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2016: Sustainability

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



8:30 Registration

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 Health

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