THE WATKINSON GLOBAL STUDIES PROGRAM THEMES
HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights are the fundamental and inalienable rights each person has to be treated with dignity. This provides a lens to examine ethics, events in twentieth-century history when ethical restraint has broken down, and efforts by the United Nations and other organizations to articulate and enforce universal human rights.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable development goals seek to meet the needs of today and tomorrow by considering the intersection between the economic, environmental and social aspects of society.

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION

We study how technology shapes and determines communication and how it allows us to understand the world more deeply.

GLOBALIZATION

Globalization, or the study of how cultures change when influenced by contact with peoples in distant parts of the world. Globalization encompasses an exchange of commodities, ideas, pathogens, and people.

THE ENVIRONMENT

Through emigration, trade, war, exploitation of natural resources, and exploration, humans have powerfully altered the natural world. We study the effects of species extinction, climate change, pollution, and water use as well as environmental solutions.

THE ARTS

The arts provide a lens to examine societal issues, cultural identity and ways to make a difference in the world.

GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH

Global health seeks to improve health and access to medical care for people worldwide. Global health recognizes that diseases and pathogens know no borders and controlling and preventing outbreaks is a priority.

RELIGION

Religions as a shaping feature of culture and personal identity.

NON-VIOLENCE AND WAR

This theme focuses on the psychological, economic and environmental toll imposed by warfare and genocide as well as the diplomatic and non-violent approaches to conflicts.

Oliver

Avery.

WATKINSON SCHOOL GLOBAL STUDIES STUDENT

About me

I have never been able to stand it when my opinion is ignored by another person simply because it is different from theirs. I believe that as long as everyone does what they believe to be best for everyone, no one should be condemned for their opinions. Thus, I have dedicated myself to understanding and accepting as many perspectives as I can. For me, the Watkinson Global Studies Program is a way to seek out those viewpoints, as well as shape and strengthen my own views and share them with the world.

 
GLOBAL STUDIES EVENTS I'VE ATTENDED

EXTRA CURRICULARS

TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP

CROSS COUNTRY

Captain
As Cross Country team captain and our fastest runner, I help my teammates with their running and give them motivation when they need it.

LEADERSHIP

BOY SCOUTS

Senior Patrol Leader

As Senior Patrol Leader in my Boy Scout troop, I am in charge of running meetings and campouts and making sure all scouting events run smoothly.

SERVICE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SERVICE TRIP

Traveller
While in the Dominican Republic, I participate in a traveling medical clinic and work on construction on a house and in a school in the poorest areas in the country.

LEADERSHIP

DIACONATE

Youth Deacon

As a deacon at my church, I am part of the governing board. This entails monthly meetings to determine the next steps to take in improving the church.

COMMITMENT

RECORDING

Vocalist

As a passionate singer, I have challenged myself to arrange and record a solo a cappella album.

TEAMWORK, SELF IMPROVEMENT

TENNIS

Captain

I am a solid tennis player, but I still have a long way to go if I want to be competitive at higher levels. I am constantly working with my team and my coach to improve.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or would like to contact me, feel free to send me a message here. I'd love to hear from you!

 
 
 

2019 by Oliver Avery

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