Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Building Global Competency Skills Across the Curriculum

Building Global Competency Skills Across the Curriculum

Date : Mon., June 24, 2013 to Tue., June 25, 2013 Category : FPRI

Topics and Speakers

Session I - Understanding Innovation in a Global Context

06/24/2013 - 09:00am to 12:00pm

Innovation, creating value using new products, processes, institutions, and ideas, is the way that societies are able to improve their standards of living. Understanding innovation as a driving force in world history and economics is an essential 21st Century skill for all students.

Session II - Rhetoric and Cultural Diplomacy

06/24/2013 - 01:00pm to 04:00pm

Clear and persuasive communication is an essential element of success. By examining intercultural communication and the language of diplomacy, students will become global communicators who forge ties across distance, language and culture.

Session III - Building 21st Century Digital Literacy

06/24/2013 - 09:am to 12:00pm

Understanding the world today requires more than just one dimensional consumption of local media. Rather, gaining a rich understanding of events and motivations requires that one have the media skills necessary to locate, translate, assimilate and integrate many points of view from both formal and informal sources.



World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

1617 John F Kennedy Blvd Suite 1055 PA Philadelphia 19103

Register Deadline

Participation is free! The workshop is open to all middle and high school teachers.

Space is limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please visit the WAC website at or contact Matthew DeSoi, Director of Student Programs, at 215-561-4700, ext. 216, or e-mail