What is The Global Observer?
Founded in 2017 by Global Governance students with the intention of creating a platform where thoughts could stem from and be shared on, The Global Observer is a blog that stands for diversity, curiosity and involvement. Living in an increasingly globalized world, where we all are constantly inter-connected one with the other and where the local clashes with the global, often giving rise to conflicts. The Global Observer gives voice to our reflections, as students, aiming at building an online community that believes in debating and exchanging opinions as ways of wearing down those conflicts rather than enhancing them.
Today, we are all constantly exposed to a barrage of news and opinions from all over the world, whether we like it or not. The advent of social media does nothing but increase this dynamic, and many people – especially students – feel lost in this vast and chaotic sea of information and uncertainty.
Yet, our aim is not to give people the news. We do not want to be a source of information. We want to be a food for thought. We want to take a break from the chaos and just stop for a minute, to think. We want to give our perspective but we also want to challenge it. We are the observers, but not passive observers. We are not here to whine. Rather, we think the analysis, reflection and exchange of ideas are the first steps towards an actual and effective change, that can take place in a multitude of ways.
After all, it’s the power of ideas and thoughts that has always been the world’s one and true leading fuel.