MARCH 20 EVENTS CANCELLED
We regret that due to the Ohio State University's most recent policies and recommendations on COVID-19, we will be CANCELLING our COMPAS conference and reception on March 20.
What does America stand for internationally? What has been the global impact of American culture, American ideas, and American power? Should American foreign policy be guided by idealism or by self-interest? Is America an "exceptional" nation? Is it a force for good in the world? Can or should it be?
This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
8:50-9:00am – Welcome & opening remarks
- Eric MacGilvray (CEHV & Political Science, Ohio State)
9:00am-10:30am: Traditional perspectives on America’s role in the world
- Mark Katz (Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Founding Director, Next Level)
- TRUTH & Klevah from Mother Nature
- Moderator: Danielle Fosler-Lussier (Music, Ohio State)
Join us for a conversation with Mark Katz, Founding Director of Next Level, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the University of North Carolina, and the Meridian International Center, which uses hip-hop music, dance, and art to foster cross-cultural creative exchange in diverse communities worldwide. Professor Katz will be joined by TRUTH and Klevah of Mother Nature, a Chicago-based hip-hop duo which has taken part in Next Level programs in Azerbaijan and Morocco.
7:00pm-10:00pm: Concluding reception & concert
The conference will be followed by a reception and concert featuring Mother Nature at the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus; see separate event listing for details. This reception is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Urban Arts Space.