The 10th Joint Area Centers Symposium

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 10-12, 2014

Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives

Each year the International and Area Study Centers and Center for International Business Education and Research join together to sponsor a Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS) on a theme of common interest. This year's theme, "Children and Globalization" reflects concerns among parents, educators and public policy officials worldwide about the impact of the global economy, migration, global media, war and social change on the socialization and rights of children. This symposium promises to be an exciting event that will bring together scholars and experts from many different disciplines to discuss the meaning of childhood today, the experiences of children in diverse contexts, the impact of child labor and war on children's lives, and debates about children's rights.

This year's JACS conference is free and open to the public. Click here to register!

Teachers can receive up to 20contact hours (20 Illinois CPDU's and 2.0 general University CEU's) of professional development recognition. Click here to register as an educator!