Leadership and teamwork throughout the last four years are brought to fruition during the Capstone phase of the Global Leadership Initiative. This final phase takes place during your senior year when you will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery through interdisciplinary, culminating capstone projects. In small, faculty-supported groups, Fellows will address crucial issues affecting the world community and propose new ideas and new solutions. Do you ever wonder where good ideas come from?
Each GLI Fellow will choose a Global Theme and Topic to focus on throughout the program, but how do those topics turn into capstone projects? Good ideas, as shown in the video above, are not created in a vacuum, but are an accumulation or a collision of idea fragments. Starting in the spring semester of sophomore year, GLI Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in Capstone Forums based on their chosen themes. The forums are a place for ideas to collect and transform as well as a way for Fellows to identify others who share their passions and are willing to work toward a shared goal. Fellows will collaborate with a self-selected group of peers to determine a capstone project, but GLI Fellows don’t have to rely solely on their own thoughts and each other for inspiration either. There is a whole world out there, with hundreds of initiatives focused on proposing solutions to some of our most daunting societal, economic, environmental and technological issues.
For a look at what questions and challenges others are contemplating, visit the links below:
- UCL Grand Challenges
- Grand Challenges in Global Health
- The Millennium Project
- Worldwide Universities Network
- Global Challenges Index
- Big Questions Online
- Clinton Global Initiative
- Rice University
- Science Debate
To delve into the types of proposed solutions and projects others have come up with, visit the links below: