2013 Community College Global Education Symposium: Global Issues and Global Solutions

November 20-21, 2013

Co-sponsored by the UNC Global Business Center.

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World View’s 2013 Community College Symposium, Global Issues and Global Solutions, tackles pressing global issues of the 21st century and explores pathways to overcome these challenges. We’ll examine global health, economy, environment, poverty, immigration, the Middle East, and more. This program will help educators understand these global issues, our connection to them, and how to integrate them into the classroom. The symposium is designed for administrators and faculty of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world. This symposium offers general and concurrent on integrating global issues into your courses. Professional Development Contact Hours will be offered.

Featured Speakers

2011_partners_brewsPeter Brews. Peter Brews is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and former associate dean of the OneMBA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He studies the structure and evolution of the global economy, and how the twin shocks of globalization and the internet and IT are changing corporate practice, productivity, and competitiveness. Brews teaches courses in international management, strategic IT management, and corporate strategy. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and an L.L.B. and Ph.D. from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Amy Cooke. Amy Cooke is the director of undergraduate studies and a lecturer in environment and ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches courses including “Health, Population and Environment in Contemporary Africa” and “Community Based Conservation,” among others. She specializes in political and human ecology in Eastern Africa, natural resources, agriculture and food security issues, and conservation. Cooke spent six years living in Kenya and also worked with the U.S. Peace Crops in Kenya and Tanzania.


tim floodTimothy Flood. Timothy Flood is an associate professor of management and corporate communications at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Flood is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing. He has consulted with the World Bank/IFC and Egyptian Institute of Directors on issues of corporate governance and educational outreach, and he has lead study trips to Egypt and Turkey. Flood received his Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.A. from Texas A&M University, and his B.A. from the University of Maryland.



Anirudh Krishna. Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2010), examines poverty dynamics at the household level, tracking movements into and out of poverty of over 35,000 households in 400 communities of India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru and North Carolina, USA.


J thomasJames Thomas. James Thomas has over 30 years’ experience working in the field of public health. He earned a bachelor of science in nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and then masters and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from UCLA. Over the course of his career, Thomas has been a policy advisor, nutritionist, program implementer, professor, researcher, technical advisor, manager, and founder of two NGOs. One of them, Africa Rising, builds the capacity of African-founded community based organizations by connecting them with one another. He has lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and has worked in many countries in Africa and Asia. As a professor of epidemiology at the UNC, his principal interests are in the social epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and public health ethics and human rights. As director of the MEASURE Evaluation Project, Thomas is leading a global team that is advancing the capacity of countries and communities to monitor their epidemics and evaluate their programs to control them.


Wednesday, November 20 Thursday, November 21
8:00 Check In and Registration 8:00 Coffee, Juice, and Pastries
8:30 Welcome
Sharon Morrissey
Senior Vice President and
Chief Academic Officer
North Carolina Community College System
8:30 America in the Post Meltdown Upside Down World: Globalizing, Rebalancing, and Innovating
Peter Brews
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
8:45 Cultural Dimensions of Globalization
Tim Flood
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC at Chapel Hill
9:45 BREAK
9:45 One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty
Anirudh Krishna
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University
10:00 Re-Imagining Africa
James Thomas
Carolina Population Center
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:45 Break and Book Signing with Anirudh Krishna (One Illness Away) 11:00 Just One Earth
Amy Cooke
Department of Environment and Ecology
UNC at Chapel Hill
11:00 Concurrent Sessions I:
12:00 Next Steps and Adjournment
Charlé LaMonica
World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
1. Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Shai Tamari
Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. Global Water Security: Balancing Equity and Efficiency
Urooj Amjad
Water Institute
Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC at Chapel Hill
3. Pondering the Digital Divide
Hiller Spires
College of Education
North Carolina State University
4. The Communication Revolution: Media Literacy in the Classroom
Christian Lundberg
Department of Communication Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
 12:15  Lunch (provided)
 1:15 Concurrent Sessions II: 
1. Addressing Global Food Security Challenges with Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Greg Pillar
Department of Environmental Science and Chemistry
Queens University
2. Glocalization of Immigration: The Effect of Global Immigration Forces on North Carolina Communities
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Mai Thi Nguyen
Department of City & Regional Planning
UNC at Chapel Hill
3. Security Issues in the 21st Century
Joe Caddell
Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense
UNC at Chapel Hill
4. Using Video in the Virtual Classroom
Will Bosley
College of Arts and Sciences
UNC at Chapel Hill
 2:30 Break
 2:45 Concurrent Sessions III: 
1. Forced from Home: Empowering Young People to Respond to the Consequences of Civilian Displacement
Tabitha Miller
Department English and Humanities
Pitt Community CollegeLeslie Miller
American Red Cross, GreensboroRosemary Spezzo
American Red Cross, GreensboroBeth Walden
American Red Cross, Triangle Region
2. Global Health The Benefits and Limitations of Technology
Cynthia Waszak Geary
FHI 360
3. Promise and Progress of the UN Development Goals
Jerry Pubantz
Lloyd International Honors College
UNC at Greensboro
4. From Static to Dynamic: Engaging Students with Global Issues
Katharine Robinson
World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
 4:00 Bringing Global Issues to your Classroom and College:
NC Global Distinction Initiative
Globalizing the Curriculum
UNC University Library Resources
Neil Bolick, World View
Suzanne LaVenture, Davidson County Community College
Tabitha Miller, Pitt Community College
Nadine Russell, Central Piedmont Community College
 5:00 Reception
Friday Center for Continuing Education
UNC at Chapel Hill

*Program subject to change.

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