2020 Virtual Global Showcase
Welcome to the 4th Annual (and 1st virtual) GCI Global Showcase! This year's showcase features insightful work from our Global Competence Initiative Scholars. Follow the sequential tabs below to view their compelling presentations.
Dr. Gemma Marolda-Glonginger
Currently teaching for the Department of Political Science, Dr. Gemma Marolda-Gloninger is an affiliated faculty of the Ford Institute for Human Security, the European Studies Center and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Marolda-Gloninger has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on global governance and human security, international organizations, foreign policies of liberal democracies, European Union politics and policy-making, and Northeast and Southeast Asia politics. A three-year tour in Southeast Asia as a visiting fellow at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, has led to her recent research on East Asian regionalism, including a work-in-progress entitled “Asian Regionalism and the Future of the International Order.” On Europe, Dr. Marolda-Gloninger’s research has focused on human security issues, including migration. Her research was recently published in an EJML’s article entitled “From Humanitarian Rescue to Border Security: How Irregular Migration in the Central Mediterranean Transformed Italy’s and the EU’s Narrative Discourse on Security and Migration.”
Four years ago, these twenty-three students embarked on a mission to learn more about the world around them. They have attended lectures, participated in book groups, traveled far and wide, and been required to reflect on the learning they gained from these experiences. Tonight will showcase one requirement for completion of the program: the senior research project. The posters they created are “snapshots” of the more in-depth papers and projects they have produced. You are encouraged to ask the students questions and leave comments about these wide-ranging subjects.
Zhuying (Emily) Gong
“I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.”
I wish to thank the many generous partners who have contributed to both the concept and the content of the GCI. From creating seminars, workshops, and lecture series, to engaging in wide-ranging, ongoing discussions, spanning years, the following people and organizations have made me grateful to be part of a dynamic community of dedicated educators, working diligently to make the world a better place.
Our closest community partners continue to be:
- The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh: Veronica Dristas, Elaine Linn, and Maja Konitzer.
- The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia: Brenda Jordan, Patrick Hughes, Stephen Wludarski, and Diana Wood.
- Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh: Lynn Kawaratani and Cathy Fratto.
- The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh: Annie Prucey and Kathleen Newell.
Additional Community Partners in 2020:
Casa San Jose, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Morris University: Pittsburgh Speakers Series, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, University Center for International Studies at Pitt, The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, The Frick Museum, The Carnegie Museum, STARTALK, New Hope Hospital in Haiti, Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh, Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt: Film Series, and the many families who have made international travel possible for their daughters.
Partners at Oakland Catholic:
- Model UN, EU Challenge, African Union– Heidi Rinkacs and Maura Doyle
- Director of Mission Integration: Dorrie Donahue
- Alumnae speakers 2019-20: Melissa Ruggerio
- Peace Corp Presentation 2019: Sarah Carvallas
- Environmental Club: Amanda Skoner
- Travel Tales 2019 Presenters: Catherine Chung, Maura Doyle, Emma Holtz, Catherine Jezerc, Mary Laird, Mary Laird, Dallas Mercurio, Julia Murray, Rachel Moret,Toluwani Ogunyemi, Zach Palmer, and Nia Smith.
- Moderators for Travel Tales 2019: Nevenka DePasquale, Alessandra Pazzaglia, and Nikki Powell
- Administration: Thanks to Marisa Greco and Nikki Powell, who have both been unfailingly supportive, helping me to work my way through the many details involved in creating a comprehensive program.
- Special thanks to Mary Claire Kasunic, for her dynamic vision, sound advice, and dedication to educating young women to become ethical global leaders and agents of change in the world.