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2017 State System Summit

Session 24

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Internationalization and Inclusion Issues of US Campus

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM

Improved means of communication and travel is making the word smaller. International professionals believe that the world is moving toward the oneness of human community. On the other hand, it is ironic that we find a growing inward turning in US society, a tending to believe that "US First" and that US should solve domestic problems before diverting attention to international and global issues. The students' plainest will discuss that this notion is counterproductive because domestic problems have their roots in global phenomena and cannot be solved with strictly domestic solutions and point of views. The panelist will provide an analysis and best practices of creating diversity programs through the center of Diversity and Inclusion to engage international students and US students on campus to create multiculturalism and provide global outlook.


Sean Mooney, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Madhav P. Sharma, Director, International Education Services at Bloomsburg University

Mr. Steven W. Bode, Senior majoring in history at Bloomsburg University
Steven W. Bode will be graduating in spring 2017. He is an executive member of International Student Association and participates in all diversity programs organized through the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomsburg University. He is a conference presenter and has participated and presented in many international conferences.

Ms. Maha Hamad, Fulbright Scholar at Bloomsburg University
Ms. Maha Hamad works as an instructor of English in MODLI Language Center, Alexandria, Egypt. Maha has two Bachelor degrees - education (2008) and English literature and language (2013). She is BU Fulbright scholar (FLTA) teaching Arabic class and taking selected courses at Bloomsburg University. She is dedicated to Diversity and participates and promotes the diversity programs at Bloomsburg University.

Mr. Edson Miguel Pedro Castillo, Sophomore Electrical Engineering major at Bloomsburg University
Mr. Edson Miguel Pedro Castillo is an undergraduate student from Mexico, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He joined Bloomsburg University in 2016 and he is a sophomore. He is an RA and conference presenter and committed for diversity and fully participates in diversity activities programs through the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomsburg University.

Dr. Elena Krasilnikkova, Bloomsburg University
Dr. Krasilnikkova is an Associate Professor at Vologda State University in Russia. Language ad cross-cultural communication are her expertise. She has extensive research and publication. She is multi lingual – English, German, Italian and Russian. She is highly dedicated in diversity programs and contributes to the programs sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomsburg University.

Mr. Shyer Amin, Senior Finance and Economics major at Bloomsburg University
Mr. Amin is an international student from Bangladesh with a double major in Finance and Economics and expects to graduate in the spring of 2018. Currently he is the President of International Student Association and involved with many clubs like MUN, Alpha Sigma Phi and MEU. He is a champion of diversity and brings town and campus together by creating and participating in many diversity activities through the Center diversity and Inclusion at Bloomsburg University.

Mr. Dhir Gala, Junior majoring in Biology from Bloomsburg University
Mr. Gala is an international student from Mumbai, India and he has been at Bloomsburg University since 2015. He is a member of the Pre-medical Sciences Club and Treasurer /Secretary of International Student Association. He actively participates in all the cultural and diversity activities and programs.