SLU undergraduate and graduate students will present their academic work at the first annual SLU Global and Local Social Justice Conference, Friday, Feb. 18.
The conference will include poster and paper presentations reporting on both research and internship projects.
The poster presentations will be held from 2-2:30 p.m. in the Sinquefield State Room (409) of DuBourg Hall, with a welcome by Ray Tait, Ph.D., University vice provost and vice president of research at 2:15 p.m.
The posters will remain through the afternoon. Two paper sessions will run concurrently from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and again from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Sinquefield State Room (409) and the Bruemmer Room (404) of DuBourg Hall.
What are some of the topics students will be presenting at this conference?
Students will be presenting work on topics such as: "America's Interest in Global Hunger"; "South African Women's Organizations in the Transitional Period"; "Indonesia, Nike and Globalization"; "A Case Study in Globalization: Bolivians Struggle for Water Rights"; "North St. Louis: A Case Study in neglect and opportunity"; "The Injustice of Clinical Drug Trials against Participants of Lower Socioeconomic Status"; "Reformation of Nicaraguan human rights policies"; and "Cultural Transformation: A View of the Middle East Through the Eyes of a Female US Army Officer"; amongst many others.
The global and local social justice program -- power, society, culture is supported by the departments of American studies, political science, public policy studies, sociology and criminal justice, the women's studies program and the School of Social Work.
*This event is open to viewing by the public.
For more information, visit the SLU global and local social justice initiative and certificate program website.