2008 Symposium on Democracy
This Symposium will examine the roles and responsibilities of citizens in a
global community and the demands today’s global community places on individuals
to meet not just the challenges of a home nation, but the challenges of a home
The sessions will focus on the
challenges of both people and nations and how the politics, science, technology,
religion, economics, history, and culture of a nation shape the leadership
decisions people make.
The Symposium is designed to help participants answer three general
questions: What is globalization, and what are the key issues that surround
it? What are the most significant challenges posed by globalization? What does
it mean to live as a citizen of the world, in the age of globalization?
In an attempt to answer these questions, the first plenary lecture
and breakout sessions will be largely informative, helping set the context for
inquiry. In the second round, speakers will focus on the tough questions and
will offer careful analysis of particular issues related to
globalization. Finally, the third round will help us look to the future and
explore a range of practices that allow for positive change in our world.
By the end of the Symposium, our community should have a clearer
understanding of globalization and its effects on citizens of the world, of the
many interconnections of societies across the globe, and of multiple ways of
responding to and living in a global age.
The event is free and open to the public. Public and private
school classes are encouraged to participate in all or part of the Symposium –
please RSVP to 573.592.5319.
For more information on the Symposium contact the Office of Alumni &
College Relations at 573.592.5319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media please contact Rob Crouse, Director of College Relations, at
573.592.5019 or email@example.com.