Call for research papers for upcoming Global Studies Undergraduate Symposium

February 03, 2016

The Center for Global Studies at Penn State is calling for students to submit papers for their upcoming Undergraduate Research Symposium. The theme for this year’s symposium is global eyes: critical perspectives of an interconnected world. The center is looking for papers that highlight student research on the various social forces that identify our interconnected world. Papers on various topics including education, media, nationalism, ethnicity, health spiritually, community and gender, which address the theme of interconnectedness, will be accepted.

Papers should be a minimum of eight pages and be double-spaced, with citations of at least eight resources (MLA format). Students will be limited to 12 minutes, with five minutes for questions. There will be a minimum of three judges, not from the applicant’s school, who will read the papers prior to the event and provide feedback. Students interested in presenting must first submit an abstract (due Feb. 26) via the application form on this page:

The event will be held April 11 and will include a keynote lecture, student presentations and student networking. The event is co-hosted by Penn State’s Title VI Center for Global Studies and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh and will be held at University Park.

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Last Updated February 04, 2016