USF World - Calendar Event Details
Title: Symposium on Sustainable Development and Globalization
Date: Thu. Apr 07, 2005
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description: The USF Globalization Research Center will hold a series of symposia during 2005 to advance our understanding of the relationship between globalization and sustainable development. The first symposium held on April 7 - will give background and context to the issues involved in this relationship; the second symposium will take place in early June, with a set of country-based case studies. The final symposium, in September, will specifically look at the role of water in globalization and sustainable development. The first symposium on Context Setting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2005, from 1:00 4:30. It will be held in the Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor Library. We invite you to attend this meeting and hope that you will also encourage your students from all disciplines to join. A general agenda is below: Symposium 1: Sustainable Development and Globalization April 7, 2005 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor Library Moderator: Mark Amen, GRC Session 1: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Context-setting - The historical development of the concept, from the Stockholm conference forward (Renu Khator, Provost) - Challenges to sustainable development as caused by industrialized nations (O.P. Dwivedi, Visiting Research Fellow, GRC) - NGOS, transnational movements, and sustainable development (Jorge Nef, LACS) Session 2. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Broader views of globalization in relation to sustainable development - Its political dimensions (including regional and WTO based trade agreements; local (urban and rural) political roles, legal agreements (Michael Miller, GIA) - Its economic dimensions role of corporations, trade unions; impacts of poverty, changes in trade flows (TBA) - Its cultural dimensions indigenous, community-based efforts, maybe NGOs (TBA) For more information please visit the Globalization Research Center website for more information: http://www.cas.usf.edu/GlobalResearch/.
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