Global Citizens: Moving From National to International Contribution

In a unique ‘group’ interview with Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) scholarship recipient Rania Ali, Nour Barakeh, and with Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria and co-chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, views were shared on a number of pressing issues in international relations, including global citizenry, youth, and female empowerment and world politics generally.

With more than 40 years of experience in public office, Dr. Fischer commented on the importance of youth and female societal and political empowerment: “Supporting education and youth entrepreneurship and raising awareness for global citizenship issues, are important measures to support solutions to today´s global challenges. Young people, women, and men, of all cultures, can make a significant contribution, no matter how small, to society, by looking beyond the narrow scope of personal or national interest to act as global citizens.”