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2015: Technology &...

Date: February 19, 2015
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 8th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. Focusing this year on TECHNOLOGY, the conference will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 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 technology. This conference offers students opportunities to share their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue about how technical innovation and increased access to technology are 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

Conference Schedule

Online viewing and participation is available for all sessions. Click on the room location to be connected.

Time   Location
8:30 a.m. Registration  
9:15 a.m. Welcome from the Provost Room C
9:30–11:00 a.m. Concurrent Panel Session 1  
  Global Health Room A
  Global Media, Culture & Arts Room C
11:15–12:45 p.m. Concurrent Panel Session 2  
  Global Justice & Human Rights Room A
  Global Business and Economic Trends Room C
12: 45–1:45 p.m. Lunch and "Student Spotlights" Exhibition  
2:00–3:30 p.m. Concurrent Panel Session 3  
  Global Social & Political Trends Room A
  Global Science, Technology & Society  Room C
3:30–5:00 p.m. Keynote
Dr. Bernard Amadei (introduction by President Fry)
Room C
5:00–5:30 p.m. Chinese New Year Reception & Raffle
(Co-hosted by Global China Connection)