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UW’s ‘What in the World?’ Summer Program Scheduled in Centennial

May 8, 2018

University of Wyoming students and faculty members will give three presentations during the sixth annual “What in the World?” summer program at the Albany County Public Library Centennial branch. All discussions are free and open to the public.

A student presentation is scheduled Wednesday, May 23, followed by a faculty discussion Wednesday, July 11, and a guest lecture Wednesday, Aug. 15. All sessions, moderated by Jean Garrison, UW Center for Global Studies (CGS) director, highlight the work that recent UW graduates completed for their international research projects and the innovative research of UW-affiliated faculty.

The summer CGS schedule is:

-- Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 p.m., student international fieldwork presentations/posters: Alexander Garcia-Putnam, an anthropology doctoral student from Laramie, “Research at the Callacpuma Prehistory Project in Peru”; Cecile Gleizes, an international studies master’s degree candidate from Laramie, “Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education”; Nina Radovanovic, an American studies master’s degree student from Serbia, “Youth Migration from the Balkans to the United States: A Case of Work and Travel and Au Pair”; and Misty Springer, a Las Vegas master’s degree candidate in public administration, “Sex Trafficking at a Crossroads in the Republic of Georgia.”

-- Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 p.m., faculty research presentation: Susan Dewey, UW associate professor in the School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice, “Wyoming Pathways from Prison: An Internationally Replicable University-Community Partnership Model.”

-- Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., faculty research presentation: Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse, both from Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, “The World in Turmoil: Illiberal Challenges to the International Order.”

“Special thanks to the Centennial Branch Library and our UW partners for making this series possible,” Garrison says.

For more information about the CGS-sponsored summer program, call Garrison at (307) 766-6119, email, or visit

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