Keene State College’s Sixth Biennial World Affairs Symposium, “From Local to Global,” will explore issues related to globalization through a series of speakers, forums, and films offered on campus and in Keene from Wednesday, November 4, through Friday, November 6. All events are free and open to the public. (For a complete schedule and description of speakers and events, please visit the Symposium web page.)
Artists, educators, scholars, planners, and community leaders will gather to explore the impact of “the global” on local cultures, environments, economies, and identities. The symposium events are organized around the following set of questions:
- How do perceptions of the global shape discourses of the local?
- When do localized discourses and cultural practices determine limits and definitions of global?
- Where do these concerns direct communication between people, especially within the praxis of teaching and learning?
- When does local knowledge become globalized?
- How can global information be localized?
Three keynote speakers:
Judy Wicks, a pioneering voice in the local economy movement for over 30 years, will deliver the opening keynote address, “Local Living Economies: Green, Fair, and Fun,” on Wednesday, November 4, at 8 p.m. (Mabel Brown Room, Student Center).
Tina Mai Chen will present “Film as Friendship: China’s Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War” on Thursday, November 5, at 7 p.m. (Mabel Brown Room, Student Center).
Peter McLaren will present “Public Pedagogy in Dangerous Times,” on Friday, November 6, at 2 p.m. (Mabel Brown Room, Student Center).
Global/Local Film Festival:
Visit the film festival page for a list of films, keynote speakers, film panel, and detailed information about each film (click the film title). All films will be shown in the Drenan Auditorium on the third floor of Parker Hall.
KSC over Time:
How is Keene State College tied to events on the local, national, and global scale? Check out the wall-sized poster that will be on display in the Student Center Atrium throughout the Symposium to find out.
Judy Wicks, Tina Mai Chen and Peter McLaren
For more information, contact Kim SchmidlGagne at email@example.com or 82768.
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