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Citizenship in the Age of the Internet: A forum on global understanding
4/5/2013, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A forum on global understanding

Located in the Elliott Hall Auditorium

Sponsored by: Honors College, School of Business Administration, Center for Undergraduate Research and Leadership, Pi Sigma Alpha, Miller Canfield and The National Civility Center

With the 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 all of us, as global citizens, to better understand our mutual dependencies and address challenges that have no boundaries. This forum presents research conducted by Oakland University students in this area.

Program Agenda

8 am — 10 am Welcome & Introduction

Grame Harper, Dean, Honors College
Mohan Tanniru, Dean, School of Business Administration
Dan Hunter, Deputy Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs
Doug Smith, Michigan Economic Development Association

Keynote — Chad Doyle, senior manager, Chrysler
Activity around Global Understanding — Mr. Kent Roberts, National Civility Center

10 am — 10:30 am Break
10:30 am — Noon Economic and Political Presentations

Structural Adjustment and Democracy Attitudes in Africa — Dana Parke
The Gringa Experience — Jacqueline Spezia
A Comparative Study of Spain and Greece: The Rise of Euroscepticism and Far Right Sentiment — Jane Dixon

Discussion by faculty and audience to follow

Noon — 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm — 3 pm Social and Cultural Presentations

Worlds Apart in an Age of Globalization: Focus on Intolerance to Homosexuality — Ben Eveslage
On the Differences of American and German Foreign Language Pedagogy — Steve Wynne

Discussions and questions from faculty and audience to follow

3 pm — 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm — 5:30 pm General Panel Discussion with Consulates

Deputy Consul, Mexico — Vicente Colmenares
Honorary Consul in Michigan for The Republic of Latvia — Andris Lacis
Honorary Consul of Spain — Coral López-Gómez, Ph.D.
Moderator — Gayla Houser, director, Business Development, Miller Canfield

5:30 pm — 7 pm Networking Reception with SBA Alumni

This reception will be held in 234/224 Elliott Hall.

Elliott Hall Auditorium
Oakland University
Rochester, MI, 48309
Contact Information
Theo English
(248) 370-4969