More than three hundred representatives of non-profits, community organizations, K-12 educators, and university faculty members from around Atlanta and the nation gathered on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus in April for the inaugural Atlanta Global Studies Symposium.
The April 25–27 symposium focused on global education, advanced language learning, international studies, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The symposium and other initiatives of the Atlanta Global Studies Center —a partnership of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University — have helped to highlight the city’s growing role as a global hub for higher education, said President G.P. “Bud” Peterson.
“Our city is building a rich ecosystem and infrastructure of research, development, and education that is bringing the world to the Southeast and Georgia to the world,” Peterson told the symposium. “Leveraging this richness in partnership with the public and private sector is one of the most exciting prospects of this new center — and this symposium. It has the potential to connect people to issues that are critically significant to longer-term sustainable development.”
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