INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement

March 26 – 27, 2010

FRIDAY 26 March 2010

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Keynote address: Grant Cornwell

Lean Lecture Hall

SATURDAY 27 March 2010

8:30 – 10:00 am

Panel – Diversity, Globality, and Liberal Arts Curricula

Babcock Formal Lounge

Presenters:

Sibrina Collins – Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Cynthia Palmer (Rikki) – Associate Professor; Chair of Spanish

Leslie Wingard – Assistant Professor of English

10:00 – 11:30 am

Panel – Expanding Horizons: Off-Campus Experiences and the Liberal Arts

Babcock Formal Lounge

(In collaboration with Lilly House and Off-Campus Studies)

Presenters:

Jessica DuPlaga – Director of Off-Campus Studies

Madonna Hettinger – Professor of History

Cathy McConnell – Director of the Lilly Project

Amyaz Moledina – Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Social Entrepreneurship Program

Thomas Tierney – Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

(Three concurrent roundtable discussions, allowing participants and attendees to generate further discussion of the issues at hand in an open, moderated forum. Roundtables are divided into three groups to facilitate discussion.)

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Babcock Dining Room

Roundtable 1: De-Constructing ‘Whiteness’

–          Travis Foster, Assistant Professor of English – Discussant

–          Raymond Gunn, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology – Moderator

–          Charles Kammer, Professor of Religious Studies –Discussant

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Babcock Main Lounge

Roundtable 2: Gender and Sexuality Across Borders

–          Christa Craven, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies – Moderator

–          Heather Fitz Gibbon, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Dean for Faculty Development – Discussant

–          Jennifer Rutledge, Assistant Professor of Political Science – Discussant

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Babcock Basement Lounge

Roundtable 3: The Global U.S.

Shannon King, Assistant Professor of History Discussant

–          Setsuko Matsuzawa, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Environmental Studies – Discussant

–          Henry Kreuzman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pre-Law Advising, and Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement – Moderator

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Panel – Babcock Formal Lounge

Thomas J. Espenshade, Professor of Sociology
Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research

Princeton University

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Wrap-up and departures

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