Proceedings: 2019 Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus



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Dayton, OH


This symposium provided an opportunity to gather on campus to learn and to educate each other on the importance of global awareness. All of you will agree with me that this is an important moment in history. Recent and repeated attacks on the diverse nature of the global community should not deter us. Rather they should embolden efforts to continue to create a diverse and inclusive community. By its very nature a university campus demands that its members challenge the dictatorship of ignorance.

Global and intercultural consciousness are at the heart of the University of Dayton’s mission. Two years ago, in his inaugural address, President Spina stated that “intercultural excellence” is a must. It was and remains a timely message and calls for a paradigm shift. People from diverse backgrounds must be respected, and not just tolerated.


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The Global Voices Symposium is designed to educate, inform, and contribute to ongoing conversations to strengthen global consciousness and awareness on the University of Dayton’s campus and the larger Dayton community. It brings together faculty, staff, students, and community leaders to discuss and find ways to enhance global engagement within our community. It is the hope that these conversations will help us to find commonality in the human experience, identify things that unite rather than divide, and enable us to engage one another to learn and be informed. The symposium challenges us to continue to dare as we build a vibrant diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community.

These proceedings, free for download but also available for purchase in print for $5 plus tax and shipping, contain content provided by the participants. Some presenters did not include their presentation materials in the proceedings. Texts have been edited for clarity.

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