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The third annual Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series meeting was held March 22-25, 2017 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

If you have questions about logistics, please contact Emily Wishon at JMU (email or phone 540-568-5587).

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3:30 p.m. Hotel pickup
Pre-Summit Session:
  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. @ Madison Union 404  "The Power and Skills of International Interracial Dialogue" Screening of
  American Textures followed by a moderated discussion.

6:15 p.m.

Transportation to dinner from JMU and hotel

6:30 p.m.

Casual welcome dinner in Harrisonburg (pre-registration required)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in the Madison Union Ballroom. 

8:00 a.m. 

Hotel Pickup 

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.


8:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Welcome to the Summit Series and JMU

Lee G. Sternberger, Ph.D.
Professor and Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement

Jonathan R. Alger, J.D.
President, James Madison University

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Engaging the Globally Sustainable Self

Dr. Brian Charette
Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning and Engagement

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Summit Series: Past, Present, and Future

Phil Wishon, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education

Craig Shealy, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Summit Series

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Engaging Each Other: Working Group Introductions and Discussions


Participants have the opportunity to select one of the areas below to introduce themselves and their interests, and to learn about Summit Series projects that are in development or may be proposed.

Project IMPACT
Conflict Resolution
Global Education
Human Rights
Religious and Cultural Understanding

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Panel I: Engaging Self, Others, and the Larger World

Chair and Discussant

John M. Dirkx, Ed.D.
Professor and Mildred B. Erikson Distinguished Chair (Emeritus)
in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning
Michigan State University
Editor, Journal of Transformative Education


Jorge Arosemena, M.A.
Executive President, City of Knowledge Foundation, Panama
Professor of Sociology, University of Panama

Darla K. Deardorff, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators
Editor, The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence

Dr. Nico Jooste
Senior Director, Office for International Education
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
President, International Education Association of South Africa

Shagufa Kapadia, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Director, Women's Studies Research Center
The M.S. University of Baroda, India

Salim Mohamed, MSc
Eisenhower Fellow and Co-Founder, Carolina for Kibera 

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. 


12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Lunch Presentation Madison Union 256 (pre-registration required)

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Randy Newcomb, Ed.D.
President and CEO, Humanity United

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Project / Working Group Deliberations (MU 256) (breaks as needed)


Participants have the opportunity to work with colleagues on existing Summit Series projects, prepare for project presentations on Friday, and/or to begin development of new projects.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Brief Reflection

3:30 p.m. 

Shuttle to Festival Ballroom A

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Presentation (Festival Ballroom A)


The Freight and Future of American Islam:
Communities in Transition on Campus and Beyond
Dr. Aly Kassam-Remtulla
Assistant Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Diversity, Princeton University

This lecture is presented by the Office of the President in collaboration with the Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement. Additional sponsors include: The Office of the Provost, Office of Access and Inclusion, Center for Faculty Innovation, Center for Global Engagement, Madison Caucus for Gender Equality, JMU LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Group, Department of Justice Studies, and Department of Philosophy and Religion.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Reception, Montpelier Room (pre-registration required)

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Keynote Dinner and Presentation of the SVV Award (pre-registration required)


Jerry Benson, Ph.D.
Provost, James Madison University


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John Paul Lederach, Ph.D.
Sustainable Visions and Values Award Recipient
Director of Peace Accords Matrix and Professor of International Peacebuilding
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

8:30 p.m. 

Return to Hotel 


Friday, March 24, 2017 

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are in the Madison Union Ballroom. 

8:15 a.m.  

Hotel Pickup 

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Orientation, Virtual Extension, and Working Group Process

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Panel II: Engaging the Arts and Humanities

Chair and Discussant

Heather Coltman, DMA
Dean, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University


Claudia Bernardi, Hon. D.F.A.
Founder and Director, School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin, El Salvador

Caitlin McAvoy
Hillcrest Scholar, JMU Honors College
Choreographer, Turner Ashby High School

Alex Paullin
Founder, Conservation Music

Andy Perrine
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing, James Madison University
President, Board of Directors, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Summit Series Project Team Presentations

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.


12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Panel III: How to Engage our Future (pre-registration required)

Chair and Discussant

Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
St. Mary's College of Maryland, the Public Honors College


Jerry Harris, M.A.T.
National Secretary, Global Studies Association North America

Neil Hawkes, Ph.D.
Founder, Values Based Education

Heather MacCleoud, M.A.
Director of Academic Programs, NAFSA
Executive Director and Board Chair, Asherah Foundation

Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura, Ed.D.
Director of Organizational Learning and Research
Colombia University Business School

Christopher Phillips, Ph.D.
Founder, Socrates Cafe  The Declaration Project

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.


2:15 - 4:15 p.m. 

Summit Series Project Team Presentations

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.


4:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

Review and Reflections

5:00 p.m. 

Return to Hotel 

6:15 p.m.

Hotel Pickup for Dinner

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Dinner in Harrisonburg (pre-registration required)


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Madison Union Ballroom 

9:00 a.m.                                Hotel Pickup

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.                   Closing Session

11:30 a.m.                              Summit Conclusion / Airport Transport

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