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For World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2016   Professor Tallier, “Diabetes and the Impact on the Older Adult” 

Fundamental Etiologies of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia” November 15, 2016Dr. Zelalem Kibret, a scholar from Sub-Saharan Africa spoke to a group at a program called “The Power of Literature” about his life as an imprisoned writer. The focus of Dr. Kibret’s thesis for his Ph.D. was the “ and has published in numerous academic journals. He expressed his interests in human rights law, conflict studies, governance and development in Africa, federalism, traditional institutions and the law, and African studies.   

International Day for Tolerance November 16, 2016 – On , we welcomed panels from the School of Education, and Departments of Occupational Therapy and Communication Disorders to discuss the subject of “Creating a Just, Inclusive World: Combating Intolerance.” They spoke about disabilities and encouraged an open discussion within the audience about their thoughts on the topic in today’s society.

Professor Elise Arnold-Levene  -- November 16, 2016--showed the Chilean film Machuca, which is a story of two friends, one who is very poor and one who is privileged. The boys are a part of a social integration project and witness a political coup in Chile.

On World Prematurity Day-- November 17, 2016--Professor Kathleen Kenney-Riley gave a presentation regarding premature babies around the globe. She talked about the health issues that are linked with prematurity and the importance of raising awareness and taking action in the movement to give babies a chance at living the life they deserve.

World Toilet Day  November 18, 2016 – Professors Davida Smyth and Irina Ellison presented “How the Toilet has Changed the World” on to discuss hygiene conditions on an international level. They spoke about the ways that many countries are forced to cope when toileting is inaccessible or nonexistent.

 International Human Rights DayDecember 13, 2016 – On Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a Mercy College student, presented “Memoirs of a War Child” – a personal and powerful story of her life as a refugee and surviving armed conflicts in Africa. The students and faculty were appreciative of her willingness to be so honest about the brutality she faced and were inspired by her strength. She wrote a book about her experiences, titled How Dare The Sun Rise, which will be published this May. 


2017 International Women's Day

Now that the Women's Marches are Over, What's Next for Women?

International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8, means different things to different people.  For some it's a celebration; for others it's a call to action to accelerate gender parity; and for many it's an opportunity to align and promote relevant activities. International Women's Day is the perfect moment for gender-focused action.

The Center if planning a conference with the them "Now that that Women's Marches are Over, What's Next for Women?" on March 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (Main Hall).  There will be a panel of Mercy faculty who will present about an international women's issue related to this day.

We will open this conference to the Mercy and local community. 

Ambassador Series

Mercy College regularly hosts a discussion between former United Nations Ambassador Ahmad Kamal (Pakistan) and current United Nations Ambassadors from around the globe.  On April 24, 2017, we will have Ambassador Flores Flake from Honduras speak about "The Role of Honduras in the Western Hemisphere and at the United Nations."  Recent Ambassadors speaking at Mercy College include:

  • Ambassador Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Mexico (Fall, 2016)
  • Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae, Botswana (Spring, 2016)
  • Ambassador Nazifullah Salarzai, Republic of Afghanistan (Fall, 2015)
  • Ambassador Philbert Johnson and Consul General Bernard K.B. Quantson, Republic of Ghana (Spring, 2015)
  • Oh Joon, Republic of Korea (Fall, 2014)
  • Bekim Sejdiu, Kosovo (Spring, 2014)
  • Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Romania (Fall, 2013)