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Monday, February 10
Time Session presenter Session name Session description Location
9:00 AM Kaitlin Reed (NAS) The Klamath River as a person (NAS 25th Anniversary Event) Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Policy Advisor from the CA Dept of Water, and Amy Cordalis, Staff Attorney Yurok Tribe, will discuss the international dimensions of the historic decision to declare the Klamath River a person.  Fishbowl
10:00 AM Maxwell Schnurer (COMM, Chair) Global funk: interdependent and transformative Discussion about global funk music with an emphasis on Northern Africa, Brazil and Cuba. Political context, cultural significance and musical cross-fertilization will be emphasized in this lecture/performance. Fishbowl
11:00 AM Ruth Hoffmann (HIST) Global Solidarity, Community Organizing, and Risk: The Life and Legacy of Marielle Franco  Through discussing the life and legacy of Rio De Janeiero politician and antiracist activist Marielle Franco, killed in March 2018, participants will consider global social justice movements. How can we, from places of relative privilege (even if we are doing work in high risk locations, even if we are ourselves experiencing impacts from the work we do) incorporate systems of mutually assured vulnerability, or safety, as much as either is appropriate and possible, into the work that we do? What community organizing tools exist to create meaningful, productive networks of global solidarity? Fishbowl
12:00 PM Suzanne Pasztor (HIST) Latin America: the Year of Living Dangerously 2019 was an incredible year for Latin America, with a coup in Bolivia, major protest movements in Ecuador and Chile,  a national strike in Colombia, and an unprecedented level of destruction in the Amazon region of Brazil. How can we understand what's going on in Latin America? This session will explore the context of this "year of living dangerously" in Latin America. Fishbowl
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2:00 PM Young Sub Kwon (KINS) Challenging Conventional Beliefs: Diets, Health and Fitness Challenging Conventional Beliefs: With the successful conquest of many of the old infectious diseases in the world, non-communicable diseases (NCD) have become the major cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the developed countries but also in the underdeveloped countries. Among all these NCD, metabolic syndrome had been the real scourge globally. In early 1977, economic considerations drove the adoption of the current US government dietary guidelines without proper scientific support; however, the dietary guidelines have affected many aspects of our society. National obesity rates in USA (and world) at all ages started to rise immediately after the introduction of the low-fat and high-carbohydrate recommendation of 1980 dietary guidelines for Americans. Explosive increase in rates of obesity and Type II diabetes in the US has been caused by an increased carbohydrate intake to 55 to 60 percent of calories resulting from the 1980 Dietary Guidelines. Physical inactivity is considered the most important public health problem nowadays and may be beneficial effects such as improving one or more physical fitness components, promoting well-being and protecting against diseases like diabetes and cancer and a risk for developing obesity. The human body is designed for strenuous physical activity, but exercise is not a part of the average lifestyle. The human body cannot maintain health for extended periods if it does not function as designed. Application of organic and biochemical facts reveals that there are the hypothesized benefits of low-carbohydrate diets, with respect to health as well as health-related physical fitness. Fishbowl
3:00 PM Mary Scoggin (ANTH) Linguistic diversity in the multi-ethnic State: languages and language use in China Linguistic diversity in the multi-ethnic State: languages and language use in China Fishbowl
4:00 PM Joy Soll (ACAC) Teaching English Overseas Get great information and leads on where and how to teach English overseas.  Fishbowl
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7:00 PM Doug Smith (AACAE); Leena Dallasheh (HIST); Janet Winston (ENG) Black Liberation and the Palestinian Movement Panel discussion of the links and connections between the Black liberation and the Palestinian social movements  Founders Hall 118
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Tuesday, February 11
Time Session presenter Session name Session description Location
9:00 AM Noah Zerbe (PSCI) Our Global Future What is the state of the world? Have we made any progress in the past 20 years in addressing the collective challenges we face? This presentation addresses these questions and examines the obstacles in realizing our global future. Fishbowl
10:00 AM Brian Lovell (Rotary) Rotary - Local and Around the World Brian Lovell, a local Rotarian for many years, will talk about Rotary in the area and its connections in the world.  Fishbowl
11:00 AM John Keller Peace Corps An information session for those interested in the work of the Peace Corps (attendees also welcome to the thank you reception for Humboldt Peace Corps returners Tuesday evening). Fishbowl
12:00 PM Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm State Department Internships Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm works for the State Department and is the diplomat in residence for this region. This session will be about internships with the State Department. She will also be having individual meetings with interested students.  Fishbowl
1:00 PM Tani Sebro (PSCI) and Matthew Derrick (GEOG) International Field Research: A How-To Guide Interested in doing research abroad? In this roundtable, faculty members Matthew Derrick and Tani Sebro present their experiences conducting fieldwork in Russia and Thailand. Topics covered include how to obtain funding, research approval, ethics, language acquisition, and personal preparedness. Fishbowl
2:00 PM Katia Karadjova (Library) International Librarianship: Information and Scholarship Without Borders Interested in making the world a better place? What is International Librarianship in action and how it can make the world a better place? In this session, Katia Karadjova (Library faculty with years of experience in International Librarianship) will address the topic and will present information on opportunities to participate in related international activities. International cookies and tea provided during the session. FIshbowl
3:00 PM Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm State Department Joining the Foreign Service Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm works for the State Department and is the diplomat in residence for this region. This session will be for those interesting in working for the Foreign Service. She will also be holding individual meetings with interested students.  Fishbowl
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5:00 PM 5:30 Pre-keynote reception Light refreshments will be served prior to the Keynote KBR
6:00 PM Ella Watson-Stryker  KEYNOTE:  The Complicated Policy Intersection of Migration/Asylum Issues and the Humanitarian Goals of Independence and Impartiality Ella Watson-Stryker, originally from Humboldt, now works for Doctors Without Borders and was an ebola worker.  KBR
7:00 PM   Peace Corps thank you to area volunteers & networking reception Peace Corps and thank you/ networking reception for Humboldt County Peace Corps returners. Students interested in the Peace Corps are encouraged to attend.  Goodwin Forum
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Wednesday, February 12
Time Session presenter Session name Session description Location
9:00 AM Benjamin Marschke (HIST) Birth of the Modern Peace Conference and State System?  The Peace of Westphalia (1648) Marschke is Professor of European History at HSU. He will discuss the background (The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648) and the years-long negotiations which culminated in the Peace of Westphalia, which in retrospect has been viewed as the creation of the modern peace conference and state system. Marschke will also discuss the actual terms of the Peace of Westphalia and its impact in the following decades.   Fishbowl
scope="row"10:00 AM Meenal Rana (CD) & Lonny Grafman (ENGR) Eclectic Frameworks in International Experiential Learning Using data from the Rural Youth Volunteers in India program (Summer 2018), this session includes a discussion on various community behavior change frameworks and their applications.  Fishbowl
11:00 AM Kaitlin Reed (NAS) Sovereign Bodies (NAS 25th Anniversary Event) Annita Lucchesi is Executive Director of Sovereign Bodies Institute, a research institute dedicated to community-engaged research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people. She will be talking about the international work in this area.  Fishbowl
12:00 PM Jayne McGuire (KINS) Fulbright scholarships for students and faculty: the what, why and how Jayne McGuire, a Fulbright scholar, will talk about her experience and how both students and faculty can take advantage of this unique experience.  Fishbowl
1:00 PM Lonny Grafman (ENGR) Communities empowering communities  Inspiring examples of human-scaled solar solutions around the world. Plus a candid discussion of mistakes, embarrassments, lessons, and impacts. Fishbowl
2:00 PM Deepti Chatti (ENST) Cooking up Empowerment Research talk analyzing a national clean energy program in India designed to provide clean cooking energy to low-income Indian women, and how it unfolds on the ground in the rural Indian Himalayas. Based on ethnographic research conducted over 18 months in 2016-17.  Fishbowl
3:00 PM Johanna Moxley (USAC) USAC Visiting Professor Opportunities Faculty!  Lecturers! Come learn about opportunitues to teach abroad with USAC. {This session is designed for faculty/lecturers only.} Fishbowl
4:00 PM Bryna Lipper: CANCELLED   CANCELLED Fishbowl
5:00 PM International Film Festival   FILM SHORTS KBR
6:00 PM Kerri Malloy (NAS)  FILM NIGHT IEW and the Genocide Film Series bring you 'Watchers of the Sky' - discussion to follow.  KBR
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Thursday, February 13
Time Session presenter Session name Session description Location
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11:00 AM Alison Holmes (INTL) Brexit: what just happened?! Alison Holmes lived in the UK for twenty years and worked for the Liberal Democrats (the only consistent 'Remain' party!) for ten years. She offers some history, cultural observations and political campaigning insights on what happened, what's going on, and what might be next.  Fishbowl
12:00 PM        
1:00 PM Nicola Matthews (ECON) Comparative Advantage and Gains from Trade Join Econ 305, International Econ and Globalization, for a lecture on the Economic Theory that supports free trade. Fishbowl
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3:00 PM Megan Mefford (CIP) Study Abroad Returnee Panel Please join us for a discussion on student experiences while studying abroad. Fishbowl
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5:00 PM Global Connections Club International Music Night A mixture of performances, videos, and dance lessons from a variety of cultures/identities. KBR
6:00 PM 5:00 - 7:00 International Music Night (cont'd)    KBR
7:00 PM 7:00 - 9:00 Summer 2019 HSU China-Tibet Field Studies Program Student Research Presentations   Gist 218
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Friday, February 14
Time Session presenter Session name Session description Location
9:00 AM   High School Student Check in and Welcome Humboldt Youth Climate Action Summit: Local and Global Climate Solutions. NOTE: HSU/IEW students are welcome to two of their events (in BOLD) but please be aware you are a guest at their event and SPACE WILL BE LIMITED, so please be prepared to stand or sit on the floor. Fishbowl
10:00 AM   High School Student Presentations High School students from around the area will be presenting projects, poems, papers and other types of work on the theme of climate change solutions. HSU/IEW students are welcome from 10-11 a.m., but please enter and leave quietly, as they will be IN PROGRESS. Fishbowl
11:00 AM   High School Lunch   Off site
12:00 PM   Summit Keynote Ella Watson-Stryker will be speaking to the high school students about her work with Doctors without Borders and the effects of climate change on health. HSU IEW students are welcome but again - SPACE WILL BE LIMITED. Fishbowl
1:00 PM   Break Out sessions Students will be breaking into smaller groups for work on specific topics and/or tours on campus. Various
2:00 PM     Closing and wrap up for finish at 2:30 p.m.  
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