Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Behrakis Hall Grand Hall , Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. Focusing this year on SUSTAINABILITY, the conference will take place on Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Innovations in science and engineering combined with shifting social and political forces impact contemporary understandings and applications of sustainability. This conference offers students opportunities to share their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue on how sustainability is shaping our global context within the diverse disciplines of health, education, science, human rights, medicine, law, media, economics, politics, development and history.
There will be six student panels open to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Global Science, Technology, and Society
- Global Health
- Global Media, Culture, and Arts
- Global Justice and Human Rights
- Global Business and Economic Trends
- Global Political and Social Trends
9:15am Welcome from Provost Blake
9:30-11:00am Concurrent panel session 1
Global Science, Technology, and Society
Global Media, Culture, and Arts
11:15-12:45pm Concurrent panel session 2
Global Social & Political Trends
12:45-1:45pm Lunch and “Student Spotlights”
2-3:30pm Concurrent panel session 3
Global Justice & Human Rights
Global Business & Economic Trends
3:30-5:00pm Keynote Address: Dr. Paul Anastas, Founder of Green Chemistry, Yale University
5:00-5:30pm Reception and Raffle
How can you be involved?
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience presenting on an academic panel and to think critically about one of the world’s most pressing issues. Please apply online to present on a panel or register to attend the conference. The student conference is free, open to the public and will include breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception with raffle prizes.
If you are interested in serving as a faculty moderator or for more information, please contact Adam Zahn, Manager at email@example.com or by calling 215.895.6372.