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Conference for Centennial of WWI & Peace

    The College of Arts and Sciences Presents an Interdisciplinary Conference for the

    Centennial of World War I & Peace

    centennial-wwi

    November 16, 2019
    Saint Leo University

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    Conference Schedule

    9:00 am - 9:25 am
    WELCOME REMARKS & MILITARY SALUTE

    1. ROTC Cadets: "Presentation of Colors"
    2. Welcome: Saint Leo University & World War I Centennial, 1919-2019,
      by JEFF SENESE, Ph.D., University President 

     

    9:25 am - 9:35 am
    POETRY RECITAL 1: “Trench Poetry: U.S.A.”,

    by GIANNA RUSSO, M.A., English, College Arts & Sciences

     

    9:45 am - 11:05 am
    PANEL A: WORLD WAR I: MILITARY & DIPLOMACY

    1. “Alliances & U.S. Military in World War I: ‘Doughboys’ & Trenches ‘Over There’”
      MARCO RIMANELLI, Ph.D., Political Science, College Arts & Sciences

    2. “’Aye, What has Become of Civilization?’: East Asia & the Great War”
      DAN DuBOIS, Ph.D., History, College of Arts & Sciences

    3. “President Wilson vs. U.S. Senate Battles to Ratify the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty”
      FRANK ORLANDO, M.A., Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences

    4. "The Papacy's Role in World War I & League of Nations"
      STEVE OKEY, Ph.D., Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

     

    11:05 am - 11:25 am
    WORLD WAR I TUNES: “Over There”

    by JUNE HAMMOND, D.M., Music, College Arts & Sciences

     

    11:25 am - 12:30 pm
    PANEL B: MEDICAL & HEALTH CARE ISSUES IN THE GREAT WAR

    1. “Medical Advances in Treating Combat Wounds in Two World Wars & V.A. Role”
      GALO ALAVA, M.D. & MBA, Ecuadorian Police (ret.), Health Care, College of Business

    2. “The Great Influenza Pandemic of World War I and Bio-Chemical Impact on Today’s Avian Flu Threats”
      IAIN DUFFY, Ph.D., Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
    3. “Military Psychology & Treating Veterans’ Battle-Shock/PTSD in Two World Wars”
      CHRIS CRONIN, Ph.D., Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

    4. “Wartime Trauma & Social Work: Helping Civilians & Women Victims since the Two World Wars”
      RHONDDA WADDELL, Ph.D., Associate-Dean, College of Education

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    LUNCH

    (AUDIENCE & STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA; SPEAKERS & FACULTY/STAFF IN BOARDROOM A)

     

    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
    POETRY RECITAL 2: “Trench Poetry: Great Britain”

    by AGNIESZKA LEESCH, M.A., English, College Arts & Sciences

     

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    PANEL C: LEAGUE OF NATIONS’ LEGAL, ECONOMIC & PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT

    1. “Colonial Mandates in the League of Nations, Israel & Repercussions at the United Nations to Today”
      JACK McTAGUE, Ph.D., History, College of Arts & Sciences

    2. “The League of Nations as an Imperfect System for International Peace & Prosecution of War-Crimes”
      JOSEPH CILLO, J.D., Criminal Justice, College of Education

    3. “Geo-Economic Lessons of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty to Today”
      IOANNIS PANTZALIS, Ph.D., International Marketing, College of Business

     

    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    POETRY RECITAL 3: “Trench Poetry: Canada”

    by Chair CHANTELLE MacPHEE, Ph.D., English, College Arts & Sciences

     

    3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
    CONFERENCE SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS

    by MARCO RIMANELLI, Ph.D., Political Science

    Registration

    $12 for community/alumni/high schools
    (includes coffee in boardrooms and lunch in cafeteria)

    No registration Fee for Saint Leo Students/Faculty/Staff
    (must show valid ID)

    Register Now

    Location

    Saint Leo University
    Boardrooms B & C
    33701 State Road 52
    Saint Leo, FL 33574

    Send Questions to:

    collegeofartsandsciences@saintleo.edu