Albert Schweitzer Institute, a stepping stone toward systemic change

June 05, 2023

Sean Duffy planting a tree

Dedicated to providing students with the skills and experiences to be positive change agents in their community and the world, the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac offers several opportunities yearly to get involved.

At the Albert Schweitzer Institute, peace, human rights and environmental action are prioritized both locally in Hamden and in the international community through student-oriented initiatives.

“We focus on world-scale issues – climate change, human rights, inequality, justice – and look to take action at the local level as a stepping stone toward systemic change,” said Sean Duffy, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Some past and current work in the local area includes hosting a developing pollinator garden to support local wildlife and students in both biology and environmental disciplines, working with the Hamden Food Security Task Force to manage a community garden to supply the Hamden Food Pantry and leading sustainability and indigeneity efforts on campus,

The overarching goal of the Institute is to provide students with experiences worldwide where they can work on core international issues with others from around the world who are doing similar projects, said Duffy.

Students seeking involvement can join the Global Engagement Fellowship, enroll in a dedicated section of first-year seminar (FYS101) or request to be on the Albert Schweitzer Institute mailing list by filling out this form.

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