Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds What does it mean to be a global citizen? It’s easy to think that with the growth of the internet and social media, that whether we like it or not, we have all become global citizens. But is that really the case? Doesn’t the concept of citizenship relate to our place in a local or national community? Can we extend that notion to help us to understand, our place in the wider world?
Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds And what about the millions of people who don’t have access to technology? Global citizenship is a notoriously difficult concept to define and therefore we have approached it through an exploration of some key questions. What makes someone a citizen? How can we care equally about those physically closest to us, as well as those on the other side of the world? Is it our similarities or our differences that define us? Can we really think local and act global? Over the course of four weeks we’ll hear from over 16 experts and explore the tensions, challenges and opportunities that come from thinking about global citizenship.
Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds We’ll cover a range of complex and challenging topics, including religion, climate change, peace and conflict and equality, in order to help us consider what it means to be a global citizen and how you can make a difference in the world.