Collaboratorium at Georgia Tech

 

Collaboratorium on September 24, 2019: Education for Sustainable Development - Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives & Best Practices
Collaboratorium on September 24, 2019:
Education for Sustainable Development - Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives & Best Practices

This signature initiative explores a variety of global studies topics and highlights faculty research, teaching and public engagement projects to capture ideas, raise visibility, inspire others, and foster sustainable and impactful collaborations across campus and among higher education institutions in the greater Atlanta region. We also feature diplomats and practitioners in this series and engage with them from a higher education perspective. 

The AGSC Collaboratorium is a supportive and creative space to share research, teaching and community engagement practices and ideas to explore and foster innovative collaborations with interested faculty,  graduate students and community partners. We encourage a diversity of perspectives, engagement, and innovative thinking and aim to build sustainable intellectual communities and actionable research, teaching and community engagement agendas.

 

All events are held in AGSC Seminar Room, 781 Marietta St NW, Suite 115, unless indicated otherwise.

All events are free and open to faculty, students and staff with registration.


SPRING 2021

► February 2 | 11 am – 12 pm
From Post-Nazi Propaganda to Trump's Fake News: International Perspectives on Media and Democracy
Flyer [PDF] | Event recording

Speakers:

  • Paul Alonso, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Natalie Khazaal, Assistant Professor of Arabic, Director of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Programs, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Jan Uelzmann, Associate Professor of German, Associate Chair, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Moderator: Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
     

► February 9 | 12-1 pm
Urban Walking in a Global Context: A Brief History on Flânerie and Why It Is Still Relevant Today
Flyer [PDF] | Event recording

Speakers:

  • Kelly Comfort, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Marylaura Papalas, Associate Professor of French, East Carolina University
     

► March 2 | 9:30-11:00 a.m. EST
The New Field of Peace Engineering: Educational Opportunities and Research Themes

REGISTER HERE to receive the link for the virtual meeting
Flyer [PDF]

Speakers

  • General Phil Breedlove, Distinguished Professor and Center for European and Transatlantic Studies (CETS) Senior Fellow, Sa Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech; retired General of the U.S. Air Force; former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO [bio]
  • Joseph B. Hughes, PhD., P.E., DEE, F.AEESP, University Distinguished Professor; Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, and Dean of Engineering, Emeritus at Drexel University; and former Karen and John Huff Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech [bio]

*This webinar is presented as part of the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative's "Future of Peace Education and Research" which, in Spring 2021, will focus on Peace Engineering, Peace Industries & Innovation, and  highlighting the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative partners' peace-related programs.


► March 11 | 9:30-11 a.m. EST
21st-Century Cybersecurity: The Critical Role of Critical Languages in Advancing Multilingual and Cross-cultural National Security Approaches, Competencies, and Perspectives

REGISTER HERE to receive the link for the virtual meeting
Flyer [PDF]

Featuring Dr. Mike Nugent, Director of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), this panel examines opportunities for innovation and impact in the national security environment leveraging cross-cultural expertise and languages critical to national defense* to foster education and research about cyber security and privacy. Recognizing that successful cyber security and privacy studies in the 21st century must be a multilingual and multicultural space, the event also contextualizes Georgia Tech’s unique interdisciplinary strengths as a STEM-driven institution with nationally recognized language programs and recently founded School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. 

Topics addressed include:

  • The future of cyber security in a globally connected world
  • Competencies required for the multilingual cybersecurity field
  • Impactful career preparation for success in multilingual cybersecurity 
  • Critical research areas that bridge languages and security in service of national, industry, and governmental needs
  • Cross-cultural peace studies, national security, and cyber security
     

The event will feature a Q&A session. It is free and open to the public with preregistration. 

*National Security Education Program [NSEP] identifies 60 languages as “Critical Languages” for national security. The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology offers 11 of these languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Wolof.

Welcome & Introductions:

  • Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding co-Director, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Speaker:

  • Michael Nugent, Ph.D., Director of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), U.S. Department of Defense

Roundtable responses:

  • Jenny Strakovsky, Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Career Education, Teaching Faculty of German, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Annie Antón, Professor in (and former chair of) the School of Interactive Computing; also serves as the co-chair of the curriculum committee of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Seymour Goodman, Regents Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Computing, Co-Director of the Center of International Strategy, Technology, and Policy in the Sam Nunn School; also serves as the co-chair of the curriculum committee of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Moderator and concluding remarks:

  • Richard DeMillo, Interim Chair, School of Cybersecurity and Privacy; Charlotte B. And Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing, and Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), Georgia Institute of Technology

► April 8 | 9:30-11:00 a.m. EST
Promoting Peace through Education and Research

Join us for a conversation with scholars from the Kennesaw State University (KSU) on innovative curricula and emerging research agendas in 21st century peace studies

REGISTER HERE to receive the link for the virtual meeting
Flyer [PDF]
Speaker Bios [PDF] 
Webinar Recording
Webinar Presentation [PPT]

Speakers

  • Dr. Joseph Bock, Director, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, KSU
  • Dr. Ziaul Haque, Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Peace Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Department, KSU
  • Dr. Robbie Lieberman, Coordinator of Peace Studies and Professor of American Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, KSU
  • Ms. Cathia Moon, Ph.D. student in International Conflict Management, KSU 

*This webinar is presented as part of the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative's "Future of Peace Education and Research" which, in Spring 2021, will focus on Peace Engineering, Peace Industries & Innovation, and  highlighting the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative partners' peace-related programs.


FALL 2020

► Nov 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Atlanta Peace Education Initiative: Asset mapping virtual update and next steps
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 
Flyer [PDF] | Webinar Recording
Synopsis: We are excited to share the opportunities we have uncovered from our extensive three-month peace education market analysis and mapping exercise.  Presentation covers:

  • The Atlanta Peace Education Landscape: Foundations for Peace Education Innovation
  • Examples of Innovation and Success from All Participating Institutions
  • Next Steps: Partnering across universities, centers, disciplines, faculty, students, and community organizations
  • How to Get Involved: Working Groups, Projects, and Timeline
    Please join us and invite those in your network as our goal is to build a collaborative world class peace education ecosystem.

► Oct 9 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nobel Peace Prize Announcement & Commentary
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 
Flyer [PDF] | Webinar recording [password: r@&3^rH6]
Commentators

  • Welcoming remarks: Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Ph.D., Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding co-Director, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech 
  • Julia Irwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of South Florida; Author of "Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation's Humanitarian Awakening"
  • Marc-William Palen, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter; Author of "The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846-1896" 
  • Moderator: David J. Snyder, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of History and Global Studies, University of South Carolina; Co-editor of "The Legacy of J. William Fulbright"

► Sep 29 | 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Atlanta Gives Peace a Home: Atlanta Peace Initiative virtual stakeholder update
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 
Flyer [PDF] | Webinar recording
Synopsis: Progress updates as we move towards our goal of building a peace ecosystem with the following components: 

  • Host the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
  • Create the leading Peace Education platform
  • Launch of the Nobel Peace Laureates office in Atlanta

SPRING 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19
► March 27 | 9-10:30 am
Ethical Issues Faced by Translators and Interpreters
SpeakerLaura Burian, Dean of Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at The Middlebury Institute of International Studies 
Flyer [PDF]

► February 25, 2020 | 9-10:30 am
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Design
Speaker: Wei Wang, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech
Co-sponsored by Serve-Learn-Sustain
Flyer [PDF]

► February 4 | 2-4 p.m.| Wardlaw Center (Poole Boardroom), 177 N Ave NW
Greater Atlanta Higher Education Leadership Meeting for the Peace Education Initiative
For more information see the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative 

► January 21 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Peace Studies Landscape in the Greater Atlanta Region
For more information see the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative 


FALL 2019

► Nov 19, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Advancing Brazilian Studies in the Greater Atlanta region - part of the Lunch with the Member of the Atlanta Consular Corps series
Speakers:

  • Consul General of Brazil Carlos de Abreu
  • Mr. Antonio Kaupert, Consulate General of Brazil Trade, Investment & Tourism Promotion Bureau

► November 12 | 11-11:50 am
Innovations in Research & Pedagogy: Global Languages, Cultures and Technologies (GLACT)
Speakers: Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages Global Languages, Cultures and Technologies (GLACT) Post-Doctoral Fellows:  Adele Doulin (Spanish), Viola Green (French), Matthew Mangold (Russian), Yuko Ogawa (Japanese), Sandra McGury (German)
Flyer [PDF]

► October 22 | 11am -12:30 pm
Advancing India/Hindi Studies in the Greater Atlanta region - part of the Lunch with the Member of the Atlanta Consular Corps series
Speaker: Consul General of India, Dr. Swati Kulkarni

► Oct 8 | 11 – 11:50 am
Global Citizenship and Service Learning: Best Practices at Georgia Tech
Speakers:

  • Kelly Comfort, Spanish, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Michael Goodisman, Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech
  • Tatiana Kozhanova, French & Russian, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Dori Pap, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Georgia Tech 
    Co-organized with Serve-Learn-Sustain                              
    Flyer [PDF]

► September 24 | 11 – 11:50 am
Education for Sustainable Development: Global and Cross-cultural Perspectives & Best Practices
Speakers:

  • Britta Kallin, German, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Jin Liu, Chinese, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Ayda Melika, Persian, Modern Languages & History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Spanish, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
    Flyer [PDF]