We’re all young students attending the BA in Global Governance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. We founded The Global Observer in 2017, with the intention of creating a platform where thoughts could stem from and be shared on.
Living in an increasingly globalized world, where we are all constantly inter-connected with one another and where the local clashes with the global, often giving rise to conflicts, made us feel the need to give voice to our reflections, hoping to build an online community that believes in debating and exchanging opinions as ways of wearing down those conflicts, rather than enhancing them.
We do believe in that, and this is thanks to the fact that we all come from different countries and backgrounds; debating almost on a daily basis does nothing but get us closer, shortening the cultural distance between us.
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 did nothing but increase this dynamic, and so many people – especially young people – feel lost in this vast and chaotic sea of information and uncertainty.
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, because it is only through comparison that we really understand ourselves and what surrounds us, and it is only by understanding both things that we can make a change and have an impact. As Global Governance students, indeed, we don’t want to be 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 many different ways.
After all, it’s the power of ideas and thoughts that has always been the world’s one and true leading fuel.