Tuesday, December 11, 2007: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Golden West, Atlas Ballroom, First Floor (Town & Country)

Program Symposium: Connecting with the World: Should ESA Have an International Branch?

Organizer(s): Robert G. Hollingsworth, Robert.Hollingsworth@ARS.USDA.GOV
Megha N. Parajulee, m-parajulee@tamu.edu
Gary L. Bernon, Gary.Bernon@aphis.usda.gov
8:00 AM0730Introduction and opening remarks
Robert G. Hollingsworth, Robert.Hollingsworth@ARS.USDA.GOV
8:05 AM0731ESA and our ambition to make global connections: A vision for a "United Nations" of entomology
Scott Hutchins, shhutchins@dow.com
8:20 AM0732Making the case for the creation of an international branch
Stephen Clement, slclement@wsu.edu
8:35 AM0733Would an international branch foster new international opportunities for ESA members and help leverage international research programs and funds?
Kenneth A. Sorensen, kenneth_sorensen@ncsu.edu
8:50 AM 0734Why should foreign entomologists be interested in joining ESA?
James D. Harwood, james.harwood@uky.edu
9:05 AM0735Pros and cons of an ESA international branch from a non-US citizen perspective
Charles Vincent, vincentc@agr.gc.ca, Noubar J Bostanian, bostaniannj@agr.gc.ca
9:20 AM Break
9:35 AM 0736A better alternative to an international branch: Empowering an international network to address ESA global interests
Phillip G. Mulder, philmul@okstate.edu
9:50 AM 0737Brave new world: Technologies and opportunities for bringing together entomologists from around the globe
Shirley Hanrahan, shirley@gecko.biol.wits.ac.za
10:10 AM0738Questions
Gary L. Bernon, Gary.Bernon@aphis.usda.gov
10:25 AM 0739Summary and closing remarks
Megha N. Parajulee, m-parajulee@tamu.edu
10:35 AM International Affairs Committee (IAC) Business Meeting

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