Community College Virtual Program
February 24, 2023 via Zoom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
4 hours towards the 8-hour international activity requirement of the Scholar of Global Distinction program.
The webinar is free, but registration is required.
The 2nd annual Scholar of Global Distinction student and educator program will explore how the world’s most populous country, the People’s Republic of China, approaches questions of climate change. The program will feature UNC Professor Angel Hsu as the keynote speaker. Professor Hsu leads an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Scholar of Global Distinction students will have an opportunity to earn 4 hours towards the 8-hour international activity requirement of the Scholar of Global Distinction program. The program is open to Scholar of Global Distinction students and educators.
Hazael Andrew is the Associate Director of UNC World View. As part of his role, Hazael researches, plans, and administers professional development programs for K-12 and community college educators on global topics, including Global Migration, Africa and the African Diaspora, Global Poverty, the Future of Work, and Global Climate Change.
Dr. Kevin W. Fogg
Associate Director, Carolina Asia Center
Kevin W. Fogg is the Associate Director of the Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Working under the direction of the Director and the Advisory Committee, and alongside the fantastic CAC team, he leads the center’s work on events, outreach, and grant-funded projects. He also teaches occasionally in the UNC Department of History. Dr. Fogg came to UNC from Oxford, where he taught in the Faculty of History, Brasenose College, and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He did his undergraduate degree at a well-known university in the Triangle that has a different shade of blue, and he completed his master’s and doctoral studies at Yale. He is a historian of Southeast Asia, specializing in Islamic societies and post-colonial Indonesia. In addition to a smattering of articles and book chapters, his first monograph, Indonesia’s Islamic Revolution, was published by Cambridge University Press, and he co-translated into English a collection of short stories by Indonesian author A.A. Navis that has been published by Lontar.
Suzanne LaVenture is the Director of International Education at Davidson-Davie Community College in Thomasville, NC. Suzanne currently serves as the Community College representative for NCAIE, on the CCID SIO Council, and as a Fulbright alumni ambassador. Suzanne manages DDCC’s short-term study abroad programs and is the host advisor for international students and scholars, including Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. She coordinates the NC Scholars of Global Distinction program, which DDCC launched in 2013. Suzanne holds degrees in Spanish from Wake Forest University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Angel Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program, E3P. She is also Founder and Director of the Data-Driven EnviroLab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Dr. Hsu’s research explores the intersection of science and policy and the use of data-driven approaches to understand environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change and energy, urbanization and air quality. Her research projects apply large-scale datasets derived from satellite remote sensing and other spatially-explicit sources to evaluate environmental policy performance. Focusing particularly on China and the Global South, Dr. Hsu has provided expert testimony to the US-China Economic Security and Review Commission, and is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and a Public Intellectual Program Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy from Yale University, an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, and a BS in Biology and BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
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