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Globetrotter Fall 2009

Globetrotter Fall 2009

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Globetr tter
snapshots o siena’s globalizations studies program all 2009
GREETINGS!From te Director 
Siena students and aculty continue to be engaged in global activity at manydierent levels. Since our last issue, we held a successul joint GlobalizationConerence at Siena College and students went to Greece and Turkey this pastsummer as part o travel courses that Siena oers.In November, the Globalization Studies and the Environmental Studies Programco-sponsored a talk by Jihan Gearon, rom the Indigenous EnvironmentalNetwork and Ben Thomas ’12 served as our student representative at West Point’sStudent Conerence on U.S. Aairs.During the spring 2010 semester, we will oer several travel courses in addition tothe globalization studies introduction course and our capstone course. In March wewill participate in the 5th annual Siena-Concordia conerence in Montreal. We willalso host a conerence on Global Civic Engagement on campus.As Siena College continues to oer more global opportunities to our communitymembers, this newsletter will recap some o the most exciting ventures by ourstudents, aculty, sta and administrators. Jean M. Stern, Ph.D.Director, Globalization Studies Program
Lah Al ’09
mj — pycym — g s  scye h Cfc
Currently pursuing a Master o Arts in Inter-cultural Service, Leadership and Managementat the School o International Training
This past summer she studied Russian atAstrahanskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet on a State DepartmentCritical Language Scholarship
During the all 2007 semester she studied abroad at St. Petersburg Uni-versity in Russia where she taught an English class to Russian students.
In the summer o 2006 she traveled to Minsk, Belarus with a group o Siena students and aculty members to restore a Jewish cemetery. Thisexperience inspired her to switch majors and learn Russian.
Fair Trade
Siena Students or Fair Tradeare ollowing in the ootstepso the University o Wiscon-sin at Oshkosh as well as over140 universities in the U.K.that are certifed as air tradeuniversities. Siena Collegewill be working on a sel-certifcation system. Look orupcoming Fair Trade eventson campus!
Ben Thomas ’12, a member of the Siena Students for  Fair Trade SteeringCommittee

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