Global Presentation Series

ic-gps-banner2Beginning in Fall 2015 – and in celebration of the new International Center opening – the Office of International Initiatives established its Global Presentation Series, a one-hour series designed to inform the audience, initiate a dialogue, and inspire action.  Serving as the central office for internationalization at Georgia State, International Initiatives hosts its Global Presentation Series as a way to enhance the global competency of students, staff, and faculty.

Global Presentation Series is held in the International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 350).  Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.  Attendance is free.

Global Presentation Series Schedules and Media

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 351)

Many institutions integrate global learning into curricula and co-curricular programming with the goal of producing graduates capable of contributing solutions to global problems. However, institutional leaders, faculty, and managers of global learning environments now face mounting anti-international rhetoric and policy.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 350)

Global learning isn’t limited to only the humanities. Faculty and students in the sciences, technology, math, art, and design disciplines (STEAM’D) are expected to possess global competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their increasingly globalized fields as well.

In this webinar, participants will explore models of integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curricular activities of the STEAM'D fields to address world problems and learning goals. Presenters will discuss research evidence, curriculum, and co-curricular program design examples that support the implementation of global learning in fields outside the humanities and speak to the myriad reasons why STEAM'D students benefit from global perspectives in their fields after graduation.

Please note: You must be in attendance to view the webinar. Live-streaming links or conferencing options are unavailable. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Brown bag lunch welcome.  Seating is limited.  RSVP required.  Click here to secure your spot.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12– 1:30 p.m.
International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 351)

Working in teams with peers from host country nationals on study abroad, students tackle a real business challenge faced by a local firm or a subsidiary of a multinational. Students place themselves in the shoes of decision-makers, and analyze problems from various angles. They then offer a set of alternative recommendations and grounded solutions.  Live cases during study abroad involve both secondary data research and primary data collection (observations, interviews, surveys, and focus groups).  Student will share highlights from three live case projects completed on their recent International Business & Marketing study abroad program in Morocco. No RSVP required and brown bag lunch welcome. Led by Dr. Mourad Dakhli, Faculty, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 350)

Foreign language proficiency and cross-cultural understanding should, ideally, go hand in hand. However, foreign language programs do not always successfully incorporate global learning practices into the curriculum and miss the opportunity to help students develop global perspectives. This session will incorporate data and recommendations for foreign language programs and provide various examples for how this can be done in different contexts.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to augment their students' language learning with concrete intercultural skills. Presenters will discuss their research and practice and will highlight the oft-overlooked reasons for purposefully incorporating global learning into foreign language programs and provide various examples for how this can be done in different contexts.

Please note: You must be in attendance to view the webinar. Live-streaming links or conferencing options are unavailable. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Brown bag lunch welcome.  Seating is limited.  RSVP required.  Click here to secure your spot.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12– 1:30 p.m.
International Center (Dahlberg Hall, Room 350)

Featuring artwork as part of the culmination of Pam Longobardi's past year’s studio and research trips.  This work addresses the vast environmental and geopolitical forces re-ordering the world as we have known it through the traceable singularity that is oceanic plastic.  As a universal material of contemporary global culture, plastic endures in the environment such that all plastic ever created still exists.  Pam Longobardi is a Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University.  Click here to learn more.

Featuring the following works of art:

  • Throne, 2006, digital photograph of South Point, Hawaii
  • Consumption, 2006, digital photograph of South Point, Hawaii
  • Broken Boats, 2016, digital photograph of Lesvos, Greece
  • Division Line, 2016, digital photograph of Lesvos, Greece
  • Life Vest Wave, 2016, digital photograph of Lesvos, Greece
  • Pink Floatie (crime), 2016, digital photograph of Lesvos, Greece
  • Flag of Lesvos, 2016, life vests from Lesvos, thread

No RSVP required and brown bag lunch welcome.  In celebration of International Education Week at Georgia State University.  Led by Pam Longobardi, Distinguished Professor at Georgia State University and Artist-in-Nature for the Oceanic Society.

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Hosted by Dr. Jan Nijman, Director, Urban Studies Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies; interviewed by Dr. Mary Beth Walker, Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

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Global and urban research once were positioned at opposite ends of a scalar spectrum but now they are increasingly entwined. Major urban regions form the building blocks of a global economy (and culture) that is ever more integrated. Understanding cities requires an understanding of global processes, and vice versa. In this GPS event, professor Jan Nijman, director of GSU’s new Urban Studies Institute, reflects on his international research experience in Amsterdam, Miami, Mumbai and Hong Kong, and discusses where Atlanta fits in the work at the new Institute.

Hosted by Dr. Mourad Dakhli, Faculty, Robinson College of Business, and Dr. Glen Ross, Faculty, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

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Graduate students will present business and economic cases produced for their 2016 study abroad program in South Africa, highlighting the rigorous and research-intensive academic work completed during this experiential learning opportunity. Topics include the wine industry, energy efficiency, child welfare, the textile industry, and the effect of the FIFA World Cup. Lunch will be served.

Hosted by Skander M’Zah, MD, 2017 MPH Candidate, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and 2015 Fulbright Scholar; interviewed by Mary Helen O’Connor, PhD, Senior Faculty Associate, Office of International Initiatives and Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, Perimeter College at Georgia State University.

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Dr. Skander M‘Zah, a physician and active participant in the movement known as the Arab Spring, was called home to Tunisia by the Red Crescent to respond to the emerging refugee crisis on the border with Libya.  Thousands of displaced families arrived each day, fleeing violence at home only to encounter new challenges securing access to basic needs, including adequate healthcare.  Dr. M’zah carried his experience in the camps to his medical residency in family medicine in the public hospital in Tunis. where he created a professional training program for clowns to bring humor and light to disadvantaged children.

Dr. M’Zah’s exposure to public health challenges in the refugee camps and in Tunis inspired him to apply for a Fulbright fellowship to attend Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  As a global health student he spent this past summer in Gaziantep, Turkey, 20 miles from the Syrian border to participate in the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) emergency response to Northern Syria.  Dr. M’Zah was tasked with writing the first mortality and morbidity report for the region since the refugee crisis began, and he also helped design a health information system to address the gaps in data created by the disparate surveillance tools each organization used.

Hosted by Mr. Michael Carroll, Executive Director, The Hollings Center for International Dialogue; interviewed by Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

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Hosted by Prof. Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY Coil Center; interviewed by Dr. Tony Lemieux, Director, Global Studies Institute.

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Hosted by Ms. Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; interviewed by Dr. John Marshall, Assistant Professor, College of Law.

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Hosted by Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil, Executive Director, CIBER and Professor, Institute of International Business; interviewed by Dr. Shawn Powers, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication.

Join Prof. Cavusgil for an exploration of the interrelationships of political economy, business, and media, whilst investigating how they may reinforce, clash, or find harmony in the complex environment of emerging economies. Turkey will serve as the basis for this discussion.

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Hosted by Dr. Pearl McHaney, Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Professor, Dept. of English; interviewed by Mr. Justin Cade, Associate to the Director of International Programs.

Join Prof. McHaney for a discussion about semester and year-long exchange programs, including the challenges and benefits for students and directors alike. Dr. McHaney serves as the program director for the University of Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines exchange program in France.

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Hosted by Dr. Bill Nichols, Chair, Dept. of World Languages and Cultures and Co-Director, CULTR; interviewed by Ms. Amanda Roshan-Rawaan, Director of International Programs & Projects.

This conversation will speak about the importance of global competence and language proficiency as it relates to career opportunities after graduation. Dr. Nichols will address some of the myths about the need for languages and cultural awareness in the so-called age of globalization.

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Hosted by Dr. Bill Kirby, Faculty, Harvard Business School and Faculty Chair, Harvard Center Shanghai; interviewed by Dr. Penelope Prime, Clinical Professor, International Business and Founder and Director, China Research Center.

Building on the last chapter in his book, Can China Lead: Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth (coauthored with Regina M. Abrami and F. Warren McFarlan, Harvard Business Review Press), Dr. Kirby will talk with Dr. Penelope Prime about his current views on the opportunities and challenges in China’s business environment.

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Hosted by Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Founding Director, Global Studies Institute and Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Political Science; interviewed by Dr. Carrie Manning, Chair, Dept. of Political Science.

Jennifer McCoy, director of the Global Studies Institute and Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, has mediated conflicts in Latin America, advised in the Colombian peace negotiations, and is beginning a new project to study the dynamics and possible solutions to the polarization that emerges when new or excluded groups gain power through the ballot box but then create a backlash as they attempt to carry out change, in countries across the globe.

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Hosted by Mr. Shelby Grubbs, Executive Director, International Arbitration Center; interviewed by Ms. Grace Ha, AtlAS Fellow, Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation.

Join Prof. Grubbs for a global tour of international commercial dispute resolution and a discussion regarding how the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, an affiliate of the GSU College of Law, is helping put Atlanta on the map.

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Hosted by Dr. Sally Wallace, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives and Professor, Dept. of Public Policy.

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Hosted by Ms. Cathy Mant, Head Coach of GSU's Women's Golf and Mr. Erik Paz, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance.

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Hosted by Dr. Shawn Powers, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication; interviewed by Ms. Nagham El Karhili, PhD Student and Presidential Fellow, Dept. of Communication.

Moving beyond debates on the democratic value of new and emerging information technologies, Powers will discuss the political, economic, and geopolitical factors driving internet freedom policies, in particular the U.S. State Department’s doctrine supporting of a universal freedom to connect. Discussion will outline how efforts to create a universal internet built upon Western legal, political, and social preferences is driven by economic and geopolitical motivations rather than the humanitarian and democratic ideals that typically accompany related policy discourse. In fact, the freedom-to-connect movement is intertwined with broader efforts to structure global society in ways that favor American and Western cultures, economies, and governments.

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Hosted by Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International Initiatives; interviewed by Lauren Zelek.

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Hosted by Amanda Roshan-Rawaan, Director of International Programs & Projects; interviewed by Dr. Volkan Topalli.

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Hosted by Stella Xu, Director of China Initiatives, Georgia Department of Economic Development; interviewed by Jassy Ji.

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Hosted by Dr. Cedric Suzman, Executive VP & Director of Programming, World Affairs Council of Atlanta; interviewed by Dr. Carrie Manning.

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Hosted by Mr. Mark Thomas, Director, Mayor's Operations Innovation Team, Los Angeles; interviewed by Dr. Jun Liu.

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Hosted by Dr. Zhong Chen and Ms. Kimberly Griffin, Deputy Directors of Confucius Institute; interviewed by Dr. Jun Liu.

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Hosted by Kike Ehigiator, Director of International Partnerships & Agreements; interviewed by Dr. Eric Friginal.

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Hosted by Ryan Rathmann, Director of Study Abroad Programs, with Dr. Glen Ross, Clinical Associate Professor, Economics; Dr. Kevin Hsieh, Associate Professor, Art History; Dr. Mourad Dakhli, Clinical Associate Professor, Institute of International Business; and Dr. Laura Meyers, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood and Elementary Education; interviewed by Stephen Murray.

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Hosted by Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta; interviewed by Clare Higgins-Morton.

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