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Detailed Schedule for the Conference

2018 IEW Conference, Nov. 14-15

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Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 - 11:40 AM, Baker 242

Conference Opening and Poster Research Expo


Wednesday, November 14, 11:50 AM - 12:45 PM, Baker 240

PANEL 1: From Theory to Practice: Strategies for the Actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Moderator: Dr. Winsome Chunnu, Strategic Director for Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Programs and Initiatives
  • Vladimir Marchenkov, Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts - Development vs. Sustainability: The Problem of Final Goals 
  • Gcobani Qambela, Lecturer, University of Johannesburg -  Teaching post-#FeesMustFall at a South African University 
  • Ambrose Kwabena Amenshiah, Researcher University of Bradford -  A strategic approach to local competency gap reduction: The case of Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana
  • Aggrey Willis Otieno, PhD Student, Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University - Realization of SDGs Indicators Related to Child Protection under threat: The Need for Accelerating the Contribution of Higher Education Institutions

Wednesday, November 14, 12:55 - 1:50 PM, Baker 240

PANEL 2: Sustainability Initiatives in Food Security, Education and Energy

  • Moderator: Dr. Derek Kauneckis, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
  • Theresa Moran, Director, Food Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University - Seed saving as a strategy to address UNSDGs.
  • Joy Kostansek, Food Studies Graduate Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University -  Seed saving as a strategy to address UNSDGs.
  • Don Flournoy, Professor Emeritus, School of Media Arts and Studies, Scripps College of Communication-   New technology for affordable and abundant clean energy to all nations. 
  • Nadzeya ILKEVICH, Centre for Cultural Management CEO and founder (createculture.live), MA Communications and Development, Ohio University -  Education for social change in Belarus. Online school for community development 

Wednesday, November 14, 2:00 - 2:55 PM, Baker 240

PANEL 3: Cooperation and Partnerships for Sustainable Development

  • Moderator:  Dr. Mario Grijalva, Director, Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute, Professor, Biomedical Sciences Department, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lorna Jean Edmonds, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, Director, Center for International Studies, and Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University -  Universalization: The Interconnection of Outer Space Development and the UN-2030 SDGs and the 21st Century Leadership Imperative
  • Geoff Dabelko, Professor of Environmental Studies and Associate Dean, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University - Cooperation as key to effecting climate change. 
  • Jen Simon, Executive Director, Regional Innovation, Ohio University - Development Through Understanding Context and Collaboration. 

Wednesday, November 14, 3:05 - 4:25 PM, Baker 240

ALUMNI PANEL: The Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Professional World  

  • Moderator: Dr. Vibert Cambridge
  • David Crane, Glidden Visiting Professor, Center for Law, Justice & Culture / Center for International Studies
  • Erin Noell, Immigration Assistant, Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Secretary, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition
  • Michelle Greenfield, Founder and CEO, Third Sun Solar
  • Geoff Greenfield, Founder, Third Sun Solar  

Thursday, November 15, 9:00 - 10:20 AM, Baker 240

PANEL 1: Grassroots Movements as a Way to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

  • Moderator: Mary-Magdalene N. Chumbow, Graduate Student, Communication & Development Studies
  • Dr. Saumya Pant, Lecturer, School of Media Arts & Studies - “My Body; My Choice!”  Understanding the Impact of Gender-Based Violence Practices and their effect on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Susan Mongalla Ngbabare PhD Student, Higher Ed. -  “My Body; My Choice!”  Understanding the Impact of Gender-Based Violence Practices and their effect on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals  
  • Jeremiah Kipainoi, Founder, Executive Director , Mentors on Tour -  “My Body; My Choice!”  Understanding the Impact of Gender-Based Violence Practices and their effect on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • delfin bautista, Director, LGBT Center, Lecturer, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Lecturer, Social Work Program, Ohio University - Where is LGBT in SDG?  Queer Explorations, Implications, and Applications of the Sustainable Development Goals  

Thursday, November 15, 10:30 - 11:50 AM, Baker 242

PANEL 2: Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals into Collaborative Sustainability Planning Between Higher Education, Local Community & Businesses

  • Moderator: Elaine Goetz, Office of Sustainability
  • Chris Chmiel, Athens County Commissioner
  • Sam Crowl, Athens City Council member; City of Athens Environment & Sustainability Commission member
  • Sydney Webber, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital


Thursday, November 15, 12:00 - 1:20 PM, Baker Ballroom

Luncheon Keynote: The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Local is Global: Pretty Poison to Clean Water to Art


Thursday, November 15, 1:30 - 2:50 PM, Baker 240

PANEL 3: Vision and Composition: Sustainable Development Goals through the Arts

  • Moderator: Je' Hooper (IARTS)
  • Dennis Moot and Divine Gbagbo, IARTS - Conserving and Sustaining Marine Life for Local Development: Uncovering the Socio-Cultural Interrelations between Seashore Dwellers and the Sea
  • Tereza Kidane, IARTS - Feminist Voices in Eritrean Tigrinya Music
  • Dr. Andrea Frohne, IARTS and SOA+D - Niger Delta Oil Extraction through Contemporary African Art

Thursday, November 15, 3:05 - 4:25 PM, Baker 242

PANEL 4: Food Security, Sustainable Development, and Community Resilience in Appalachian Ohio

  • Moderator: Dr. Catherine Cutcher, Center for International Studies
  • Dr. Theresa Moran, Director, Food Studies Theme, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University
  • Mary Nally Director, Center for Campus and Community Engagement Ohio University
  • Kathy Fahl MSW, Assistant Dean of Students, Ohio University
  • Tom Redfern Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Rural Action, Rural Action
  • Annie Warmke, Director, Women Grow Ohio
  • Leslie Schaller Director of Programs, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) Appalachian Center for Economic Networks
  • Lisa Hamler-Fugitt Executive Director, Ohio Association of Foodbanks 


Thursday, November 15, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Baker Ballroom - Cancelled

The International Education Week presentation by Erin Huber, “Sustainable Development- Building the Foundation to a Future for Everyone,” will not be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. as originally planned. 
The Office of Global Affairs is working with Erin Huber to reschedule her visit to Ohio University for another time.





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