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.
View all current extracurricular opportunities for Global Studies students.
On May 1, Global Studies students attended a live virtual talk by New York Times bestselling author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah. The author of A Long Way Gone, Beah is UNICEF's first ambassador for children affected by war.
Global Studies students participated in a virtual conference on Thursday, April 29, with students from around the world. The conference focused on human rights and was hosted by Generation Global, an organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural communication between teenagers from different countries.
Maggie Griffith Williams '98 is a scholar known for her work on media and culture, intercultural communication, critical mobilities, and social justice. On April 23, Williams spoke to students in the Global Studies Certificate Program about her path from being a student at Pennington to becoming a professor of culture and media studies at Northeastern University.