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February 19, 2024 @ Piedmont Community College

0.5 CEU/5 PDCH

Support Provided By:

Carolina Across 100

Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs

This UNC World View Global is Local: Preparing Future Ready Students program is a collaboration among Person County Schools, Piedmont Community College, and UNC World View. It will feature a range of UNC speakers and dynamic sessions focused on global issues, teaching strategies, the changing nature of work, health, and intercultural communication. Educators will become better equipped to meet the challenges of preparing their students for the global workforce while also receiving relevant global resources for integrating global content into curriculum. This program serves educators in all grade levels and disciplines, including the cultural arts, STEM, the humanities and more.



9:00amCheck In and Continental Breakfast
Pamela Senegal, President, Piedmont Community College
The Importance of Collaboration
Rodney Peterson, Superintendent, Person County Schools
Welcome to UNC World View:
Preparing Future Ready Students

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
10:15amEffective Global Communication Leads to Meaningful Interaction at Work
Sharon Cannon, Clinical Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
11:00amSocial Determinants of Health
Lusajo Kajula, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Suzanne Maman, Associate Dean of Global Health, and Professor of Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Faculty Director, UNC-Duke Rotary Peace Center
11:45amLunch (Provided)
Building S
1:00pmCrafting Your Digital Literacy Assignment: Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success
Justin D'Orazio, Digital Literacy Instructor and Lab Manager, Media & Design Center, UNC Libraries
1:45pmCareers in the Arts on a Global Stage – It’s Not Just for Artists!
Alison Friedman, James and Susan Moeser Executive and Artistic Director, Carolina Performing Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:30pmNext Steps and Adjournment
Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill


Sharon Cannon teaches written and oral communication courses to undergraduate business, full-time MBA and PhD students. She received the 2020 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching. Dr. Cannon includes intercultural communication simulations and activities in many of her courses to build awareness of how cultural differences affect communication in a business setting. She is certified to use and debrief individuals and teams with the GlobeSmart Profile (Aperian Global), Cultural Orientations Indicator (TMC) and Intercultural Edge. Dr. Cannon has facilitated presentation training for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health program, the Royster Fellows, National Science Foundation Fellows, UNC medical interns and many others. She has provided public speaking training for a number of organizations and coached students in the Evening MBA and Weekend Executive MBA programs. She received her PhD from North Carolina State University, MEd from the University of Florida and an AB from in English and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Justin D’Orazio, M.A., Digital Literacy Instructor and Lab Manager at UNC Chapel Hill’s Media & Design Center. The Media & Design Center serves clients broadly across the University’s curriculum, providing digital and media literacies instruction, research support, consultations, and media production facilities. Justin specializes in media production, providing course instruction on the use of audio and video equipment, post-production editing, and project design. Prior to The Media & Design Center, Justin has worked with students in K-12 and higher education settings his entire career. His graduate research focused on the intersections of communication, technology, and performance. His latest venture is a digital conversion and web blog based on his grandmother’s family recipe book.

Alison M. Friedman is the James and Susan Moeser Executive and Artistic Director for Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to that, Friedman was artistic director of performing arts for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest arts and cultural developments. Previously she founded and ran Ping Pong Productions, a US- and Beijing-registered cultural exchange organization that works in more than 50 countries on five continents. She was a 2002-03 Fulbright Scholar to China, a John F. Kennedy Center arts management fellow, and a fellow at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program. She is fluent in Mandarin and works with renowned and emerging artists across Asia, Europe, Australia, and North and South America.

Lusajo Kajula, PhD, is Tanzanian international scholar in health behavior and psychology for adolescents and families and has joined the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health as the school’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. Kajula uses her experiences in global health to educate students on an “ecological model,” which helps public health experts make sense of the social, political and individual factors that influence health behaviors. While at Carolina, she is also continuing her work in adolescent and reproductive health while collaborating with the Durham County Health Department on ways to engage local communities in public health programs and outreach. Her work at Carolina is also the extension of a decades-long partnership with Suzanne Maman, PhD. The two first began working together on HIV prevention research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1999. Their collaborations have produced funded research and intervention programs on global health topics that include treatment and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, intimate partner violence prevention, and adolescent reproductive health – all centralized around regions in Eastern Africa.

Suzanne Maman, a social scientist trained in public health, is Professor of Health Behavior and Associate Dean for Global Health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where is also co-leader of the MPH Global Health Concentration. Additionally, Dr. Maman is the faculty director of the Duke-UNC Rotary peace Center. In her work in global health, she has been developing, implementing and evaluating HIV and violence prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 20 years. Her work on how violence increases women’s risk for HIV infection, and how an HIV diagnosis may affect women’s experiences with violence, has informed programs in Tanzania and South Africa. Maman’s work has also led to WHO guidance and clinical tools to support women during the HIV testing process. She currently focuses on interventions that engage men in Tanzania on HIV and violence prevention. In addition, she teaches a skills-based qualitative research methods course that is required for master’s students in Health Behavior.