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Wyoming Goes Global: UW Faculty and Students Developing
Practical Solutions to Address Global Problems
March 28-29, 2016 – Laramie, Wyoming
Wyoming Union Ballroom
The Wyoming Goes Global conference highlights the exciting and significant international work being done by UW faculty and students from
across campus and features experts to discuss a variety of international career options. Through its support for interdisciplinary faculty and
student international projects, the Center for Global Studies seeks to advance UW to the next level of excellence in internationally focused
research to devise solutions to complex global problems. The projects highlighted in this conference show the Center’s support for work that
looks at the implications—from local to global—of a wide spectrum of evolving international challenges.
Conference Agenda
Part I. UW International Research
Monday, March 28th – Wyoming Union Ballroom (220A & 220B)
1:00-2:15: Faculty International Research Panel – Lessons from the Field
Being Chinese and Muslim: Thriving in Twin Identities
o Michael Brose, History
Valuing Votes: Grassroots Development, Political Culture and Democratization in Indonesia
Tom Seitz, Global and Area Studies & Andrew Garner, Political Science
Preparing Early Childhood Educators to Teach Young Children in International Contexts (Nepal)
o Samara Madrid, Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Identifying Hot Zones of Human-Elephant Conflict in India
o Ramesh Sivanpillai, Botany & WYGISC
2:30-3:45: Faculty-Student International Fieldwork Projects and Programs
Olive Baboons, Seed Dispersal and Rangeland Quality (Laikipia, Kenya)
o Megan Dudenhoeffer, Zoology/Russian & Jacob Goheen, Zoology and Physiology
The Pursuit of Transnational Justice: Litigating Human Rights Claims in International Tribunals and Beyond
o Anna Cleveland & Suzan Pritchett, College of Law
Personality and Problem Solving in Asian Elephants (Sri Lanka)
o Lisa Barrett & Sarah Benson-Amram, Zoology and Physiology
Honduran Health Brigade: The Clinica Agua Salada Project
o Linda Johnson, College of Health Sciences
4:00-5:15: Student International Research and Internship Projects
Panama Canal Watershed Management
o Guy Litt, Civil and Architectural Engineering
Promoting Family Agribusiness: Internship in Sicily
o Anne Burback, Business Administration
The Effects of Temperature and Parasites on Honeybees in Nepal
o Susma Giri, Zoology and Physiology
US Foreign Policy Decision Making During The India-Pakistan Conflict of 1999
o Anil Raman, Global and Area Studies
5:30-6:30: International Poster Session and Closing Reception (220B)
Poster Session Participants:
Charles Adams, American Studies (MA Program) – Peace Corps Volunteers and Perception of Landscape in Ethiopia
Stephanie Anderson, Assoc. Prof., Political Science – Visibility and the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy
Lindsey Ehinger, Global and Area Studies/Environment and Natural Resources (MA Program) – Kyrgyzstan’s
Emerging Community-based Tourism Industry
Erin Irick, Asst. Prof., Family and Consumer Sciences – Sustainable Apparel in the United Kingdom
Denis Iulin, Political Science (MA Program) – European Union Common Security and Defense Policy Missions and
Mustaffa Raja, Petroleum Engineering (BS Program) – Internship with Turkish Petroleum in Southeastern Anatolia
Marian Stordahl, Curriculum and Instruction (MA Program) – Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Teaching ESL in the
Republic of Latvia
Jessica White, Creative Writing (MFA Program) – Charity Tourism: Conflicts of Interest in Job Training NGOs in
Phnom Penh
Part II. Global Career Options and Opportunities – Thinking Outside the Box
Tuesday, March 29 – Union Ballroom 220A
9:00-9:50 - UW Alum Panel – Career Options from Wyoming to the World
- Robert Q. Lee, partner and international transactions attorney with Rimon Law Firm
- Nadia Oweidat, Senior Non-Residential Fellow New America Foundation, formerly with Rand Corporation
- Eric Nigh, Senior Technical Advisor and international development work with TetraTech DPK
- Tim Stubson, Speaker Pro Tem (2015-16) Wyoming House of Representatives, attorney with Crowley Fleck
10:00-10:50 – International Careers in the Public and Private Sector – NGOs, Government, & Education Focus
- Debra Lee, election administration and coordination with the United Nations (retired January 2016), formerly with
- Riki Suess, Director, UW English Language Center
- George Varughese, Global Studies Senior Scholar & Nepal Country Representative, Asia Foundation
- Marc Wall, former U.S. Ambassador to Chad, career U.S. Foreign Service, UW Senior Scholar in Global Studies
11:00-11:50 – International Careers in the Public and Private Sector – International Business Focus
- Anne Alexander, UW Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education
- Kipp Coddington, Director of UW Carbon Management Institute
- Paul Peterson, Vice President of Manufacturing Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners
- Laurent Roux, Gallatin Wealth Management LLC