UCI's Global Connect will close out its 13th successful year of teaching international relations in local high schools with a daylong conference featuring speaker panels and award presentations by program coordinators and UCI faculty and student participants. Videos created by teams of the more than 300 high school participants from Mission Viejo High School, El Toro High School, and Laguna Hills High School will be on display. The theme of this year's event is inequality and global leadership and UCI School of Social Sciences dean, Bill Maurer, will deliver the keynote, an anthropological perspective on money and global inequality. Undergraduates from UC Irvine's chapter of Global Brigades will share how they empower students to volunteer in under-resourced communities abroad to help resolve global health and economic disparities, and select high school students will share their personal philosophies on how they plan to combat inequalities across the globe. Awards will be presented to the best theme-based individual projects and class team videos.

"Global Connect 13th Annual High School Symposium"

Friday, May 30, 2014
8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Reception & Display of Student Works
9:00-9:15 a.m. – UC Irvine Welcome by Mark Petracca, Associate Dean of Social Sciences
9:15-9:45 a.m. – Site School Welcome by Site Supervisors
9:45-10:30 a.m. – Keynote: Bill Maurer, Dean of Social Sciences
10:30-11:00 a.m. – University International Initiative Representatives
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Student YouTube Video Presentations
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Entertainment
1:00-1:45 p.m. – Global Leadership Student Speeches
1:45-2:15 p.m. – 2014 Student Project Awards

Those interested in attending should contact Jessica Chan, jjchan@uci.edu.

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