Global Week 2001 to unite cultures and educators
Posted: 11/09/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American Center for International Studies will unite cultures and educators at Global Week 2001, Nov. 12-16 on the University campus.

Attending will be UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez; Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost/vice president of Academic Affairs; and Dr. Gilbert Cardenas, assistant vice president for International Studies.

Cuahtemoc Cardenas Solorzano

The conference, "The Challenges of Globalization in the 21st Century," will feature guest speakers from The Ohio State University, The University of Texas-San Antonio, The University of Texas at Dallas, el Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech), Universidad de Salamanca and UTPA.

Topics to be discussed include "The Impact of Terrorism: The Media, Politics and Economics," "Understanding Islamic Culture," "The Changing Role of Women" and "U.S.-Mexico Relations: Past, Present and Future," which will feature Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, former Mexico City mayor and 1999 Mexican presidential candidate.

A Provost Global Excellence Awards ceremony honoring UTPA Fulbright Scholars and international faculty will be Wednesday, Nov. 14 at noon in the Board of Regents Room of the Administration Building.

The conference will also feature various cultural events presented at UTPA. Among them are a Dia de los Muertos exhibit, a Tai Chi performance, UTPA Ballet Flamenco and an International Food Festival.

For more information on the conference, contact Cardenas at 956/381-3369 or by e-mail at