Call for Presenters: Active Global Citizenship Conference

Posted by on September 1, 2008

Active Global Citizenship Conference
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
November 17, 2008 – 8:00am to 5:00pm

The conference coincides with International Education Week and is sponsored by Pennsylvania Campus Compact, the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, LHU’s Institute for International Studies and Moun-tainServe Center for Global Citizenship. The conference is further supported by an LHU Presidential Initiative Grant.

The purpose of the 2008 Active Global Citizenship Conference at Lock Haven University is to empower delegates to become conscientious citizens who create sustainable relationships among and within local, regional, and global communi-ties. Through workshops, panels, poster sessions, and discussion groups, the Active Global Citizenship Conference will provide a forum where critical approaches to understanding globalization and global citizenship are explored and de-bated. By facilitating the free exchange of ideas, we hope to stimulate a sense of responsibility where campuses and citi-zens become active political, environmental, and economic agents of change.

GOALS OF THE CONFERENCE To help define what is meant by global citizenship; To provide concrete ideas and examples for partnership opportunities across campuses to promote this vision; To create institution-specific action plans that can be feasibly implemented on each campus.

Participants are invited to address any of the following topics. Human Development, Health, Trade, Peace & Conflict, Gender, Globalization, Poverty & Inequity, Social Movements, Resources and the Environment, Study Abroad, and Global Service Learning. Other topics that are relevant to the conference’s overarching theme of Active Global Citizenship are also welcome.

The conference includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. Participation categories include panels, student panels, roundtables / discussion groups, workshops and post-ers.

Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D, President of Holy Family University and Chair of the IUAP/UN Commission on Dis-armament Education, Conflict Resolution, and Peace. Sister Francesca is an internationally-recognized educator and member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. As the president of Holy Family University for 27 years, she has guided the college to prominence as a leader in Catholic higher education. Sister Francesca has been involved in several worldwide peacemaking efforts through her work with the United Nations.

Call for Proposals: Include title and style of presentation (see above for examples), names and contact information for presenters, and a brief abstract (100 words or less) describing the session via email by October 1, 2008 to:
Dr. J. Todd Nesbitt, conference organizer
Associate Professor of Geography – Lock Haven University – include “Active Global Citizenship Conference” in the subject heading.

Registration Fee and Lodging: Faculty and Administrators $15.00 / Students $10.00—includes lunch. Make checks pay-able to LHU Foundation and include Active Global Citizenship conference in the memo line. Mail checks to 401 N. Fair-view St., Lock Haven, PA 17745, 206 Price Performance Center, Attn: Dr. J. Todd Nesbitt.

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