"Forces that directly affect our lives
and determine our
decisions are shaped by persons and events
from us in places we have
never seen or visited,"
& Kopp, Bridges to the Future,
Pennsylvania State University, Press
mission of the Global Education Program is to prepare today’s
students for tomorrow’s interdependent future. To promote global
awareness, cross cultural understanding, and sensitivity through
academically oriented extracurricular activities and programming
designed to meet the educational needs of students and educators of
Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
(GEP) is an academic program sponsored by the Department of Political
Science, coordinated by Dr. David Porter, Associate Professor, YSU.
The GEP was founded in 1993, to consolidate a number of independent
programs sponsored by the Department of Political Science, YSU student
activities, and student organizations.
From its beginning, GEP has worked to serve the educational
needs of area students by developing
extracurricular programs designed to meet the needs of the
Middle School, High School, and College students of Northeast Ohio and
works with a number of university and community organizations to
co-sponsor and promote programs that are consistent with the mission
of the GEP. In
particular, GEP co-sponsors programs with, YSU's Peace & Conflict
Resolution program, YSU’s International Studies Center, the
Youngstown Chapter of United Nations Association, and UNA-USA of YSU.
For more information contact:
Department of Political Science
Youngstown State University,
Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001