Change and Stability in Global Environments
APRIL 5-8, 2010
An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention sponsored by the
Institute for Global Understanding
Nicholas D. Kristof
Between Oppression and Opportunities: How Women Are Facing Change and Stability in Global Environments
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
6 p.m., Wilson Auditorium
An American journalist and New York Times columnist; winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. His new book is titled Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Monmouth University Institute for Global Understanding is pleased to announce that its 9th annual Global Understanding Convention will be held April 5 to 8, 2010.
This year’s convention, “Change and Stability in Global Environments,” will focus on the multiple environments such as economic, social, cultural, philosophical, biological, political, geographical, and physical. The emphasis will be on how in the context of globalization these environments tend to converge and change.
The Keynote Speaker Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times columnist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, will speak on April 7 at 6 p.m. in Pollak Theatre. His talk is titled “Between Oppression and Opportunities: How Women Are Facing Change and Stability in Global Environment.” Kristof recently published the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The film Vanished Empire will be shown on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Pollak Theatre. Love and youthful idealism are both put to the test as the Soviet Union begins to crumble in this post-Soviet drama from director Karen Shakhnazarov, which nostalgically looks back on coming of age in a more stable and simple time. A panel discussion will be held after the film with Provost Tom Pearson, Political Science Professor Saliba Sarsar, and Dr. Andrei Kuteinikov.
More than 40 sessions will be held, including: Water for People (NGO); the historical narratives of Israelis and Palestinians; HIV AIDS in vulnerable populations; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability for Poverty Eradication, Haiti; Vanished Empire movie; Oppression and Opportunity for Women Around the World; how to join the Peace Corps; and sport as global culture.