|September 16|| Hallowed Ground? The New York Mosque Controversy and September 11
Presenters: Tracy Busch and Krishnakali Majumdar
|September 30||Hispanic Culture and its influence on the United States
Presenters: Eric Warner visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish; Ana Davila-Howard, Associate Professor of Spanish; and Luzia Tartari, Coordinator of International Recruitment and Admissions
|October 7||Global Workforce
Presenters: Dr. Shirish Grover, College of Business and Dr. Piram Prakasam, Office of International Education
|October 12||Speaker Dr. Yuri Maltsev-college professor, author, speaker, economic advisor to Mikhail
Topic: "Russia Past, Present, and Future"; "A Conversation with Dr. Yuri Maltsev Former Economic Advisor to Gorbachev"; "Discussion Perestroika in Perspective Reflections on the Gorbachev Years."
|October 21||Student Fulbright Discussion
Presenter: Professor Maryanne Heidemann, College of Arts and Sciences
|November 4||Why Learn a Second Language?
Presenters: Professor Ana Davila Howard and Professor Dan Noren College of Languages and Literature
|January 20||Understanding Religious Diversity
Presenters: Pastor John Bookshaw representing St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Joseph Castano representing Jehovah's Witnesses, and Ahmed Taha representing Muslims
|Feburary 3||Is Islam compatible with Democracy and Women's rights?
Presenters: Professors Krishnakali Majumdar, Meral Topcu, J. Randall Groves, and Dr. Don Roy from College of Arts and Sciences
|February 10||No Passport Required: Explore France|
|February 24||No Passport Required: Journey to Germany|
|March 17||No Passport Required: South Korea|
|March 24||No Passport Required: Mexico vs. Spain|
|March 31||How does medical tourism impact the high costs of healthcare in the US?
Presenters: Professors Krishnakali Majumdar and Robert Friar from College of Arts and Sciences
|April 7||No Passport Required: South Africa|
|April 14||Why Learn a Second Language?
Presenters: Professors Ana Davila Howard, Lilia Caserta, Dan Noren, and Shirish Grover
|September 8||Globalization Initiative Dinner|
|September 17||Global Reflections Discussion: "Globalization: Opportunity or Threat?"|
|October 15||Global Reflections Discussion: "Globalization and Us"|
|November 12||Critical Encounters: "Diversity, Cosmopolitanism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union"|
|November 19||Global Reflections Discussion: "Globalization and Higher Education"|
|January 14|| Globalization and Manufacturing
Panelists: Luiz Costa, Assistant Professor, Electrical Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Network Systems; Kevin Kinnally, General Manager, Kraftube, Inc.; Pat Klarecki, Interim Director, School of Design and Manufacturing; David Steenstra, Department Head, Management.
|February 9|| Ugur Kenan Ipek, Turkish Consulate General, Chicago
Topic: Turkey and its relationship to the U.S. and European Union
|February 18||Globalization: China and India|
|March 2||Naomi Tutu, Daughter of Desmond Tutu
Topic: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism