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Join us for the 2017 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics Saturday, April 8 at the FedEx Global Education building!

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Saturday, April 8
 

9:30am

All Attendees: Registration & Breakfast
Check in, enjoy breakfast and informal conversation with fellow students.

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:10am
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

10:10am

All Attendees: Welcome & Introduction
Welcome to GO!

This plenary session will introduce you to the concepts behind the GO! Global Orientation and walk you through the structure of the day.

Saturday April 8, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

10:45am

Diving In: White Savior Complex
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, we'll be engaged in an interactive discussion about the 'white savior complex' and how it relates to global travel. We'll talk about what is involved in being a 'white savior', why it's problematic, and some of the things you can do to avoid falling into the trap of the savior complex. Our intention is for this session to offer a safe and welcoming space for students to be introduced to the concept of 'white saviorism', while encouraging honest reflections on how we can participate in global and intercultural experiences in more ethical and compassionate ways. This session will be facilitated by three graduate students who have extensive experience living, working, and studying in numerous cultures and contexts around the world.   

Speakers
avatar for Anusha Hariharan

Anusha Hariharan

Anusha Hariharan is a graduate student in Anthropology at UNC-CH, working on issues of caste, gender and social movements in Tamil speaking parts of India and Sri Lanka.
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Katie Merriman

PhD Student, Department of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: Islamic Studies, ethnography and participatory research, ethical formation through practice, Muslim institutionalized charity and community service organizations.


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Classroom 4003

10:45am

Ethics & Culture: A Beginner's Guide
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Introduction to ethical considerations central to any global experience, locally or abroad. Learn the importance of the qualities of respect, humility, reflection, and openness and how to practice these in different cultural situations. Hear honest stories from students who have had these experiences and how they applied these qualities to overcome potential ethical issues. 




Speakers
avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages the Passport to GO! program which supports new Carolina students to procure their first U.S. passport and find appropriate avenues for their first global opportunity. She also directs GO! Global Orientation, a pan-university training initiative to prepare students culturally and ethically for global opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Barnes

Andrea Barnes

Student, UNC Department of Public Policy
As a first-generation college student from Prince George's County, Maryland, Andrea hopes to improve generational poverty in her community via better access to higher education. At UNC she serves as the Director of the Latina/o Mentoring Program, a UNC Admissions Ambassador, a Scholarship Ambassador, and a Covenant Scholar. Andrea studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain during the Fall 2016 semester and is the first person in her family... Read More →
avatar for Phun H.

Phun H.

Student, UNC Curriculum in Global Studies
Phun H is first year from Greensboro, North Carolina and a member of an ethnic minority group of Vietnam called the Montagnards. Prior to attending UNC, she spent a year abroad in Indonesia and Thailand volunteering with different English education projects. She also has travel experience in Malaysia and Vietnam. She intends to graduate in 2020 with a degree in Global Studies and is also currently a Global... Read More →
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Christiana Jarrett

Student, UNC-Chapel Hill
My name is Christiana Jarrett, and I am a junior in the Information Science program in the School of Library and Information Science here at UNC. I partipated in the 2016 Global Take Off: Puerto Rico program through the Center for Global Initiatives. Currently, I live in Carrboro with my husband Brian and our cat, Dan. I love to volunteer at the local animal shelter, take walks in Carrboro, or have unexpected adventures. 
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Sarah Smith

UNC Global Civic Engagement Coordinator, UNC Campus Y
Sarah came to UNC in 2006 to study archaeology but soon realized her passion was in public service. In 2010, she earned her B.A. in anthropology with minors in social & economic justice and Asian studies before joining the staff of the Carolina Center for Public Service. As Student Services Specialist, Sarah worked directly with the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, the Service-Learning Initiative (APPLES), and the Bryan Social... Read More →
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Alex Waddell

UNC Student
Alex is a Health Policy and Management Major and Chemistry Minor who grew up in Danville, Virginia but also spent time living in Dallas, Texas before moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina during high school. Each area he lived in taught him a different perspective on what it means to be an American. In each city, he learned how to interact and eventually become a part of a new, unique culture. All those experiences shaped his cultural identity... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Classroom 1005

10:45am

Local Global Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in having a global experience without needing a passport or having to travel too far? Find out about the many opportunities to interact with people from different cultures and languages, locallly! Whether you are tutoring a Burmese refugee, providing pro bono legal services to undocumented families, or targeting a French-speaking population for a volunteer project or entrepreneurial endeavor, certain skills and understanding will be necessary to have the best experience. Learn about the importance of self-awareness, empathy, and cultural sensitivity when working with people from other cultures. Discover the variety of global opportunities you can have right here in North Carolina or within the U.S.A.


Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Beaudry

Gabrielle Beaudry

UNC Student
Gabrielle is a junior environmental science major and information science minor at UNC. As a leader in UNC's Nourish Club, she spends time fostering community partnerships and critically evaluating her role in her own community as well as in others. Last fall she interned at CWS refugee resettlement agency in Durham, where she gained a much greater understanding of both the refugee experience in the US and her own NC community through... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Gil

Hannah Gil

Director, Latino Migration Project, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Hannah Gill ’99 joined the Center for Global Initiatives in 2004 as a Rockefeller postdoctoral scholar. She now shares a joint position at the center and the Institute for the Study of the Americas. An anthropologist with a specialization in Latin American and Caribbean migration studies, she directs the Latino Migration Project at... Read More →
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Alice Keyes

MSW Candidate, 2017 intern, UNC Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative
Alice became involved in working with immigrants and refugees during her undergraduate studies in Grand Rapids, MI. She served as an ESL tutor, financial advisor, and completed basic casework through a resettlement office and a small nonprofit. Her interest in learning about the world outside the United States led her to work in Hong Kong and study international development in Honduras. Her passion and desire to learn more about... Read More →
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Jen Skees

Employment Services Manager, Church World Service
Jen began working at CWS as the Preferred Communities Refugee Case Manager in January 2014. Prior to working for CWS, she conducted trainings on cultural competence, human rights, and non-profit management throughout New York City. Jen has advocated for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers at the International Institute of New Jersey and the United Nations. She holds a MSW in International Social Work and Human Rights and a BA in... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Classroom 3024

10:45am

The World We See: Global Photography + Communications
Documenting your study, research, and service abroad will give you a way to share your experiences with friends and others around the world. Those who view the photos you take will get a sense of what you experienced. What do your photographs say about how you see and how you frame a scene—both literally within the border of your images, and figuratively in what you reveal about the people being photographed?

Photographer Donn Young and communications director and writer Katie Bowler Young have been creating stories together for more than 12 years. They’ll share experiences of how they’ve framed stories that reveal the photographer and writer’s perspectives while ensuring the people being documented are treated with dignity. 




Speakers
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Donn Young

donn young photography
Donn Young has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years. As an assignment photographer, his work has appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. At the heart of his work, Donn Young is an essayist, and many of his photo essays have been developed over years and decades, always with a focus on the human condition. | | Donn’s photography has been... Read More →
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Katie Bowler Young

Director of Global Relations, UNC Global
Katie Bowler Young is director of global relations for UNC Global, where she is responsible for the University’s strategic and emerging partnerships and linkages, global communications, and cultural programming. She was previously assistant dean for communications at UNC School of Law, where she was editor of Carolina Law magazine. Katie also led communications at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she was... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

12:00pm

Gender + Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Travel
Limited Capacity filling up

This session, hosted in collaboration with the LGBTQ and the Carolina Women's Centers, will address the implications of gender and sexual differences and inequalities in crosscultural travel. Some of the questions discussed include: How can students practice culturally appropriate behavior related to gender and sexuality? What specific issues confront women, transfolk, and LGB identified students?  How can students use crosscultural experiences to explore different ways in which gender and sexual identities are expressed? How can students see beyond stereotypes about the gender and sexuality of others, particularly as they relate to religion, the body and its treatment/adornment, and notions of oppression and liberation?

Speakers
avatar for Noel Bynum

Noel Bynum

International Education Program Coordinator, UNC Center for European Studies
Noel received his B.A. in Global Studies & English and Comparative Literature and a minor in Sexuality Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is currently a student at North Carolina State University working on his MEd in Higher Education Administration. He enjoys making the connections of international events and concepts to local communities in NC. In his free time, he loves to eat; he considers himself a big foodie and loves cooking... Read More →
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April Callis

Assistant Director, UNC LGBTQ Center
After growing up in Raleigh, April went on to receive her BA from Sweet Briar College, her MA from the University of Kentucky, and her PhD from Purdue University. Before coming to UNC-CH, April taught classes on gender, sexuality, and privilege at Northern Kentucky University. She also worked as a facilitator and educator for GLSEN, a national organization dedicated to providing safe K-12 experiences for individuals of all sexual... Read More →
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Shelley Gist

Program Coordinator, Carolina Women's Center
Shelley Gist serves as program coordinator at the CWC, with a focus on student programming. She graduated from UNC in May 2014 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. During her undergraduate career, Shelley served as a student intern at the CWC for three years. She has since enjoyed working here professionally and being able to serve UNC students in new ways! Shelley has been Safe Zone, Green Zone, HAVEN, Mental... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 4003

12:00pm

How to Write Your Strongest Proposal
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Led by individuals who have collectively read thousands of proposals, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make a proposal successful. Get an insider's view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing.

Speakers
avatar for Niklaus Steiner

Niklaus Steiner

Director, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Niklaus Steiner is the Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. A native of Switzerland who moved to the U.S. in his youth, Steiner has had the good fortune of moving between cultures all his life, and this experience shapes his academic focus.Steiner earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in International Studies at the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in Political Science at... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Taylor

Gigi Taylor

ESL Specialist, The Writing Center
Gigi Taylor is the Senior ESL Specialist at the UNC Writing Center,  where she coordinates English language support for UNC's international students and scholars. She has served on several local scholarship committees as well as the national Fulbright committee. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe, and Asia, she is happy to support UNC students' quest for global experiences.


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 1009

12:00pm

Ready to Go: Travel, Health, Finances & Logistics
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you need a vaccine for a layover? Is 30 minutes enough time to change planes? How early do I have to get a Passport? Can I use work study while abroad? What kind of suitcase should I buy?

This session will introduce you to potential travel barriers you may face as a new (or new-ish) global traveler. We'll help you find the best place to go to get answers to your specific issue or concern. Representatives from student aid, the international travel clinic and the global center will share their work and their personal travel experience in this informal, conversation- and question-driven session. No question is too small.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages communications, supports program evaluation and oversees the Vimy Global Team Award at CGI. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications and volunteered in the local community with Burmese refugees. After graduating, Katie... Read More →
avatar for Jing Liu

Jing Liu

Asia Programs Director, UNC Study Abroad Office
Jing Liu joined UNC’s Study Abroad Office in 2016 and manages its portfolio of programs in Asia. Having grown up in a bicultural home, studied abroad, and traveled extensively, Jing recognizes the importance of travel and is an advocate for global opportunities. Previous to arriving in Chapel Hill, she worked in study abroad at Rutgers University and Miami University. Between the two gigs, she took seven months off to backpack and... Read More →
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Amy Sauls

Director of Pharmacy, UNC Campus Health
Amy Sauls is Director of Pharmacy for Campus Health Services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Amy has extended professional interests in asthma disease management, contraception, and medication safety.  In her free time, she enjoys running, performing with her church handbell choir, spending time with her family, and all... Read More →
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Dan Thornton

Associate Director, UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid
Dan Thornton has served as associate director in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid since 2000. In that role, he serves as chief administrator of the University’s merit and need-based scholarships and oversees the administration and operation of the UNC Scholars Program. He has also been a member of the faculty in the department of Germanic & Slavic languages and literatures as an adjunct professor of Dutch language and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classroom 1005

12:00pm

Traveling Abroad As An American/The American Cliché
This session will focus on our understanding of what it means to be a U.S. citizen and/or UNC student while studying or traveling in another country. The session will examine some of the attitudes and situations you might encounter and will also consider your role in shaping those encounters. We will review some commentary from other students who reflect on their experiences, as well as consider the advice of those who have studied international perspectives on the U.S. and its citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jordan

Joseph Jordan

Director, UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Joseph Jordan has been Director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History since 2001. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor, African/African-American Studies, an affiliate faculty member in the curriculum in Global Studies, and Director of the Venezuela Aspects of the African Diaspora Study Abroad Project. His current work focuses on the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora. His writing... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Asia
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
avatar for Phun H.

Phun H.

Student, UNC Curriculum in Global Studies
Phun H is first year from Greensboro, North Carolina and a member of an ethnic minority group of Vietnam called the Montagnards. Prior to attending UNC, she spent a year abroad in Indonesia and Thailand volunteering with different English education projects. She also has travel experience in Malaysia and Vietnam. She intends to graduate in 2020 with a degree in Global Studies and is also currently a Global... Read More →
avatar for Jing Liu

Jing Liu

Asia Programs Director, UNC Study Abroad Office
Jing Liu joined UNC’s Study Abroad Office in 2016 and manages its portfolio of programs in Asia. Having grown up in a bicultural home, studied abroad, and traveled extensively, Jing recognizes the importance of travel and is an advocate for global opportunities. Previous to arriving in Chapel Hill, she worked in study abroad at Rutgers University and Miami University. Between the two gigs, she took seven months off to backpack and... Read More →
avatar for Thupten Norbu

Thupten Norbu

Interim Director, Carolina Asia Center
Thupten Norbu is the Associate Director and 2016-17 Interim Director of the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His duties include strategic planning, program development, operation and management of the Center. He oversees the Department of Education’s Title VI grant by designing and managing all grant projects and programs, developing evaluation methodology, overseeing budgets, and writing... Read More →
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Juliana Ruth Powell

Juliana Powell first traveled to Asia in the Spring of 2015 as an undergraduate Phillips Ambassadors Scholar. Studying abroad at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, she enrolled in the Japanese Language Program and also rekindled her passion for healthcare while working on preliminary research for her honors thesis.  Juliana graduated in 2016 from UNC-Chapel Hill with an honors degree in Asia Studies, and pursued minors in Chemistry and Speech... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Australia/New Zealand/Oceania
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
avatar for Brandy Arellano

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages the Passport to GO! program which supports new Carolina students to procure their first U.S. passport and find appropriate avenues for their first global opportunity. She also directs GO! Global Orientation, a pan-university training initiative to prepare students culturally and ethically for global opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Leah Edwards

Leah Edwards

Leah caught the travel bug as an undergraduate at UNC when she studied abroad her sophomore year in Ecuador through the School for International Training, studying Culture and Development. Upon her return, she decided to major in Geography and Environmental Studies. She became a writer and eventually Design Editor for the student publication, Carolina PASSPORT in hopes of inspiring other students to take the life-changing leap to go or study... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Eurasia + Russia
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
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Brandon Lugenbeel

Undergraduate Student
My name is Brandon Lugenbeel.I will graduate from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2017 with degrees in Global Studies and Peace, War, and Defense and a minor in Russian Language. I studied in Moscow, Russia during the Fall 2016 Semester, and I will spend the Summer of 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. My interest in Eurasia stems from the intersection of my interest in international relations/language study and my interest in the politics of security in... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Europe
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
avatar for Noel Bynum

Noel Bynum

International Education Program Coordinator, UNC Center for European Studies
Noel received his B.A. in Global Studies & English and Comparative Literature and a minor in Sexuality Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is currently a student at North Carolina State University working on his MEd in Higher Education Administration. He enjoys making the connections of international events and concepts to local communities in NC. In his free time, he loves to eat; he considers himself a big foodie and loves cooking... Read More →
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Lakethia Jefferies

Coordinator for First Year Experience, UNC Housing & Residential Education
avatar for Katarzyna (Kasia) Leszczuk

Katarzyna (Kasia) Leszczuk

Student
I was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and attended school in New Jersey through the third grade. I moved to Mocksville, North Carolina in 2005. My parents emigrated from Poland to America in the 1990s and my cultural background has sparked my interest in pursuing studies in Central Europe. I am now a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill double majoring in Contemporary European Studies and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. I am currently... Read More →
avatar for Katie Lindner

Katie Lindner

Executive Director, UNC Center for European Studies
Katie Lindner joined us in 2015 from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she spent many years managing and organizing programs including TAM, Euromasters, German-Turkish Masters as well as the international doctoral program at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences. She focused on such aspects as program development, student and career services, international recruitment, and collaboration with international partners. Katie... Read More →
avatar for Niklaus Steiner

Niklaus Steiner

Director, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Niklaus Steiner is the Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. A native of Switzerland who moved to the U.S. in his youth, Steiner has had the good fortune of moving between cultures all his life, and this experience shapes his academic focus.Steiner earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in International Studies at the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in Political Science at... Read More →
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Flavie Tiquet

Born in France, raised by Europe. Trinational program in International Business Management between France, Switzerland and Germany, exchange semester on Aphrodite's island, working experience in marketing. Currently enrolled in a Master's degree at Sciences Po Grenoble, majoring in European Governance, spending my last but definitely not least semester at UNC.


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: General Info / Undecided Location
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals knowledgeable about health when traveling or general travel concerns and advice for those traveling to locations not listed, or who have not finalized their travel location. This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns. The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling.

Global Connections Host
avatar for Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages communications, supports program evaluation and oversees the Vimy Global Team Award at CGI. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications and volunteered in the local community with Burmese refugees. After graduating, Katie... Read More →
avatar for Sheena Jacobs

Sheena Jacobs

Assistant Director, University Career Services
Sheena Jacobs serves as an Assistant Director for University Career Services and Liaison for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Deeply committed to promoting Global/Intercultural Fluency, she works with students to promote the cultural competencies desired by employers in various industries. With experience in Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Student Aid, Career Counseling, and University Program Planning, she values career... Read More →
avatar for Dan Thornton

Dan Thornton

Associate Director, UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid
Dan Thornton has served as associate director in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid since 2000. In that role, he serves as chief administrator of the University’s merit and need-based scholarships and oversees the administration and operation of the UNC Scholars Program. He has also been a member of the faculty in the department of Germanic & Slavic languages and literatures as an adjunct professor of Dutch language and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Global Local
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals knowledgeable about health when traveling or general travel concerns and advice for those traveling to locations not listed, or who have not finalized their travel location.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling.

Global Connections Host
avatar for Jean Davison

Jean Davison

Associate Professor, UNC School of Nursing
Jean is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Nurse Practitioner program at the UNC School of Nursing and Public Health where she teaches DNP and MSN courses as well as the Enhanced Role RN Physical Assessment of Adults and STD Training at the N.C. Institute for Public Health. Jean completed her MSN/FNP education in 2000 at UNC-Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Duke University in 2012. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she... Read More →
avatar for Tim Flood

Tim Flood

Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students, and segments of the Communication, Leadership and Career Management series. Dr. Flood is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing (Kaplan Press, 2008). He also edited The Rhetorical Dimensions of Cyberspace with Beth Baldwin (1997). His research interests include the... Read More →
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Leah Simon

Student, UNC Chapel Hill
Leah Simon intends to apply to the Health Policy and Management Program in the Public Health School. Last year she took a gap year through the UNC Global Gap Year Fellowship and traveled to the Dominican Republic, The U.K., Thailand, Myanmar, India, and Israel. She had many interactions in high school (Carrboro High School) with Karen refugees which factored greatly into her decision to travel to the region of the world that these refugees... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Latin America + The Caribbean
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
avatar for Gabriel Maisonnave

Gabriel Maisonnave

Rotary Peace Fellow, School of Media and Journalism
Gabriel Maisonnave is a young professional in the field of communication for development; he holds a BA in International Relations from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires. As a Rotary Peace Fellow in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, He has dedicated the past two years to look into the intersection of strategic communications, peace building and non-profit accountability. It might... Read More →
avatar for Keegan McBride

Keegan McBride

Student, UNC Chemistry Department
Keegan McBride is a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, majoring in Chemistry with minors in Business Administration and Mathematics. Prior to his first year at Carolina, Keegan engaged in a year of global service through the second class of UNC Global Gap Year Fellows. During his gap year, he volunteered on local service projects through the Galapagos, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, and Hungary. Keegan is a co-founder and current CEO of The... Read More →
avatar for Sara Peña

Sara Peña

Program Associate, Institute for the Study of the Americas
Currently a graduate student at the UNC School of Medicine's Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, When she's not studying, Sara sings along to Shakira songs so loud that her neighbors swear Shakira actually lives in her house. We are neither confirming nor denying this accusation. 
avatar for Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

Student
Anna Phillips, a first year student at UNC, is from Sugar Grove, a small community in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. She graduated from Watauga High School in 2016 and became the first in her family (along with her twin sister) to attend a four-year college. In December of 2016, Anna was able to participate in the Center for Global Initiatives’ Global Takeoff: Puerto Rico program, through which she spent six days studying food... Read More →
avatar for Daniela Natalia Teixeira Schermerhorn

Daniela Natalia Teixeira Schermerhorn

Rotary Peace Fellow, Master's of International Development Policy Candidate, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Daniela Schermerhorn is a Police Officer from the Federal District State Police – Brazil, and possesses over 17 years of Human Resources Management, Administration and Operational Services in Law Enforcement Agency, at the National and International level, with emphasis on peace and conflict resolution. She holds a Bachelor degree in Police Science, a Bachelor of Law degree, a Latu Sensus Graduate Program in Public Law, State and... Read More →
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Juan Álamo

Assistant Professor, UNC Music Department
Juan Álamo (Assistant Professor) is an internationally known performer, composer, and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees with Jazz as related field from the University of North Texas. Originally from Cidra, Puerto Rico, Dr. Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities and percussion and jazz festivals... Read More →



Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Middle East and North Africa
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
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Farida Badr

Lecturer in Arabic, UNC Department of Asian Studies
Faculty at the department of Asian Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2010-present. Studied linguistics at the American University in Cairo 2008. Taught Arabic and culture before at Middlebury College 2012 and Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California 2011.
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Alexandra Gombar

Student, UNC Peace, War and Defense
Sasha Gombar is a senior Peace, War and Defense and Global Studies major, with a concentration in Middle Eastern politics. She has studied abroad in Paris, France; Kigali, Rwanda; and Amman, Jordan; and will be spending this summer as an intern at Raising Up Hope for Uganda, a youth empowerment organization in Kampala, Uganda. Research interests include human rights law, ethnic conflict, ethnic separatist movements, and how international... Read More →
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Stephanie Grant

Student, UNC Curriculum in Archaeology; UNC Curriculum in Peace, War & Defense
I am a member of the class of 2018 at UNC Chapel Hill originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and majoring in Archaeology and Peace, War and Defense with a minor in Religious Studies. I have been on the KIng's College of London exchange semester in Spring 2016, and the Israel archaeology excavation at Huqoq, Israel in summer 2015 and 2016, and I am hopefully returning to Israel this summer.


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

1:00pm

Global Lunch: Subsaharan Africa
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area
 

Global Connections Host
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Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Iyman Gaspard manages federal funding opportunities at the Center for Global Initiatives including the Fulbright-Hays Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships. She also serves as the Read More →
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Brandon Knettel

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Duke Global Health Institute
Brandon is a postdoctoral associate with the DGHI and is working with Dr. Melissa Watt and Dr. Kathy Sikkema on projects related to the implementation of Option B+ for pregnant women with HIV in Tanzania and the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and gender-based violence in South Africa. Brandon earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University in 2015, where he conducted research aimed at... Read More →
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Bradley Opere

Student Body President, UNC Student
Opere is a native of Nairobi, Kenya studying Business Administration at Kenan Flagler Business School. Before attending Carolina, Opere was a student at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa where he also served as Student  Body President. At the academy, Opere was selected as one of five African that were named Bezos Scholar and attended the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. Opere was also awarded the Leadership Award in light of... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Florence & James Peacock Atrium

2:00pm

"Voluntourism" and the Challenge of Making a Sustainable Impact
You've heard of "voluntourism," where travelers with good intentions take breaks from their vacations abroad to provide some form of assistance or help to local communities. So why has "voluntourism" earned a bad reputation in the world of international development and social justice? In this interactive panel discussion, we explore the phenomenon of voluntourism, how it reinforces global systems of power, and how to make your global impact sustainable.

Speakers
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Nick Johnson

Communications and Administrative Manager, Carolina for Kibera
Nick Johnson is the Communications and Administrative Manager for Carolina for Kibera, a community development non-profit organization that works in Kibera, Kenya, one of East Africa's largest informal settlements. CFK seeks to empower local leaders from Kibera and provide them with the opportunities and tools necessary to create change for themselves, their peers, and their community. Nick has been a part of the CFK team for 3 years, starting... Read More →
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Meagan Meekins

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, University Career Services, UNC Student Affairs
Meagan Meekins is the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter for UNC Chapel Hill. She is a lifelong Tarheel (born, bred, dead!) and completed her BA in Spanish in Chapel Hill in 2012. UNC opened up the world to her - traveling to Spain and throughout Europe during study abroad and doing research in Mexico. After school she was accepted to serve in Paraguay as a Community Health volunteer where she fell in love with Public Health. At the end... Read More →
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Kristan Rosenthal

Program Assistant, Office of Student Wellness Co-chair, Social Work Student Organization (SOWOSO) 2016-2017
Kristan Rosenthal is from Floral Park, New York. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Studies. After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana. While in Botswana, Kristan integrated life skills programming for HIV prevention in schools and the local community, led peer counseling groups for adolescents, and assisted a local NGO in expanding its childcare services... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

2:00pm

Decoding Culture in Education Settings
Limited Capacity filling up

If you’re going to teach, train or tutor abroad, this session is for you. We will discuss important - and often invisible - elements of US culture that influence our behavior, communication, perspectives, and expectations in educational settings abroad. Our goal is to help you develop greater cultural and personal self-awareness, which in turn will aid in successfully interacting and communicating with new colleagues, students, and parents abroad. Learn how to decode culture now, spare yourself frustration later!

Speakers
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Liz Bucrek

Program Manager and Instructor, Carolina Navigators
Liz Bucrek is the Program Manager for Carolina Navigators, a service-learning program that works with UNC students who have international expertise, to create free global education resources for K-12 teachers and students across the state. Originally from Michigan, Liz has studied abroad in France, taught English in Spain, and traveled throughout the US, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. She has over twelve years of experience in... Read More →
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Annie Rutledge

Student, UNC Curriculum in Global Studies
Annie Rutledge is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Global Studies and History with a minor in Education. In the summer of 2015, she spent two months teaching English at the Beijing Royal School in Beijing, China. The following semester, she studied abroad in London, UK where she interned with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. These two experiences sparked her passion for global education. She now devotes her time at UNC to promoting... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 4003

2:00pm

Global Entrepreneurship
Limited Capacity filling up

Students, faculty, and staff will share their stories about their entrepreneurship activities, broadcasting some of the successes and failures. Join the discussion of the ethical implications in cross-cultural entrepreneurship.

Speakers
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Michelle Bolas

Director of Strategy and Impact, Innovate Carolina
Michelle Bolas is the Director of Strategy and Impact for Innovate Carolina, and brings to that role 20 years of experience working with education, business and government leaders to create and implement successful programs. Michelle has a diverse background, from leading museum board development, fundraising and publications departments at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University and the Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel... Read More →
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Tim Flood

Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students, and segments of the Communication, Leadership and Career Management series. Dr. Flood is the author of MBA Fundamentals: Business Writing (Kaplan Press, 2008). He also edited The Rhetorical Dimensions of Cyberspace with Beth Baldwin (1997). His research interests include the... Read More →
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Keegan McBride

Student, UNC Chemistry Department
Keegan McBride is a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, majoring in Chemistry with minors in Business Administration and Mathematics. Prior to his first year at Carolina, Keegan engaged in a year of global service through the second class of UNC Global Gap Year Fellows. During his gap year, he volunteered on local service projects through the Galapagos, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, and Hungary. Keegan is a co-founder and current CEO of The... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 3024

2:00pm

Providing Healthcare Abroad
Limited Capacity filling up

Come explore the social and ethical issues associated with students providing healthcare abroad. This one-hour discussion-based session will encourage attendees to think and share about how working in a clinical or healthcare delivery setting could be a life changing experience and discuss how to prepare and think ahead, including discussion about boundaries, licensure, and limitations. It is designed to help you think through and prepare for the desire to “fix” things abroad, discuss the conduct of informed consent, research endeavors, and permissions, and consider dealing with disparate professional, ethical, religious, and cultural views and norms. This session will allow for informal sharing and discussion with time for students to talk about their plansand reflections.

Speakers
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Jean Davison

Associate Professor, UNC School of Nursing
Jean is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Nurse Practitioner program at the UNC School of Nursing and Public Health where she teaches DNP and MSN courses as well as the Enhanced Role RN Physical Assessment of Adults and STD Training at the N.C. Institute for Public Health. Jean completed her MSN/FNP education in 2000 at UNC-Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Duke University in 2012. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she... Read More →
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Juliana Herrera

Fellow, Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Program
Juliana Herrera, a second-year MESM student, was born in Colombia but has lived in Costa Rica for the past 13 years. She graduated from the University of Costa Rica in 2014 with a BS in Biology. Between 2008 and 2014, she worked as an assistant researcher for the Unit for Fisheries Research and Aquaculture (UNIP), part of the Investigation Centre of Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) of the University of Costa Rica (UCR). She... Read More →
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Dilshad Jaff

Research Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Disaster Preparedness, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, is a research advisor for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Gillings Global Gateway. He also is a Rotary Peace Fellow and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Gillings School. Dr. Jaff has more than 15 years' experience in complex humanitarian crises in conflict zones in the Middle East, largely working with the International Committee... Read More →
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Brandon Knettel

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Duke Global Health Institute
Brandon is a postdoctoral associate with the DGHI and is working with Dr. Melissa Watt and Dr. Kathy Sikkema on projects related to the implementation of Option B+ for pregnant women with HIV in Tanzania and the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and gender-based violence in South Africa. Brandon earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University in 2015, where he conducted research aimed at... Read More →
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Tuan Thanh Pham

Student, UNC School of Nursing
Tuan is currently in my last semester at UNC School of Nursing in the ABSN program. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Health Science from Drexel University. His global health experience involves working with a non-profit organization called Project Vietnam based in Southern California. The organization’s mission is to provide healthcare assistance to people in poor rural communities throughout... Read More →
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Shay Slifko

Program Manager, Office of International Activities, UNC School of Medicine
Shay Slifko, OIA Program Manager, brings a unique professional background to this role working in the context of international education with a specific focus in  global health. She has experience collaborating with higher education and international partners focusing on maternal health, communicable diseases, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. Formerly, Shay served as a volunteer board member for an HIV prevention... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 1005