Note that only limited seating is available but if you are interested in hearing a speaker, please communicate with the SIUE contact
person identified for each event.


St.  Louis / Chicago Area Speakers

March 26, M, 10:30 - 11:45 p.m.
Ana R. Romero-Lizana, Director
World Trade Center St. Louis
“International Business in Greater St. Louis”
FH 0107, Contact Ali Kutan

March 26, M, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Matin Royeen
Senior Civilian Cultural Ambassador
International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan
“Challenges and Opportunities in Afghanistan”
PH 0413, Contact: Denise Degarmo

March 27, T, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Larry Gilbertson
Monsanto Company
“Cloning and Crop Transformation System Improvement at Monsanto”
SL 3225, Contact: Tom Fowler at SIUE, Dawn Nash at Monsanto

March 27, T, 2 - 3:15 p.m.
Jim Harrison, Manager
Rockwell Collins
“International Business Development in Brazil”
PH 2304, Contact: Laura Wolff

March 28, W, 6 - 7:00
Thomas Knoten, St. Louis Attorney
“International Trade: an Insider’s Perspective”
PH 2403, Contact: Connie Frey-Spurlock

March 29, R, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Zhighang Ren
Senior International Trade Specialist
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
“International Business in Greater St. Louis”
FH 0103, Contact Jack Kaikati

March 30, F, 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Hannah White, SIUE and DAAD Student Ambassador
German Academic Exchange Service
“My Study Abroad Experience in Germany”
RH 2306, Contact: Cathy Foland

Discipline Specific Speakers

March 26, M, 3 - 4:15 p.m.
Mike Meier, Visiting Teacher from China/Korea
“Cultural Differences in the Classroom: China, Korea and the US”
PH 3306, Contact: Matthew Johnson

March 28, W, 1 - 1:50
Jessica Marchetti, NIU Student
“Islam and Gender in Indonesia”
PH 0405, Contact: Nancy Lutz

March 29, R, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Mike Meier, Visiting Teacher from China/Korea
“My Cultural Experiences in China”
PH 2411, Contact: Tom Lavallee

Panel Presentations

March 26, M, 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Fulbright Panel
SIUE Professors Skoblow, Weishaar, Duhigg, Bordoloi
PH 1405, Contact: Anne Flaherty

March 26, M, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Panel on Multilingualism
Ruth Sumule of Indonesia, Visiting Fulbright Student,
Srinivasa Siva Rama Krishnarao Taduri of India,
Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow, and
Ruzanna Antonyan of Armenia,
Junior Faculty Development Fellow, US Dept of State
PH 3404, Contact: Kristine Hildebrandt

March 27, T, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Peace Corps
Christine O’Neil, St. Louis Area PC Coordinator
VC 2007, Contact: Huaibo Xin

March 28, W, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Japanese Exchange Teacher (JET) Program Panel
SIUE faculty Joel Hardman,
SIUE alums Ben Sill and Laurel Williams
FH 0308, Contact: David Ragland

March 28, W, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Dialogue with Senior Citizens
Jaouad Naji from Morocco and Yemi Jenje from Nigeria
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
“Africa: North and South of the Sahara”
200 University Park, RM 1104, Contact: Cheryl Brunsmann


March 26, M, 4 - 8:00 p.m.
Annual Cougar World Games
SIUE Student Fitness Center, Contact: Nate Scott

March 26, M, 4 - 9:00 p.m.
The Great Disability Challenge
SIUE Student Fitness Center, Contact: Jim Boyle

Associated Events

March 26, M, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Study Abroad Information Table
Damian Marshall
Regional Director, University Relations
American Institute for Foreign Study
Lower Level Cafeteria area, MUC,
Contact: Julie Beall-Marshall

March 26-March 30
University Restaurant - Lunch
Mon. – Asian; Tue. – Indian;
Wed. – Greek; Thur. – Italian, Fri. – French
Contact: Dennis Wobbe / Melissa McEdowney

March 26-March 30
University Book Store – International Display
Contact: Emily Colton