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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Forum to promote global citizenship in the worldwide marketplace

      Rochester, Mich. – With growing use of Internet and other web-based social media, the accelerated pace of change associated with globalization influences the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of every country in the world. This calls upon everyone, as global citizens, to better understand mutual dependencies and address challenges that have no boundaries.

     Oakland University will host "Citizenship in the Age of the Internet," a forum on Friday, April 5, designed to offer participants new insight on how the Internet fosters greater global awareness, impacts ethical behavior, drives and or impedes creativity and innovation, enables businesses to be more responsive to social needs, and more.

     The day-long event will include research presentations by OU students and faculty, an activity on constructive discourse and dialog by Kent Roberts of the National Civility Center, a panel discussion of consular officials from different countries moderated by Tim Anderson of Miller Canfield, and a keynote address by Chad Doyle, a senior manager at Chrysler.

     There is no charge to attend the forum, but attendees are asked to reserve a spot by visiting It will take place in Elliott Hall Auditorium on the campus of Oakland University. Interactive and printable campus maps are available at For more information, visit or contact Theo English at (248) 370-4969 or

     The forum is sponsored by Oakland University's Honors College, School of Business Administration, Center for Undergraduate Research and Leadership, and Pi Sigma Alpha; as well as Miller Canfield and The National Civility Center.

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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at