World Affairs Conference


Monday, September 29, 2014

Ponderosa E
9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Mr. Abdulwahab Akbar, President
International Student Association
Radiography/Business Administration Major
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Ponderosa E
9:05 - 9:55 am

Give Peace (Corps) a Chance

Ms. Anne Cummings, Lecturer and RN
Department of Biology and CHI Health Good Samaritan
Kearney, NE

Ms. Jodi Garrelts, Law Student
Nebraska College of Law
Lincoln, NE

Moderator: Dr. Marta Moorman, Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences

Ponderosa A/B
9:05 - 9:55 am

Small Nebraska Church Saving Lives: Callaway Nigeria Partnership          

Mr. Ken Pitkin, Chair
Callaway Nigeria Partnership Committee
Callaway United Methodist Church
Callaway, NE

Introducer: Dr. Fletcher Ziwoya, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication

Ponderosa E
10:10 - 11:00 am

Intercepted: Trafficking and Homeless Victims

Mr. Andrew Schindler, Project Manager
Tiny Hands International
Lincoln, NE

Introducer: Dr. Sylvia Asay, Professor
Department of Family Studies and Interior Design

Ponderosa A/B
10:10 - 11:00 am

Nebraskans 4 Haiti

Mr. Chuck Larsen, Co-Founder
Water 4 Haiti
Minden, NE

Introducer: Dr. Roy Koepp, Assistant Professor
Department of History

Ponderosa E
11:15 - 12:05 pm

Nebraska Activism and Human Rights: The Palestinian Struggle

Ms. Sandy Hanna
Ms. Katie Huerter
Mr. Nader Qaud, Members
Palestinian Rights Task Force of Nebraskans for Peace
Omaha, NE

Moderator: Dr. Chuck Rowling, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

Ponderosa A/B
11:15 - 12:05 pm

World Health: Can One Person Make a Difference?

Dr. Mike Gross, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
GIKK Ortho Specialists
Omaha, NE

Introducer: Dr. Travis Bourret, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology

Ponderosa E
1:25 - 2:15 pm

Music: Bridge Divides, Build Community, Heal Wounds of War

This session features video clips introducing the Mitrovica Rock School in Kosovo, Rwanda Youth Music, Palestine Community Music, and From Woman to Woman projects led by Musicians without Borders, a global network organization using music for healing and reconciliation in areas torn by war and conflict. The session will conclude with Musicians without Borders Founder and Director answering questions and making additional comments via video-conferencing.

Ms. Laura Hassler, Founder and Director
Musicians without Borders
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Introducer: Dr. Tim Farrell, Professor
Department of Music and Performing Arts

Ponderosa A/B
1:25 - 2:15 pm

South Sudan: One Person’s Impact in Healthcare

Dr. Joseph Dumba, M.D.
The Healing Kadi Foundation
Omaha, NE

Introducer: Ms. Diana Hines, Instructor
UNMC College of Nursing – Kearney

Ponderosa E
2:30 - 3:20 pm

Trade vs. Aid: Two Approaches to Poverty Alleviation

Mr. Dusty Reynolds, Co-Founder and CEO
Omaha, NE

Dr. Sri Seshadri, Professor
Department of Marketing and MIS
Kearney, NE

Moderator: Dr. Ross Taylor, Associate Professor
Department of Marketing and MIS

Ponderosa E
7:30 pm

Can One Person Really Change the World?

Mr. Tom Clynes
Author and Photojournalist

Introducer: Dr. Kenya Taylor, Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic and Student Affairs