Global Conversations

We invite IS majors and minors to join a new initiative in Fall 2020 called Global Conversations that connects you via videoconference with university students from around the world to discuss a range of issues that matter to you, and that you choose. These informal one-hour conversations will take place in small groups of 8-12 students; each session will have a specific topic but can range freely as participants see fit. Most conversations will be held in English. Other conversations held in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Korean, German, Italian, and other languages are open to all BC students. We are still in the planning stages, so the Conversation Tracks listed below are just ideas at this point. With your help, we plan to launch the series in mid-September 2020.  To learn more about the vision for this project, see this slide presentation

How to participate in this student-led project:

 


Conversation Tracks

Racial Justice and Decolonization

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter: Global Protests in Summer 2020

Date 1, 2020
Conversation about protests in the U.S. against racial injustice, especially anti-blackness, that spread to other parts of the world.  

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

 

Cecil Rhodes statue, UCT

Cecil Rhodes statue, Univ. of Cape Town (photo: Danie van der Merwe)

Decolonization, Monuments, and Reparations  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with U.S. and South African students about the "Rhodes Must Fall" movement, and the relationship to current controversies around monuments, reparations, and decolonization.

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #3  

Date 3, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #4  

Date 4, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

COVID-19 Pandemic

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Being a Student amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date 1, 2020
Conversation about [this theme, including one or two main ideas that might structure the conversation].  


Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
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How COVID-19 has Changed our Perspective on the Future  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation about [this theme, including one or two main ideas that might structure the conversation].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
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Conversation #3  

Date 3, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #4  

Date 4, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

Environmental Justice & Climate Change

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

Protests & Social Change

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

LGBTQ Rights

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

Migration & Refugees

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

Freedom of Speech & Conscience

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

Globalization and Culture

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Conversation #1  

Date 1, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here

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Conversation #2  

Date 2, 2020
Conversation with [] about [].

Participants: 12
Platform: Zoom
Language: English 
Register here