Global Awareness Society International

Proceedings of the Global Awareness Society International -2014

23rd Annual Conference

Montego Bay, Jamaica

May 2014

Searching for Peace in a Challenging Global Environment

Table of Contents

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Middle East: Current Economic Performance and Challenges

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

Determinants of Voting Behaviour in Ghana

Kingsley Agomor

Samuel Adams

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA)

Exploring the Globalization, Stress and Cancer- Relationship. A Selected Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Ivor L. Livingston, PH.D. ,M.P.H., C.H.E.S
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University

Tariqah Nuriddin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,Howard University

Jane Otado, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Georgetown-Howard University’s Center for Clinical & Translational Science (GHUCCTS),Howard University Hospital

Jonathan Butler, MDiv
Doctoral Student
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Howard University

Political Ethnicity and Conflict Management in Africa’s Union Government

E. Ike Udogu, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow and Professor
epartment of Government & Justice Studies
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608

Creating an Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Music

Mark U. Reimer
Christopher Newport University

Songs of Resistance

Dr. Rachel J. Holland
Christopher Newport University

The Eternal Warning: Social Commentary in the Wind Band Repertoire

John Lopez
Director of Athletic Bands
Christopher Newport University

Promotion of Global Dialogue through the Performing Arts: The Artist as Citizen Diplomat

Cynthia A. Karaffa, Ph.D.
Carlow University

Contrary to Current Conventional Concepts We Are NOT Sliding Down a Slippery Slope

Dr. Faith M. Pereira
Professor Emeritus of Management & Marketing
Dowling College

Relationship of Mobile Phone Usage and GPA among the Undergraduate Students at the University of the West Indies - Mona Campus

Tashfeen Ahmad
Faculty of Social Sciences
The University of the West Indies, 6 Ring Road, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica

Reviews, Critiques and Recommendations: Are Professors Potentially Liable For Negative Evaluations?

Deborah S Kleiner
The Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University, New York

Improving Graduation Rates for African American and Latino Students at Public Institutions

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

Ismail Smith-Wade-El
Theater for Transformation

Ethical Issues in Education Marketing

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

Sreedhar V. Kavil
St. John’s University, New York, NY

A Cross-Country Exploration of Factors Contributing to Problem-Solving and Avoidance

Ming-hui Li
St. John’s University, Queens, NY, USA

Simulation Exercises to Reinforce the Foundations of Statistical Thinking in Online Classes

Simcha Pollack, Ph.D.
St. John’s University, Tobin College of Business Queens, NY, 11439

The Criminal (In)Justice System: An Exploratory Analysis of the Experiences of Incarcerated Mothers in Poverty

Jenna L Slater
Pitzer College

Students’ Perception and Attitude Toward Hiring a Former Offender

Gloria Enyondo
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Globalization and Patterns of Alcohol Consumption in a Mexican Indian Community

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

Informal Communication and the Hungarian Economy in the Early 1920’s Period

Virag Rab
University of Pécs