Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grohmann Tower, Fourth Floor, 233 E. Juneau Ave.

Improving the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world is one way MSOE students are preparing to be leaders of character, responsible professionals, passionate learners, and value creators. Servant-leadership activities at home and abroad, and service trips with Global Brigades and Engineers Without Borders are just a few ways in which students are presenting solutions regarding tolerance and respect for cultural identities.

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast/onsite registration
8:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks by Dr. John Walz
9 a.m. - Keynote Address: Hoping to Help: Responsible Volunteering in Global Health, by Dr. Judith Lasker
9:45 a.m. - Break
10-10:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions
   Session 1: Cultural Diversity and Engineers Without Borders by Dr. Todd Davis, MSOE
   Session 2: Improving Ethical Practices in Short-Term Volunteering Programs by Dr. Judith Lasker
10:45 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Tales from the Field
11:45 a.m. - Closing Remarks by Dr. Patrick Jung  

Dr. Judith N. Lasker
Dr. Lasker is NEH Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. at Brandeis and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard. Lasker’s major areas of interest are in the field of medical sociology, with particular emphasis on women’s health issues and international health. Her newest book, “Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering” examines the impact on host communities and on volunteers of short-term international service programs in public health and medical care. In 2014, Lasker was awarded the Centennial Medal by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard for her contributions to society as they have emerged from one’s graduate education at Harvard.