International Affairs Association set to host international affairs week

The International Affairs Association will host an international affairs week beginning Monday, March 22. The week will feature four events, ranging from a panel discussion on developing nations to a public lecture from Gillian Sorensen, senior advisor to the UN foundation. A member of the College's Class of 2009 will also talk on how she has taken her classroom experiences to the real world.

Highlight of the week is a panel discussion titled The Developing and Developed Nations: A Conflicted Relationship. The panel will focus on the current problems and possible solutions for developing nations with special emphasis on Africa and Haiti.

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, a center for leadership and public policy that sponsors civic discourse on issues of public policy, is a co-sponsor of the event.

Monday March 22
From the Classroom to the real world
Aimee George '09
7:00 pm Mara Auditorium

Tuesday March 23
Eisenhower Institute Panel Discussion
The Developing and developed nations: A conflicted relationship
Briggs Bomba - Director of Campaigns at Africa Action, Washington DC
Dr. Aaron Porter - Assistant Prof. of Sociology at Millersville University for Disaster Research and Management
Dr. Gwendolyn Mikell - Prof. of Anthropology at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
7:00 pm College Union Building Room 260

Wednesday March 24
Facing the Crisis of our Time: What is Global Citizenship in the 21st Century
Gillian Martin Sorensen - Senior Advisor/National Advocate at the United Nations Foundation
7:30 pm College Union Building Room 260

Thursday March 25
Faculty Research Lunch Discussion
11:30 am Pennsylvania Hall Lyceum

The International Affairs Association (IAA) is a student organization that seeks to stimulate interest and discussion in international affairs among the Gettysburg College Community. The IAA holds weekly discussion meetings, sends delegates to Model United Nations Conferences both domestically and internationally (about 3 conferences per year), sponsors lectures on-campus, and holds an "International Affairs" week each spring, along with the publication of the club's journal, The Ambassador.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mon, 22 Mar 2010

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