9:00am to 9:10am - Opening remarks
9:10am to 1:10pm - Student presentations, panels, and film screening
1:15pm - 1:45pm - Keynote address & closing ceremony
2:00pm to 3:00pm - Closing reception (invitation only)
Javier and Benjamin will share their experiences interning at "The Floor" - a financial technology and innovation hub in Tel Aviv - and present their respective research projects on Israeli FinTech penetration of the Chinese market and the complex role that artificial intelligence plays in the development of FinTech.
Feiran will present research conducted in the photograph archive at Villa La Pietra, NYU Florence. The photo archive preserves more than 17,000 photographs from late 19th century to 1994 chronicling the lives of the Acton family, including more than 200 photographs from Sir Harold Acton’s time in China which Feiran has curated for exhibition.
Alexandra will present her research on repatriation and cultural property law citing several international case studies, including the ongoing fight for the Elgin Marbles between the Acropolis Museum and the British Museum (museum vs. museum), the return of ceremonial artifacts to the Alaskan Chugach people by the Berlin Museum (museum vs. people), and the Louvre Museum returning frescoes to the Egyptian government (museum vs. government).
Sidney will present on the effectiveness of environmental peacebuilding, a new theory that has emerged from the academic literature on conflict resolution, with a focus on the use of land and the environment in Colombia during the peace process. This was a historic process that marked the end of a fifty year civil war between the government and a guerrilla group (the FARC).
The Global Equity Fellowship, supoprted by the Office of Global Programs in partnership wih the NYU Leadership Initiative and NYU Student Affairs, is offered to select students studying away at the global academic centers who are committed to advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity (IDBE) at their sites. Three Fall 2019 Fellows will discuss their experiences in London, Madrid and Prague.
Cynthia will present on her experience as an intern for the Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC during the final renegotiations of the USMCA (formerly NAFTA) deal, offering insights into the types of concerns that arose throughout the renegotiation process shared by both U.S. and Mexican citizens.
Maria will present research conducted in Cape Town, South Africa on food security and sovereignty through her participation in the Community Systems Strengthening for Health Project (CSS). The project was funded by the European Union in partnership with the University of Cape Town. Maria was afforded the opportunity to participate through the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights.
Since the Spanish Civil War and subsequent Franco dictatorship, Spaniards have received no recognition or restitution for their kidnapped and executed loved ones, even decades after Franco’s death and the transition to a democratic government. The Plataforma Contra la Impunidad del Franquismo is a group that has gathered every Thursday evening in Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Spain for the past eight years to keep the memory of the victims of the Franco regime alive, challenge the silence around the issue, and hold the Spanish government accountable for their inaction on the matter.
This presentation will explore the ongoing cultural phenomenon in China known as “Chinese Style (中国风)”, which describes contemporary artistic productions and music that incorporate classic Chinese elements from traditional Chinese culture. The project examines China's modern history and present-day reactions to the perception of a hegemonic globalization of culture.
Lani and KD discuss their inquiries into how our food choices (what, when, where, why and with whom we eat) can inform our perceptions of culture and identity.
Hamza will present on the Precious Plastic project to expand recycling capacity globally and his expereince as a Design Engineer Intern on the team that founded the Precious Plastic Sarajevo LAB.
Domnica will present on her internship experience through NYU Washington DC's Global Leadership Scholars Program. As a research assistant at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (LOC), she has been able to build upon her background in Computer Science and Mathematics by using the LOC collection to perform Sentiment Analysis as part of Professor Kari Kraus' research project “Cosmic Wear and Enchanted Wear: A Design Approach to Digital Patina.”