Twelfth Annual Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

Transcending Boundaries: The Flip Side of Globalization

University of Pittsburgh

March 23-24, 2007

Pictures Click here to view some pictures from the conference.
Click Here to download the "Annual Proceedings from the Transcending Boundaries Conference". This publication encompasses some of the papers presented by the students from the conference.


AGORA, an organization from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, in collaboration with the Association of Women in Public Health, a women’s organization at the Graduate School of Public Health and the International Development Group at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University will bring together students to discuss the multi-dimensional aspects of globalization, specifically the darker side.


Call for Papers
250 word or 1 page abstract submission due by: February 23, 2007
Download the registration and either email it to or print it and drop it off in GSPIA Mailbox #505
Deadline: Wednesday, March 21st
Download the schedule to look at the order of events.
Student Panelists
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Keynote Speaker: John A. Lauder

“The Unflat Side of Global Trends:  Finishing an Unfinished Symphony Before Time Runs Out” 

Keynote Luncheon, March 23rd, 12:00-1:30pm, William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room

Mr. John A. Lauder has a B.A. from Hiram College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University. He is internationally recognized as a leading authority on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Homeland Security. He retired from the federal government in the fall of 2004 with over 33 years of managerial, analytical, and policy experience in the Central Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and national security community. He has served as an active participant and leader of advisory panels to several government and private sector programs including a broadly focused interagency study to improve intelligence on weapons of mass destruction. He has been awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the NRO Gold Medal, and the DCI's Director's Award for his leadership and innovation in collection systems, analytical approaches, and vital national security initiatives and decisions. Mr. Lauder oversees the application of Areté's capabilities and expertise to key national security needs in Arlington, Virginia.

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