Citizenship in the Age of Globalization

This Symposium examined the roles and responsibilities of citizens in a global community and the demands today’s global community places on individuals to meet not just the challenges of a home nation, but the challenges of a home world. The Symposium was designed to help participants answer three general questions: What is globalization, and what are the key issues that surround it? What are the most significant challenges posed by globalization? What does it mean to live as a citizen of the world, in the age of globalization?

Keynote Speaker

Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post. He is a twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post, is syndicated in 145 newspapers across the nation and is a prominent commentator on MSNBC. With an innate ability to cut through the clutter and provide clarity on today’s events, Robinson’s insights are free of the usual inside-the-beltway jargon. While media outlets may be tempted to churn out news served on a platter by candidates and companies, Robinson takes a step back not only to look at the big picture, but to focus on deeds—not just words. Whether he’s assessing the historical presidential election, cliff-hanging events on Wall Street or government corruption, he reminds us that politics may not be for the faint of heart but sure can be fun to watch. He brings his perspective to audiences and shares his views on who is up, who is down and what is really going on.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Alexandre Melnik, Associate Professor and Program Leader at the ICN Business School, Nancy, France.

John Nagl Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security.

Paul ‘81 & Debbie Kavanaugh, JD & MBA, PharmD.

Breakout Speakers

Professor Selcen Phelps, Westminster Assistant Professor of MIS/ Management and the MIS201 Class.

Dr. Steven D. Roper, Associate Professor of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University.

Garrett Graff, Editor-at-Large, Washingtonian.

Adedeji B. Badiru, PhD, PE, Professor & Department Head, Systems & Engineering Management Dept., Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT/ENV.)

John Nagl, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security.

Dr. Therese Miller, Westminster College Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education.

Prof. Kurt Jefferson, Professor of Political Science.
Prof. Sam Goodfellow, Professor of History and Director of International Studies.

Prof. Heriberto Del Porto, Westminster Professor of Spanish.

Judy Schaneman, Westminster Professor of French

Cathryn Pridal, Prof. of Psychology, Westminster College and 2007-08 American Council on Education Fellow, Middlebury College.

Dr. Linda Aulgur, Chair & Professor of Education, Westminster College and Dr. Debbie Crouse, Professor of Education, Westminster College.

Westminster Alumni: Akin Aytekin (Turkey) and Hassan Adwan (Palestine),Kate Black, Lauren Brohammer, Dustin Davis, Peter Frank and Ali Hamoudi Westminster Alumni

Nadia Kardash and Gayle Voyles, Director of UMKC Center for Economic Education.

Kathy Woodward Goss, Attorney.

Rev. Brad Sheppard, College Chaplain & Instructor of Religious Studies; Joyce Holley, Assistant Director, Eastern Great Plains Office, Church World Service; Barbara Stone, Consultant, Mission Volunteers, United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Dr. Stanley Manahan, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Governor Bob Holden, Former Governor of Missouri.

Republicans Representatives: Billy Brownfield, Jordan Pauluhn and Patrick Davey
Democratic Representatives: Ian Mackey, Barron Brown, and Eric Hunt

Glaydah Namukasa, Iowa International Writer and Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen.

Terry Sherer, Associate Professor, Chair, Division of Education and Applied Arts, Culver-Stockton University and Patrick Hotle, The John A. Sperry Endowed Chair of Humanities Associate Professor of History Director of Study Abroad Office, Culver-Stockton University

Hend El-Buri, Director and Education Chair of the Muslim Speakers Bureau and Nabihah Maqbool, Speaker, Muslim Speakers Bureau
Sithembile L Mabila, Westminster Student & Project for Peace Recipient - Summer ‘08

Karen Tompson-Wolfe, Assistant Professor and Director of the Learning Opportunities Center and The Modern Olympic Games Freshman Seminar.

Pat Bradley, President and Founder of International Crisis Aid.