March 24, 2010
Written by Megan Robare
Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Its insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón.
Chapter Alpha Phi of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, will host its Second Annual Peace and Security Forum from 5:30 – 7 p.m. March 31 in Room 001 in the College of Education Building.
Panelists Cristina Bradatan representing Europe, Mohammad Maqusi representing the Middle East, Dennis Patterson representing Asia and Andrés Vargas representing the Americas will discuss the social, economic and political implications of global immigration. Ambassador Tibor Nagy, vice provost for International Affairs, will represent Africa and moderate the conversation.
The forum was initiated when Sigma Delta Pi advisor Comfort Pratt received a grant from the Association of College Honor Societies in October of 2008. This year’s forum will be funded by a grant from the Student Government Association. Pratt said last year’s forum brought together an amazing panel and received excellent reviews. She said she hopes for continued success.
“We hope this year’s forum will inform participants about what is happening right now regarding global immigration, and clarify issues pertaining to specific parts of the world,” Pratt said. “The discussion will also provide an opportunity for participants to interact with the panel and gain useful insights into various issues they are concerned about.”
Pratt said Sigma Delta Pi is grateful for the coordination and selection of panelists and moderation of the event once again by Nagy.
A reception will be held after the forum. For reservations, contact Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 742-1997 by March 26.