Annual Research Conference 2016 Next Week

Choosing Our Tomorrow: Global Issues of Peace, Equity and Sustainability

The Inver Hills Annual Research Conference (ARC) is a two-day event held each spring for students, faculty and staff to present their scholarly and creative research. The spring 2016 conference takes place Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2016, in the Fine Arts building on the main campus of Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Our theme this year centers on exploring solutions that can lead to worldwide peace, equity and sustainability.

Keynote speakers at the conference are Bill Davnie, a retired 26-year career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, and Reginaldo “Regi” Haslett-Marroquin, chief operating officer of the Main Street Project, a poultry-centered regenerative agricultural system in Northfield, Minnesota.

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WHAT: Inver Hills Annual Research Conference

Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2016
8 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days

Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a former United Nations consultant and a former United States diplomat!
Regi Haslett-Marroquin
Regi Haslett-Marroquin

Reginald (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin
Transforming the Way We Eat: One Chicken at a Time
Wednesday April 20, 10 – 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 165
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation in 1994. Regi leads an international and local team that has broken new ground in the field of food and agriculture through an innovative Poultry Centered Regenerative Agriculture System he has pioneered. As chief operating officer for Main Street Project, Regi oversees day-to-day operations on food systems development, making sure it aligns with the large-scale goals of creating and anchoring a regenerative global food system. Regi’s personal mission is to continually affect the structural changes that allow for systems work at the national and international levels to be carried out, so that communities can achieve the large-scale goals that need to be met in order to anchor regenerative food system.

Bill Davnie
Bill Davnie

Bill Davnie
Is America Exceptional? Entering the Post American Century
Thursday April 21, 10 – 11 a.m. in Fine Arts Theatre
Bill Davnie is a retired U.S. diplomat, who served for 27 years in U.S. embassies abroad and in the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he studied Islamic political thought in Indonesia for a year and was a Presbyterian pastor in rural North Dakota for five years. Since retiring to Minnesota, where he has family roots, he has spoken and written on foreign policy topics for a variety of audiences. He has also traveled to East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He is particularly interested in how the U.S. is seen by other countries, and how America’s history and geography shape the U.S. view of the world.

Fine Arts Festival 2016

The college’s annual Fine Arts Festival is happening at the same place and time—Fine Arts building April 20–21, 2016. Free and open to the public, the event features nearly 20 sessions presented by the college’s Art, Music and Theatre departments. To learn more contact: Ann Deiman, Dean of Liberal Arts.

For more information about ARC, contact:

Heather Brient-Johnson
Biology Faculty
Office: Heritage Hall 310b
Lisa Tracy
Biology Faculty
Office: Science Building 206

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