The Center for Global Dialogue is committed to engaging our community so that we can all have a better understanding of the critical global issues of our time and be able to generate an informed response. Global issues are often ignored or examined superficially as they appear distant from our everyday lives. Today’s reality is that we live in an increasingly globalized society, and what happens in distant parts of the world affects us all. The issues range from poverty and international trade to military conflict and immigration; from environmental challenges to ongoing violations of human rights. The list is endless, and isolation from these problems is simply no longer possible. This makes it even more imperative that we take the time to both understand and engage in the affairs of our global community.