Virtual Global Engagement Series 2022-2023

Saturday, November 19, 2022


Seeing in Systems: At Home & Abroad


This year's Virtual Global Engagement Series takes on a systems lens as we connect with partners around the world to examine some of the most important issues affecting us at home and abroad. This three-part, live virtual workshop series will connect students to experts from around the world to hear their stories and learn about the ways they are working to make an impact. These workshops are open to all Hawaiʻi high school students. Scroll down to read a detailed description of each event and register!




Workshop #1: Food Systems Thinking - International Perspectives

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM HST

Jason Shon joins us from the United Kingdom to lead a conversation on what it means to adopt a systems-thinking approach to food issues. We will deepen our understanding of what we mean by "food system," consider various food system policies, and learn about key food systems debates occurring globally in the UK. Then, we will dig deeper into these debates by examining case studies, analyzing various viewpoints, and sharing our perspectives. Jason is a MSc Food Security candidate at the University of Edinburgh and the former PAAC High School Program Director.


Workshop #2: Social & Governance Systems - The Role of Active Citizens

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM HST

Governance and human rights are critical components of sustainable development. We will look at the ways that global citizens play a role in promoting human rights, access to justice, accountable and transparent governance, and an active civil society. For this workshop, we will be joined by Ms. Trinh Nguyen, Director of Security & Technology at Team CommUNITY and Dr. Duyen Bui, a lecturer at Hawaii Pacific University and a research fellow with the U.S.-Vietnam Research Center at the University of Oregon, Eugene.


Workshop #3: U.S. Involvement Abroad - Global Impacts of Foreign Aid

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM HST

The United States has played an active role in stabilizing countries around the world. We will investigate how and why the United States plays a role in promoting country stabilization through economic development as well as look at the (sometimes unintended) consequences. Speakers for this workshop are yet to be confirmed.