Feb 23-24: CSU International Symposium

Colorado State University’s annual International Symposium will be held February 23-24, 2021. All sessions will be virtual and free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The International Symposium is organized by the Office of International Programs and this year will feature panel discussions on topical international issues which impact the United States and the world in increasingly palpable ways. Sessions at the International Symposium will include climate change, pandemics and emerging infectious disease, foreign relations, diversity and international education, innovation, and global engagement in higher education.

A full schedule for the International Symposium is available at https://international.colostate.edu/symposium/. Please encourage your students, colleagues, friends, and neighbors to attend.

Tuesday, February 23

9 – 10:15 a.m. “Global Engagement in Higher Education”

11 – 12 p.m. “Going Viral: Infectious Disease in the 21st Century”

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. “The Confluence of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and International Education”

2 – 3 p.m. Keynote SpeakerMexican Ambassador Jorge Guajardo

Ambassador Jorge Guajardo served as Mexico’s ambassador to China from 2007 to 2013 and as consul general for Mexico in Austin, Texas, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he was communications director and press secretary for the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. He has had an active career in government and significant experience in the private sector, and is currently a senior director at McLarty Associates in Washington, D.C., where he provides strategic counsel and expertise on Latin American and China.

Wednesday, February 24

9 – 10 a.m. “CSU Innovating the World”

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “What China Did Right in Handling the Pandemic”

12 – 1 p.m.  “A Burning World”

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote SpeakerU.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Ambassador Ryan Crocker was a career diplomat for 37 years and served as ambassador to Kuwait, Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, in 2009, and holds the rank of career ambassador, the highest in the Foreign Service. He is currently a diplomat in residence at Princeton University. Ambassador Crocker will discuss the future of diplomacy in the 21st century.

We hope you will join us virtually at the International Symposium.