James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs

Ann Marie Harr
James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs coordinator, 308.865.8944

The Kearney community and the University of Nebraska at Kearney student body will once again be able to engage in the food, culture and heritage of over 48 countries at the 2003 International Food Festival on Sunday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Health & Sports Center. The festival will kick-off the James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs, March 9 – 11 at UNK.

This year’s theme, “The Global Economy: Promises and Perils of an Uncertain Frontier,” will focus on topics including immigration, global agribusiness, global monetary issues, risk management challenges, the global economy and highlighting UNK graduates with international careers. The College of Business and Technology is sponsoring this year’s conference.

Throughout Monday and Tuesday, business people from around the globe will speak on panels and in various classrooms on campus. Keynote speakers, Mrs. Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Mr. Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO of Tupperware Corporation, will speak Monday and Tuesday evening, respectively, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.unk.edu or contact Ann Marie Harr, World Affairs Coordinator, at 308-865-8944.