Global Educational Forum


Global Educational Forum on

Women in Sport, Education and Health

-Challenges and accomplishments-

Women operate in increasingly globalized societies, where worldwide changes in a variety of spheres impact roles they partake. Ways women have been empowered with decision-making opportunities, or challenged/disadvantaged by structural or social barriers in various places of operation in institutions related to sport, health and education will be the centerpiece of this year’s forum. Women have sought liberation, empowerment and opportunities to help build societies and change lives wherever located, and the 2014 forum brings together scholars from across the University of Georgia and outside the region to share their research outcomes and experiences that highlight achievements of women in global societies.

  • Provide state-of-the-art research in the areas of sport, education and health.
  • Educate about achievements and obstacles that women face in society and work places.
  • Indicate liberating and empowering ways women have advanced in social institutions, and transformed societies to change lives of children and youth in global communities.



Online Agenda and speakers


Online Informative Flyer

Call for Abstracts 

Submission Information: Student Poster Abstracts

Student poster presentations focus on local and global studies. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (and include the title, presenter’s name, and department affiliation).

Poster session time: 2:00-3:15pm, March 18, 2014. Students must put up their posters between 8:00am and 9:30am, and remove them by 7:00pm

Plan to be by your poster at least 10 minutes before 2:00pm. Poster presentation is from 2:00-3:15pm, March 18, 2014. Make sure your poster has an abstract that contains a purpose, method, results, and conclusions if data based or has an objective, procedures, thematic perspectives, and implications if not data based. A poster is preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words. Key terms used in the paper should be listed immediately below the abstract.

Top three poster presenters will each receive a cash award, certificate and a T-shirt (graduate and undergraduate students). The rest of the presenters will each receive a certificate of participation.

  • Abstracts Reviewers: TBA
  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts: Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Notification date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Where to send abstracts: Submit abstracts and any questions: Program chair, Rose Chepyator-Thomson, at
  • Forum Event Day: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • Registration: Free and on-site registration for all campus-wide faculty and staff, students, guests, and visitors
  • Where: Georgia Continuing Education Center


Program Director

  • Dr. Rose Chepyator-Thomson, Professor, Kinesiology



The mission of the Global Educational Forum (GEF) is to provide faculty and students an opportunity to share their research, teaching, and service activities as contextualized within UGA’s diverse academic disciplines. The forum brings together a wide cross-section of faculty from the University to discuss their research and teaching efforts to promote cross-cultural understanding on food security and nutrition in global context. Graduate and undergraduate students get the opportunity to share their research studies and educational experiences as connected to diverse disciplinary knowledge.

Chief Advisors:

  • Dr. Kavita Pandit, Associate Provost, Office of International Education;


2014 Members of the Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Akinloye Ojo, Director, African Studies Institute, and Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Dr. Billy Hawkins, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Education
  • Dr. Paul Duncan, Associate Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Dr. Richard Gordon, Director, and Professor, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Director, Institute for Women’s Studies, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. John Mativo, Associate Professor, Department of Career and Information Studies, College of Education
  • Dr. Dr. Susan Tanner, Department of Anthropology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

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