Events and Workshops

SLS Affiliated Faculty: As you consider incorporating SLS events into your courses, please see our Save the Date page for a full list of all events and workshops being offered this semester.

Upcoming SLS Events

Upcoming Partner Events

August 13th - November 12th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm (one showing every hour)
(Ferst Center for the Arts)

In this 20-minute, 360-degree virtual reality experience, you will sit with African American visitors at the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C., as they share a moment of honest discussion, reflecting on their experiences of restricted movement, and race relations in the U.S.  Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams’ finely crafted film highlights the urgent need to remember this past, build critical empathy, and facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today. 

The stories told in Traveling While Black offer a multi-generational experience that can be shared by all. After the experience, participants will have the opportunity to gather in the lobby to reflect and respond. (Please be aware that some of the stories shared include difficult images, language, and slurs experienced by the storytellers.*)

*Not recommended for children under age 13.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Atlanta Global Research & Education Collaborative (AGREC) Project Presentations (Fall 2021)

October 22nd through December 2nd (Virtual)

Join us to learn about impactful community-engaged research and education projects by multi-institutional and multidisciplinary teams from colleges and universities across the Greater Atlanta region.  Housed within the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), the Atlanta Global Research & Education Collaborative (AGREC) seeks to build and strengthen collaborative networks of multi-institutional scholars and practitioners to support global research and education initiatives in the Greater Atlanta region.

Fri, October 22 | 12 - 1 pm EST
Water quality monitoring network for highly impacted urban headwaters in metro Atlanta (GA)
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Richard Milligan, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Georgia State University
  • Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College 

Wed, October 27 | 12 - 1 pm EST
Growing Intercultural Competence for Peace and Mediation: The Case Study Method in the Foreign Language Classroom
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Hyoun-A Joo, Assistant Professor of German, Georgia Tech
  • Barbara Drescher, Acting Director of German Studies, Agnes Scott College
  • Lina Tuschling, TRENDS Global

Wed, November 3 | 11 am - 12pm EST
Advancing a Community-Based Participatory Research Model for Metropolitan Regional Immigrant Integration and Receptivity through the One Region Initiative
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Allen Hyde, Assistant Professor, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Cathy Liu, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Public Management and Policy, Georgia State University

Fri, November 5 | 11 am - 12 pm EST
The Global Communities Internship Program
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Philip Ojo, Professor of French, Agnes Scott College
  • Amber McCorkle, Education and Programs Director, Clarkston Community Center
  • Jongdae Kim, Co-Founder and ED, Re'Generation Movement
  • Monty Whitney, Director, Bonner Office of Community Service, Morehouse College
  • Johannes Kleiner, Associate Director, Civic Engagement, Emory University
  • Ruthie Yow, Service Learning & Partnerships Specialist, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech

Wed, November 10 |  12  - 1 pm EST
Atlanta-area migrant communities and climate change: characterizing drivers of migration, exposure risks, and health vulnerabilities
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Cassandra White, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgia State University
  • Rebecca P. Philipsborn, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
  • Alexis Nkusi, MD, MPH, CPACS/Cosmo Health Center

Thu, December 2 | 10  - 11 am EST
Savings Lives in the Refugee Community: A Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation of Stop the Bleed
Flyer including abstract [PDF]

  • Mary Helen O'Connor, Courtesy Faculty, School of Public Health, Georgia State University;  Director, Center for Community Engagement, Perimeter College
  • Randi Nicole Smith, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Emory University; Trauma Surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Deepika Koganti, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine
  • Amy Zeidan, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine
  • Iris Feinberg, PhD, Georgia State University

*The featured projects were funded through AGREC during AY 20-21. 

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 2001 - 2021 and What Comes Next

Tuesday, October 19th, 10:00am - 11:30am (GSU, 25 Park Place, 8th Floor, Room 830)

Join the Georgia State University Middle East Studies Center and the University of Michigan Department of Political Science as they host Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan.  Beginning with the first Palestinian intifada in late 1987, Professor Tessler will discuss selected key events and their impact on the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  His emphasis will be on the way that interconnections between these events shaped the conflict and pushed either toward or away from the prospects for an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.  Professor Tessler will also present findings from his research on voting behavior in Israel. This is a hybrid event for faculty and students.  To join in person: GSU Campus, 25 Park Place, 8th Floor, Room 830.

Thursday, October 28th, 4:15pm - 7:00pm (Virtual)

Join the United Nations Association of USA, Atlanta Chapter (UNA-Atlanta) for a virtual United Nation’s Day 76th anniversary (#UN76) celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s theme is “Creating a Blueprint for a Better Future”. This year #UN76 is dedicated to reminding us how interconnected the world is and that a threat anywhere- from the COVID-19 pandemic to intensifying impacts of climate change - is a threat everywhere. The U.S should not -and cannot- tackle global challenges alone. Creating a blueprint for a better future can only be achieved through working together. In this context the 2030 Agenda needs involvement more than ever. This year’s UN Day will not only celebrate exemplary local efforts but also showcase the state of art expertise and experience in addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Bringing people together from diverse groups/organizations to foster multi-stakeholder conversations can shape our future together. As the world leaders meet at the United Nations this month, this reminds us that we still need to keep our promise and do our best to achieve the #GlobalGoals. 

This year’s UN Day celebration is dedicated to the Drawdown Georgia initiative, a state-specific climate solutions roadmap that has been primarily funded by Ray C. Anderson Foundation. This event will highlight local and essential contributions of Georgians through multilevel actions, providing opportunity for observer agencies and interested parties to showcase progress and experience of their mitigation efforts. UNA-Atlanta always aims to inspire action, provide feedback, share, and advocate solutions through the lens of justice and equity. 

Please REGISTER now!