Today is the last of a two-day International Colloquium on Managing Global Conflict 10 Years After 9/11. Members of the community and CSU students are encouraged to come and get an inside look at global conflicts facing the world now and into the future.
â€œ(CSU) has such strong areas of research in terms of water, energy and food security and our work in environmental sustainability,â€ said Chad Hoseth, the manager of strategic initiatives for the Office of Internal Programs at CSU. â€œThese sessions are designed to make the link between whatâ€™s happening around the world and how CSU is working to address these issues.â€
Hoseth added that part of being a CSU student is preparing academically as well as preparing for the world they will live in.
â€œThese sessions might give current students a glimpse of what the future might hold,â€ Hoseth said.
Senior Connor Jandreau, a double major in fish and wildlife conservation and studio art, attended the â€˜Environmental Conflict and Cooperationâ€™ session yesterday and said he was enthused by what he heard.
â€œIt was great, it was awesome. They presented a multitude of different approaches to conflict resolution,â€ Jandreau said. â€œThey had a great panel and they attracted some really good names to be here. Itâ€™s awesome to listen to people who are at the top of their field.â€
At the panel, â€œU.S. Foreign Policy Challenges in the Post 9/11 Era,â€ former CSU Provost Loren Crabtree also spoke of the importance of CSU in the global community.
â€œThis university is heavily involved in international affairs, CSU had a major role in the creation of the Peace Corps and CSU has human development projects all over the world,â€ Crabtree said.
â€œStudents at CSU are engaged at learning, inherently at a international university and that is really what this series highlights that.â€
This event rings true for any students interested in the current state of the world. Today there will be sessions at the colloquium on ensuring food safety at a global level, meeting the food demands of a growing population, clean energy and the transition in the Middle East.
â€œI donâ€™t see why students wouldnâ€™t want to attend these events,â€ said junior psychology student Joe Hoover, â€œThis is our future. We should be paying attention to what is going on.â€
Today, Governor Bill Ritter will be a moderator at the â€œAmerica and the Clean Energy Agendaâ€ that is taking place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Collegian writer Kristen Gaede can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend todayâ€™s events
All sessions will be in the Grey Rock Room of the Lory Student Center:
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:
Ensuring Food Safety at a Global Level
10:30 a.m. â€“ 12:30 p.m.:
The Grandest of Challenges: Meeting the Food Demands of a Growing World Population
1:30 p.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m.:
America and the Clean Energy Agenda
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:
The Middle East in Transition