory meeting in February.

Speaker: Emilie McGlone
Title: "Becoming a Global Citizen - Travel as a tool for Social Change."
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor)
 

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