Some of the world’s most pressing issues will be discussed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) next month.
UNO’s 38th annual Global Studies Conference is set for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is “Rethinking Global Security: Emerging Threats and Challenges.”
Academics and students from around the world will gather to discuss a complicated and interconnected set of threats including food, water and energy shortages; pandemic diseases; vulnerable cyber space and information systems; gender violence; transnational criminal terrorist and criminal networks; and human and drug trafficking.
This year’s keynote speaker is journalist and author Gregory Feifer. His book “Russians” explains the practical motives behind seemingly irrational choices. As NPR bureau chief in Moscow, Feifer covered Russia’s resurgence under Vladimir Putin. He’ll speak on the topic of Global Security, Eurasia, and Putin at the Global Studies Luncheon. All conference participants are invited to attend, but must RSVP to the luncheon when registering.
This year’s Global Studies Conference will also include the inaugural East-West Conference, sponsored by The Asian World Center at Creighton University.
Those interested in attending can register by clicking here: http://world.unomaha.edu/gsc/registration.php.
The conference is free to UNO and Creighton students, faculty and staff. The cost is $10 for other students and community members, and $99 for academics.
The conference will be held at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center with check-in starting at 8:00 a.m. The keynote luncheon will begin at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center. Parking will be available in the lot directly north of the Community Engagement Center.
For media requests, please contact:
Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
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