Culture and Politics
Although shared beliefs, languages and traditions can unite us, differences among groups can result in unforeseen conflicts. As travel, communication and consumption become globalized, diverse groups of people interact and collaborate more frequently. These interactions in a global system pose challenges and opportunities as people encounter unfamiliar or different cultural and political practices and beliefs.
Global Challege Examples:
how to address ideologically-driven conflicts; how to move beyond political polarization and gridlock; how to balance positive and negative effects of globalization; how to assess the impact of national and cultural variations in trade and regulation practices; and how to preserve local and indigenous cultural identities in the face of globalization
How does this theme connect to GLI?
- Global Leadership Seminar Class (first year)
- Global Issues and Public Diplomacy
- Women's Rights and Women's Roles around the World
- Beyond the Classroom Experiences (third year)
- Capstone Team Projects (fourth year)
How does this theme connect beyond GLI?
Examples of opportunities within UM student groups, academic programs and Missoula organizations.
- Student Groups
- Black Student Union
- College Democrats
- College Republicans
- Majors, Minors, Certficates
- Political Science
- World Languages and Cultures
- Global Humanaites and Religions
- Native American Studies
- International Development Studies
- Missoula Organizations
- Campus Lecture Series