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Globetr tter
message from the direCtor

The 2010-11 academic year is an active one for Globalization Studies at Siena
College. Our program concentrates on bringing the world to Siena through speakers on
campus and through technology. I am thrilled that Peter O’Malley ’88, J.D., will join
us from Hong Kong via the Internet to discuss investment banking and international
business later this semester.
We are bringing Antonio de Lecea, the economic minister at the delegation for the
European Union, to talk about how the EU is dealing with the global economic crisis
on Tuesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. in the Key Auditorium.
The sixth annual Siena College-Concordia University Conference on Globalization is set for March 24-25, 2011.
Siena hosts this year, and you are invited. The conference offers presentations by students and faculty from both
Siena [GLST-100] and Concordia. We are pleased to extend the conference this year to offer a panel evaluating the
course, Canada and the United States: Divergent Paths – Intertwined Destinies jointly being offered by Concordia
and Siena [HIST-402]. This is our first attempt at cross-border courses.
We continue to offer travel courses which take Siena students across our borders. In the spring these courses
will go to Brazil; Cartagena, Colombia; Costa Rica; Paris, France; and Italy. Read more about these on pages 4-5.
Check out BUDV-420 and GLST-325 as well as the rest of the GLST courses listed at the end of this newsletter.
GLST-100, required of all minors, will be offered by Sudarat Musikawong [SOCI] and Raluca Iorgulescu [ECON].
The capstone course will be offered on Wednesdays next semester.
Jean M. Stern, Ph.D.
Director, Globalization Studies Program
siena CeleBrates international PeaCe daY

Members of the Siena community reflected during International Peace Day’s Peace Vigil
at the Peace Pole on September 21. Students, faculty and administrators reflected and
prayed for peace.

As part of International Peace Day, students decorated

peace postcards in the Sarazen Student Union and they
were displayed in a mosaic fashion, similar to Siena’s
Peace Wall that existed in the 1990’s on the retaining
wall between Hennepin and Plassman Halls.

traVel Courses — sPring 2011

BudV-420/soCi-325 BudV-420
Global Entrepreneurship Global Connections: Italy:
in Brazil: Andrea Smith- Deborah Kelly/Michael
Hunter Sham
atdV 250
French Travel Course to • Five classes meet in spring • 13-day study tour in Italy (May
Paris: Nathalie Degroult semester 29-June 11)
• Seven-night study tour in France • Remaining course materials and • Students must enroll in both
(March 11-18) meetings covered in Brazil (May courses (BUDV 420 and CLSS250)
• Prerequisite: FREN 201 or • Deborah Kelly, J.D., will teach
equivalent • Study and visit Brazilian and contemporary
Paranaense Economy, Brazilian Italy and its
• Group size is limited to Culture, Entrepreneurial Women,
16 students business
the Pastoral da Criança
- International Care for Children, • Michael
Institute of Research and Urban Sham to
Planning of Curitiba (IPPUC) teach cultural
and Itaipu Binational background
of Italy

PosC-420 BudV-420
Travel course to Global Connections: Costa
Cartagena, Colombia: Rica: Deborah Kelly, J.D.
Vera Eccarius-Kelly • 10-night study tour to Costa Rica
• GLST 325 (cross-listed with • In addition to experiencing
POSC 450) meets on a M/W the food, language and social
schedule from 6:00 to 7:20 p.m. interaction within a different
• Ethnicity, race and class in the culture, students will be learning
Caribbean coastal regions of about the global eco-tourism
Colombia through the study of industry firsthand
literature (we will read Love in the • The group will also be traveling
Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia into Nicaragua for a day, where
Marquez), art (we will study gold they will be participating in a
work and Fernando Botero), service project, delivering gifts
music (we will examine the of books, toys and clothing to
cultural significance of Vallenato, the residents of a small, rural
Champeta, and Colombian pop), community in need
and examine modern politics.
• Group size limited to 12 students;
interview required
student Profile

Wanderlust Upon graduation from

Julio Fernandez ’10 began Siena College as a Spanish
trekking through life early on, major and Globalization
traveling throughout Latin studies minor, he worked
America and Europe with his family at Garganigo, Goldsmith
experiencing different cultures. & Weiss, an immigration
He continued his journey during law firm in New York
his study abroad experience in City. He was responsible
Madrid, Spain in 2008 and has since for translating birth
backpacked through Europe and certificates, wedding
South America. licenses and other
documents from
Spanish to English, as
well as registering and
processing Non-Immigrant Visa
applications with the American and “Not only did I learn about the
Canadian consulates. His bilingual different aspects of immigration law
skills also allowed him to act as an and the difficulties that even highly
interpreter for Spanish-speaking skilled workers have in obtaining
clients in person and over the phone. permission to make a living in

the United States, but I was also and provides travel services to Panama to research and create
engaged in the everyday functions Latin America for the New York backpacking routes and adventure
of an efficiently run business,” metropolitan area. He is currently packages for Tom Tours and
Fernandez said. working with a Web developer, in Services.
Fernandez, for once, is settled designing a new Website for the Next fall he plans to attend
and working as an Internet sales company. New York University’s School
company representative for Tom Fernandez plans to quench his of Continuing and Professional
Tours and Services in New York thirst for travel by pairing it with Studies to pursue a master’s degree
City. The travel agency was work again this summer. He will in tourism management.
founded by his mother in 1983 visit Nicaragua, Costa Rica and


Peter O’Malley four years and had a wonderfully $4.65 billion (9.03%) stake in the
’88, J.D., started enriching personal and Canadian oil sands project. He
his career like professional experience.” travels around the world to visit
many other One of his best memories is people or mines and reports these
Siena graduates helping an elderly black man cast opportunities to major clients.
by working in the first vote of his life. O’Malley O’Malley will present “Natural
finance. But it recalls the man embracing him Resources Investment Banking
was the beliefs afterward and saying, “thank you, in Asia, a Secular Shift Toward
he cultivated as now I am free.” the East,” to Siena students in
an undergraduate and his decision a WebEx presentation later this
in 1992 to leave that successful job O’Malley is now the managing
director of HSBC’s Resources semester. Students will have
that led to a new and exciting path. the opportunity to learn about
and Energy Group and advises
O’Malley left Wall Street international clients in Asia and investment banking and what it
to volunteer for the African Australia on the purchasing of is like to live and work in Hong
National Congress during the metals and mining, oil and gas, Kong.
first democratic election in power and utilities and renewable “Since I was young, I have
South Africa. and clean technology. Earlier this always thought that part of being
“I thought I might stay a few year, his group advised Sinopec, well rounded is traveling, meeting
weeks or months,” O’Malley the second largest oil company new people and being open to new
said. “Turns out I stayed almost in China, to buy ConocoPhillip’s ideas,” O’Malley said. “I believe

neW team to teaCh gloBaliZation
Siena deepened my desire for studies Course
knowledge, to explore and to see
Sudarat University. She is
Musikawong, Ph.D., finishing her manu-
While earning his bachelor’s assistant professor script articles about Iorgulescu
degree in political science at of sociology, and memory and Cold
Siena, O’Malley traveled to Spain Raluca Iorgulescu, War state violence in Bangkok,
with his Spanish class and spent a Sud ara t Ph.D., assistant Thailand. Her current research
semester of law school at Trinity Musikawong professor of eco- on Thailand-United States labor
College in Dublin, Ireland. nomics, will serve as trafficking began in 2005, when
“Siena helped me form the goal the new team teaching Introduc- she began working with a series of
of my life, which is to experience tion to Globalization Studies this non-profit labor rights advocacy
the wonder of it all,” O’Malley spring. This course is the required organizations as a field researcher.
said. “One of my favorite lines is entry course to the Globalization Iorgulescu earned her doctor-
from Saint Don Bosco who said Studies minor, although any major ate from Rensselaer Polytechnic
‘live life to the fullest but stay in can take it. Institute. Her research interests
a state of grace.’ I try to live this Musikawong received her include global issues related to
every day.” doctorate from the University of sustainable agriculture, multi-scale
California at Santa Cruz. She was integrated analysis of societal me-
a Henry Luce Fellow of Asian tabolism, economic development
Studies at the Australia National and energy efficiency.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference

Nathalie Degroult, Ph.D., Jean

Stern, Ph.D and Carolyn Malloy-
Madrid, Ph.D. (pictured from
left to right) attended the fifth
annual Cultures and Languages
Across the Curriculum (CLAC)
Conference held at Skidmore
College in September 24. CLAC is
a national consortium of colleges
and universities concerned with
the incorporation of foreign
languages and foreign cultures in
all disciplines, not just modern
The theme of this conference
was the use of technology. There
were several presentations of
courses jointly taught by an panelists participated through video bringing the world to Siena and
American university with a linkup. The conference provided the exploration of this using the
university in another country. In many ideas for the Globalization Internet.
one presentation, three of the four Program’s emphasis this year of
gloBaliZation studies Courses — sPring 2010

GLST-100 Introduction to Globalization Studies [two sections]—required

GLST-490 International Experience Seminar—required

GLST-300 History of English Language GLST-300 PHIL HNRS: Crimes Against Humanity
GLST-300 Topics: Ecotourism GLST-300 Canada and US: Dvgt Pths
GLST-300 Modern Turkey GLST-325 French Lang. Study Tour: Paris
GLST-300 Slavery in Historical Perspective GLST-325 POSC Travel Course: Cartagena, Columbia
GLST-300 RELG HNRS: Malcolm X Heal Ameri

Courses that fulfill Globalization Studies electives:

BUDV-420 Global Connections: Brazil, Italy and MKMG-334 International Marketing
Costa Rica courses POSC-150 World Politics
FINC-413 International Finance RELG-357 Global Catholicisms
FREN-027 French Cinema [in translation] SOCI-370 Medical Sociology
GERM-026 20th Century German Cinema [in translation] SOCI-375 Comparative Health Care Systems
HIST-202 The West and the World SPAN-027 Women Writers from Latin America
HIST-333 The Middle East in Modern Times [in translation]
HIST-353 History of East Asia II SPAN-350 Spanish Civilization
HIST-373 Africa II: The Modern Transition
gloBaliZation studies minor

The Globalization Studies minor complements all majors and prepares students to “address the challenges of an ever-changing world and a di-
verse society.” Students will examine how their decisions and those of other U.S. citizens affect and are being affected by decisions beyond our
borders. They will also see that most careers, whether in business, social policy/action, and the humanities are pursued within a global context.
This minor is premised on the definition of globalization as the “growth of relations among people across national borders that creates a
complex series of connections that tie together what people do, what they experience and how they live across the globe.” It also incorporates
Siena College’s Franciscan heritage by recognizing that St. Francis and his followers developed networks beyond Italy’s borders and that our
contemporary connections must be evaluated in terms of both how they affect human society and all of Creation and how they involve our
responsibility to others.
Hence, this minor attempts to enable students to discover their connections and responsibilities to the
rest of the world through considering these basic questions in all its designated courses:
1. What are the positive and negative ways in which the people of the world are connected in the
21st century?
2. How do I and the people in my community, region and country have global connections with people
in other lands?
3. How do individuals, organizations and governments attempt to manage these connections? What are
the positive and negative implications for the various management methods and rules? Who benefits
and who loses from these decisions? How do these decisions affect the marginalized and the poor?

Jean Stern, Director of Globalization Studies 518-783-4250
515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, New York 12211 0810 00402 JH