2006 Conference Program & Highlights
March 30-April 1, 2006
Eastern Community College Social Science Association
32nd Annual Conference
on
"GLOBAL ISSUES: THE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING A WORLD COMMUNITY"

at
The Catonsville Campus of
Community College of Baltimore County
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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 Program Highlights
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2006  - 7:30 P.M.
 “WHAT'S GOING ON” - CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD
Featuring two very powerful United Nations documentaries:
“Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone” and “Indigenous Children in Australia”


Viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with:
 Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, Chancellor, CCBC
Mr. Jed Dietz, Director, Maryland Film Festival
Ms. Carmel M. Mulvany, Project Manager, UN Works Programme  
Dr. Laurence Thomas, Maxwell School, Syracuse Univ.

At the conclusion please join us for a dessert reception.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2006 - ALL DAY
SHOWING OF TEN UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTARIES:

Conflict in Northern Ireland; Indigenous Children in Australia; Girls' Education in India;
Land mines in Cambodia;Child Labor in Brazil; Refugees in Tanzania; Child Poverty in the USA;
 Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone; AIDS in the Caribbean;
 and Street Children in Mongolia.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2006 - 1:00 P.M.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - DR. LAURENCE THOMAS

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
“We are the World”
An International Evening of Food and Frolic
With a sampling of delights from around the world and the
tapping of your toes to international dancers.



SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 2006
10:00 A.M.

PANEL DISCUSSION:
"TERRORISM IN OUR WORLD TODAY:
CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND THE FUTURE"

CONCURRENT SESSIONS-March 31st and April 1st
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 Conference Program

THURSDAY, MARCH 30
PRECONFERENCE:  H-308 B

3:00 - 5:00 P.M.  Session I
Learning Circle: “Community College as a Bridge?
Led by Tina Johnson, Tufts University
(LIMITED PRE-ENROLLMENT)

5:15 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.  Session II
SPECIAL WORKSHOP
Building a Local Futures Institute to
“Think Globally and Act Locally”
Steven F. Steele, Ph.D., Applied Sociologist,
Director, Institute for the Future,
Anne Arundel Community College

7:30 P.M.  Q THEATRE
“WHAT'S GOING ON - CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD”:  FEATURING UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTARIES:
 “Indigenous Children in Australia” and “Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone”

FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH
CCBC CHANCELLOR - Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis
and Dr. Laurence Thomas, Syracuse University
This program is free and open to CCBC faculty, students and community members.
It is co-sponsored by the CCBC, Catonsville Office of Student Life.

A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

8:30 a.m.
 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
 Welcome: Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, Chancellor, CCBC

9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Session I

A)      1) “Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural and Multiethnic Classroom”
 Natalie Kimbrough, Professor of History, CCBC &
 Dr. Paige Rogers, Professor of English, CCBC

2) “Cultural Diversity from a Student's Perspective”
Edwina Nesiba, Frostburg State University

B)      1) “The Global Economy:  Challenges of Educating and Training the Future Workforce”
 Larry Froman, Professor of Psychology, Towson University

2) “Poetry as a Meta-Narrative: Engaging the Challenge of Building a World Community”
 Michael Parsons, Professor of Sociology and Askold Skalsky, Professor, English, Hagerstown Community College

C.     1) “Getting to Know Today's Diverse Community College Students and What They Say About Us”
 May Kuangchi Chen, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment and Donna McKusick,
Senior Director Developmental Education, CCBC
2) “Building Cultures at the Community College:
International Dialogues in the Classroom”
John Hutchinson, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, CCBC & Rachele Lawton, Instructor, ESOL, CCBC

11:15 - 12:00 Noon
 ECCSSA BUSINESS MEETING

11:15 - 12:00 ALTERNATIVE:
SHOWING OF UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTARIES: FREE FOR STUDENTS AND NON-CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
“Intolerance in Northern Ireland”

12:00 P.M. - LUNCHEON

12:45 P.M.  - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 “FINDING STRENGTH IN A FRAGILE WORLD”
DR. LAURENCE THOMAS, PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, MAXWELL SCHOOL OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  SESSION II

A.   “The Challenge of AIDS in Africa Reflections of Personal Experiences as an HIV/AIDS Educator in Namibia”
 Greg Satorie, HIV/AIDS Activist and Educator

B.   “The Role of the Community College in Building a World Community: The Views of Community College Students”
Rosalyn M. King, Professor of Psychology, Zainab Alwani , Professor of Islamic Studies,
Ramezan Dowlati, Asst. Professor of Psychology
and Students- Shriti Bhadel,Sumayatu Diallo,  Alexis Gomez, Jessica Garza,  Agnieska Laska,
 Athalia Lyons, &  Melissa Pujol,


1) “Universality of Western Values and Marginalization of the Other: Focus on Islam”
 Marilyn Kralik, Professor of Fine Arts and Media Studies, Ocean County College

2) “Enhancing Student Learning of Cultural Diversity with Streamed Video”
 Ann MacLellan, Professor of Sociology and Michelle Jones, Professor of Criminal Justice, CCBC


“Conversations with Students of Muslim Background”
 Vicki Hong-Smith, ESOL Instructor, CCBC

“The Uncertainty of Globalization”
Vaso Thomas, Professor of Social Science, Bronx Community College,
 with a panel of students:
 Lawrence Sorden, “Women Moving Forward: The Effects of Globalization;” Robert Anapol,
“Women and Globalization;” Darrius Minoras, “Globalization and Health;” Greg LeBlanc,
“Globalization and the Effects on Culture;” Samantha Betty, “Women, Education and Globalization;
” Alexia Rosario,
“Women and Globalization: Has It Benefited Us;” Theresa Joseph, “Globalization and Women;” Judy Gomez,
 “Globalization and Epidemics.”

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Session III

1) “Outsourcing: A New Strategic and Dynamic Process of Globalization,”
Manfra Pellegrino, Professor of History, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

2) “Key Ramification of Globalization:
Exploring Three Significant Changes in our 21st Century World”
 Robert Hauser, Professor of History,
 Penn State University

B.      1) “The Relationship between Culture and Development- A Case Study of Haiti”
Hyppolite Pierre, Professor of
Political Science, CCBC

2) “How I Rewrite History and Other Pitfalls in Trying to Help Students Think Globally in an
Increasingly Provincial Society”
Tom Robertson, Professor of History, CCBC

“Cultural Impressions: Strangers in a Strange Land”
 Joan Hellman, Professor of English, CCBC and Students
Room: H308-C
“New World Quest-A Game to Promote Global Understanding and Build a World Community:  
Assessment of a Semester Pilot in the Community College Classroom,”
  Rosalyn M. King, Zainib Alwani, Ramezan Dowlati, Northern Virginia Community College and Students


6:00PM-8:00PM: Q Lounge

“WE ARE THE WORLD” - AN INTERNATIONAL EVENING OF FOOD AND FROLIC
With a sampling of delights from around the world and the tapping of toes to international dancers!


SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 1

9:15 a.m. - 11: 00 a.m. - Session IV

1) “Global Warming: The Road Ahead,”
Chris Fox, professor of Environmental Sciences and Technology, CCBC

“Revising the Strategy: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Counter Terrorism Tools”
 Cecili Thompson,
American University School of Public Affairs

3) “Building a Nation - Comparative Systems from History: The Texas Experience and Iraq”
Diane Duryea and Michael Parsons

B.   1) “Sparrows Point to India: Studying Globalization through Ethnographic Interviews”
 Karen Olson, Professor of History and Anthropology, CCBC

2) “Four Perspectives on Diversity”
 Fred Pincus, Professor of Sociology, UMBC

3) “Key Ramification of Globalization:
Exploring Three Significant Changes in our 21st Century World”
 Robert Hauser, Professor of History, Penn State University

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Final Session

PANEL DISCUSSION ON: TERRORISM IN OUR WORLD TODAY, ITS CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND THE FUTURE

FEATURING: CHRISTOPHER HEWITT, PROFESSOR, SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY;
 PAUL ZIGO, PROFESSOR, HISTORY, BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE; KITENGE N'GAMBWA, CCBC, NEBOJSA ZIMONJIC, UMBC

Conference Closes

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 Pre-Register for Special Conference Session!

ECCSSA Learning Circle
Community College as a Bridge?

Thursday March 30th, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Participants are invited to be part of a workshop based loosely on the traditional Learning Circle model where people
 share their stories with each other, lay these stories side by side, and reflect.  Circles emphasize listening and hearing our
 own and others voices in a deep and authentic way, resulting in heightened understanding and a vision for what to do next.  
The primary goal of this workshop is to provide a space for participants to tell their story, listen to the stories of others, and to leave
with a richer understanding of the community college experience.

Community College can be a place where people discover themselves academically and become inspired to go on in school.
 For some, attending community college is a many layered experience that can make them both thankful and defensive.  For others,
  attending community college is a mark of pride and success.  Through this workshop we will uncover the experiences of those in the room.
 We imagine that the circle of stories that could be created will leave participants with a more richly woven context in which to put their own story.
 This is absolutely an experience where participants "get out what they put in."

Pre registration is required and space is limited.  Contact Tina Johnson at tina.johnson@tufts.edu if you would like to learn more or participate.
 After you reserve your space via e-mail we will ask you some questions about yourself and your experience in order to best prepare.
The workshop will be co-facilitated by Gary Van Deurse and Tina Johnson.
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 Download Learning Circle Registration Information Below:
Learning Circle Pre-Registration

 Conference Registration Form Below:
ECCSSA_Reg_Form-06.doc

 Download Conference Program Below:
ECCSSA.2006FinalProgram.doc
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 MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW!!
Best Western/BWI
(Click on hyper link to see hotel and amenities)
 6755 Dorsey Road
 Elkridge, MD 21075
410-796-3300


The hotel is a few miles from BWI Airport and CCBC, Catonsville Campus.
ECCSSA will arrange for vans to and from the campus.
A block of rooms are being held until February 20, 2006.
 When making your reservation please specify the reserved block of rooms for the
 Community College of Baltimore County. Room charge is $80 plus 10% tax and
includes a room with 2 double beds.