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Join us Saturday, March 30 for the 2019 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics at the FedEx Global Education building!

This free, one-day event is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies.

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Saturday, March 30 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Race + Ethnicity in a Global Context
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Traveling in different contexts, American students are often highly visible. This session addresses how to navigate the racial and ethnic stereotypes that can accompany this visibility.  The session is intended to help students think about the ways in which race, ethnicity, and nationality are culturally situated.  These elements of identity not only mark our bodies, but they also shape the way we perceive the world and are perceived by others. Panelists will discuss the perspectives we bring with us as well as the perspectives of others, and how to foster dialogue when it's possible and compassion when it's not.

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Moderators
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Iyman Ahmed

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Iyman Ahmed manages federal funding opportunities at the Center for Global Initiatives including the Fulbright-Hays Faculty and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. She also serves as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program adviser and co-leads the First-Year Experience Imme... Read More →

Speakers
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Trinh Nguyen

Student and Scholar Advisor, UNC International Student and Scholar Services
Trinh Nguyen is an International Student Advisor at the International Student and Scholar Services office at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has served in this and similar roles for close to 6 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Furman University, double majoring in Political Science... Read More →
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Garrett Howerton

Student, 2020, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
Garrett is a freshman at UNC where he is planning to major in Business and Political Science. He recently returned from the First-Year Global Experience to Trinidad and Tobago. He has been immersed in travel within the United States, but this was his first time traveling outside the... Read More →
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Diamond Mckoy

Student, 2020, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School | Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Diamond McKoy traveled to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa through Kenan Flagler's Global Immersion Elective. There she visited multi-nationals such as GE, CitiBank, Ogilvy, and Nandos, local companies, small business entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. She also engaged... Read More →
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Jennifer Gerz-Escandón

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs, UNC Graduate School
Jennifer Gerz-Escandón is the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs in The Graduate School. In this role, she provides leadership for policy development and implementation and oversees funding for 16 fellowship programs administered by The Graduate... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium