About this Event
Facilitator: Global Faculty Mutual Mentoring Group
Location: Interactive Research Methods Lab, Bagwell College of Education, Room 403 & Microsoft Teams
The KSU Global Faculty Group and Global Education invite presentations to the KSU Global Forum. In line with Kennesaw State University’s strategic goals, the forum seeks to promote research with relevance while nurturing a welcoming campus climate that supports a broad marketplace of ideas (R2 Roadmap).
Research plays a vital role in confronting economic and societal problems in an interconnected global community (Office of Research Vision). The Covid pandemic, challenges to mental and emotional health, environmental degradation, widening inequalities, and persistent colonial legacies exemplify issues that necessitate interdisciplinary, collaborative, and/or transnational studies to imagine solutions and alternative futures (Denman, 2005). Yet, research in the twenty-first century continues to be dominated by Eurocentric worldviews, hampered by narrow traditions of scholarship, and conditioned by long-standing “professional criteria of criticism and dissemination” (Appadurai, 2002, 237).
We encourage KSU faculty and student-researchers to present their scholarship, while students who are not engaged in research are invited to share their hopes and visions in solving global issues that they deem important. Each session will conclude with discussions among faculty, students, and community members to highlight how the presentations inform teaching, research, community-building, and service at KSU. Ultimately, we aim to spark conversations and dialogue towards the nature of research and our university’s role in an increasingly complex, unequal, yet interdependent world. To participate, read more about the call for proposals below.
Click here for more information and to register: https://facultydevelopment.kennesaw.edu/facultysuccess/ksuglobalforum/index.php