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Global Studies Summer Institute - The Faces of Globalization: Global to Local Connections in Teaching and Learning July 23- 25

A call center representative in India explains a charge on your credit card bill; a Brazilian logger fells a rainforest tree for your new coffee table; a Burmese monk posts a video on YouTube showing a military crackdown on peaceful protests, sparking an international outcry; a Mexican farmer moves to Wisconsin for work in a meat processing plant after corn prices plummet...

These are the faces of globalization. It is a process that has forged unprecedented connections. Some are obvious; others are less apparent. They represent the new world of challenges and opportunities in which your students will live and work. The 2008 Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI) will introduce some of the complex forces that constitute globalization, and examine globalization’s impacts on the economy, society, culture, and the environment. Teaching applications across curricular areas and grade levels will be integrated throughout the program.

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Wednesday, July 23

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:40 Program information and group introductions
Nicole Palasz, Institute of World Affairs, UWM Center for International Education

9:40-10:00 Welcome Remarks
*  Patrice Petro, Senior Director, Center for International Education,
*  Kristine Cohn, U.S. Department of Education Senior Regional Official

10:00-10:45 Globalization Concept Mapping

10:45-12:45 Globalization and the Food Crisis
*  Abdur Chowdhury, Department of Economics, Marquette University
*  Alexandra Spieldoch, Trade and Global Governance Program,
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
*  Jon Janowski, Hunger Task Force

12:45-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Understanding Economic Globalization: NAFTA and its impacts
Film: “Letters from the Other Side”
Discussion: facilitated by Alexandra Spieldoch

3:00-3:30 Break and Mapping

3:30-4:15 Moroccan Inspirations
Lynn Zetzman, Xavier High School, Appleton

4:15-5:45 Seeking Equitable Solutions: Fair Trade
*  Lisa Castagnozzi, Fair Trade Advocate
*  Susana Mojica, Rishi Tea
*  Steve Wallace, Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

5:45-7:00 Reception

Thursday, July 24

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-11:30 Children’s Rights in a Globalized World
Film: China Blue
Florence Chenoweth, UW-Madison Division of International Studies Distinguished International Visitor

11:30-1:00 Globalization, Culture and the Environment
Frontline/World: Living on the Edge
Tracey Heatherington, Anthropology Department, UW-Milwaukee

1:00-2:00 Lunch
Optional Informal Session:
Moroccan Culture, Eileen Carr, Public School 321, Brooklyn, NY
International Service Learning Project, Sondra LeGrand, retired special education teacher

2:00-2:30 Globalization mapping

2:30-3:30 Communicating Art to the World
*  Allen Caucutt, UW-Milwaukee Art Department
*  Roseanne Literski, Maple Dale Elementary School

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:15 Globalization Mock Trial
Janel Anderson, Lodi High School

5:15-5:30 Globalization mapping

6:00-7:30 Dinner at local restaurant

Friday, July 25

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:45 Technology and Globalization: First and Third World Realities
Jacques du Plessis, School of Information Sciences, UW-Milwaukee

9:45-11:00 CivilSociety 2.0: (How) is Information Technology changing Activism?
Ali Gharavi, Center for Victims of Torture

11:00-11:30 Globalization mapping/Break

11:30-12:30 Resources for Teaching about Globalization
Rebecca Smolar, Project Manager, Globalization 101

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Resources for Teaching about Globalization (cont)
Rebecca Smolar, Project Manager, Globalization 101

2:15-3:00 Finalize and Share Globalization Maps

3:00 Conclusion and Evaluations

July 23, 2008
July 23 - July 25
Hefter Conference Center
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
Cost (single lecture/series)
Basic Members: $95.00 / $95.00
Premium & Above Members: $95.00 / $95.00
Non-Members: $95.00 / $95.00
Students: $95.00 / $95.00
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