February 8, 2017
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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.


About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

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

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


For further information, please contact:

Center for International Education
Nexus Building, Room 145
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