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LIU Post Honors Conference on “Our Future” November 2

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
516-299-2333

Brookville, N.Y. -- As the presidential election draws near, members of university communities around the country are contemplating what the future will hold -- individually, nationally and worldwide. From the role of the United States in the global economy, to the future of energy, or new technologies, even of poetry, one thing is certain about the future -- no one is certain what it will hold.

"Our Future" will be the theme of the annual Honors Conference at the LIU Post on Friday, November 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshops and discussions will cover issues large and small, ranging from the academic and philosophical to the practical and be presented by members of the LIU Post faculty, students, alumni and respected professionals.

“With a less than a week before a presidential election, it’s a good time for college students to be reflecting on what is on the horizon,” said Dr. Joan Digby, director of the Honors Program. “But thoughts of the future needn’t always be on a grand scale. Every aspect of our lives has a future element.”

Heather McCloskey Beck, an author, public speaker, musician and business executive, will deliver the keynote address, “Into the Future.” An honors program and LIU Post alumna who completed her thesis and earned her degree 25 years after she began her studies, will lead a discussion about how students have the capacity to reinvent themselves using social media and their own creative genius.

The Honors Conference will feature a wide spectrum of thought-provoking topics of interest that speculate on the future, ranging from clean technologies and alternative energies to eco-friendly fashion trends. Dr. Shaireen Rasheed, a professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, will explore the role of women in the Islamic world. Dr. Shahid Siddiqi from the Marketing and International Business Department will examine the possibility that globalization is going to take a different turn from what one might anticipate. Two current honors students who studied abroad in China, Grace Agbavitor and Mr. Thomas Reilly, will debate the role of China in the coming years.

For further information contact Dr. Digby at (516) 299-2840, email joan.digby@liu.edu or visit www.liu.edu/post/honors. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The conference takes places in various buildings on the LIU Post campus, located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville, New York.

Posted 10/10/2012

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