Alumni Chair in Humanities

Alumni Chair in Humanities Symposium: Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus

The “Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus” symposium is designed to use stories to educate, inform, and contribute to ongoing conversations to strengthen UD’s inclusive community.  It brings together faculty, staff, and students from all corners of the globe to compare experiences in their community/country with those on UD campus, and concludes with suggestions on how to make UD’s community more inclusive. It is the hope that these stories will help us to find commonality in the human experience, identity those things which unite rather than divide, and enable us to engage one another to learn and be informed. The symposium will encourage cross-cultural and cross-national engagements on our campus.

Tuesday, January 23
Global Voices on Campus: Why Symposium Matters?

Panelists: Christopher Agnew, Una Cadegan, Timothy Kao, Haimanti Roy, JW Terry and Jia Yang
3:00 - 4:50 pm
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Wednesday, January 24
UD's International Community

Panelists: Amal Alrasheed, Yasir Fraish Al Busaidi, Youssef Farhat, Yanhui Hou and Blaise Mosengo
10:10 - 11:50 am 
Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Globalization on UD's Campus

To register for the buffet lunch, please email by December 14. Seating is limited.

Panelists: Neomi DeAnda, Xiaoli Li, Sayeh Meisami, Jusuf Salih and Tiffany Taylor-Smith
12:15 - 2:00 pm
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Bringing the World to UD

Panelists: Alexis Bovell, Breann Porter, Mark Rasmussen, Allyson Ritter and Carlos Rodriguez
Former immersion and study abroad participants
3:oo - 4:50 pm
Kennedy Union West Ballroom

Keynote Address: Enhancing the Global Village on US College Campuses

To be delivered by Ms. Imbolo Mbue, author of the novel Behold the Dreamers, an Oprah's Book Club pick and winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Kennedy Union Ballroom

Book Signing 

Immediately following keynote address
8:30 - 9:00 pm
Kennedy Union Second Floor Lounge

Thursday, January 25
Solutions and Next Steps

Panelists: Malcolm Daniels, Karen McBride, Mary Niebler and Susan Wawrose
10:10 - 11:50 am
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Closing Remarks

To register for the buffet lunch, please email by December 14. Seating is limited.

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Kennedy Union West Ballroom

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required for the buffet lunches.


Symposium Sponsors

For more information please contact Dr. Julius Amin, Alumni Chair in Humanities, by email or call 937-229-4324.

Additional support provided by: The University of Dayton Speaker Series (co-sponsor); College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean; the departments of English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and the International Studies Program.

For more information on this speaker please visit Photo of Imbolo Mbue at top of page by Kiriko Sano.



Alumni Chair in Humanities

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