• Monmouth University: Global Understanding Convention

    Monmouth University held its thirteenth annual Global Understanding Convention. The campus-wide week of events centered around a theme of "Toward Global Equality: Education, Dignity, Prosperity," and featured more than fifty lectures, panels, films, and exhibits committed to raising public awareness about the ways communities and persons around the world and nationally continue to struggle with the effects of social inequality and injustice, especially as these pertain to issues of education and the pursuit of social well-being.


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    An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention
    sponsored by the
    Institute for Global Understanding


    GUC 2015 Program Cover

    Conference Schedule

    This year’s events spanned a range of genres—from lectures and public talks to classroom colloquia and art installations. Among other voices, we heard from grassroots organizations dedicated to reducing violence in our daily lives, educators who teach on the structural violence of the food industry, and an interfaith panel on non-violence and anti-violence across religious traditions. We also presented a panel on careers in non-profit work that is dedicated to the cause of social justice. 

  • Students performing at the Opening CeremonyPresident Paul R. Brown greets the audience at the Global Understanding ConventionIGU Director Marina Vujnovic, Pres. Paul Brown, Convention Chairs, George Gonzalez & Jennifer Shamrock, Prof. Saliba Sarsar, Provost Tom PearsonPresident Paul R. Brown speaking at the Global Understanding ConventionOpening Ceremony Lecturer Dr. Azza KaramDr. Azza Karam - Senior Advisor on Social and Cultural Development - United Nations Population FundGlobal Understanding Student Poster ExhibitMonmouth University signs an agreement with a new Global PartnerPresident Paul R. Brown with