Student Conference on Global Challenges


Date: March 13th, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM
Venue: Behrakis Hall Grand Hall , Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional Information

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges, focusing this year on GENDER, Thursday, March 13, 2014 in Behrakis Grand Hall. This full day conference will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of students, academics, and activists at Drexel to address a diverse set of issues related to this year’s topic of GENDER.

Male. Female. Transgender. XX. XY. XXY. Masculinities. Femininities.
How do we live and define sex and gender in 2014 and beyond? Innovations in science and technology combined with shifting social and political forces impact contemporary understandings of gender. This conference offers students opportunities to share their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue about sex and gender as it relates to the diverse disciplines of health, education, science, human rights, technology, medicine, law, media, economics, politics, culture and history.

Student panelists will generate their own panel presentations and participate in question and answer sessions facilitated by faculty moderators. The Conference Schedule is:

  • 8:30 - 9:00am - Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Welcome and Introduction from Dr. Julie Mostov and Provost Greenberg
  • 9:15 - 10:45am - Concurrent Panel Session 1
       Global Business and Economic Trends
       Global Health
  • 11:00 - 12:30pm - Concurrent Panel Session 2
       Global Science, Technology, and Society
       Global Social and Political Trends
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm - Keynote
       Dr. Rashad Shabazz
  • 2:15-3:45pm- Concurrent Panel Session 3
       Global Media, Culture, and Arts
       Global Justice and Human Rights
  • 4:00-5:00pm – Keynote
       Dr. Tererai Trent
  • 5:00-5:30pm- Reception, Raffle, & Networking Session

Panels are open to undergraduate and graduate students; interested students should apply here.

The conference will include two exciting keynote addresses by Dr. Tererai Trent, evaluation specialist and Oprah’s all-time favorite guest and Dr. Rashad Shabazz, expert in the geographies of gender and racism.

If you are interested in serving as a faculty moderator or for more information, please contact Adam Zahn, Program Coordinator (, 215-895-6372) with any questions or for further information.

Please click here for the event flyer.