2011.09.29 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Two Conferences on International Issues Oct. 6-8 at UNO
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host the 34th annual Global Studies Conference Oct. 6-8, in conjunction with the European Studies Conference.
All events will be held on the third floor of UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center.
Poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil will offer the keynote address at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Beausoleil has authored nine books of poetry and is founder of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Since its start in 2007, in response to a car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Iraq, the organization has hosted exhibits, readings and panel discussions in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.
A group lecture on “Food Security and the Famine in the Horn of Africa” is set for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.
The panel will feature John Scicchitano, USAID Program Manager for FEWS NET, and Walter Knausenberger, USAID, Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development.
The Global Studies Conference will feature more than 25 panels and presentations on economics, immigration, ethics and ideology, media, security, literature and health issues.
Other topics discussed during the three-day event include the following:
* Nation Building and Democratization
* Philosophy and Religion
* Journalism and the Media
* Middle East and South Asia
* Literature and Fine Arts
* Development and the Humanitarian Relief
* Global Technology Innovations
* Environmental Degradation and Global Climate Change
* Social and Political Perspectives
The 36th annual European Studies Conference will also be held over the same three days as the Global Studies Conference, featuring 40 panels offering perspectives on the present, past and future of the European continent.
The interdisciplinary conference will draw more than 100 participants from colleges and universities in the United States and from abroad.
Topics included at the European Studies Conference are:
* Views on Contemporary Spanish Literature
* Democracy and Freedom as Narrative Representations
* Post World War-II: Responding to the End of Fascism and the Holocaust
* Philosophy: On Death
* European Politics in the 21st Century
* War and Post-War Contexts in European Cinema
* European Opera
* Fictions across the Continent
* Musings on Freedom and Morality
Visit http://world.unomaha.edu/twsc/ to download and view the entire Global Studies Conference program and visit http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/ or http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/ESC-11program.pdf to download and view the entire European Studies Conference program. For more information on both conferences, call the UNO Department of Foreign Languages at (402) 554-4840; or, contact Anne Ludwig, (402) 554-2293.
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