Spring Global Issues Colloquium Begins Feb. 3

This semester, the Global Issues Colloquium will feature three main events to help students think more globally than locally.

First, the series will explore “Cultural Perspectives on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education” at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in Baldwin Hall 176. At this event, a diverse panel of international students will discuss ideologies on plagiarism, citing sources and group work in various counties. Concepts of intellectual property in the United States can be a huge cultural stumbling block so Truman’s international students will discuss how they have adjusted to expectations in this country.

The next event, “Gods, Guns, and Gandhi: Rethinking Terrorism” at 7 p.m. March 31 in Baldwin Hall 176, will explore how responding to terrorism with violence or war does not always prove successful at destroying terrorist organizations. This discussion will delve into alternative, nonviolent responses that may be more fruitful in the long run based on the roots of terrorism in religion and economics.

At the last night of the series, a founder of the Evergreen Cooperative Initiative in Cleveland, Ohio, will present a fresh perspective on how to be economically sustainable at 7 p.m. April 21 in Baldwin Hall 176. Founder Ted Howard will discuss his experiences of this initiative so far, which may serve as a model and inspiration for sustainability efforts elsewhere, including Truman as it seeks to cooperate with Kirksville and Adair County.

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