Global Residential College

Explore issues related to globalization and culture in this interconnected age.

Learn how the modern world came to be and understand its successes and problems. Learn how to initiate change. Challenge your beliefs and look beyond the conventional.

Global College Student Staff

Nicole O'Connor, Junior Fellow

Nicole O'Connor

"I loved being in the Global Res College! Sharing a class with the people on my hall made my transition to Bucknell so much easier. We got to know each other both in and out of the classroom, and shared experiences such as grappling with the readings together and peer editing each other’s papers. I got to become close with people who I might not have met otherwise because of their major or interests. Joining a res college was one of the best choices I made for my first year at Bucknell!"

Hometown: Newburyport, Mass.
Majors: civil engineering and international relations

Andrew Schlicht, Junior Fellow

Andrew Schlicht

"Being in a Residential College gave me more than a nice dorm room. It provided me with a community of like-minded individuals with enough variety that it challenged my way of thinking. Those in that community have become my best friends."

Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Major: economics

Global College Alumni

Global Residential College

Doug Lebda '92

Frustrated by the process of getting his first mortgage, in 1996 Lebda founded, which revolutionized the way consumers shop for mortgages and how lenders reach new customers.

Speaking of Success: Doug Lebda '92

Foundation Seminar Course Choices

Problems Without Passports: Global Challenges and Opportunities

This course will examine some of the most critical global issues confronting an ever increasingly interdependent international community. In this regard, the course has two primary objectives. First, students will learn how a select number of contemporary issues are tied to various trans-historical economic, social, and political processes. Second, we will critically explore how these current issues are producing different types of opportunities and challenges for individuals, societies, and states.

Some of the themes that will be explored throughout the semester are events and patterns instrumental in the development of the global system, human rights, conflict, global resources and sustainability, political economy, identity, and demography/migration.


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