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    Yong

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. "Yong" is the story of a young boy in Baiji, a mountain village in China.

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    Yule

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. "Yule" is the story of a young boy in Baiji, a mountain village in China.

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    Under the Dome

    News from China, an initiative by Melton Fellows from Zhejiang University in advance of the upcoming Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) 2015 in Hangzhou, China, covers a wide variety of issues concerning China, as well as the world as a whole.This week it gives a critical view on the Chinese documentary "Under the Dome", which covers the subject of smog.

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    Xiang

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. This story tells the situation of women from Yunnan province that were either abducted or bought by men in Baiji, a mountain village in China.

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    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in China

    News from China, an initiative by Melton Fellows from Zhejiang University in advance of the upcoming Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) 2015 in Hangzhou, China, this time deals with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation held in Beijing, China.

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    Introducing The Vagina Monologues in Iquitos, Peru

    Melton Fellow Eva Junge received an MF Action Grant to implement a project to help promote equality and empowerment for women in Iquitos, Peru. Through this public presentation of "The Vagina Monologues", the project opened discussion about an underrepresented topic in the area, amongst a diverse group of women spanning age, nationality and life experience.

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    Human Trafficking: Context, Culture and Challenges

    Human Trafficking (HT) is not a new issue, but it is being framed in a new and powerful way. Join Mel Miller Garrett as she approaches the topic from her 20 years of experience of working with victims of HT and explores cultural and contextual aspects that contribute to HT victims’ vulnerability.

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    Longhui

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. "Longhui" is the story of a little boy in Baiji, a mountain village in China.

     

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    Meng

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. "Meng" is the story of a little girl in Baiji, a mountain village in China.

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    Important Resources from the 2015 Ashoka U Exchange

    The Ashoka U Exchange 2015, the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship in higher education, was a wonderful learning opportunity. The Exchange brings together university faculty, staff, administrators and students representing 150 global institutions to share new ways of teaching and learning that will shape the way educational institutions influence the world.

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    The car crash

    StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. This text is about how an accident broke down prejudism.

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    There is Only One Thing We Can’t Do: Nothing!

    ”You knew all the effects of climate change and you did nothing?” If we do nothing, this is the question newer generations will ask, and that’s not what we want. At the climate reality leadership corps training in Delhi, India, 450 people from 26 countries had the opportunity to exchange ideas for solving the climate crisis - among them four Melon Fellows.

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    Influential Global Business and Policy Leaders Join New Melton Foundation Advisory Board

    The Melton Foundation is convening a select group of influential global business and policy leaders through its Advisory Board. The Melton Foundation actively promotes global citizenship as a way for individuals and organizations to work together across boundaries of place and identity to address global challenges. We accomplish this through a portfolio of hands-on projects and activities that involve a growing network of Melton Fellows, universities, and partners in diverse world regions who share our commitment to promoting global citizenship.

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    When everything´s lost

    StoryTelling is a project, initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and situations. This story describes the tragedy in Carahue, Chile, when the sudden direction change of a fire forest roared to life, captured and killed six brigade members.

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    Rebuilding life

    StoryTelling is a project, initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and situations. The project team invites to see the world through the eyes of our neighbours, raising a sense of emphathy, connection and mutual understanding.

    This story is about making mistakes, loosing everything and starting from zero.

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    Thirsty Beijing to Receive Water From the South

    In anticipation of one of the key topics of the GCC 2015, Melton Fellow Jiaxiu Song gives a critical insight into water distribution and supply in China. China is about to realize a dream of redirecting China’s river flow -- the South-to-North Water Transfer Project draws water from regions along the Yangtze River to ease the growing water shortage of the north.

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    Finding friendship wherever you go

    ​StoryTelling is a project initiated by Melton Fellows to share short stories about people and their personal situations. This Story reflects about the capacity of children to easily explore the world, make friends and speak the truth.

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    Journey Around the World in One Evening

    Imagine you had the opportunity to go on a spontaneous “journey” to Iran, Armenia, Syria, Bangladesh or Poland and gain unique insights into each country's culture and tradition -- in just one evening. That’s precisely what the participants of “Around the World in One Evening” were able to do last January at FSU Jena.

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    The Electric Public Bus Dilemma

    News from China, an initiative by Melton Fellows from Zhejiang University in advance of the upcoming #MFGCC2015 in Hangzhou, China, covers a wide variety of issues concerning China, as well as the world as a whole. This month, the team tackles electric public buses in Hangzhou.

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    Giving Context to Global Issues Via Career Advice for High Schoolers

    Education in China relies heavily on exams -- To succeed in the system, students often memorize what they are taught without true understanding, a method called ‘rote learning’. This phenomenon can be observed in all schools across the spectrum, jeopardizing the long-term benefit of education and the future success of students in a globalized economy. 

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    Leveraging Networks for Impact, Part 2: Best Practice Roundtable

    The second “Leveraging Networks for Impact” roundtable took place on November 19th at the Institute for International Education (IIE), convened by IIE, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the Melton Foundation. Other representatives of institutions that fund or manage global networks of scholars, fellows, or other types of leaders joined them to share best practices for how these networks can contribute to transformative positive change.

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    Workshop at Campus Jena: "What is culture?"

    The Melton Foundation Campus in Jena, Germany invited intercultural trainer Barbara Nietzel to hold a workshop on the concept of "culture". Melton Fellows and other students from Jena University joined the workshop to learn the theoretical concepts behind the topic and discuss it in context to their own lived experience. 

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    Narratives: Premiere in Germany!

    After one year of intense preparations, site visits for interviews, and post-production, the short-film, "Narratives,“ was shown at a public screening at Friedrich Schiller University, in Jena, Germany on November 20th, 2014. More than 60 people filled the small room, sitting on chairs and tables, to watch the movie and discuss its contents and production with the project team members. 

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    Mutually Building Historical and Cultural Bridges

    A group of Melton Fellows worked together with two German NGOs, Iberoamerica and Eine-Welt-Haus, to organize an innovative encounter between Mapuches, Chileans, and Germans. This meeting of cultures, all coming from different but unprivileged backgrounds, was the starting point for a new partnership of mutual learning and support.

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    I can't believe I am a ....GODPARENT!

    For over 10 years, Senior Fellows of the Melton Foundation have guided New Fellows as they discover the diversity and pootential of the Melton Foundation. Another cycle of our legendary Godparents Program is about to start.

    Sign up by 14 December 2014 and BE PART OF IT!

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    Relaunch of the Melton Share Series

    The Melton Foundation just relaunched a series called Melton Shares, now with a stronger focus on the personal stories of experience. A forum for Melton Fellows and friends of the Melton Foundation, Melton Shares describes personal experiences and stories of those who promote global citizenship through their actions.

    The next Melton Share will be held on 22 November 2014.

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    "We are tired of talking” – A Breakthrough for Climate Change

    For the third year, a delegation of 6 Melton Fellows is part of Climate Reality’s Leadership Training in support of one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today: Climate Change. The Melton Foundation is teaming up with Climate Reality to help empower future Climate Leaders as they build awareness for the climate crisis and develop shared, sustained solutions.

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    GCC 2014: Turning the Diversity Conversation from Theoretical to Applied

    It is often said that valuing diversity is one thing, but applying it is another. After speaking and sharing about diversity in language, culture, communications, self identity and more, Melton Fellows and Dillard University guests were able to tackle the disconnect. Using gender-based violence, the conflict in Israel and Palestine and sustainability as frames of reference, the dialogue on diversity was able to turn from the theoretical to the applied.

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