8:00am to 9:00am - Breakfast and UCB presentation skills workshop (open only to student presenters)
9:30am to 11:30am - Concurrent live student presentations and film screenings (open to all symposium attendees)
12:30pm to 2:00pm - Keynote address, luncheon, and closing ceremony (invitation only)
Symposium presenters will convene for a breakfast and a workshop with the Upright Citizens Brigade. The workshop will focus on enhancing presentation skills by exploring concepts and techniques associated with long form improvisation.
Harry Discusses the way museums in New York, London, and Buenos Aires display human remains and how curators craft these exhibits to render them appropriate for museum settings.
Angie presents the results of her in depth research on the tenuous historical alliance between China and North Korea in the context of North Korea's escalating nuclear program and the legal and political influence of the United States, Russia, and Japan on the two countries.
Aimee examines sustainable urban development and economic inequalities in Paris and comments on the effects of gentrification and displacement on certain immigrant populations in low-income neighborhoods.
Jessica presents her research on Bedouin communities in Sinai and the Negev, highlighting how the state failed to represent them as indigenous peoples.
Francesca and Sara explain their experience volunteering with midwife and women's health advocate Abena Okra, the founder of Eve's Foundation, a self-funded organization that provides prenatal care and childbirth education to women in Accra who lack access to these services.
Matthew talk about interning in a Buenos Aires museum that was once a prison and torture center, preserving archival photographs for ARGRA Fototeca, an organization dedicated to supporting human rights and raising awareness of the atrocities committed by Argentina's former military dictatorship.
Denis describes her role researching the effects of domestic abuse and violence on Australian women and cites his study of Australian law and the media.
Gahyun discusses her investigation of environmental justice in major cities like New York and London and the discriminatory nature and social consequences of sustainable policies and practices by federal and private corporations on communities with large minority populations.
Melissa discusses the plight of women from northern China who immigrate to Paris and, due to discrimination, turn to prostitution. She uncovers the untold story of these women and juxtaposes it with the romanticized image of Parisian prostitution in turn-of-the-century art and literature.
The Rumba Brothers, “Madrileños puros,” are always together, always singing. For these Spanish brothers, it's not about the coins in the guitar case, but for their audiences to enjoy the music as much as they do. They bought a guitar three years ago, and ever since have been sharing their passion for music and ‘la rumba’ with everyone they meet.
Set in Havana, Cuba, Como Respirar is a documentary film telling the story of a young Cuban martial artist of Chinese heritage who seeks to preserve her ancestral roots and traditions while simultaneously embracing her Cuban culture by pursuing a career as a singer.
Dorota, an orphaned scavenger, believes she’s the last person on earth until a masked creature threatens to destroy her last family heirloom. Emerald was produced in Prague during the NYU 35mm Narrative Filmmaking Program with support from the Czech National Film Academy.
Orlando is a young photographer living in Prague. After his boyfriend leaves him heartbroken, he decides to pursue a beautiful computer programmer named Ada. As Orlando explores the challenges of a new relationship, lingering emotions, and a poet who admires Ada from afar, he attempts to find his footing among the cobblestones of one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
Student Panelists: Angie Liao, Oliver Jones, and Anna Reiff.
Heather Halstead, founder and Executive Director of Reach the World, will deliver a keynote address during a luncheon attended by symposium presenters, their guests, and invited staff and faculty. Reach the World uses its digital platform to makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident, global citizens. Following the luncheon, presenters will be acknowledged for their participation in a closing ceremony.