Cross Country Conversations

Scaling Up for Success

On July 17, 2014, the Office of International Programs hosted our quarterly Cross Country Conversation event. This summer’s event was titled Scaling Up for Success: Development Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa...Read More

Global Music Market

On October 30, 2013, the Office of International Programs hosted its quarterly Cross Country Conversation event – The Global Music Market. Professor Cyrille Taillandier and a panel comprised of domestic....

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On May 15th 2013, the Office of International Programs co-hosted a special Cross Country Conversations Event. This event, “Confessions” of International Students was spearheaded by, Nozima Botirova (CoAS ’14). Nozima, an international student from Uzbekistan is also a graduating senior in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Privacy in Society

How have current computing and communication technologies impacted government surveillance? To what extent should a government be limited in its surveillance over its citizens?

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Becoming American

On April 22nd 2013, the Office of International Programs hosted our quarterly Cross Country Conversation event. This spring's event was titled Becoming American and focused on the themes.

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Crisis in the European Union(2012-2013)

How can the EU solve its current financial crisis? Is it ethical or effective to instill austerity measures? What are the costs and benefits to the union? Is it sustainable? Should states join or leave the EU?

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U.N. Interventions (2012-2013)

In observance of Peace Day Philly, the Office of International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, International Area Studies, and the Drexel Student Alliance of the United Nations Association hosted a "Cross Country Conversation" to explore United Nations' interventions.

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Stem Cells (2011-2012)

On May 23, come discuss the benefits and conflicts associated with stem cell research from international and domestic perspectives!

Internet Privacy (2011-2012)

On May 2, 2012, the Office of International Programs held a Cross Country Conversation on the topic of Internet Privacy in the Marks Intercultural Center. Christopher Bonnaig, Matthew Whitworth, and Sean Flynn served as student panelists and shared contrary views on what internet privacy means, how it should be handled, and who has the responsibility to protect users.

Social & Economic Class (2011-2012)

This event was a discussion on the issue of social and economic class, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, and the impact it has on our society and our lives.
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Gender Equality – A Myth or a Reality? (2009-2010)

The Office of International Programs is holding our next cross country conversation on April 12th during the World Fusion Fest. We are hoping to encourage interaction among international and domestic students around issues of common concern through a series of panel discussions

Religion and Politics (2008-2009)

What's the link between religion and politics? Should we draw a line between politics and religion? Current trends in the world put these questions at the center of many public debates. This panel discussion "Religion and Politics in Turkey and the United States," was held on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

U.S. Presidential Election (2008-2009)

The first of the "conversations" was planned in conjunction with the International Area Studies' International Café on Oct 1st at 12:00 pm. International students often feel left out when it comes to US elections. For these students, the American political system can be confusing, overwhelming or irrelevant.