The idea of global citizenship is old as Athens. But to this day it remains a political ideal, not a practical reality. The world does not issue you a passport or guarantee you rights. Yet, the values implied by global citizenship - broad awareness, intelligent engagement, etc. - have become more compelling than ever. In the final lecture of the 20th anniversary season for the Thompson Forum, Colin G. Campbell discusses citizenship and its history, the development of American citizenship and the challenges of citizenship in the era of globalization.
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.