Coffee and Conversation
2015 Sam and Marilyn Fox ATLAS Week
Nominations Now Accepted for 2015 Atlas Program "Coffee and Conversation" Events
The Atlas Program Planning Committee in collaboration with Political Round Table is pleased to announce its call for nominations for its first series of "Atlas Coffee and Conversation" events. During last year's program, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the selected Keynote Speaker, sat down with SLU students for coffee and an informal conversation regarding her global education advocacy. Students had a chance to hear how she came to become passionately inspired to fight for educational rights in her country.
During the 2015 Atlas Program, we would like to host three "Coffee and Conversation" events with members of the SLU community. Who would you like to sit down with and learn more about their global initiatives? Is there a professor you would like to sit down with and learn more about his or her international research and/or service activities? Is there a fellow student you would like to have share their global experiences and how they are working to make a difference in the world? Who emulates SLU's conception of "global citizenship"?
All members of the SLU community are eligible to be nominated. To nominate a member of the SLU community to participate in a "Coffee and Conversation" event, please click here.
Nominations will be accepted through February 2, 2015. Nominees selected will be asked to speak during the Fourteenth Annual Atlas Program to be held April 12 - April 18, 2015. As the "Coffee and Conversation" events are designed to provide an informal, small group setting, spaces will be limited at these events and an R.S.V.P. will be required. Information on how to attend these events will be provided in February of 2015.
Atlas Program Now Accepting Event Submissions
The Atlas Planning Committee is now accepting event submissions through February 18, 2015. While we encourage early submissions, please do not submit events before you have finalized the details for your event. The on-line event submission form includes submission guidelines. To submit an event, please click here.
About the Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Program
The Atlas program is a university-wide, one-week program that brings together members of the University community to focus on the global challenges that confront us in the 21st century. It is designed to recognize the international dimension of Saint Louis University's academic programs and to celebrate SLU's role in international education and service in light of our Jesuit tradition. Faculty, staff, and students participate in the program by organizing events that highlight their international research and service and the multicultural dimensions of our University community. One of the main goals of the Atlas Program is to increase awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion, but to inspire and inform action. It focuses on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the Atlas Program, please contact Dr. Michelle Lorenzini, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Atlas Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.