THE EIGHTH ANNUAL GLOBAL TEMPLE CONFERENCE


GLOBAL MOVEMENT:  MIGRATION, URBANIZATION & CULTURAL DYNAMICS


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013

Please join us for the 8th annual Global Temple Conference! At this day-long symposium on Wednesday November 20th we will explore and celebrate Temple’s wide ranging international work. As in past years, we’ll feature student, staff and faculty research, plus a variety of programs and creative ventures. We welcome proposals for various formats-–papers, panel discussions, posters, films, performances, & exhibits—organized broadly around four pillars of university excellence: scholarship, teaching, creativity, and service.

Prizes for the best papers and posters will be awarded. Meeting at the Howard Gittis Student Center, we begin with a keynote address by Audrey Singer. We’ll then feature presentations and sessions throughout the day, and conclude with a reception for attendees.

This conference is free and open to all members of the Temple University community. Simply stop by the registration tables outside of room 200C to sign in and pick up your conference program.

 

OUR THEME

For the first time in human history, more than half of the world's population lives in urban centers.  This year's theme involves examining what happens when human groups are in flux on a global scale.  Human movement necessarily entails encountering new ideas and different ways of interacting with the world.  What factors contriubte to these movements in various contexts?  How are processes of urbanization different across the globe? In what ways do migrations change the ways that humans interact with each other? This year's theme centers on these questions, as we aim to explore the ways in which the Temple community both participates in and thinks critically about these processes. 

 

SCHEDULE

*All sessions will take places in rooms 200A, 217A/B/C/D, 220, and 223 in the Student Center*

8:45-9:15 am:  Coffee and registration

9:15-9:50 am:  Opening remarks and Keynote Address (200A)

10:00-10:50 am:  Concurrent Sessions I

11:00-11:50 am:  Concurrent Sessions II

12:00-1:00 pm:  Poster & Exhibit Session (200C)

1:00-1:50 pm:  Concurrent Sessions III

2:00-2:50 pm:  Concurrent Sessions IV

3:00-3:50 pm:  Concurrent Sessions V

4:00-4:50 pm:  Reception for all presenters and attendees (200C)

For detailed info on each of the sessions, please download the Conference Program pdf.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

This year's keynote address will be given by Audrey Singer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her areas of expertise include demography, international migration, U.S. immigration policy, and urban and metropolitan change. She has written extensively on U.S. immigration trends, including immigrant integration, undocumented migration, naturalization and citizenship, and the changing racial and ethnic composition of the United States.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION


For more information, please contact Denise Connerty, Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, Professor Joel Maxcy, conference committee chair, or Beth Lawson, conference coordinator at global@temple.edu.

 

The Global Temple Conference is organized by the Faculty Senate International Programs Committee and the Office of International Affairs, and supported by Colleges and Programs across the University.