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International Research Symposium

Each year, the Committee for International Research holds a research symposium to showcase the international/global research and creative activities of CSUSM faculty.

We aim to:

  • Bring together people from different disciplines to share their work and explore collaboration possibilities.
  • Foster discussion through informal mini-presentations of faculty work.
  • Learn about the exciting and innovative international research of our faculty.
  • Educate CSUSM and our surrounding community about our amazing work!

Fall 2022 Symposium 

The Committee for International Research (CIR) invites abstract submissions from CSUSM faculty to showcase their international/global research and creative activities. CIR welcomes all forms of presentation at the informal, non-technical symposium. 

The event is free and open to the entire campus community. Please share with your colleagues and students.

Abstract Deadline: Monday, November 7, 11:59 PM 

Abstract submission link 

The Committee for International Research (CIR) encourages you to attend the Fall 2022 International Research Symposium on Tuesday, November 15, 2-4 pm (in person) or Thursday, November 17th 9-11 am (virtual).

                                                             International Research Symposium

The event is free and open to the entire campus community. Please share with your colleagues and students. 

  • Session I: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – KEL 3010  
    • 2:00-2:15 PM
      • Dr. Mary Oling-Sisay, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
      • Dr. Jon Spenard, Moderator
      • Welcome
    • 2:15 - 2:25 PM - Dr.Michael Hughes, Associate Professor - CHABSS, Modern Language Studies: Designing an ethical study-abroad program in a systematically disadvantaged community: CSUSM de los Cuchumatanes.
    • 2:25 - 2:35 PM - Dr.Dino Bozonelos, Lecturer Faculty - CHABSS, Global Studies: The Politics of Religious Tourism
    • 2:35 - 2:45 PM - Dr.Jon Spenard, Associate Professor - CHABSS, Anthropology: Ancient Maya Archaeology of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize
    • 2:45 - 3:00 PM - Conversation and Q&A
  • Session II: Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 PM – KEL 3010  
    • 3:00 - 3:05 PM 
      • Dr. Liz Ridder, Moderator
      • Welcome back
    • 3:05 - 3:15 PM - Dr. Armaghan Ziaee, Assistant Professor - CHABSS, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Resisting while Envisioning a new Future from Inside and Diaspora 
    • 3:15 - 3:25 PM - Dr. Kimber Quinney, Associate Professor - CHABSS, History: The Mazzini Society and U.S. Foreign Policy toward Fascist Italy
    • 3:25 - 3:35 PM - Dr. Meshack B. Simati,Assistant Professor - CHABSS, Political Science and Global Studies: Determinants and Effects of Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Post-conflict States – Lessons from sub-Saharan Africa
    • 3:35 - 3:50 PM - Conversation, Q&A, and Wrap-Up
  • Session III: Thursday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM - ZOOM 
    • 9:00 - 9:15 AM 
      • Dr. Chuck De Leone, Dean, Office of Graduate Studies and Research
      • Dr. Lia Uy-Tioco, moderator
      • Welcome
    • 9:15 - 9:25 AM - Dr. Xiaoye She,Assistant Professor - CHABSS, Political Science: Development Cooperation through BRI: China's Big Ambitions and Mixed Responses from Maritime Southeast Asia
    • 9:25 - 9:35 AM - Dr. Shannon Switzer Swanson,Assistant Professor - CHABSS, Environmental Studies: Durability and Extinction: exploring links between time and marine resource use in Sulawesi
    • 9:35 - 9:45 AM - Dr. Paola Ometto,Assistant Professor - COBA, Management: Religion as Part of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Catholic Church and Social Enterprises in Brazil
    • 9:45 - 9:55 AM - Dr. Lia Uy-Tioco, Associate Professor - CHABSS, Communication and Media Studies: Mobile Phones in the Philippines: Colonial Legacies and Global Neoliberal Rationalities
    • 9:55 - 10:10 AM - Conversation, Q&A, and Wrap-Up