Paris Symposium to Address Urgent Need for Students to Collaborate with Other Cultures


OCTOBER 19, 2017

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At our symposium in Paris on October 23rd, Global Cities is bringing together leaders in the field of global education to discuss and evaluate the impact of international digital exchange experiences on student outcomes.  We are pleased that Michael R. Bloomberg, three-term Mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will be opening the meeting.

Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks will touch upon the urgent need for the next generation of students to collaborate with other cultures. The most serious challenges facing the world are global issues such as climate change, terrorism, and food insecurity. Digital exchange programs like Global Scholars emphasize cross-cultural collaboration and preparing students to take on those global challenges.

Global Cities’ Founder and President, Marjorie B. Tiven, will build upon those talking points at the Paris meeting.  She will discuss how schools play a crucial role in cultivating global citizenship, and the need for schools to teach students critical skills like cultural understanding and global knowledge.

The symposium is also a side event of CityLab 2017 in Paris, which you can learn more about here. In addition to comments from Mayor Bloomberg, Marjorie, and other leaders in the field, educators from 14 countries will draw upon their classroom experience to add to the discussion. The event will also be previewing our groundbreaking white paper on identifying standards for measuring student outcomes in international digital exchange programs. Global Cities looks forward to working with and learning from all its participants at the conference.