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Three Minds on Global Citizenship The mission of Chapman University is to provide education that leads to interested ethical and productive lives as global citizens Globalization has become a catch phrase for the increasing integration of the world economy Some of the many problems we are faced with today are polluted air and toxic wastes deforestation in the Amazon global warming and the hole in the ozone layer will affect all of us The awareness of the world around you is a gift only the unwise among you may neglect Donald Will stresses the importance of global awareness to the modern student Fred Smoller emphasizes participation as essential to democracy Paul Apodaca critically states the tension around global citizenship Will Smoller and Apodaca have different styles and beliefs towards global citizenship and go into further detail with the subject Donald S Will begins his concept with the title of his piece Get Globalor Get Left Behind A major reason for knowing more about the cultures events and people around the globe is that they are part of us An interesting fact mentioned in Wills excerpt is that Southern California is one of the most diverse regions in the country and we live here It is wrong not to take action when others around us are surrounded by famine genocide or natural disasters We as global citizens should not stand and see the humanity of others get crushed because our own human race will too be overtaken Will clearly states in his opinions A global citizen is a person who develops an awareness of world affairs who has acquired the critical thinking skills to analyze such events and who can evaluate the ethical dimensions of complex issues-possibly leading to actions designed to make the world a better place While going further into depth with Wills concept of global citizenship he zeroes in on some of the initial causes in the past The white population descending from
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