The Center for Intercultural Studies will host "How Best to Deal with the World's Problems? A Debate Between Globalists and Localists at the Center for Global Citizenship at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Dr. Peter J. Acsay, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of History, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Dr. Ronald Glossop, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Chair of the St. Louis chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions and a board member of the national board of Citizens for Global Solutions
Dr. David Oughton, Associate Professor of the World's Religions, SLU Department of Theological Studies. Board member of the St. Louis chapter and the national board of Citizens for Global Solutions
Dr. Michal Jan Rozbicki, Professor of History and Director, Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University
Dr. George Ndege, Associate Professor of History, Saint Louis University
Among the countless ideas on how to make today's world a better place, two larger perspectives stand out: a globalist one, emphasizing a unified vision of the world, common humanity, and the need to do away with fragmentation leading to conflicts; and a localist one, stressing the centrality of indigeneous cultures in peoples' lives, and encouraging dialogue and deeper understanding of otherness within an increasingly interconnected world.