On Thursday, November 17, 2016 LSU International Programs (IP) will host the third annual International Research Fair, themed “Diversity, Collaboration, Engagement”. The fair will be held in the Atchafalaya Room of the LSU Union from 9:00 to11:00 a.m. The fair is a forum for Visiting Scholars at LSU to showcase their research and to interact and engage with colleagues and the LSU community. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe ten presentations by visiting scholars from various countries. The presentations will cover a variety of topics in the fields of Comparative Biomedical Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geology, Graphic Design, Human Geography, Information Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Soil and Water Quality Management. The International Research Fair welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Escobar, judge, and former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala. Dr. Escobar is currently a Reagan-Fascell Fellow of the National Endowment for Democracy, at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, at Harvard.
This event coincides with International Education Week which falls on the third week of November each year, when more than 100 countries celebrate the benefits of international education.
International Programs/International Services hosts more than 100 visiting scholars from around the world at any given time, through the US Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program. Scholars come to LSU to conduct collaborative research, teach, train, and observe. The presence of visiting scholars at LSU promotes diversity and awareness of other cultures, peoples, and languages; and a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for other cultures.