The Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium fosters collaboration among institutions of higher education, the public and the community, and the k-12 sector in the Atlanta region and beyond through education, research, and outreach about global, regional, and international studies and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Recent Submissions

  • Roundtable on Virtual Classroom Exhange 

    Abdel-Kader, Mohamed; Bankoff, Joseph R.; Brown, Keisha; Hayden, Jessie; Mellom, Paula J. (2019-04-26)
    A virtual exchange involves connecting students from different parts of the world online over a shared project. Faculty from all disciplines use tools like Webex Teams, Google Hangouts and Zoom, and students collaborate ...
  • Inequality and Human Trafficking 

    Burnet, Jennie; Khant, Monica Modi; Okech, David; Richardson, Deborah J.; Spires, Bob (2019-04-26)
    This panel examines causes, consequences, and solutions to address global human trafficking, including labor and sex trafficking. The presentations will trace the global human trafficking networks that connect Metro Atlanta ...
  • Violence and the Media 

    Favara, Jeremiah; Mehran, Weeda; Miller, Ben; Veilleux-LePage, Yannick (2019-04-26)
    This panel explores the relationship between violence and the media, addressing issues of news coverage of violence, violence as entertainment, and the influence of the Internet and social media on this relationship.  
  • Development Economics Consortium 

    Brummund, Peter; Dhongde, Shatakshee; Del Valle, Alejandro; Filipski, Mateusz; Liu, Xuepeng; Magnan, Nicholas; Moyano, Paloma; O'Connell, Stephen; Roy, Abhra; Taylor, Laura; Viceisza, Angelino; Zimmermann, Laura (2019-04-26)
    This session will highlight frontiers of research in the area of development economics. The session will include research presentations on a wide range of topics, covering both micro and macro perspectives of development. ...
  • Translating Sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa 

    Bier, Laura; Cherribi, Sam; Elmagraby, Norah; Melika, Ayda (2019-04-26)
  • New Trends in Foreign Language Pedagogy 

    Awad, Awad; Douglin, Adèle; Green, Viola; Joo, Hyoun-A; Lee, Hakyoon; Mangold, Matthew; Uelzmann, Jan; Wang, Wei (2019-04-26)
    This panel of to-the-point six-minute presentations focuses on innovative approaches to foreign language learning, including content-based instruction and emphases on intercultural communication and global competence.
  • Roundtable on New Directions in Global Education and Discussion of the Global Research Opportunities Workshop (GROW) 

    Balas, Alexandru; Graml, Gundolf; Lemieux, Tony; Togunde, Dimeji; Stenport, Anna Westerstahl (2019-04-26)
  • Remarks on the Inaugural Atlanta Global Studies Symposium 

    Peterson, George P. "Bud"; Ibarra, Vanessa (2019-04-26)
  • Building Global and International Studies Programs: Challenges and Opportunties 

    Balas, Alexandru; Hastings, Laura A.; Jordan, Esther; Murdie, Amanda (2019-04-26)
    Global and international studies programs are increasingly popular at colleges and universities. What are the logistical challenges and intellectual opportunities of building these interdisciplinary programs? Scholars from ...
  • Advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Through RCEs 

    Hirsch, Jennifer; Smith, Kim (2019-04-26)
    Through multi-sector collaboration and innovative problem-solving, United Nations University has invited regions around the world to form collaborations called Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable ...
  • Bringing it Home: Lessons and Next Steps for Building Partnerships in RCE Greater Atlanta 

    Black, Michael; Burnes, Suzanne; Garrett, Cicely; Heard, Anne; Kallin, Britta; Noibi, Yomi; Stiftel, Bruce (2019-04-26)
    This facilitated, interactive session will analyze and synthesize best practices in promoting RCE Greater Atlanta’s priority SDGs, gleaned from earlier sessions. Priority SDGs include: SDG1-No Poverty, SDG2-Zero Hunger, ...
  • Successes and Challenges in Promoting a Sustainable Future: Regional and Global Perspectives from RCEs around the World 

    LaRocco, Michelle; Lopez, Carolina; Pohlmann, Jennifer (2019-04-26)
    This session brings perspectives on sustainable development from RCE colleagues across the globe. From the U.S. Atlantic Coastline to Mexico to Hamburg, the participants will share their experiences promoting sustainable ...
  • Innovative Finance for Sustaining Peace: An Explainer 

    Mahdavi, Pardis (2019-04-25)
    This presentation introduces the concept of innovative finance as a pathway to create sustainable resources to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Innovative finance involves adapting existing finance tools ...