Symposium 2015 - 2016
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- Erica Beeman - Global Liberal Studies
Art Across Cultures: An Internship Experience Witnessing Creative Expression and How It Connects People of Different Origins
Take an in-depth look at the art of the Shanghai expat community with Erica’s presentation on the Bring Your Own Beamer light art event she organized while interning at Redscale Studios, an audio/visual production agency.
- Ramzy Bejjani and Natalie Hoffman - Global Liberal Studies
Immersion Abroad and at Home
Explore the concept of cultural immersion as Natalie dissects how cities are romanticized, commodified, and branded and Ramzy talks about his work with resettling immigrants to highlight how similar processes happen in the United States. Together, they'll offer practical tips on authentic immersion, wherever you may be.
- Madeline DeBlock - Global Liberal Studies
Don’t Talk About That!: Examining Racial and Cultural Discourses in Germany via the Female Migrant Experience—an Internship with Berlin Education Nonprofit Treff-und Informationsort, e.V
Learn about the history of integration politics in Germany as Madeline presents her research on the experience of female Muslim migrants and talks about her experience teaching them at a nonprofit in Berlin.
- Karl Gourgue - Stern
Flat World: Observations on Globalization From Studying, Working, and Traveling in 25 Countries over Two Years
Find out the top three lessons Karl learned while traveling in 25 countries for academic programs, internships, and volunteer placements. His discussion includes the time he spent in Abu Dhabi, China, Ecuador, France, Israel, and in other locations.
- Beckie Hamroff - Global Liberal Studies
Reflections of a Lost Identity: How the Transitional Nationalism of Post-Franco Spain Mirrors the Current Refugee Status
Beckie connects Spain’s history to the status of its modern-day refugees as she discusses her time working with individuals at El Centro de Acogida a Refugiados, Madrid’s governmental center for refugee resettlement.
- Isabelle Klinghoffer - College of Arts and Science
Joe Biden Speaks: An Analysis of Persuasive Rhetoric in National Security Speeches
Get an insider’s perspective on political speeches from Isabelle, who worked in the White House in spring 2015 as an intern for Vice President Joe Biden.
- Noel Konagai - NYU Shanghai
Reports of Euromaidan: Comparative Analysis of Russia Today and Euronews
Explore what it means for news to remain impartial through Noel’s analysis of two European television networks, the state-funded Russia Today and the multilingual, pan-European Euronews.
- Carly Krakow - Gallatin
Rights Not Privileges: The Human Right to Water in Israel and the Palestinian Territories During Armed Conflict
Expand your knowledge of human rights as Carly discusses her fieldwork researching water access and quality in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
- Shien Yang Lee - NYU Abu Dhabi
An Engineering Approach to an Agronomic Problem: A Perspective on Corn from Abu Dhabi
Gain a new perspective on your food with Shien’s research on the problem of corn stalk lodging—the phenomenon of corn plants breaking before they can be harvested—and the new technology he works with to learn more about this agricultural quandary.
- Divina Li and Emily Liu - College of Arts and Science and Steinhardt
The Long March: Media and Pollution in China
Learn how the Chinese media contributes to public awareness about pollution from Emily and Divina, as they link their personal experiences in Shanghai to their course work.
- Ana Lopes - Global Liberal Studies
Ebony, Ivory, and the Shades in Between: Multicultural Education in London
Hear about multicultural education in England as Ana discusses her time volunteering at an ethnically diverse London elementary school and the challenges and triumphs she faced in the classroom.
- Vaclav Masek - Global Liberal Studies
Agua Limpia, Aire Limpio: Small Changes with Big Impacts in Rural Guatemala
Watch Vaclav’s video presentation about working with Guatemalan communities to halt deforestation; protect water resources, flora, and fauna; and reduce respiratory deaths by limiting open-fire cooking. The project was conducted in cooperation with HELPS International, Fundación BOLAR, and NYU’s Liberal Studies Student Council in both New York and London.
- Candace Moo - Global Liberal Studies
Becoming a Maker: Developing and Adapting a Skill Set that Encompasses Multiple Interests in Creative Content Production
Discover how to bring together disparate interests in the field of creative content production as Candace talks about her internship for Christopher Kelly Design, where she constructed items and promoted and marketed content.
- Jaynah Ross and Emmanuelle Wiley - Global Liberal Studies
FCCAM: Public Service, Religion, and Immigration in Argentina
Get a glimpse into the Argentinian immigration system—famous for its open-arms policy—through Jaynah and Emmanuelle’s work with La Fundación Comisión Catolica Argentina, a church-funded commission dedicated to helping with the integration of immigrants.
- Samantha Soon - Tisch
View the photographs Samantha created in the early morning hours while the city of London was still asleep. Her study, conducted in 2014 while a freshman at NYU London, pays homage to the intimate and peaceful side of this historic city.
- Jiwon Shin - NYU Abu Dhabi
Digital Art Conservation: Bridging Contemporary Art and Computer Science
Jiwon bridges the gap between art and technology as she discusses her work interpreting code and suggesting re-exhibition solutions for conservators at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- JT Su - Global Liberal Studies
Beyond the Bubble: How a Global Bridge Year in Ecuador and Texas Allowed Me to Find My Purpose in Teaching
Learn about various perspectives on education as JT discusses his pre-college year, which he spent teaching English in rural Ecuador and geometry to Latino students from a low-income community in Texas.
- Alyssa Vu - Silver School of Social Work
Becoming Italian: The Impact of Italian Citizenship Policy on Second Generation Immigrant-Origin Youth
Hear Alyssa discuss the impact of immigration on second-generation immigrant youth in Italy and what she learned while studying at NYU Florence in spring 2015. Alyssa’s findings touch on the practical and psychological effects of citizenship on children of immigrants who were born in Italy, but who are not considered legal citizens until they reach the age of 18.
Dr. Muhammad Khan is a professor and researcher of applied linguistics with a specialization in language policy and bilingual education. He has lectured extensively in the United States on language and education in culturally and linguistically diverse settings and has conducted teacher development workshops in his native Pakistan. Professor Khan has published several articles on teaching and language training in Pakistani and international journals and was the inaugural winner of an ALMA, an annual award given by Language on the Move, a sociolinguistic research site. He was named Outstanding Teacher by Aga Khan University and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a visiting professor of linguistics at Michigan Technological University. Professor Khan holds a PhD in applied linguistics from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, an MPhil degree in social science from Hamdard University in Pakistan, and two master’s degrees with distinction in English linguistics and English literature from the University of Karachi in Pakistan.