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‘Conflict in the South China Sea’ talk scheduled

Cheryl Brown, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “Conflict in the South China Sea” as the fourth speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Charlotte International House in Plaza Midwood. This will be a special joint program with YP@IH, the young professional group at International House.

Brown teaches a variety of courses for the Political Science and Public Administration Department, including “Chinese Politics.” Her research interests include China’s personal data privacy and tort reform; technology, ethics and culture; and Big Data governance and privacy. She has focused recently on the legal, social and ethical implications of deep-sea mining, one of the issues currently impacting the South China Sea.

More information, including online registration, is available on the Office of International Programs website.

Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund

The Council on University Community is accepting proposals for the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, which supports initiatives that promote the daily value of diversity in the intellectual life of the campus. Faculty, staff or students are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000.

Potential uses for the fund include presentations, workshops, trainings, cultural programs, exhibitions, films or speakers that address issues of diversity; research on issues of diversity; programs to integrate diversity into the classroom or that increase diversity in the academic pipeline; or projects that increase diversity through linkages with the Charlotte community.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Tuesday, March 21.

More information about the fund is available on the Diversity Website.