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Global Temple Conference

Global Temple Conference

The Eleventh Annual Global Temple Conference

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The 11th annual Global Temple Conference is a day-long symposium on November 9thdesigned to explore and celebrate Temple’s wide array of international work. As in the past, we’ll feature student, staff and faculty research, plus a variety of programs and creative ventures from around the world. We welcome proposals for various formats–papers, panel discussions, posters, films, performances, and exhibits–organized broadly around four pillars of university excellence: scholarship, teaching, creativity, and service. Prizes for the best student work will be awarded. 


The conference will be held at Howard Gittis Student Center with a plenary address and presentations and sessions throughout the day. A global information fair will showcase the many opportunities and resources available to members of the university community interested in adding an international dimension to their study, teaching and /or research.

Plenary Session: Philadelphia on the World Stage

Welcome: JoAnne A. Epps, Temple University Executive Vice President and Provost
Remarks: Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association

Global Information Fair and Poster Session

The Global Information Fair provides the Temple community with the opportunity to learn more about the many Temple departments and programs that offer international opportunities for the Temple community. The Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary exhibition will be installed at the global information fair.


If you have questions about the conference, please contact Julie Ta, Global Temple Coordinator at global@temple.edu.

2016 Conference Schedule

Time Session
9:30 - 10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 - 10:50 Plenary Session
11:00 - 11:50 Concurrent Sessions I
12:00 - 12:50 Poster Session, Global Information Fair, Light Refreshments
1:00 - 1:50 Concurrent Sessions II
2:00 - 2:50 Concurrent Sessions III
3:00 - 3:50 Concurrent Sessions IV
4:00      Conference Concludes
View session titles and room assignments

Register in advance

Registration for this event is encouraged. Register here.

Undergraduate and graduate student paper competition

Each year after the conference, the Global Temple Conference Committee holds a Best Paper competition for our undergraduate and graduate panel presenters. Students interested in applying for the Best Paper awards have to submit a complete paper to global@temple.edu by December 16, 2016. If you are presenting a paper this year, please consider submitting a paper! 

There is no fixed paper format; any one of several standard styles will be accepted.  The papers must be complete, with a title, bibliography and additional material (such as tables, graphs or images, if necessary) included.  It will be difficult to evaluate very lengthy material, so applicants are advised to keep the text limited to approximately 6,000 words. The committee will select one undergraduate paper and one graduate paper to be awarded $50 Diamond Dollars (to be transferred directly to your TU account). Winners will also have their papers featured on this page.

A jury selected by the conference committee will evaluate these papers for originality, significance, and clarity of exposition.  The committee will announce the award winners on the conference website and contact the winners by January 30, 2017.

A look back: The Tenth Annual Global Temple Conference

The 10th annual Global Temple Conference, a day-long event, was held on November 18, 2015. Over 500 attendees and 100 presenters joined us for Global Temple in 2015. The Global Temple Conference was first organized in 2006 to showcase the university's international involvement across the world, promoting globalization as one of Temple's core values. The conference celebrates Temple’s global dimensions by showcasing Temple student, faculty and staff research, programs, and creative activities from around the world. The conference is free and open to the Temple community and the public.

The 2015 year's conference featured a Plenary Session on Europe's Migration Challenge, four concurrent sessions showcasing student, faculty and staff research, programs and films; and a poster session.

New in 2015, there was a Global Information Fair in conjunction with the poster session. The fair provided the Temple community with the opportunity to learn more about the many Temple departments and programs that offer international opportunities.

Download the comprehensive Program Guide (PDF)

Global Temple by the Numbers


All sessions and events were held on the 2nd floor of the Howard Gittis Student Center (13th and Montgomery) in Rooms 200, 217, 220, 223.

2015 Schedule

Time Session
9:15 - 10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 - 10:50 Plenary Session
11:00 - 11:50 Concurrent Sessions I
12:00 - 12:50 Poster Session, Global Information Fair, Light Refreshments
1:00 - 1:50 Concurrent Sessions II
2:00 - 2:50 Concurrent Sessions III
3:00 - 3:50 Concurrent Sessions IV
4:00      Conference Concludes


2015 Plenary Session speakers

R. Daniel KelemanR. Daniel Kelemen is Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics at Rutgers University. Kelemen's research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. His most recent book - Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press, 2011) won the Best Book Award from the European Union Studies Association. He is also author of The Rules of Federalism: Institutions and Regulatory Politics in the EU and Beyond (Harvard University Press, 2004), as well as over forty book chapters and articles in journals including the American Political Science Review, World Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Journal of Public Policy and Journal of European Public Policy. He is editor of Lessons from Europe? What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies (CQ Press, 2014) and co-editor of The European Union: Integration and Enlargement (Routledge, 2014), The Power of the European Court of Justice (Routledge, 2012), and The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and West European Politics and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association. 

Kelemen previously served as the Director of the Center for European Studies at Rutgers University. Prior to Rutgers, Kelemen was Fellow in Politics, Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, visiting fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University, a Fulbright Fellow in European Union Studies at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and a visiting fellow at the Center of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was educated at Berkeley (A.B. in Sociology) and Stanford (M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science).

Michael ScullinMichael Scullin is the Honorary Consul of France in Philadelphia, Counsel to the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, and an adjunct faculty member at Temple University where he teaches International Law and Cyberlaw. For over 20 years he has handled a broad variety of commercial, nonprofit and international matters, including establishment of U.S. entities by foreign nationals and others, related immigration matters, transnational litigation, intellectual property issues and negotiation and drafting of international sales, distribution, joint development and licensing contracts. He is also a business consultant with expertise in global expansion and operations for firms and nonprofit organizations.

He is serving his sixth term as the Co-Chair of the International Law Committee of the 13,000 member Philadelphia Bar Association. In that capacity, he established the Twinning Relationship with the bar association of Lyon, France; he currently directs the Philadelphia-Lyon Attorney Exchange Program, placing French stagiaires in American firms and American lawyers in French offices. He regularly attends the Rentrée du Barreau de Lyon and maintains extensive contacts with lawyers and other professionals throughout the world. He has also supported the establishment of other economic links between the US and France, which were instrumental in bringing about the signing, in 2004, of a Memorandum of Understanding between Philadelphia and Lyon to promote joint economic development. In 2005, he was presented with the Médaille d’ Honneur by Senator Jean Besson on behalf of the President the Rhones-Alpes Region. He has been inducted as a Chevalier in the Commanderie des Costes du Rhône and enthroned as a Commandeur in the Commanderie de Bordeaux.

2015 Paper and poster winners

Zhenya Nalywayko, “The Aesthetic of Intolerance in Ahmedabad, India.”

Genevieve Philiponis, Tammy Lin, Mike Izzo, Giovanni Rivera, Kristen Ronca and Mark Simon, School of Medicine
Poster 8: “Snake Bite Induced Renal Failure and Neurological Complications”

For more information

Questions? Please contact us at global@temple.edu.

The Global Temple Conference is organized by the Faculty Senate International Programs Committee and the Office of International Affairs, and supported by Colleges and Programs across the University.

The conference is sponsored by the General Education Program, The Fox School of Business CIBE, and the Office of International Affairs