Cross Country Conversations: Privacy in Society 8/7 12-1:30pm

Date: August 7, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: MacAlister 2019

  • How have current computing and communication technologies impacted government surveillance?
  • To what extent should a government be limited in its surveillance over its citizens?
  • Should we be more fearful of our internet and communication providers than we are of our government when it comes to surveillance?

Join faculty moderator Dr. Rob D’Ovidio and our student panelists to discuss these questions and more in a Cross Country Conversation about Privacy in Society.

Lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Adam Zahn at or by phone at 215-895-6372.

International Fellowships Seminar 8/6 12-1:30pm

Join the Office of International Program and the Student Global Advisory Board for an International Fellowships Seminar on Tuesday, August 6th 12-1:30 pm in Disque 109.

Lunch will be provided!

Learn about:

  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Application guidelines
  • Drexel resources available for you
  • and get feedback from other students

Problem Based Learning Workshop 7/9-11

Problem Based Learning Workshop
July 9th -11th

In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage in complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines. We will begin with a problem, and participants will work in teams to experience first-hand what this instructional approach entails. We will then move to the main focus of this program: writing effective problem-based materials. Participants will leave the session with new or revised problems for use in their courses

Specific workshop topics include:

-         Introduction to PBL

-         What makes a good PBL problem

-         Group dynamics 101

-         Thinking through assessment

-         Flipping the classroom

-         Problem development and presentations

The workshop will be help in the MEM seminar room (Curtis 162) from 9am-3:30pm on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th, and then from 8am-1pm on Thursday July 11th.

If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Alisa Morrs Clyne ( by Friday July 5th . The workshop is open for both faculty and graduate students.

Student Conference on Global Challenges 3/1

Student Conference on Global Challenges


Date: March 1st, 2013
Time: All day conference
Venue: Behrakis Hall Grand Hall , Creese Student’s center, 32nd and Chestnut  Street.

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. This full day conference will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of students, academics and activists at Drexel to address a diverse set of issues related to this year’s topic of SECURITY.

SECURITY: What does security mean in 2013 and beyond? From cyberspace attacks on government intelligence to food scarcity in South Sudan, the security choices we make today will directly impact the world of tomorrow. Throughout the conference, participants will engage on challenging global security issues, including but not limited to environmental security; information and internet security; health, gender and human security; security technologies and the business of security; national and border security; and the role of media in security.

The conference will take place on Friday, March 1, 2013 and will culminate with an exciting keynote address by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of arms control agreements, Ambassador Graham has served as a senior US diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 40 years including START, SALT, ABM, NPT, CTBT. He also serves as the Executive Chairman of Thorium Power, a company that holds patents on a new type of nuclear power fuel based on thorium.

Student panelists will generate their own panel presentations and participate in question and answer sessions facilitated by faculty moderators. The six panels are:

  1. Justice and Human Rights
  2. Global Health
  3. Science, Technology, and Society
  4. Global Business and Economics
  5. Media, Culture, and Arts
  6. Global Political and Social Trends.

If you are interested in serving as a faculty moderator or for more information, please contact Heidi West, Program Manager (,  215-895-1204) with any questions or for further information.