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Global Studies Conference

37th Annual Global Studies Conference

2014 Conference Dates: October 3 - 4

Every fall, UNO's Global Studies Conference draws academics, students, and practitioners to Omaha for discussions about the world's most urgent development issues.

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2014 Conference Agenda

Global Studies Conference


We welcome presentations from a diverse selection of academic disciplines and regions of the world:

Democracy and Governance
Developing Roles of Women
Development and Humanitarian Relief
Environmental Degradation and Global Climate Change
Fine Arts and Literature
Global Water Shortages
International Education
Latin America
Middle East and South Asia
Philosophy and Religion
Social Media and the Arab Spring
Social and Political Perspectives

2014 Theme: National Security & Globalization in the 21st Century

Conference scope is Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East; Technology and Resources, Nationalism, Regionalism and Internationalism; Violence, Terror and Human Rights, Global Economy, Nuclear Arms Reduction, Food and Agriculture, Religion, Philosophy and Ideology, Education and Teaching.

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Please note: The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts is September 2.

2014 Keynote Speaker: Thomas R. Pickering

We are very pleased to announce Thomas R. Pickering as the 2014 Keynote Speaker for the Global Studies Conference. Throughout Ambassador Pickering's four-decade-long career in Foreign Service, he served as United States Ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, United Nations, India, and Russia. Following his retirement from Foreign Service in 2001, Pickering served as Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing until 2006. Ambassador Pickering currently serves as Chairman of the American Academy of Diplomacy, co-chair of the International Crisis Group, and Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, among many other notable positions.

Ambassador Pickering will speak on the topic, Russia and Iran: Challenges and Opportunities, at the Global Studies Luncheon on Friday, October 3rd, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. All conference participants are invited to attend this exciting event, but must RSVP to the luncheon when registering as seating is limited.


Registration for the 2014 Global Studies Conference is now OPEN. The Keynote Luncheon on October 3rd is FULL.

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Your registration fee for the Global Studies Conference includes admission to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's European Studies Conference, giving you access to two conferences for the price of one.

For more information, contact:
Phone: 1.402.554.2293
Fax: 1.402.554.2949.

Global Studies Conference
International Studies & Programs
University of Nebraska at Omaha
ASH 241
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182