Associates in Cultural Exchange’s International Symposium, celebrating 35 years of making the world your community, is now just two weeks away. In anticipation of this momentous occasion, we are proud to reveal the schedule of events. The 35th Anniversary International Symposium will be held on May 23rd, 2009, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Seattle Pacific University’s Gwinn Commons.
10:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction
10:30 AM: 1st Panel, Global Education and Strategic Opportunities: Educational leaders representing Seattle, Korea, Japan and Russia will dissect the present challenges and opportunities in international education.
11:35 AM: 2nd Panel, International Healthcare: A select duo will discuss their recent efforts in International Healthcare and all the work that remains to be done.
12:05 PM: Break to lunch.
12:20 PM: A performance by a group of A.C.E.’s own World Language Program students.
1:00 PM: A keynote speech delivered by Ambassador Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States.
1:30 PM: 3rd Panel, Economic Challenges in a Globalizing World: A delegation of business leaders and scholars in the field will share their thoughts on the road ahead.
2:10 PM: Coffee Break and slide show exhibiting 35 years of A.C.E.
2:30 PM: 4th Panel, Foreign Policy under the Obama Administration: A cadre of scholars representing three area universities will examine the current international landscape.
3:15 PM: 5th Panel, Religion and Secularism on the Global Stage: Participants will hold a conversation on the interplay between religion and secularism in the worldwide arena.
4:00 PM: Closing Remarks.