Global Studies at Pennington
I want all of our students to believe that their Pennington education prepares them to give back to the world rather than give them a leg up to get ahead in the world.” —Dr. William S. Hawkey, Head of school
Global Studies Mission and Outcomes
The mission of the Global Studies Program at The Pennington School, through the Global Studies certificate, travel opportunities, and campus-wide initiatives, is to support and enhance our informed, active, and ethical participation in global ideas, issues, and communities, both at home and abroad.
The outcomes of the program:
- Exercise agency - Make positive change in the community.
- Embrace diversity - Learn about and experience the value of many cultures, of people who identify in different ways, or of those who hold differing perspectives about the world.
- Explore with curiosity - Take an interest in learning about the world, new cultures, languages, and geographic places.
- Express empathy - Demonstrate compassion for others' experiences.
The 2022 "We are Pennington" Culture Fair, a new event on campus spearheaded by Director of Global Studies Kendra Sisserson, was developed to celebrate the diverse community at Pennington.
On Friday, March 4, Kira O'Neil '22 and her father, Scott O'Neil P'22 '25, spoke with Global Studies students about their volunteer work in Mozambique during the summer of 2021.
On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Patrick Sharkey P'25 met with students over Zoom to speak about his work as a social scientist and as a professor at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.