Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale presented his address, “The Changing World Conversation,” on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 as part of World Conversations: Voices from Around the Globe. The event was hosted to recognize the substantial scholarship of PLU students and faculty.
Presentations were made by students and faculty on issues of justice, health, sustainability and peace. See the full schedule of all topics and speakers -More »
The symposium "World Conversations" is one of the Wang Center's activities that support and strengthen the university's globally focused academic programs and offer public education programming. World conversations is designed to give students returning from study away - semester programs as well as short-term courses conducted each January - an opportunity to share with the campus community what they learned and experienced. Through a series of concurrent sessions, it is an opportunity for students to share with each other, and especially those who did not go away, what they learned about crossing cultural borders and understanding other perspectives and global issues.
World Conversations is also an occasion, through keynote addresses, to hear from members of the PLU faculty who are involved in significant research projects overseas or who have had unique international experiences. They too have much to teach us about our world.
In February 2007 the PLU community joined presentations by students, faculty and visitors and participated in thoughtful dialogue about our changing world. Participants engaged the community on issues of justice, health, sustainability and peace. Music, dance, food and celebrations were enjoyed by all from around the globe.