Welcome to the 2020 Global Engagement Conference website! Featured below are globally themed panels of competitively accepted papers, posters, and videos. The annual conference, open to all students from the University of Washington as well as area institutions, is presented through this online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference is hosted by the Institute for Global Engagement, and through generous community sponsorships, is a dynamic space for global learning and the exchange of innovations for community change, both locally and globally. Papers are selected based on their innovative solutions, on the depth of their community engagement, and their clear articulation of the global framework that foregrounds interdepency and interconnectedness. The Institute for Global Engagement hosts the Global Honors Program and the Global Innovation and Design Lab. Please learn more and connect with our exciting programs through the links provided below.
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Global Innovation and Design
Themes include design thinking for community solutions, social innovations for community development, and grassroots and participatory communication for social change.Mailyn Abon - "Collaborating Remotely with the GID Team" Abdul Abubakar - "Global Innovation and Design Lab" Lan Allison - "Pacific Lutheran University & Shared Futures Workshops" Anh Lam - "Remote Experiences with the GID Lab" Christopher Sim - "United Way and Zenith West Design Workshop"
Climate and Environment
Themes include climate activism, food/water access and scarcity, environmental degradation and pollution, and frameworks and tools for sustainability.Arwen Bouton - "Netherlands 2019" Sabrina Callesto - "Comparative Criminal Justice in the Netherlands" Megan Cassetty - "Sustainable Global Business: How Big Retail is Greenwashing and Creating False Hope for Environmental Change" Reina Godeck - "From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives at the Ports of Washington and The Netherlands" Deborah Petri - "Give and Take: Exploring Gifting within Contemporary Economic Systems"
Themes include frameworks of globalism, nativism, and diaspora.Athena Brewer - "American Monolingualism and Its Impacts on Vulnerable Populations" Kevin Liu - "China: Past and Present Study Abroad Summer 2019" Caleb McCarthy - "Anti-Semitism, Conspiracy Theories, and the 'Left Behind' in Europe" Andrea Nadal - "Coloniality of Narratives and the Decolonial Potential of Language" Chris Ozier - "Studying Abroad in Spain" Zaira Rojas - "The Swap-Meet: A Space for Identity, Community, and Partnership" Kazuaki Suhama - "Past & Present: Study Abroad in China, Summer 2019" Mika Tanaka - "Chinese Buddhism" Cara Mia Villalobos - "Hegemony of the Seas: Colonial Power Dynamics, Western Exceptionalism, and the Need for Improved Intercultural Practices in the Cruise Industry"
Health and Human Rights
Themes include the interconnectedness of the body, community and environment. Special focus is given to the various ways that these elements serve as social determinants of health. Also included are topics related to population health, migration and refugee flows, and indigenous rights and recognition around the world.Sarah Abruzzini - "Easier to Get Heroin Than Help: Shifting the Discourse on U.S. Drug Policy and Practice" Alyssa Armstrong - "Global Health Experience in Tarija, Bolivia: Discovering New Purpose in Rural Healthcare" Renee Guzman - "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: The Gaps in the Research" Isabel Kielmeyer - "Altering America's Justice System" Isabel Kielmeyer - "Comparative Criminal Justice Systems" Lydia King - "Black Infant-Maternal Health: Focusing on Implicit Bias in Healthcare" Zoe LeBeau - "The Transgender Bechdel Test: Assessing Trans Representation in Film and Television" AnAleshea McCord - "The Dutch Approach to Social Equity: Eliminating Barriers" Tristan Perry - "Doing More with Less: Child Family Health International in Bolivia" Jessy Wolff - "Decolonizing the Mind through Anti-Racist Pedagogy"
Media and Security
Themes include the political economy, content and consumption of transnational media. Also included are the implications of the proliferation of social media and fake news, as well as the challenges of soft power and cyber surveillance.Angel Reddy - "A Solution for the UN Security Council" Emily Winters - "Russia's Stance as a Global Power in a Post-Cold War World" Jessy Wolff - "The Misrepresentation of Mental Illness in Film" Reno Zeta - "Studying Abroad in Spain: Understanding History & Modern Challenges"
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