King’s to host Global Landscapes Conference; Lamberty to deliver keynote address

King’s to host Global Landscapes Conference; Lamberty to deliver keynote address

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

While globalization can create opportunities and prospects for prosperity, it also has the potential to ignite crisis and disaster.  The issue of globalization will be examined by a variety of speakers, from scholars and students to community members and corporate presidents, as part of the 2013 Global Landscapes Conference at King’s College on April 17-18. 

The conference will feature 75-90-minute presentation sessions held from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. both days in the Snyder Conference Room, third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between N. Main and Franklin streets. The conference also will include student research presentations.

Dr. Kim Lamberty, a senior program advisor at Catholic Relief Services and president of the non-profit Just Haiti, will present “Lessons from the Field,” as the keynote address at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business on N. River St. The presentation will be a consideration of how outside groups can best intervene in contexts of crisis to serve communities in need.

Lamberty has been developing and managing faith-based justice, peace, cross-cultural, and community service programs for nearly 20 years. She has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Colombia and Palestine, accompanying rural communities at risk of violence from armed groups, and on the U.S.-Mexico border with groups trying to prevent migrant deaths.

The conference, titled “Crisis, Cooperation, and Change,” is chaired by Dr. Bindu Vyas, associate professor of international business and management at King's.

King’s Global Landscapes Conference is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center and the William G. McGowan School of Business.

For more information on Lamberty’s lecture, contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at 208-5900, ext. 5689.

Registration information for the two-day conference may be obtained by contacting Dr. Vyas at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5787, or via the web at http://www.kings.edu/GLC.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Dr. Kim Lamberty

 

Dr. Kim Lamberty

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