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Virtual Global Exchange Series


The Office of Global Engagement is pleased to launch a series of virtual lectures for students to join from Drexel and Drexel’s exchange partners to continue to promote global collaboration. Each session will have a specific global theme and will led by faculty members, academics and other professionals in the field who will moderate the discussion between students.

To register and join our Community Classroom, email Casey Devine, Coordinator for the Office of Global Engagement.

Wednesday, September 30 at 9:15am Eastern Standard Time


With representation from The Urban Health Collective in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, the theme of this discussion will surround Global Health,virtual auditing and the importance of evaluating the health conditions of vulnerable communities from a global perspective.  Please see below for a full list of presenters: 

Gina Lovasi - Dornsife School of Public Health, Urban Health Collective at Drexel University

Rosie Mae Henson - Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Guta Friche - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Dustin Fry - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University 

Pedro Tosio Gullón - Dornsife School of Public Health, Urban Health Collective at Drexel University

Monday, July 20 at 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Join us for a discussion about the challenges that COVID presents to the sports world and takeaways and opportunities that have resulted due to the pandemic. Jeffrey Levine, J.D., PhD. (Department of Sports Management, Drexel) and James Skinner, PhD (Institute for Sports Business, Loughborough University London) will provide their expertise on this subject, and encourage participants from all disciplines to join.

Wednesday, July 15 at 11:00am Eastern Standard Time


Synøve Andersen (University of Oslo) and Jordan Hyatt (Drexel University) are the co-moderators for the fourth session, Corrections Culture and Change. Dr. Andersen and Dr. Hyatt will will lead the discussion about the Norwegian prison system, its cultural context and some emerging opportunities for reform in the US.
Active participation will be strongly encouraged throughout the session. 

Thursday, May 21 at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time

The topic for the third session is Social Media in a Global Crisis, moderated by Asta Zelenkauskaite and Carmel Vaisman, who will discuss the consequences of COVID-19 through the lens of #cancelled and the transition from face-to-face to virtual. Active participation is strongly encouraged throughout the session. 

Thursday, May 7 at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time

Join moderators Eugenia Ellis and Giuliana Iannaccone for a discussion about Cities and Responsive Strategies for Climate Change. Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis, AIA directs Drexel University’s dLUX light lab and is a Professor at Drexel University with dual appointments in the College of Engineering and the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.  Giuliana Iannaccone is Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Director of the International Building and Architectural Engineering Graduate Program at Politecnico di Milano. She is involved in collaborative research projects in the field of energy-efficient and zero-emission buildings, both new and existing.Both are actively involved with dLUX, where experts from design, engineering and the health professions investigate the links between natural and electric light sources and their effects on biological rhythms and health outcomes to create frameworks for the design of the built environment at the nexus of health, energy and technology. Together with the Politecnico di Milano, dLUX researches strategies for the design of Responsive Urban Environments – cities considered through the lens of ecosystem management as a complex network of interrelated parts that rely on each other to maintain system balance.

Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time

The first session of the series will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30 am EST. The topic is Global Entrepreneurship for Social Change, led by Emilee Simmons, PhD, Charles (Chuck) Sacco and Ozlem Ogutveren Gonul, PhD. Dr. Simmons has a substantial academic and business experience delivered across Higher Education, Creative Industries and Social Enterprises, utilizing researched expertise within Entrepreneurship and Business Development. Chuck is the Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and the Director of the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship. His career includes a track-record of launching and growing businesses in the fields of enterprise software, business process management and mobile apps. Dr. Gonul is an Assistant Teaching professor of Entrepreneurship at Drexel and has experience teaching a variety of courses in Management and Entrepreneurship for over twenty two years. Her current research interests include incubator models, success and failure in entrepreneurship, and inter-organizational relationships (to name a few!). Oz also mentors start-up companies in the social entrepreneurship field.