11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges
Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:30 AM-5:30 PM
The Office of
International Programs is pleased to announce the 11th Annual
Student Conference on Global Challenges. Focusing this year on Climate
& the Environment, the conference will take place on Thursday,
March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall, 3210 Chestnut
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Some of the biggest
global challenges that we face today have to do with providing people with
clean, safe, efficient, and affordable energy and countering the negative
effects of climate change. With increasing global interdependence we need to
tackle these challenges both locally and globally and from a variety of
different perspectives – scientific, economic, political, social, and cultural.
With this is mind, Drexel
University's Office of International Program's 11th Annual Student Conference
on Global Challenges will have the theme of Climate and the Environment. This
conference offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to share
their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue on how climate
change and the environment is shaping our global context within the diverse
disciplines of health, education, science, human rights, medicine, law, media,
economics, politics, development and history.
In addition to
several student panels, the Office of International Programs welcomes
Jacqueline Patterson as our keynote speaker. Jacqueline Patterson is the
Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. In addition to
her work in environmental and climate justice, Jacqueline works on women's
rights, violence against women, HIV and AIDS, racial justice, and economic
will be multiple student panels open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Click the button below to apply to present your project or research at the
Student Conference! Applications to present are due January 31, 2018, and all
applicants will be notified of final decisions on or before February 8, 2018.
The student conference is free, open to the public,
and will include breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception with raffle
prizes. If you have any questions about applying to present or attending the
event, please contact the Office of International Programs at