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Western Carolina University’s First Annual Conference on Interdisciplinary Innovations: Approaches to Global Concerns

Conference Schedule

8:30 am: Conference organizers meet

9:15 am – 9:45 am: Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Jennifer Schiff, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies

10:00 am – 11:15 am: First Panel

  • Haylee Wilkie — "GMO's: Not a Global Solution for a Better Tomorrow"
  • Rachel Utnage — "An Approach to the Global Concern of the Extinction of Honeybees: A Short Story of a World Without Honeybees"
  • Seth Rollins — "Equality in the Global World Workplace: Interdisciplinary Research of LGBT Peoples"
  • Dean Martin — "Aristotelian Applied Ethics: An Examination of Bioethical and Clinical Ethics for a Culturally Diverse World"

Q&A Session

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Second Panel

  • Rachel Fields — "Spanish in U.S. schools: The Growing Need for Bilingual Speech Pathologists"
  • Elizabeth Montgomery — "Modern Slavery's Impact on Human Rights & the Global Economy"
  • Fiona Buchanan — "Making Her-story: An Overview of Grassroots Mobilization & the Women's March on Washington"

Q&A Session

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Dialogue with other WCU student organizations

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Closing remarks

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