2016 UConn ECE Globalization Conference

About the Conference

2016 Grand Prize Winners - China from Greenwich High School
2016 Grand Prize Winners - China from Greenwich High School

April 6, 2016, UConn Stamford Campus

UConn Early College Experience hosted the 6th UConn ECE Student Conference on Globalization: Globalization’s Effects on Public Health. UConn ECE classes, 120 students, and 40 guests and instructors came prepared to present and engage in debate and discussion on this year’s topic. As part of the day, after groups presented their research, students attended small sessions with other UConn ECE students, University professors, and practitioners from the community. Speakers shared their experiences and conducted lively conversations on the different elements of globalization’s effects on countries and their people. Delegates also heard a keynote address from Dr. Adam Silverman, of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, about his work improving the child health care system in Haiti.

This year’s conference, requiring students to view the issue of public health through the lens of foreign policy, dealt with how globalization has either positively or negatively affected a country’s public health in the areas of trade, migration, environmental practice, and human rights. Health is deeply interconnected with the environment, trade, economic growth, social development, national security, and human rights and dignity. In a globalized and interdependent world, the state of health of citizens has a profound impact on all nations, whether they are developed or developing. Ensuring public health on a global scale is of benefit to all countries.

This marks the sixth globalization conference run by the UConn Early College Experience, which first began in 2008.

Judges/Discussion leaders:

Dr. Jorge M. Agüero
Dr. Joel Blatt
Brian A. Boecherer
Catherine Buerger
Jack Condlin
Dr. Kevin Dieckhaus
Dr. Isaac (Morty) Ortega
Dr. Stephen Schensul
Dr. Adam Silverman

Globalization 2016 Program

Participating Teams

Brazil
Woodstock Academy
HRTS1007: Introduction to Human Rights
Sara Dziedzic

China - Grand Prize
Greenwich High School
POLS1202: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Aaron Hull

Dominican Republic
Brien McMahon High School
SPAN3179: Spanish Conversation Cultural Topics
Hector Mirabal

El Salvador
RHAM High School
SPAN3179: Spanish Conversation Cultural Topics
Amy Nocton

Haiti - Fourth Runner-Up
Two Rivers Magnet High School
NRE1000: Environmental Science
Michelle Serwatowski

India
Stonington High School
ENGL1010: Seminar in Academic Writing
Jennifer Norcross

Italy
Brien McMahon High School
ILCS3240: Italian Composition & Conversation II
Francesca Dattilo

Madagascar
Terryville High School
NRE1000: Environmental Science
Don Jarvie

Paraguay - First Runner-Up
Oxford High School
SPAN3179: Spanish Conversation Cultural Topics
Matthew Greaves

Russia
Greenwich High School
POLS1202: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Aaron Hull

Saudi Arabia - Third Runner-Up
Stamford High School
BIOL1108: Principles of Biology II
William Halmeck

Thailand
Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Education Center
MARN1002: Introduction to Marine Science
Kirk Shadle

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