2020 Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

2020 COVID-19 Update

Because of the challenges in planning and preparation that have resulted from recent developments related to the coronavirus, and in an abundance of caution, we have decided that it will not be possible to hold the Second Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium, which was scheduled to take place April 23-25, 2020.

The Atlanta Global Studies Center will continue to offer opportunities to stay connected despite existing challenges. We will work with our symposium speakers and session organizers to develop stand-alone workshops, panels, and forums on important global topics throughout the upcoming year. Please stay tuned and check our events calendar regularly for more details.

We are deeply disappointed that we will be unable to see you in person this April, but we look forward to bringing our global community together in new and innovative ways! 

Save the Date April 23-25, 2020

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Preliminary Schedule PDF

A detailed schedule with speakers and session descriptions is coming soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Opening Day Events

Location: GSU College of Law

  • Georgia Department of Education International Skills Diploma Seal Award Ceremony
  • Global Careers Panel with U.S. AID and other global agencies and employers
  • Emerging Global Issues Forum
  • Networking Reception

Friday, April 23, 2020

Parallel Sessions Open to Faculty, Students, and Community

Location: GSU College of Law

  • U.S. AID Funded Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Student Researchers
  • From Global to Local: Disparities in Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • UN RCE Track on Climate Action
  • A Vision for Peace Education in the Region
  • Civic Education in Response to Democratic Crisis (Teaching Strategies)
  • Inclusive World Portuguese and World Language Instruction 
  • Human Trafficking: Engaging Students in Social Justice Movements
  • Harnessing Technology for Research and Policy Impact
  • Strengthening Support for Faculty Utilizing Virtual Exchange
  • Exploring Issues of Inclusion through Culture, Race and Environmental Justice
  • Africana Studies – A Showcase of the African Diaspora
  • Counter-Terrorism: Preventing Violent Extremism
  • Global Issues through Film, Media, and the Arts
  • The Global Refugee Crisis
  • Engaging Students in Global STEM Research
  • Exploring Issues of Inclusion in Public Health
  • Global Policy, Economic and Business Development

There will also be a poster session featuring global projects from undergraduate and graduate students and community partners. 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

K12 Workshop Day

Location: GSU Indian Creek Lodge

  • "Shift Work: Whose Curriculum Are We Teaching?" presented by Meredith White, High School World Language Teacher
  • "Global Competence Instruction" presented by Heather Singmaster, Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • K12 World Language Course Development Projects
  • Virtual Exchange Demonstration: Bringing the World to Your Classroom
  • Georgia Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy Celebration