Fall 2002

Public Colloquia on Globalization Series Begins

Several members of the University faculty have developed a discussion series dealing with issues surrounding globalization.
The new series, the Public Colloquia on Globalization, is designed in a format to provide a maximum scope for discussion. Short lectures given by various professors will precede open discussions in order to provide a better understanding of each topic. Background readings on each of the topics may be made available to the public on reserve in Pickler Memorial Library and professors may be able to obtain information on the colloquia so that they can integrate the ideas into their classes.
Each event in the series will be from 7:30-9 p.m. in Violette Hall 1000. The series will alternate every two weeks between a lecture/discussion and a film on a related topic.
The first lecture of the series will be “What is Globalization?” on Sept. 12 with speakers Emmanuel Nnadozie, professor of economics; Wolfgang Hoeschele, assistant professor of geography; and Sylvia Macauley, assistant professor of history.
Other topics to be discussed this fall will be “Impacts of Globalization on Cultural Diversity”on Oct. 10 and “Impacts of Globalization on Habitat and Ecological Diversity” on Nov. 7.