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Sociology 225 Class Presents Weeklong Globalization Conference

Story posted November 14, 2003

The students of Sociology 225 ("Globalization and Social Change") and Assistant Professor of Sociology Joe Bandy have organized a weeklong conference on globalization featuring various speakers and discussions.

All events take place on the Bowdoin campus during the week of November 17-21 and are free and open to the public. For more information call 725-3651.

"Globalization 101: It's a Small World After All" will feature presentations and discussions with Michael Jones, associate professor of economics; Allen Wells, Roger Howell Jr. Professor of History and co-chair Latin American studies; Henry Laurence, associate professor of government and Asian studies; and Jonathan White, sociology department, Colby College. The presentation will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, November 17, in Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union.

"Globalization and Human Rights" will be the topic of a talk by Marc Kielburger, executive director of Free the Children and director of Leaders Today. Kielburger will speak at 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

"Working in a Gendered World" is a presentation and discussion with Kristen Ghodsee, assistant professor in the women's studies program. Ghodsee's talk will be given at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

"A Globalized Maine? A Campus Discussion of Globalization's Impact on Maine, and What We Can Do" will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, in Ladd House. The discussion will be led by Bjorn Claeson, Peace Through Inter-Community Action, Bangor.

"The Last Tree Standing: A Discussion of Globalization and the Environment" will feature a presentation and discussion with David Vail, Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 20, in Adams Hall, ES Commons.

The final event is "The Free Trade Area of The Americas: Boom or Bust?" by Joe Bandy. This presentation and discussion will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, November 21, in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union.

In addition to these public events, the Friday November 14 Common Hour will feature Richard Appelbaum, professor of sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, giving a talk titled "Fighting Sweatshops: Problems of Enforcing Global Labor Standards." Common Hour events are open to Bowdoin students, faculty and staff only.

The globalization conference is made possible through the support of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Residential Life, the Women's Resource Center, Inter-House Council, Lectures and Concerts, Common Hour, ANOKHA, the International Club, and Global Help.

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