Schedule of Events



Conference Schedule* —

April 4th to April 6th, 2018

at Westminster on the draw**


April 4th




Presenter Panel

Beyond Borders: Redefining Narratives of Refugee and Immigrant Women of Colors



NGO and Activism Luncheon



Opening Ceremony



Presenter Panel

The Individual in a Society of Violence and Oppression



Keynote Speaker:

Daniel Jubelirer—Naropa University Peace Studies Graduate

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm




April 5th

Presenter Panel

Imperialism, Genocide, and Systemic Oppression
10:00am – 11:30am


Lunch Break

11:30am – 1:00pm


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Presenter Panel

Global Crises and Multiple Oppressions: Focus on the Latin American Diaspora
2:45pm –  4:15pm




April 6th

Presenter Panel

Changing Landscapes: Questions of Air, Food, Land, and Water
10:30am -12:00pm


Lunch Break

12:00pm –1:30pm


Presenter Panel

Migration, Coloniality, and Cultural Reproduction

1:30pm – 3:00pm


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Luis Fernandez




*Panel and Keynote times are subject to change.

**IMPORTANT NOTE—The 2018 GCGC Undergraduate Conference is not on Westminster's main campus. It is approximately a half mile away at Westminster's "On The Draw" events center. The address of the conference location is 2120 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. For more detailed directions, please visit our contact and directions page. 



Background and

Conference Details

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2018 Global Crises and Global Change 

what we do

The conference is a place to present research, artifacts, music, film etc., that convey one or multiple global crises affecting our contemporary world. As displaced populations migrate, resources become scarce, ideologies clash and wars are waged, we must first understand and then seek to find solutions to these many crises by including and considering multiple knowledges in an ever changing globe. This conference hopes to be part of this struggle for change.


gcgc community

By bringing together students, faculty, organizations and community members from around the world, the conference creates a boundary breaking, intersectional environment for different perspectives, ideas and conversations. Therefore, the 2017 conference organizes choose to organize the event in a way that will protect and promote this climate.


option for publication

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We are pleased to announce that there will be one (potentially more) papers submitted to the peer-reviewed Glendon Journal of International Studies, based out of York University's (Canada) Glendon College. This has been made possible through the cooperation of the 2018 GCGC Organizing Committee, the GJIS editorial board, and the journal's faculty advisor, Dr. Elaine Coburn.  For more information on the Glendon Journal of International Studies click here.


Accommodation in Sugar House (Salt Lake City)

Click here to visit the extended Stay America – Sugar House webpage.