International Education Washington

Global Citizenship Forum

This project is funded by a grant from Longview Foundation.

Purpose: Support community forum aligned with the goals of the Coalition

Timeframe: originally planned for Fall, 2006


  • Fund keynote speaker for the Global Citizenship Forum – Professor Walter Parker from the University of Washington

Key Personnel:

  • Jennifer Geist, Spanish language teacher and developer of materials for elementary language programs

Status as of:  12/28/2006 | 5/20/2006

Status as of 12/28/2006

The main organizer of this event, Seattle Public Schools Bilingual Education Department, has had to postpone the event. The funds from the State Innovations grant for the keynote speaker, Professor Walter Parker of the UW, have been transferred to the Capitol Forum on America's Future program. Dr. Parker is to be keynote speaker at a program on January 18, 2007.

January 18, 2007 4:15-7:15 pm (4:00 Registration) Exploring and Experiencing Deliberation: The U.S. Role in the World at Roosevelt High School, Seattle. Is respectful and rigorous public deliberation possible in an age of talk-show tantrums and self-indulgent political posturing? Are citizens capable of civil discourse, and if so, what can teachers do to promote it? The World Affairs Council and Washington State Capitol Forum invite you to a forum that grapples with these questions. A keynote address will be given by University of Washington professor Dr. Walter Parker, who is well-known for his work in social studies curriculum. Cost of $20 includes 3 clock hours, refreshments, and resources from For more information and to register, visit World Affairs Council Calendar Item.

Status as of 5/20/2006

  • The Global Citizenship Forum is being planned by the Seattle Public Schools Bilingual Education Department and community members
  • International Education Washington has an informational web page begun:
    Global Citizenship Forum

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