February 8, 2017

A Long Tradition of Global Citizenship: Meet Charles Levermore

Adelphi University has a strong tradition of promoting international collaboration and peace. Adelphi University’s founder and first president, Charles Levermore mobilized support for the League of Nations, which was conceptualized by his classmate, Woodrow Wilson. (To jog your memory, the League of Nations was formed in 1920 at the end of World War I, with the principal mission of maintaining world peace and was the organization that preceded the United Nations.)

In 1924, Charles Levermore was awarded the American Peace Award for “the best practicable plan by which the United States may co-operate with other nations to achieve and preserve the peace of the world.”  Despite Levermore’s efforts, The United States, ultimately, did not join the League of Nations and after 26 years, the organization was unable to prevent the aggression of the Axis Powers and subsequently dissolved at the beginning of WWII.

Adelphi University has always valued these deep connections to international collaboration and peace.


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Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

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