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Oct. 20, 2003 -- No. 551

400 educators, notables to attend symposium on global education

Oct. 20, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kenan-Flagler Business School, Bowles Drive

N.C. legislators, Peace Corps officials and other notables are expected to be among participants and expert speakers at a symposium today (Oct. 20) and Tuesday (Oct. 21) on globalization, and how K-12 and college educators can integrate knowledge of this phenomenon into their lesson plans.

More than 400 educators will participate; registration is full.

Media representatives are welcome to cover the symposium. A schedule is online at http://www.unc.edu/world/Symposium_2003.shtml. Story topics may include a talk at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday by Dr. Peter Feaver, director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, on the global war on terrorism and how to incorporate the issue in teaching.

The symposium, "Globalization: What It Means and How to Teach It," will be the sixth annual such program presented by World View, a program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Topics on Monday will include world demographics, model United Nations programs, Peace Corps resources, global health, teacher exchanges and classroom activities to help students understand cultural dimensions and the marketplace. Speakers will include Billy Wireman, president emeritus of Queens College in Charlotte; Linda Arkin and Hazel Greenberg, directors at the American Forum for Global Education in New York, Glenda Tesalona, national coordinator for the United Nations Association-USA Global Classrooms Program, and faculty from schools, community colleges and universities.

Tuesday, participants will hear Dr. Peter Brews, an assistant professor of information and technology management at UNCís Kenan-Flagler Business School, on "The Global Economy"; Dr. Cori Dauber, a UNC professor of communication studies, on "The Communications Revolution"; and Dr. Peter Feavor, a political science professor at Duke University and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, on "The Globalized War on Terrorism." Arkin and Greenberg will conclude the symposium with a noon address, "Implementing Global Education Programs."

Directions: From Raleigh, exit I-40 at N.C. 54 and turn right toward Chapel Hill. At the U.S. 15-501 Bypass/Fordham Blvd., go under the bridge and exit right. Turn right onto Fordham and continue to Manning Drive, with signs for the Smith Center and UNC Hospitals. Turn right onto Manning, left onto Bowles and pass the Smith Center on the left. Turn left into the Kenan-Flagler Business School driveway. The conference will be in the Koury Auditorium on the south side of the school, located in the McColl Building.

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Media parking: Media covering the conference will need a permit to park near the building. To arrange for one, contact Kim Spurr at 962-8951 or spurrk@unc.edu.

World View contact on-site: Julie Marantette, 919-360-6018
News Services contacts: Print, L.J. Toler, 919-962-8589; broadcast, Karen Moon, 919-962-8595