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From: James J Berg, Associate Dean of Faculty, Borough of Manhattan Community College
You are cordially invited to the Reimagining Borders and Boundaries within a Globalized World symposium to be held next Thursday (9/28) 5pm-8pm at NYU Center for the Humanities (20 Cooper Square) and Friday 9am-5pm (9/29) at Borough of Manhattan Community College (245 Greenwich Street). This is a capstone event of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded Cultivating Global Competencies in a Diverse World faculty professional development program here at BMCC.
This symposium hopes to inspire participants to explore the ways by which we (as well as our students) wrestle with the constant and often ever-shifting challenges and notions of individual and group identities in the world.
On Thursday 9/28, after a brief introduction of our program and the symposium, Professor David Hansen of Teachers College, Columbia University will open the symposium with his keynote presentation entitled “Cosmopolitan Modes of Thought and Practice in the World Today,” followed by a welcome reception generously sponsored by the NYU Center for the Humanities.
On Friday 9/29, the symposium will continue at the BMCC Fiterman campus with a morning panel session consisting of NYU scholars including the moderator Professor Jane Tylus and panelists Professors Mary Louise Pratt, Crystal Parikh, and Peter Meineck who will explore the topic of “Citizenship and Belonging Redefined: Current Crises and Opportunities in a World of Strangers.”
After a brief lunch break, we will begin the afternoon with break-out brainstorming sessions led by BMCC Professors Alex d’Erizans (Cultural Understanding), Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng (Effective Intercultural Communication), Cynthia Wiseman (Responsible Global Citizenship), and Eva Kolbusz (Integrated Reasoning), which will be follow by faculty presentations of pedagogical enrichment strategies for global competencies.
The symposium will close with a keynote presentation from Professor L.H.M. Ling of The New School entitled “Progressive Education: What, Why, How?”
The symposium is free and open to all faculty in higher education; please RSVP by visiting https://reimagining-borders.eventbrite.com and feel free to forward the invitation to any faculty inside or outside the CUNY system.
James J Berg
Associate Dean of Faculty
Office of Academic Affairs
Borough of Manhattan Community College