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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics has ended
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.

Once you’ve registered, please create a profile (which you can choose to make public) and select the sessions you plan to attend, including full group sessions. NOTE: You may only select one breakout session per timeslot (one red, one green, one blue).

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Saturday, March 30 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Politics of Traveling as an American FULL
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This session will focus on our understanding of what it means to be a U.S. citizen and/or UNC student while studying or traveling in the current political climate. The session will examine some of the attitudes and situations you might encounter and will also consider your role in shaping those encounters. We will review some commentary from other students who reflect on their experiences, as well as consider the advice of those who have studied international perspectives on the U.S. and its citizens.

Moderators
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Eric Thomas

REACH Fellow, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Eric Thomas is the 2018-2019 James Peacock REACH Fellow and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College where he also conducted undergraduate research in Paris, France and Dakar, Senegal. After graduating he served as Resident Director for Summer English Language Programs... Read More →

Speakers
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Bud Kauffman

Teaching Assistant Professor in Arabic, UNC Department of Asian Studies
Bud began his studies of Arabic (long ago) at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  After completing his enlistment, he taught Marines in the Survival Level Arabic Course aboard Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North... Read More →
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Renée Michelle Ragin

Graduate Student, Duke University
Renee Michelle Ragin is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer specializing in public diplomacy. She served in the Bureau of African Affairs in Washington DC (2010-2012) and in Saudi Arabia (2012-2014). She is currently a PhD candidate at Duke University where she is completing her... Read More →
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Kathryn Crockart

UNC Diplomat-in-Residence, US Department of State
Kathryn Crockart is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service currently serving as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the mid-Atlantic region. Mrs. Crockart returned to the United States in August 2018 from her most recent overseas assignment, at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad... Read More →
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Anna Williams

Graduate Peace Corps Representative | Graduate Student, University Career Services | Gillings School of Public Health
Anna is a first year graduate student at Gillings in the Department of Maternal and Child Health where she focuses on sexual and reproductive health. Anna's passion for public health stems from her Peace Corps service in Togo (2013-2015) where she and her community worked on various... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
room 1005