Over the years, several International Studies majors have received this award, which honors students, faculty, and staff, whose lives have reflected Dr. King’s vision for American society. Past winners from International Studies include Chrystie Cruz ’06, Ashley Toombs ’07, and Sharon Pedrosa ’13.
This year’s Convocation speaker will be Dr. Clarence B. Jones, who was a political advisor, counsel, and draft speechwriter for Dr. King. To learn more about Dr. Jones and the 2015 MLK Convocation go here.
Some IL students presented their research in a public forum. On December 4 and 8, students in Dr. Suzanna Klaf’s section of IL 50 (People, Places, & Global Issues) presented their research projects on a variety of worldwide concerns in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. Research topics included a focus on humanitarian crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East, water quality issues, and gender and sexuality. IL 50 is one of four foundational courses offered through the International Studies and International Business majors. IL 50 also counts as a World Diversity elective.
The committee topics focused on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, child trafficking in India, UN environmental policy, and crisis in Egypt. Fairfield Model UN students spent part of their summer developing simulations that were later shared with participating schools in preparation of the conference.