Global Voices of Change

The Global Voices of Change speakers’ series is designed to assist students in achieving the college’s global learning outcomes through curricular and co-curricular events and to inspire them to want to make a difference in the world through service and enhancing the lives of others.

We define global learning as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events, analyze global systems, appreciate cultural differences, and apply knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers.

Fall 2013 Speaker

Between Humility & Hope: Charting a Course for Ethical Global Action

Eric Hartman 144 x 178

Dr. Eric Hartman, Visiting Professor, Providence College

Dr. Eric Hartman is a visiting professor at Providence College and former executive director of Amizade. As a writer, educator, and nonprofit executive director, he has worked for many years to advance efforts that are “rooted in the reality we have, but visionary in terms of imagining then creating a better tomorrow.” His passion for the ideals of US Democracy is reflected in his recent contribution to the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning, “No Values, No Democracy: The Essential Partisanship of a Civic Engagement Movement.”

Dr. Hartman serves as editor of the Building a Better World Forum for Global Service-Learning. He is on Twitter at @emhartman.

2013 Inaugural Speaker

Women and War: Reflections on Life and Work in Conflict Zones

Roxanne Krystali 144 x 178

Roxanne Krystalli, Conflict Management Specialist, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Roxanne Krystalli, conflict management specialist from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, will speak on her peace building and post conflict integration programs around the world. Beneficiary populations of Roxanne's programs have included parliamentarians, ex,combatants, refugees, victims of conflict, humanitarian development personnel, single mothers, teachers, and orphans.

Roxanne writes the blog, “Stories of Conflict and Love.” She is on Twitter at @rkrystalli.

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