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Across Borders and Nations | 10 a.m.

Undergraduate Academic Center 379

Activities and conversations about addressing important international issues such as migrant remains, sex trafficking, nuclear ethics, and international mediation.

Dr. Kate Spradley, Anthropology

Dr. Spradley shares the only university-sponsored program to help identify and return migrant remains to their origin country and families, as well as the first ever cataloging of bone characteristics of Hispanic remains.

Dr. Jessica Pliley, History

Dr. Pliley is the co-director of the Working Group on Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking, an interdisciplinary group of top scholars researching modern slavery and sex trafficking from the perspective of not only international law and systems, but also the victims themselves.  

Dr. Thomas Doyle, Political Science

Dr. Doyle specializes in nuclear ethics and the dilemmas of nuclear proliferation from the perspective of individual and national moral imperatives. He recommends policy changes that advise alternative courses of action for international affairs. 

Dr. Walter Wright, Political Science

Dr. Wright is co-Chair of the International Expansion Work Group of the Association for Conflict Resolution and a principal member of the board of advisors of FundaciĆ³n Calma, a Peruvian foundation that uses mediation to resolve disputes in Peruvian schools.

Dr. Moira M DiMauro-Jackson, Modern Languages

Dr. DiMauro-Jackson shares study abroad experiences and discusses the value of international studies. She is Vice-President of the Central Chapter Association of French Teachers (CTCAATF) and Regional Vice-President of the National Pi Delta Phi organization.

Dr. Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani, Modern Languages

Dr. Schiaffini-Vedani discusses study abroad opportunities to learn Mandarin, as well as her research on Tibetan literature written in Chinese.  Why do Tibetans write in Chinese? How does that fact affect their identity?