2024 Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

Atlanta Global Studies Symposium

Dates: April 12, 2024
Location: Main Auditorium, Tech Square Research Building, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Atlanta Global Studies Symposium is returning this year with the focus on "Languages of Sustainability and the Global South". The 2024 Atlanta Global Studies Symposium will present initiatives that promote global education, language learning, sustainable development, and community engagement. The in-person event welcomes partners, faculty, students, community organizers, K-12 teachers, and the public to connect, to discover the impact of collaboration, and to celebrate the diversity and global vitality of the region.

Panel discussions, keynote, and live performances, with reception to follow.

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With generous support by Emory University Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives:



Registration & Check-In – 8:30-9:30


Register here and check in at the tables located in the Foyer. Onsite registration is also available.

Breakfast, Coffee, & Networking

Exhibitor Tables

Parallel Sessions 1 - 09:30-12:00

Track 1

Main Auditorium

09:30-10:30 Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation in the Global South

10:30-11:00 Coffee Roundtables

11:00-12:00 Migration, Community Associations, and Sustainability

Track 2


09:30-11:00 Global Careers Fair & Coffee

11:00-12:00 Global Careers Student Panel


Plenary Session

Banquet Hall

12:00-13:00 Networking Lunch

13:00-13:30 Fireside Chat: Leadership in Global Studies

13:30-14:30 AGREC Showcase: Adapting Public Health & Science for Atlanta's Global Communities 

14:30-15:00 Coffee Talk: Global Learning Experiences

Parallel Sessions 2 - 15:00-17:30

Track 1

Main Auditorium

15:00-16:00 Language Education and Peacebuilding

16:00-16:30 Afternoon Coffee Roundtables

16:30-17:30 KEYNOTE: Musical Roots and the Language of Sustainability in the Afro Caribbean

Track 2

Banquet Hall

15:30-17:30  RCE Greater Atlanta Lightning Talks on Sustainability Action and Research


Evening Reception


17:30-19:00  Sustainability Networking Reception

Join us for an evening reception to continue the conversation and make new connections following the Keynote Performance and the RCE Lightning Talks.

Keynote Address and Performance

David Sánchez - Musical Roots and the Language of Sustainability in the Afro Caribbean

AGSC is excited to announce that GRAMMY® award-winning musician David Sánchez will deliver a keynote lecture and live performance at the Atlanta Global Studies Symposium 2024. Recognized around the world as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, Sánchez merges jazz syntax with the musical dialects of his native Puerto Rico and other Caribbean sources. Bringing a mix of mainstream jazz with Pan-African influences to audiences around the globe, his original compositions, like the album Carib (2018), are inspired by melodies and rhythms coming from the Afro Puerto Rican and Haitian traditions.


David Sanchez
David Sanchez