Global South Summit Set for November 16

October 31, 2016 at 9:56 am

How quickly has the Global South changed? Join us from 2 – 4 p.m. November 16 for an interesting discussion on the “New Global South” with Dr. Ramón Galiñanes, Jr. in the University Readiness Center.

Dr. Galiñanes is one of the founders of the Hispanic Alliance of Spartanburg – Alianza Hispana, is a teacher, scholar, and higher education leader with 10 years of professional experience in student development and social science research. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge (England) and the University of Florida. Currently, he works at the Center for Community-Based Learning at Wofford College as the Bonner Scholars program coordinator. As a scholar, his research examines important questions about civil conflict, democratization, migration, civic engagement, ethnic politics, and social movements. He has received grants and fellowships from the American Political Science Association (APSA), the National Security Education Program (NSEP-Boren), the U.S. State Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Program (FLAS), and the Gates Cambridge Trust. As a teacher, he has taught a variety of social science and humanities courses at both the high school and college level. One notable sociology class, is his “Immigrants in the American South.” He has also organized and codirected several study away courses to Washington, DC and New York City that have focused on the topic of community development.

Please contact the committee chair: Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche, Assistant Professor of French, Assistant Chair of Languages, Literature & Composition, (864) 503-5221, The Global South Summit takes place during International Education Week (EIW). Refreshments provided. FREE and open to the public.