SUNY Orange's Global Initiative

Africa map imageWe are hoping we can create something meaningful here at SUNY Orange. Global Initiatives is a project that is collaborative. It is educational and it is intended to be inspirational, too.

- Professor Paul Basinski, Chair of Global Studies Department and Co-ordinator of Global Initiative.

As an anthropologist, I believe that the Global Initiative is one of the most exciting educational events to be held at the College in the last several years. In our increasingly diverse and complex society, it is vital to a liberal arts education to become knowledgeable about worldwide, national and regional trends and developments which affect all of our lives.

- Professor Barry Kass, faculty member.

What is Global Initiative?

SUNY Orange's Global Initiative is a college-wide interdisciplinary focus on a topic of global importance. Global Initiative seeks to expand students' horizons, bring academic departments together in collaboration and infuse a global perspective on its curriculum.

While the Global Initiative is rooted in the College’s International Studies Program, the project involves students, faculty, staff, and community members in a year-long focus including discussions, lectures, workshops and other special events.

Global Initiative 2007 - 2008: Latin America

Global Initiative 2009: Sustaining the Earth

Global Initiative 2010 - 2011: Asia

Global Initiative 2012: Global Health

Global Initiative 2013 - 2014: Africa



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