GIC 4

4th Annual

Global Issues

Virtual Conference

April 1-4, 2019

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CHINA – INDIA – NIGERIA – PAKISTAN – PERU – POLAND – SPAIN – THE GAMBIA – USA

The 4th Annual Global Issues Conference (GIC 4) provides a forum for original presentations that explore the interconnected nature of the global arena today and encourages the sharing of local analysis. GIC4 will facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics which impact people across the globe. Building upon the success of the previous events. GIC is open to instructors as well as students from GPE partner institutions.

You can find the GIC4 Book of Abstracts here.

For presenters, there is an online video tutorial available here. You can also right click the link and choose Save as … to download the mp4 file.

Global Global Myths and Legends – Monday, April 1st, 7:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 1:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Władek Chłopicki (KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording 

Yujing Liu & Yuqian Liu Shaanxi Normal University, China The Revelation of the Wisdom of Survival in Zhuangzi’s Wandering About Freely to the way people get along with Nature in Modern Times
Rachel Griffith ECU, USA The Representations of Child Narrators in French Avant-Garde Literature
Paulina Szot & Justyna Warchol Krosno State College, Poland Terrifying truth behind beautiful fairy tales
Andrew Li ECU, USA The Anger and Anxieties of the Asian and African Diaspora as Explored Through Poetry Film and Textile Arts

Global Education and Methodology – Monday, April 1st, 10:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 4:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Stella Tippin de Malpica (ESAN, Peru)Click to view the recording 

Mariella Olivos Rossini & Stella R. Tippin de Malpica ESAN University in Lima, Peru Developing and promoting alumni engagement through lifelong learning: an international workshop case
Álvarez Villanueva, Cristina Jiménez Vilallonga, María Mercedes Felip Cuevas, Reyes Moles Juste, Maria Carmen Valle Martín, Pilar Beltrán Mañas, Noelia IES Francisco Ribalta, Castellón de la Plana, Spain Global Understanding as the Rosetta Stone of global education: GU fitting within the Spanish education system and knowledge brokering initiatives from vocational training programmes
Taylor Quinones ECU, USA Pilot Project for Global Competency Education in Eastern North Carolina Schools

Global Social Change – Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 1:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Chris Brighton (ECU, USA)Click to view the recording 

Chun Yan Lu Shaanxi Normal University, China A Preliminary Study on the Trafficking in Women during the Great Famine in Shaanxi Province (1926-1929)
Sahira Zaman FJWU, Pakistan Why women stupefy themselves: an exploratory study of superstitious beliefs among educated women in Pakistan

Global Environmental Issues – Tuesday, April 2nd, 10:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 4:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Dominik Wróbel (KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording 

Kara Chipiwalt ECU, USA Emotional Evidence of Change: Highlanders Experiences with Glacial Retreat in the Peruvian Andes
Owen VanRiper ECU, USA Renewable Energy: Market Substitution and Potential Challenges

International Business and Economics – Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 1:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Chris Brighton (ECU, USA)Click to view the recording 

Amy Aidara University of The Gambia, The Gambia Skilled Gambians abroad: stay or leave? How embeddedness and migration theories can explain their decision
Alexa Petrellese ECU, USA Athletic Lifestyle: Is It Here to Stay?

World Health Issues – Wednesday, April 3rd, 8:30 am ECU (UTC-4) / 2:30 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Joanna Kułakowska-Lis (KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording 

Steven Yuvan ECU, USA Outbreaks of the Measles – New Prospects for a 1000 Year Old Virus
Jocelyn Bayles ECU, USA More PEAS Please: Can Food-Based Learning Improve Preschoolers Vegetable Intake?
Adeela Rehman Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Pakistan Health Matters: Eating Habits and Nutritive Wellbeing of University Students

Break – Resume at 10 am

Moderator: Ewa Rusek (KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording 

Cheyenne K Franks ECU, USA Effectiveness of Mental Health Programming in Law Enforcement Agencies Across the United States

Global Culture – Thursday, April 4th, 7:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 1:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Teresa Przyprawa (KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording

Yujing Liu & Yuqian Liu Shaanxi Normal University, China Chinese Food Culture and Intercultural Communication: the American Chinese Restaurant as an Example
Malgorzata Opalka Krosno State College, Poland The linguistic picture of singielka in Polish: building its cognitive definition
Robin Carter ECU, USA Aesthetics of the Commons

Cultural Awareness – Thursday, April 4th, 10:00 am ECU (UTC-4) / 4:00 pm Europe (UTC+2)
Moderator: Bartosz Gołąbek (UJ/KSC, Poland)Click to view the recording 

Mariella Olivos Rossini & Stella R. Tippin de Malpica ESAN University in Lima, Peru An innovative way to teach comparative cultural theory
Bartosz Golabek Jagiellonian University, Poland Vitality of Andrei Sakharov global ideas (30 years after his death)
Erin Taylor ECU, USA The Value of Exposure: The Connection Between International Contact, Ethnocentrism, and Intercultural Sensitivity

List of Participating Institutions:

East Carolina University, Greenville, USA
ESAN University in Lima, Peru
Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
IES Francisco Ribalta, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Krosno State College, Krosno, Poland
Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China
University of The Gambia, The Gambia

Conference Organizer:

Dr. Christopher Brighton, East Carolina University, USA