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Global-View series begins

By Clara B. Cox

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 08 - October 12, 1995

M. Njeri Jackson, a Virginia Commonwealth University professor who participated in the highly publicized Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, during the summer, will be the featured speaker at Mornings with a Global View, a new series sponsored jointly by the University Office of International Programs and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

The inaugural session, "Reflections on the Beijing Conference: Race and Gender in a Global Context," will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the West Commonwealth Dining Room, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

"This new series will allow the university community to have breakfast while listening to an eminent speaker on international topics. It provides us with another way to increase international awareness and to strengthen international programs at Virginia Tech," said Patrick R. Liverpool, vice provost for international programs.

"This is an opportunity for the campus to examine areas of diversity within a global context," said Elyzabeth Holford, director of the EO/AA office.

The first speaker participated on a panel on studying women globally at the conference in China. While there, she also conducted research on traditional Chinese medicine.

Jackson is the recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Award for Community Service from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Faculty Award, and the American Political Science Association Award from the Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession.

She was a Rockefeller Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at Atlanta University, Regents Scholar at Georgia State University, and Delta Sigma Theta Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees, both in political science, from Atlanta University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Georgia State University.

Reservations must be received by Friday, Oct. 20, and can be made by calling the EO/AA office at 1-7500 or by sending an e-mail message to china@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu or mholmes@ vtvm1.cc.vt.edu. The cost of the breakfast to participants is $4, with the remainder of the cost subsidized by the two sponsors.

For more information, call Karen Poe or Michele Holmes at 1-7500.