With the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) launched the ICGL Fellows program, a multi-year, co-curricular, team-based initiative that engages Upper School students in global issues.
For the next two years, the 25 sophomores selected for the program, guided by faculty mentors, will explore one of the following concentration areas: Global Health, Art & Urban Sustainability, Food & Culture and Public Policy.
Global Health Fellows’ studies involve a closer look at HIV/AIDS and its treatment. The group recently attended Emory University’s Vaccine Dinner Club, which brings together researchers, clinicians, policy makers and communicators interested in the practice of vaccine science.
Art & Urban Sustainability Fellows are exploring sound design and last month traveled to Ponce City Market to hear from Ben Coleman, curator of Flux Projects. FLUX 2019 will bring together multiple public art projects at Ponce City Market over several days in late September. Fellows will return to experience the sound art installation later this month.
The Buford Highway Farmers Market provided our Food & Culture Fellows with the opportunity to dive deeper into the intersection of food culture and immigration along food corridors. Students sampled the market’s offerings, tasting foods they had never tasted before.
With freedom of the press as their primary topic, our Public Policy Fellows recently spent an afternoon with Richard T. Griffiths, president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, which fights for government transparency and free speech.
Look for more updates regarding Fellows’ studies in the months to come!