CCE staff foster collaborative partnerships around the globe in order to empower students to become active citizens. Dedicated to promoting ideals that link democracy to the liberal arts, we help students develop sustainable projects on pressing societal issues. Long-term partnerships are key to the center’s work. Whether collaborating with international partners or working with student organizers locally, the center is committed to the public good. Dr. Jonathan Becker believes that, "Engagement is necessary in the democratic process, especially in today’s global world. Developing a habit of active involvement in civic life starts now."