Directed by Professor Shaul Cohen in the Geography Department, the CGO invites 25 freshman each year to participate in a residential learning program in which they explore questions of international ethics. Students engage in mentoring relationships with the CGO faculty director, Residence Life staff, graduate students, and undergraduate peer educators through small classes, study groups, research projects, field trips, and academic conferences.
The residential program fosters community not only in the classroom, but also on campus and beyond. As students enrolled in the CGO as freshman move on to their second, third, and fourth years at University, many of them continue to foster the Carnegie community on the University of Oregon campus by attending and organizing CGO events, and mentoring freshmen.
The CGO has headed one of the five grants sponsored by the Genocide Prevention Initiative: an exciting workshop entitled Technology and Human Rights: Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention (GMAP). The workshop took place in Fall of 2014.