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A panel discussion on globalization, originally scheduled for Wednesday of this week at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in the Thomas Hall Atrium, according to Dr. Nyla Ali Khan of the UNK Department of English.
“The panel will have a chair who will assume the role of moderator as well,” Dr. Khan said, noting that the moderator is Latin American. Sponsored by the UNK Department of English, the panel discussion will feature a cross-disciplinary group of student representatives.
“The panel will comprise participants from the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and probably India,” she said. “These students are from various disciplines: English, political science, advertising and international studies. They were chosen because of their interest in the topic, their diverse racial and ethnic identities, and their diverse perspectives.”
According to Dr. Khan, globalization – the growing integration of economies and societies around the world – has been one of the most hotly-debated topics in international politics, economics, cultures and societies over the past few years.
“Rapid growth and poverty reduction in China, India, and other countries that were poor 20 years ago, has been a positive aspect of globalization,” she said. “But globalization has also generated significant international opposition over concerns that it has increased inequality and environmental degradation.”
The panel discussion is expected to cover the following topics: What is Globalization? What is the leading research on this topic? What are the conflicts generated by this issue? How is Globalization theorized in literary studies? Has this phenomenon intensified gender, social and economic inequalities?
A reception will take place after the discussion. The event is free and open to the public.