The Global Engagement Initiative emerged from ADP’s partnership with The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and their Seven Revolutions program. The program identified seven areas of change expected to be most revolutionary:
1. Population 5. Economic integration
2. Resource management 6. Conflict and security
3. Technology 7. Governance
Missouri State University’s student organization, the Global Engagement Corps (GEC), was the first student-led organization, which works to encourage the development of globally competent citizens and to promote strategic, forward thinking among current and future student leaders through education and service to make a difference in communities and addressing 7 Revolution issues around the world.