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Global Temple Conference

Global Temple Conference

The Twelfth Annual Global Temple Conference

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The 12th annual Global Temple Conference is a day-long symposium on November 15th  designed to explore and celebrate Temple’s wide array of international work, promoting globalization as one of Temple's core values. 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. The conference is free and open to the Temple community and the public.


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

2017 Conference Schedule

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

View the complete program guide

Register in advance

To register for the conference, click 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 15, 2017. 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 29, 2018.

A look back: The Eleventh Annual Global Temple Conference

The 11th annual Global Temple Conference, a day-long event, was held on November 9, 2016. Over 500 attendees and 250 presenters joined us for Global Temple in 2016.

The 2016 year's conference featured a Plenary Session on Philadelphia on the World Stage, four concurrent sessions showcasing student, faculty and staff research, programs and films; and a poster session.

Download the comprehensive Program Guide (PDF)


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.

2016 Plenary Session speaker

Zabeth Teelucksingh has led the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) as Executive Director since 2011. GPA is a nonprofit, member based organization committed to promoting the global significance of Philadelphia and its international community. Under Zabeth’s leadership, GPA has grown in membership, and global outreach, most notably joining with the City of Philadelphia for membership in the Organization of World Heritage Cities in November 2015, making Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the US. Zabeth has developed multiple signature international programs, including GlobalPhilly™2013 - the first ever international Expo in Philadelphia, which was repeated in 2015 and currently GlobalPhilly 2017. Zabeth also created GlobalKids, PhillyThinks, EIJP (a global journalism program), a robust internship program for millennials and the #IamaGlobalPhiladelphian awareness campaign.

With more than 25 years of international business, b2b and non-profit experience, Zabeth is highly skilled in all aspects of Marketing, Communications and Branding with a global vision. Before joining GPA, Zabeth served in several international roles in the U.S. and in Europe. Her network of strategic alliances stems from prior professional appointments including six years of marketing for Time, Inc. in Paris, six years as Marketing Director at the World Congress, in Boston, and several years in advertising with J. Walter Thomson in Greater Miami.
Zabeth contributes her time as a board member for: Board of the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie, USA250, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Advisory Committee, Temple Fox School CIBE Board, Chamounix Mansion and most recently on PA Humanities Council. Overseas she is on the advisory board of @GoUNESCO – Make Heritage Fun!
A frequent Public Speaker and Moderator on all things global, Zabeth also contributes her talent and energy to Friends of Independence Hall, The Walnut Club, and Women for Greater Philadelphia. She has attended the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange (GPLEX) in 2012 Toronto, and 2014 Boston.
Born in Carthage, Tunisia, Zabeth was educated in boarding school in the UK and the French Lycee in London, graduating from Lancaster University with a triple major in Philosophy, Politics and History. She studied French Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Zabeth has lived in six countries and is a citizen of both France and the US. She is fluent in English and French, proficient in Spanish and Arabic, and has working knowledge of Hindi and Italian. She lives in Merion Station, PA with her husband Ken, daughter Emma and mini-dachshund Lily.

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