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citizens to recall and affirm our historical location within ongoing efforts to improve the
human condition; that is, within the ongoing
development and expansion of rights.

Inherently Universal, Rather
than National Principles
Of course, religious institutions have an inherent affinity for leadership on moral issues,

and today's dialogue on universities suggests
they are simply spaces for objective inquiry.
This framing of higher education presents
an incomplete historical picture, and recalling the active role universities played
in advancing democratic citizenship may
illuminate opportunities-indeed, obligations-for leadership on global citizenship.
Many of the founders of the United

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States insisted upon explicit democratic
purposes in educational institutions. The
new country needed citizens with values
and commitments that would match the
newly envisioned democratic reality. Recognizing this, Thomas Jefferson twice tried
and failed to get the Virginia legislature to
support enhanced access to schools and
universities for poor boys and young men.
Noah Webster, sometimes referred to as the
father of American scholarship and education, called for universal free education to
foster national unity. According to historian
Frederick Rudolph, "A commitment to the
republic became a guiding obligation of the
American college."
Connecting public and university education to the vision of a national democratic
project was not unique to the founders. University of Chicago President William Rainey
Harper, who recruited John Dewey to that
institution in 1894, called the university "the
prophet of democracy." The 1947 Truman
Commission report offers an even stronger
connection between universities and democratic development. It concludes, "The first
and most essential charge upon higher education is that at all levels and in all its fields
of specialization, it shall be the carrier of
democratic values, ideals, and process."
As Nussbaum argues, global citizenship
is in a sense merely the logical extension
of the assertion that all people are created
equal. If we do indeed believe in concepts
such as inherent human dignity, they are by
their nature universal rather than narrowly
national ideals. And of course just like with
democratic citizenship, global citizenship
requires commitment to specific values.
To encourage global citizenship is to develop students' dispositions toward moral
cosmopolitanism. This does not require
knowing all of the policy solutions that will
lead us to a world that actually enacts a reality of equal human treatment and respect.
Rather, moral cosmopolitans clearly affirm
a global duty to support basic human rights
and justice. Universities embrace the call
to affirm a global duty when they claim to
educate global citizens. This is a statement


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Pathfinders
Job Search: An American Tale
On the Rise
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In Brief
Voices
Education Abroad
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