Change and Stability in Global Environments
APRIL 5-8, 2010
An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention sponsored by the
Institute for Global Understanding
Thursday, April 8
7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m., United Nations, NYC
Educational Trip to the United Nations - New York City
Rekha Datta and Saliba Sarsar (Trip)
The Institute for Global Understanding invites everyone to join us on a trip to the United Nations on Thursday, April 8. The bus will leave the Student Center at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus around 4 p.m. Attendees may purchase lunch at the UN, and tour tickets (Students: $11 with university ID; Adults: $16). For more information, please contact Dr. Rekha Datta.
10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Club 107/108
Finding Peace in Today’s World - Lecture/Workshop
Karyn Levana and Karen Faherty
Finding Peace in Today’s World is an experiential workshop sponsored by the Institute for Individual and World Peace (IIWP), an organization whose mission is to study the processes that lead to peace. This workshop is designed to help students discover what peace is for them and what disturbs their sense of peace. It provides tools and techniques to enhance the experience of peace in their personal lives, thereby helping participants recognize they can be a force for peace in the world.
10 - 11:15 a.m., Wilson Auditorium
Sustainable Poverty Eradication (Public Health) - Lecture/Workshop
Melissa Flynn, Bojana Beric, and Moline Modziwa
This lecture/workshop focuses on poverty eradication with a focus on public health in the village community of Macheke, Zimbabwe.
10 - 11:15 a.m., Bey Hall 222
Corporate Social Responsibility: Change and Stability in Global Environments - Classroom Colloquium
Maribeth Deleski, Matthew Girard, Meghan Murray, Timothy Sheridan, and Justin Slansky
Multinational corporations and governments are increasingly criticized for business practices which are harmful to global stability. This presentation will examine selected problems that undercut global environmental stability and propose strategic management.
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Turrell Boardroom
Friend of Socrates: “On the Day Everybody Ate” - Roundtable Dialogue
Friends of Socrates
This session will be a philosophical inquiry into relationships between poverty and health. One woman's story of hope and possibility in Haiti by Margaret Trost will be introduced as a starting point of inquiry and discussion.
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., CETL Classroom, Monmouth University Library Room 206
Water for People: A Photographic Journey - Classroom Colloquium
Tim Ryan, Photographer
Come hear photographer Tim Ryan talk about his photos from around the world and his work with Water for People, a non-profit organization that helps people in developing countries to develop locally sustainable drinking water resources and hygiene education programs. This event is sponsored by the Sociology Club, the Monmouth University Library, and the Urban Coast Institute, and is part of SO 101 04.
1 – 2:15 p.m., MH 115 LEC
Change and Stability in Italy - Classroom Colloquium
Change and Stability in Italy showcases research that students in the Italian Minor are doing. The discussion will focus on new emigrants in Italy, new ethnic groups, social structure like marriages and birth rates, changes in school programs, and how Italians try to cope with their changing world.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m., Turrell Boardroom
Unite for Site - Classroom Colloquium
This discussion looks at Unite for Site, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “empower communities world-wide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness” (www.uniteforsite.org). Join the discussion to learn more about this important organization and how you can get involved or volunteer.
2:30 - 3:45 pm, CETL Office, Monmouth University Library Room 206
Photography and Development - Classroom Colloquium/workshop
Tim Ryan, Photographer
Come hear photographer, Tim Ryan, talk about his photographs from around the world and his work with Water for People, a non-profit organization that helps people in developing countries to develop locally sustainable drinking water resources and hygiene education programs. This event is sponsored by the Sociology Club, the Monmouth University Library, and the Urban Coast Institute, and is part of AR 184.
4:30-5:00, Community Garden on the corner of Beechwood Avenue & Brookwillow Avenue
GUC Closing Ceremony - Closing Ceremony
Sean Foran and the Center for Human and Community Wellness
Please join us for the closing ceremony of the 9th Annual Global Understanding Convention. During this cere-mony, we will mark the opening of the new Community Garden by planting bushes donated by the Institute for Global Understanding and the chairs of this year’s GUC.
4:30 - 5:45 p.m., Wilson Auditorium
NJPIRG Energy Service Corps Workshop: Solving Global Warming Locally - Workshop
Dr. Patrick Hossay, Richard Stockton College of NJ
Energy Service Corps is a student-run group at MU that works to make our local communities energy efficient. This workshop will address the importance of energy/environmental awareness and what students and residents can do to improve their communities. It will include tips on home energy assessments/weatherization.
4:30 - 6 p.m., Monmouth University Library Rooms 102-104
An Exhibit of Jacob Landou Holocaust Suite - Exhibit
Susan Douglass, Scott Knauer, and David Herrstrom
The Holocaust Suite by the internationally known painter and printmaker Jacob Landau is a beautiful and disturbing set of seven lithographic prints. After WW II Mr. Landau met with a group of Buchenwald survivors, which profoundly affected him. He concluded that "The Holocaust is the ultimate test of our humanity, and we flunked the test. Not just what Hitler did but what the rest of the world didn't do." Landau viewed his art as a way to fight social injustice in the world. His art portrays the horrors of genocide during the Holocaust and inspires the viewer to stand up against injustice whenever it occurs. This exhibit is part of the Monmouth University Jacob Landau collection.
6 - 7:15 p.m., Wilson Auditorium
Sustainability for Poverty Eradication - Faculty Panel
Moline Madziwa and Susan Gupta
This panel presentation looks at poverty eradication with a focus on public health, entrepreneurship, education/IT, and renewable resources in the village of Macheke, Zimbabwe, making links with the Macheke Sustainability Project. The presentation will include photographs, video footage, and a Q&A session.
6 - 8 p.m., Pollak Theatre
Outsourced - Film by John Jeffcoat
International Student Club
When the 32-year-old manager, Todd (Josh Hamilton), receives word that his entire department is about to be outsourced to India, his initial anger gives way to a new-found sense of wonder as he travels to Mumbai to train his replacement. As Todd begins to train his new employees, he starts to look past their cultural differences. His relationship with a co-worker, Asha (Ayesha Dharker), threatens to complicate the endeavor in ways that the outsourced American never anticipated.