Schedule of Events



Conference Schedule —

March 30th to April 1st

Gore Auditorium at Westminster College

Thursday, march 30th

Opening Ceremony

2 pm – 2:30 pm


Opening Professor Panel

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Environmental Justice and Systemic Change
4:45 pm – 6:45 pm


Keynote Speaker: Pratik Raghu

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, March 31st

Displacement, Migration and Incarceration
9:30 am – 11:30 pm


Keynote Speaker: Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm


Lunch Break 

1:45 pm – 3 pm

Economic Crises
4 pm –  6 pm

Key Note Speaker: Patience Kabamba
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, april 1st

Food & Water Crisis
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Keynote Speaker: Leo Killsback

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm


Lunch Break

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm


Special Event: Wasatch Rising Tide Presentation

  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Subalterned Groups & Identities
4 pm –  6 pm

Keynote Speaker: Debjani Chakravarty
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Background and

Conference Details

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2017 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


We are pleased to announce that there will be one to three submitted papers published in Westminster's faculty-reviewed undergraduate research journal The Myriad. This option has been made possible through the continuous cooperation between The Myriad and the GCGC organizing team. For more information on The Myriad click here.


Accommodation in Sugar House (Salt Lake City)

Due to our cooperation with extended Stay America, we are able to offer keynote speaker, presenters and attendees from outside Salt Lake City a discount on the price per room at the extended Stay America – Sugar House. For more information on how to access this discount, please contact us at

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