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International Seminar Series: Reflections on the U.S. Presidential Election: Global Implications and Comparative Perspectives

Wednesday, November 16th 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

For our final session in this semester’s series on “The U.S. Presidential Election: Global Implications and Comparative Perspectives,” five panelists who have been attending the series will comment on the following questions: How has the series this semester shaped your perspective on the U.S. Election and its global implications? What are your hopes, dreams, and expectations about politics and government in the future, here or abroad? After panelists share their perspectives, audience members will have an opportunity to share their reflections as well.

Panelists are:
Student panelists
Hetal Dhirawani, international business student (country of origin: India)
Arundhati Bhattacharya, doctoral student, Educational Administration and Foundations (country of origin: India)
Staff panelists
Judi Khalilallah, office support specialist, Dean of Students Office (country of origin: USA)
Gina Turton, Academic Advisor, Honors Program (country of origin: USA)
Community member panelist
Barbara Gaffron, retired speech language pathologist (country of origin: USA)

In accordance with the International Strategic Plan, Illinois State University is in the process of developing campus-wide global learning goals. This is an exciting time of growth and change for the ISU community. Comprehensive campus internationalization, as it is called, goes far beyond study-abroad trips and international student recruitment. It includes the expansion of internationally-oriented courses, clubs, dining, housing, civic engagement and other activities at our home campus and affiliated locations. This past Spring, the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) dedicated its International Studies Seminar Series to the topics of Global Learning with a focus on Global Engagement. This Fall, we will examine The U.S. Presidential Election, its Global Implications, and its Comparative Perspectives. The International Studies Seminar Series will be held on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m.  in the Bone Student Center at 100 N. University St., Normal, IL 61761, starting August 31 and ending on November 16. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Schmeeckle at mhschme@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-2932.

This is part of the continuing International Studies Seminar Series sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs. Small snacks will be served.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Prairie Room North & Center
(309) 438-4636