Madison, Wis. (October 9, 2013) – Edgewood College Professor of Philosophy Vince Kavaloski has been named Global Citizen of the Year by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Dane County Chapter.
The award is given each year to citizens who either live or work in Dane County and who have promoted the goals of the United Nations.
In the citation, the association wrote “Professor Kavaloski’s work introducing students to the philosophies of peace and social justice admirably qualify him for this award.” Mr. Kavaloski regularly travels with students to New York and Washington, D.C. as part of his course offerings.
Professor Kavaloski is one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a consortium of private and public colleges and universities dedicated to enriching academic and public discourse on issues of peace and conflict. The Institute is non-partisan and encourages debate and discussion of multiple perspectives, not only of foreign policy issues and global areas of conflict, but also of intercultural communication, gender relations, and environmental sustainability.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America, Dane County Chapter will present the award at a ceremony and reception on October 24 in Madison.