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ADP's Global Engagement Initiative emerged from our five-year partnership with The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an international policy center in Washington, D.C., and their Seven Revolutions program. The program identified seven areas of change expected to be most revolutionary:
CSIS's program was created to identify and analyze the key policy challenges that policymakers, business figures, and citizens will face out to the year 2030. CSIS promotes strategic thinking on the long-term trends that too few leaders take the time to consider.
The Global Engagement Initiative emerged from our five-year 7 Revolutions Initiative which was a partnership between CSIS, The New York Times, and 10 AASCU member institutions. The 7 Revolutions Initiative translated the Seven Revolutions identified by CSIS into curricular and co-curricular programs for undergraduates. The Global Engagement Initiative will continue this work by developing strategies, materials, and programs to educate globally-competent citizens. The Global Engagement Initiative is ADP's only Civic Engagement in Action initiative focused internationally. It contends with how best to educate undergraduates about world issues and prepare them to make informed judgments as, by-in-large, American citizens about pressing global challenges.
The Global Engagement Scholars regularly host institutes about the initiative. Representatives attend these institutes from AASCU institutions that are interested in educating globally competent citizens. In addition to hosting institutes, the Global Engagement Scholars published Educating Globally Competent Citizens: A Toolkit (2nd Edition) in August 2012. The Toolkit is a collection of curriculum objects and materials that facilitate the teaching of the seven global challenges. This toolkit supports the national blended learning course that the scholars have created: Global Challenges: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century.