One of the goals of a liberal arts education is to provide students with br0ad knowledge of academic subjects and expose them to current events, speakers, and more. Our students are increasingly interested in being global citizens; this might be a result from the connectedness of the world through the internet, or because of their own study-abroad aspirations.
Your students have an opportunity tomorrow afternoon to attend the “WFU-Nicaragua Symposium: Dialogue and Perspectives among Partners and Scholars.” The Provost’s Office for Global Affairs and the Nicaragua Nexus Steering Committee are hosting a series of events spotlighting the members of our Advisory Council who will be visiting from Managua. We hope your students might be interested in attending. Details about the event are below.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
4:00pm Panel: Dialogue with our Nicaraguan partners centering on public health, economic development, national policy, and environmental issues. Panel of Advisory Council Members, Moderated by Dr. Peter Siavelis, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Location: Scales Fine Arts Center 102, Wake Forest University
5:30pm Reception in Byrum Welcome Center Conservatory, Wake Forest University
6:30pm Keynote Address: A perspective on political dynamics between the U.S. and Nicaragua from Dr. Christine Wade, co-author of Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the EagleLocation: Byrum Welcome Center Auditorium