World Affairs Conference


Monday, September 29, 2014, Ponderosa Room E

9:00 am Opening Remarks

Mr. Wahab Akbar, President
International Student Association
Junior, Business Administration Major
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

9:05 – 9:55 am Give Peace (Corp) 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

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

11:15 – 12:05 pm Nebraska Activism and Human Rights: The Palestinian Struggle

Ms. Sandy Hanna, Member
Palestinian Rights Task Force of Nebraskans for Peace
Omaha, NE

Ms. Katie Huerter, Member
Palestinian Rights Task Force of Nebraskans for Peace
Omaha, NE

Mr. Nader Qaud, Member
Palestinian Rights Task Force of Nebraskans for Peace
Omaha, NE

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

12:20 – 1:10 pm Short Term Medical Trips, Long Term Impact

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

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

1:25 – 2:15 pm Music: Bridge Divides, Build Community, Heal Wounds of War

This session will include 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 Skype.

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

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

2:30 – 3:20 pm Trade vs. Aid: Two Approaches to Poverty Alleviation in West Africa

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

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

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

3:35 – 4:25 pm Public Goods and the Developing World – The Case for Haiti and Bangalore

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

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

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

7:30 pm Can One Person Really Change the World?

Mr. Tom Clynes
Author and Photojournalist

Introducer: Dr. Charles Bicak, Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic and Student Affairs