Session Schedule

All sessions take place in the Library Fishbowl (Lib 209) unless otherwise indicated

February 6, 2023

All inclusive?

10:00am to 10:50am

Kier Wilson

Join us on the Quad for a Welcome Ceremony to kick off IEW

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Welcome EVENT on the Quad

The recent (re)election of Lula da Silva and the storming of government buildings by supporters of his predecessor raise interesting questions about Brazil's future

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Suzanne Pasztor

An expert in CA politics and US elections, Dr McCuan, a Professor of Politics at Sonoma State, was invited by the US State Depart to give 4 public talks in Germany, a talk at the Sorbonne in Paris and a presentation to the European Parliament on the results and global implications of the US Midterms. He will share with us what the worlds makes of the current state of our democracy.

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Featured Speaker: David McCuan

Director of Graduate interaction Design and Interactive Art at CSU EastBay. Ian Pollock​ holds a Master of Fine Art degree in New Media Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor In Fine Art in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is involved in transdisciplinary research and collaborations into game jams, hackathons, playable media, neuroscience, computer science and afro-futurism across traditional academic boundaries. He reviews academic and scholarly articles for Leonardo Journal and for SIGSCE and ITICSCE conferences.​

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Featured Speaker: Ian Pollock

A storytelling exploration game that bridges science fiction with issues of racial justice and historical truths to reinterpret Africana and Indigenous ancestral intelligence and recover cosmologies lost through colonial erasure to leverage as a set of resilient strategies into the future.

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Lonny Brooks

The Diaspora day celebration is meant to be a discussion and an upliftment of Black voices! Please come and enjoy a night with faculty, who will delve into what the African diaspora means to them! Location: Goodwin Forum (NHE 102)

5:00pm to 7:50pm

Diaspora Day

February 7, 2023

Factoring hands-on environmental health of the planet while conserving endangered cultures and documenting traditions.

9:00am to 9:50am

Micheal Mpyangu

Who are we? What languages do we currently speak? What languages do we want to learn? The importance and value of being multilingual and multicultural in the 21st century.

10:00am to 10:50am

Russell Carlos Gaskell

How to volunteer abroad, what to expect, who to talk to, & where to start

11:00am to 11:50am

Matthew Cendejas

Obesity is one of today’s most visible yet neglected public health problems. Millions will suffer from severe health disorders if immediate action is not taken. Exercise physiology professor Dr. Kwon will present an innovative approach to solve the obesity problem.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Young Sub Kwon

Info session about applying for a Fulbright Fellowship, Department of State, and Department of Education grants to either teach or conduct research abroad.

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Tani Sebro

The role of geospatial science in natural resources management

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Tawanda Gara

Celebrating the history of art, labor, and the many communities that constitute the cultural tapestry of the Central Valley of California. Learn the practice of woodblock printmaking and the colorful history of posters, the labor movement, and the practice of printmaking in the community as a means of information dissemination, protest, and rallying to a cause. We will visit local galleries and archives, meet labor leaders and art historians, hold a community printmaking workshop, and mount an exhibition of your work​​. Director of Graduate interaction Design and Interactive Art at CSU EastBay. Ian Pollock​ holds a Master of Fine Art degree in New Media Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor In Fine Art in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is involved in transdisciplinary research and collaborations into game jams, hackathons, playable media, neuroscience, computer science and afro-futurism across traditional academic boundaries. He reviews academic and scholarly articles for Leonardo Journal and for SIGSCE and ITICSCE conferences.​

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Ian Pollock

Great Hall (CCC_260) with catering (appetizers): Afrofuturism combines science fiction and fantasy to reexamine how the future is currently imagined, and to reconstruct futures thinking with a deeper insight into the black experience, especially as slavery forced Africans to confront an alien world surrounded by colonial technologies.1 Afrofuturism is born out of cruelty, and that cruelty of the white imagination, with some complicity with African tribes, was a necessary condition out of which the African diaspora had to reimagine its future. Rhetorically, Afrofuturism aims to reclaim and transform the trauma of past atrocities against the black and Afro-queer diaspora.

5:00pm to 6:50pm

Keynote Speaker: Lonny Brooks

February 8, 2023

Learn from past participants about study abroad.

10:00am to 10:50am

Megan Mefford

Gain insights on what this type of career entails, how to get started, and what type of dilemmas you might encounter.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Jocelyne Takatsuno (former Project Director at IRC and Mercy Corps, to name a few)

This session will focus on resource extactions, resource policy, and environmental change outcomes in the USA, Canada and Ghana

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Joseph Oduro Appiah

Learn about the exciting study abroad programs offered this summer!

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Mateo Dean and Joseph Diémé

Diplomacy has traditionally focused on the nation-state, but globalization is increasingly creating opportunities for sub-national entities to act on the global stage to create local change. This session will explore how the US State Department is reinventing diplomacy to reflect these new actors.

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Alison Holmes

In Goodwin Forum (NHE 102): Roundtable Discussion: Racism in Latin America. Let's talk about that!

5:00pm to 7:50pm

Russell Gaskell & Joseph Diémé

February 9, 2023

John is a data scientist working at the World Resources Institute in DC. Globally, hundreds of millions of hectares have been pledged for forest restoration or conservation over the upcoming decades. The World Resources Institute, a global climate change think tank, works at the forefront of monitoring global land use changes, such as deforestation and restoration. This session will provide an overview of the global "accounting" practices for measuring progress on forest and landscape restoration pledges and their interactions between project, jurisdictional, national, and international scales.

8:00am to 8:50am

Featured Speaker: John Brandt

Created in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations Security Council is charged with maintaining global peace and security. Yet it's widely been criticizied for its notable failures. In this session, we'll consider the reasons for the failures of the Security Council and examine some proposals for reform.

9:00am to 9:50am

Noah Zerbe

10:00am to 10:50am

Agustín Amaro

Learn about the Peace Corps and how to apply

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps Recruiter

Learn about the requirements and benefits of obtaining a PC certificate

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Mateo Dean

Learn about being a PC volunteer in Nepal, Niger, Armenia, and Ecuador

2:00pm to 2:50pm

RPCV Panel

The Global Connections Club is re-starting at Humboldt and would like to invite everyone to an open conversation about what 'global' means especially as we become a polytechnic. How can we support our international connections on campus and to the world?

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Povheng Yam President GCC & Dr Alison Holmes INTL Program Leader

As the Sr. Director of Global Trade Compliance for Renesas Electronics, I will discuss the challenges the Ukraine conflict presents and describe the mitigation measures that an enterprise involved in international trade must have to confront.

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Featured Speaker: Bruce Jackson

Goodwin Forum (NHE 102): A Global Dance Show featuring dance styles from around the world

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tani Sebro

February 10, 2023

English-teaching colleagues from Armenia and The US share initial misconceptions and results from their experiences working together for the last 14 years.

9:00am to 9:50am

Jonny Maiullo and Anna Arakelyan

Learn how to get involved with Pacific Links. This is an enriching volunteer opportunity that offers flexible scheduling and the opportunity to communicate with, and learn from, students in Viet Nam.

11:00am to 11:50am

Janelle Adsit, Diane Truong, and Thao Pham

A philosophical investigation and analysis of the gender-related and moral implications of advertising modern contraceptives for women in the Johane Marange Apostolic church (JMAC) in Zimbabwe.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Chipo Hatendi

Across the globe some of the best musicians have made music for television and film. This is an effort to bring into relief the musical connections happening behind the scenes in recording studios world wide

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Maxwell Schnurer

Diplomat in Residence, Ryan Gliha will discuss joining the Foreign Service

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Ryan M. Gliha, U.S. Department of State

Diplomat in Residence, Ryan Gliha will offer information and insights on internships with the State Department

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Ryan M. Gliha, U.S. Department of State

The Global Connections club will host a music night with snacks in Goodwin Forum (NHE 102)

4:00pm to 5:50pm

Global Connections Club