Global Awareness Society International

Proceedings of the Global Awareness Society International - 2012

21st Annual Conference

New York Hilton Times Square Hotel

May 2012

Table of Contents

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Regional Perspective

Middle East: Dramatic Change and Challenges

Dr. Shah Mehrabi
Professor of Economics
Senior Economic Consultant
Member of the Supreme Council of the Central Bank of Afghanistan

Culture and Society

Alcohol Consumption, Maquilas and Everyday Life in a Nahuatl Community in Mexico

Luis Berruecos
Department of Social Relations
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
(UAM) –Xochimilco Campus, México City

The Impact of Globalization on the Prevalence of Obesity: Trends and Health Implications in Sub-Saharan Africa

Raja Staggers-Hakim, PH.D., MPH
Connecticut Commission on Health Equity

Ivor Livingston, Ph.D., MPH
Howard University

Ron Manuel, Ph.D.
Howard University

Impact of The Digital Technology on Culture: Lessons from a Pilot Study

Shreekant G. Joag
St. John’s University, New York

Cultural Dimensions on Equity Sensitivity: American vs. Chinese

Jiaxi Wang
Shawnee State University

Intellectual Courage; the Social Construction of Terrorism: Embodying Global Realities

Cynthia A. Karaffa, PhD
Carlow University

Born for Higher Things(Ad Majora Natus Es)

Dr. Faith M. Pereira
Dowling College

Recommendation for a United States Policy on Poverty

Christopher J. Rumbough
Bloomsburg University

Transforming Tolerance into Empathy: Cultural Imperatives in the Interfaith Dialogue

Nina Frola Joyner, ABD
Old Dominion University

Berhanu Mengistu, PhD
Old Dominion University

Global Education

M-Learning in Nigerian Universities: Challenges and Possibilities

Titus A. Umoru, Phd
Department of Business Education
Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria

Okeke, A. U., Phd
Department Of Vocational Education
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Evaluating Global Education at a Regional University: A Focus Group Research on Faculty Perspectives

Dr. Chin Hu

Dr. Hooshang Pazaki
Department of Sociology
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

New Hungarian Experiences with the Joint Course Methodology

Virág Rab
University of Pécs

Judit Dombi
University of Pécs

Sexual Harassment for Grades in Tertiary Institutions –A Myth or Reality?

Irene Iris Akaab
Accra Polytechnic, Accra, Ghana

Perception of Business Educators on the Impact of ICTS on Student Learning in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

Amaka .U. Okeke PH.D.
Department of Vocational Education
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria

Justina .I. Ezenwafor PH.D.
Department of Vocational Education
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria

Titus .A. Umoru PH.D.
Department of Business And Vocational Education Kwara
State University, Malet, Nigeria

Crossing the Line in Lancaster County: Adolescents, Sexual Harassment & Cyber-Bullying

Carol Reina
Millersville University

Rita Smith-Wade-El, Ph.D
Millersville University

A Five-Year Study: A Field-Related Course and Early Childhood Teacher Candidates’ Self-efficacy

Kejing Liu
Shawnee State University

Global Business and Development

Adjustment Patterns in Food Consumption: From Extreme Poverty to Affluent Society: A Case of North Korean Defectors (Saeteomins) in South Korea

Sang T. Choe, DBA
University of Southern Indiana

Hyung Jeong Cho, Ph.D
University of Southern Indiana

Globalization’s Challenges for South Asia: The Case of Sri Lanka

Shreekant G. Joag
St. John’s University, New York

Globalization and its Effect on International Business

Andrea Herrmann
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Public Transportation Policies in United States: Drawing Upon Lessons from Germany and United Kingdom

Eunice V. Akoto, Ph.D.
Henderson State University, Arkansas

Integrating Cultural Synergy and Leadership Development Through Globalized Initiatives

William Lovell
Bloomsburg University

Cultural Integration for Expatriates on a Superior Level through a Direct Focus Institutes

Joshua Stout
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public Private-Partnerships: An International Perspective

Tassew Shiferaw Gizaw PH.D.
Norfolk State University