School of World Studies Student Research Conference

The 2019 Student Research Conference will be held on November 14 and 15 in VCU's Student Commons. 

We are kicking off this year's conference with a film screening of "Sur le Bout de la Langue" ("On the Tip of My Tongue") which explores Indigenous language preservation in the Commons Theater at 4 PM, Thursday, November 14. The movie will be presented by Pamunkey Chief Brad Brown and professor Peter Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.. 

The movie will be followed by a keynote address by Lauren Fox, Director of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Resource Center, from 6 until 8 in the Commonwealth Ballroom. 

The conference will also include a panel discussion focused on social activism in Richmond at 3 PM on Friday, November 15 in the Richmond Salons. Moderated by Isabelle Richman, Ph.D., the panel includes: Zakia McKensey, founder/executive director of Nationz Foundation;  Seema Sked, founder-of Fight the Muslim Ban; Zoe Spencer, Ph.D.; and Rev. Leonina Arismendi Zarkovic, co-director, Santos en Virginia.

Please email our web liaison with any questions. You can view a program online or download it: 2019 Student Research Conference Program