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Global Health
Global Health explores the risks and opportunities of globalization for the health of the world population, including the increased spread of diseases across borders and oceans, and the enhanced ability to alert populations and health organizations about epidemics. It also addresses international emergency response systems for health epidemics in different parts of the world.
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Global Economy
Global Economy explores the changing reach and nature of economic flows and political organization under conditions of globalization, raising issues such as international economic growth and crisis, global competition.
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Global Security explores international, ethnic, and religious conflicts, and considers ways of preventing and resolving conflicts, including negotiation and fostering of deeper cross-cultural understanding. It raises issues such as the role of the United Nations, armed intervention, non-governmental organizations, humanitarian relief, terrorism, international law, and diplomacy.
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Global Society
Global Society explores how our understanding of who we are changes under globalization, exploring issues such as race, religion, nationality, history, and gender. It addresses the interchange of ideas between cultures, movements of people, international rights, and other factors impacting cultural development in different parts of the world.

Upcoming Events

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Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 7

Globalizing Human(ities)
12:00 pm
Mark Juergensmeyer
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies and American Academy of Religion
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American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region's Annual Meeting.

Submissions due by February 15, 2016.

Saturday, May 21

Reacting to the Past Workshop: An Interdisciplinary Classroom Simulation
9:00 am
Dr. David Henderson and Dr. Susan Henderson with Reacting to the Past
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Reacting to the Past - Barnard College
Kathy Ayers
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Participate in a classroom simulation that relives negotiations on air pollution and acid rain among European nations between 1979-1989.

The international simulation "Acid Rain in the European Environment" incorporates social studies, chemistry, and English content. Students engage in analyzing primary source documents as well as scientific data and graphs.

As a participant in this workshop, you'll learn about the science behind acid rain while understanding the historical context of the negotiations to take back to your classroom. Social studies, science, math and language arts teachers are strongly encouraged to register!

Workshop details:
-Breakfast and lunch will be served
-Parking will be provided
-Teachers will earn Act 48 hours
-Participants will be free classroom resources and materials

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/RTTPworkshop to register now!

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