Change and Stability in Global Environments
APRIL 5-8, 2010
An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention sponsored by the
Institute for Global Understanding
Monday, April 5
10 - 11:15 a.m., Turrell Boardroom
Turkey: A Bridge of Hope - Classroom Colloquium
Turkey has been at a physical, economic and cultural crossroads between the East and the West for millenia. But through much of 20th Century, it became more insular and thus was not on the radar of most Americans. Turkey is trying to assume a more proactive peace building role in the region and beyond. Come learn more about this fascinating country.
1 - 2:15 p.m., Bey Hall Hallway
HIV AIDS in Vulnerable Populations in the Global Societies - Poster Session
Students in PR422 with Bojana Beric and Lisa Coats
Students in PR 422-02 class will hold a poster session to present their research on the topic: Vulnerable populations and HIV/AIDS globally.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m., Turrell Boardroom
American Red Cross: What to Do When Disaster Strikes? - Lecture and Workshop
4:30 - 5:45 p.m., Wilson Auditorium
Coral Growth and Decline - Lecture
Devon Hodge, Donald Dorfman, and Golam Mathbor
This panel will look at how human actions have impacted coral populations, and what can be done to enhance their survival.
7:30 - 10 p.m., Pollak Theatre
The Vanished Empire - Movie Showing and Reception
Thomas Pearson and Andrei Kuteinikov
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. In the early 1970s, Sergei (Alexander Lyapin) is a Russian college student who proudly describes himself as a dissident, telling anyone who cares to listen that he wants to help bring democracy to the country. Sergei's confident, outspoken manner has made him quite popular with the women on campus, much to the chagrin of his close friend Stepan (Yegor Baranovsky), who shares his political views but not his social skills.