2012 Community College Global Education Symposium: Population and Migration: A World on the Move

November 14-15, 2012

Co-sponsored by Center for European Studies (CES) and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)


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*North Carolina Educators: Registration is $175 per person.

*A team of 4 is $600 (save $100). A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a college. Only $150 for each additional team member.

*Out-of-State Educators: Registration is $275 per person.

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World View’s 2012 Community College Symposium topic is Population and Migration: A World on the Move. We will explore the causes, extent, and ramifications of migration in an interconnected world, the relationship between the environment and migration, refugees, human trafficking, the African diaspora, immigration to North Carolina, the impact of immigration on the local economy, and more.  Population issues will include global population and food distribution, population and urbanization in China, and human settlements and the natural environment. There also will be a special screening of the film My Neighborhood.

This symposium offers general sessions, concurrent sessions, and a hands-on session on integrating global issues into your courses. The symposium is designed for administrators and faculty of all disciplines, providing current information and unique strategies for helping students learn about the world. Professional Development Contact Hours will be offered.

Featured Speakers

Suhad Babaa. Suhad Babaa is the Community Outreach and Digital Resources Manager at Just Vision, an organization dedicated to increasing media coverage and support for Palestinian and Israeli civilians working nonviolently to end the occupation and the conflict. Previously, Babaa spent time in the Republic of Korea, where she worked with People’s Solidarity for a Participatory Democracy (PSPD). In 2007, she joined Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (FFIPP) in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. While in the region, she worked with the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ), and developed and taught English lessons for a youth summer camp in Sakhnin. Since 2007, Babaa has maintained a leadership role with FFIPP, coordinating over 80 students in the last four American delegations for their annual internship program. Babaa graduated with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania where she received a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Paul Cuadros. Paul Cuadros is an award-winning investigative reporter and Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNC at Chapel Hill. He is author of A Home on the Field, an account of his three seasons coaching soccer at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, NC. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he has focused his career in journalism writing and reporting on issues of race and poverty. He has worked for the award-winning investigative journal The Chicago Reporter and for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington D.C. In 1999, he was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship to write and report on the impact of emerging Latino communities on the rural South. He is currently a freelance writer for Time magazine and working on a book about Latinos in the South. He is the recipient of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist award for on-line reporting.

Clark Gray. Clark Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and a Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow at UNC at Chapel Hill. He is a population and human-environment geographer interested in the interactions between rural livelihoods, household well-being and environmental change in the developing world. Gray’s research has focused specifically on (1) environmental influences on human migration in various places, (2) indigenous livelihoods in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and (3) human dimensions of soil degradation in rural Uganda. His recent work has focused on drought population mobility in rural Ethiopia and soil quality and human migration in Kenya and Uganda. Gray received both his B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Geography from UNC at Chapel Hill.


Erica Edwards.Erica Edwards is the Executive Director of the Center for European Studies, the European Union Center, and the Trans-Atlantic Masters Program. Prior to joining the Center for European Studies at UNC, Edwards was an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Multilevel Governance in the Political Science Department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.Edwards’ main research and teaching interested are in the fields of comparative politics, political parties and party systems, European integration, public opinion, and comparative welfare states.  Edwards received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at UNC at Chapel Hill and her M.A. from Collège d’Europe in Bruges, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Edwards also has a B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 Niklaus Steiner. Niklaus Steiner is the Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at UNC at Chapel Hill. A native of Switzerland who moved to the U.S. in his youth, Steiner has had the good fortune of moving between cultures all his life, and this experience shapes his academic focus. His research and teaching interests include migration, refugees, nationalism, and citizenship. His most recent book International Migration and Citizenship Today (Routledge, 2009) is a textbook aimed at facilitating classroom discussions on admission and membership. With Australian colleagues, he is currently working on the edited book Migration Security: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era. Steiner earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in International Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University.


 Schedule At-A-Glance*

Wednesday, November 14 Thursday, November 15
8:00 Check In and Registration 8:00 Coffee, Juice, and Pastries
8:30 Welcome
Carol Tresolini
Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
UNC at Chapel Hill
8:30 Changing the Conversation: Tools for Talking About Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolence Efforts with your Students
Suhad Babaa
JUST VISION, Washington, D.C.
8:45 International Migration and Citizenship
Niklaus Steiner
Center for Global Initiatives
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:00 Break
9:45 Climate Change and Human Migration in the Developing World
Clark Gray
Department of Geography
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:15 Minorities, Right Wing Populism, and Immigration Policy in Europe
Erica Edwards
Center for European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:45 Break 11:15 Understanding the Next Generation of Latino Students
Paul Cuadros
School of Journalism
UNC at Chapel Hill
11:00 Concurrent Session I 12:15 Next Steps and Adjournment
Neil Bolick
World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
1. Seven Billion and Counting: The Role of Population Growth in Addressing Global Food Security Challenges
Greg Pillar
Department of Environmental Science
Queens University of Charlotte
2. Immigration in Europe: Islam and the Veil
Sahar Amer, Department of Asian Studies
Martine Antle, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
Angela Ritter, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
UNC at Chapel Hill
3. North Carolina: Gateway to the World
Raleigh Bailey, The Center of New North Carolinians, UNC at Greensboro
Khem Khatiwoda, AmeriCorps ACCESS
Ghaisha Yahaya-Mohamed, Department of Sociology, NC A&T State University
4. North Carolina, the African Diaspora and the Global South
Joseph Jordan
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
UNC at Chapel Hill
 12:15  Lunch
 1:15 Concurrent Sessions II 
1. Latino Micro Enterprises and the Local Economy
Darcy Lear, Department of Romance Languages, UNC at Chapel Hill
Gurjant Sekhon, UNC at Chapel Hill
Krystal Williams, Acción Emprendedora USAHandout
2. To Stay or Go? Voices from Oaxaca (film screening and discussion)
Elva Bishop, Documentarian, Chapel Hill
Sharon Mújica, CHICLE Language InstituteHandout
3. Seven Billion Counting: The Role of Population Growth in Addressing Global Food Security Challenges
Greg Pillar
Department of Environmental Science
Queens University of Charlotte
4. Immigration in Europe: Islam and the Veil
Sahar Amer, Department of Asian Studies
Martine Antle, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
Angela Ritter, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
UNC at Chapel Hill
 2:30 Break
 2:45 Concurrent Sessions III
1. Refugee Resettlement 101
Jason Payne
Refugee Resettlement Services
Lutheran Family Services Carolinas
2. Urbanization in China: Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid Growth
Yan Song
Department of City and Regional Planning
UNC at Chapel Hill
3. Modern Day Slavery in North Carolina
Jennifer H.B. Fisher, North Carolina Justice Academy
Caitlin Ryland, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Farm worker Unit
Jennifer Stuart, Battered Immigrant Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
4. Representations of Muslims: Using Film to Reduce Stereotyping in Classrooms
Jessica Butcher
Rotary International and School of Education
UNC at Chapel Hill
 4:00 Curriculum Development Sessions: Workshop on Integrating International Content, Context, and Connections into Your Courses
Introduction in Sunflower
1. Section I                            Redbud A
Regina Higgins, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and
Muslim Civilizations
UNC at Chapel Hill
Julie Kinnaird, World View
2. Section II                          Redbud B
Tanya Lee
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
Duke University
Neil Bolick, World View
3. Section III                      Dogwood A
Erica Edwards
Center for European Studies
EU Center of Excellence
UNC at Chapel Hill
Katharine Robinson, World View
 5:00 Reception

*Program is subject to change.

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