Alumni Chair in Humanities

Keynote Speaker

2019 Alumni Chair in Humanities Symposium:

Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus

2019 Alumni Chair in Humanities Symposium:

Keynote Speaker

Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus

The Global Voices Symposium on the University of Dayton campus is designed to educate, inform, and contribute to ongoing conversations to strengthen global consciousness and awareness on the University of Dayton’s campus and the larger Dayton community. It brings together faculty, staff, students, and community leaders to discuss and find ways to enhance global engagement within our community. It is the hope that these conversations will help us to find commonality in the human experience, identify those things which unite rather than divide, and enable us to engage one another to learn and be informed. The symposium challenges us to continue to dare as we build a vibrant diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community.

 

Schedule of Events
Wednesday, March 27

Student Voices: Prospects and Challenges of Global Consciousness

9:30 to 11 a.m. in Kennedy Union West Ballroom

Panelists: Chair, Sangita Gosalia (University of Dayton); Maya Smith-Custer (University of Dayton); Bryan Borodkin (University of Dayton); Gabriel Gaiusbayode (University of Dayton); Zaid Sulaiman Alajlan (University of Dayton); Jenea Adams (University of Dayton).

In this session student leaders discuss global engagement and consciousness and how they have promoted it within UD campus organizations and the larger community. They conclude by making specific recommendations on what needs to be done to enhance global consciousness on campus and the larger Dayton community.

Alumni Voices: Celebrating Global Engagement

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kennedy Union West Ballroom

To register for the buffet lunch, please email hhaas1@udayton.edu by March 11. Seating is limited.

Panelists: Chair, Haimanti Roy (University of Dayton); Clementine Bihiga (Motivational Speaker); Justin Forzano (Cameroon Football Development Program); Kwyn Townsend Riley (Writer); Matt Joseph (City of Dayton); Christine Vehar Jutte (Craig Technologies Inc.).

This session brings together UD alumni who had a wide array of global experiences while here on campus as students, and they speak on how those experiences impacted their lives and careers.

Community Voices and the Impact of Global Awareness

2 to 4 p.m. in Kennedy Union Rm 331

Panelists: Chair, Monica Harris (City of Dayton); Arch Grieve (Dayton Sister City Committee); Eugenie Kirenga (City of Dayton); Rev. Xavier Johnson (Bethel Missionary Baptist Church); Martha-Jeannette Rodriguez (City of Dayton); Cyril Ibe (Good Evening Africa); Michael Murphy (Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley).

In this session distinguished members of the larger Dayton community speak about how they have promoted global engagement in the area and make suggestions on what additional steps need to take place to turn Dayton into a genuinely global city/community.

Keynote Address: Making Sense of Global Awareness on American College Campuses

7 to 8:30 p.m. in Kennedy Union Ballroom

Dr. Nwando Achebe, The Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History, Michigan State University.

She is a multi-award-winning historian at Michigan State University. She is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of West African History. Achebe received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000. In 1996 and 1998, she served as a Ford Foundation and Fulbright-Hays Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her research interests involve the use of oral history in the study of women, gender, and sexuality in Nigeria. Achebe is the author of six books including Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960; and The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe. Dr. Achebe and is co-author coeditor with Claire Robertson of Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspective. Her latest work is the forthcoming Ohio University Press’ Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa.Achebe has received prestigious grants from Rockefeller Foundation,Wenner-Gren, Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright-Hays, Ford Foundation, World Health Organization, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Symposium Sponsors

For more information please email the Alumni Chair in Humanities, Dr. Julius Amin at jamin1@udayton.edu or call 937-229-4324.

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Registration is required for the buffet lunch.

Additional Support Provided by:

The Office of the Provost; College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean; the departments of English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies; the Center for International Programs; and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

 

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1549
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