Second-year law student Andrea Buitrago Carranza has been selected to participate in the 2014 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), which will be hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, July 7 to 11. This year, the conference theme is Food Safety: From Farm to Table.
Andrea is among three students chosen by McGill’s Deputy Provost's Office to represent the University at the conference with either a poster or an oral presentation. Her oral presentation is entitled "A Closer Look at What Happens between the Farm and the Table." In it, she will discuss food contamination not as a local, but a global concern to which international legal regimes are central. Andrea, who holds a Master's in Public Administration, is studying law in order to have a better understanding of the dichotomy between domestic and foreign policy. She is particularly interested in public international law, globalization and the role of states in the new economic order.
Founded in Melbourne in 1997, Universitas 21 is a global network of 27 research-intensive universities, which collaborate in areas of strategic interest and application to students, faculty, and higher education.
Launched in 2005, U21 Undergraduate Research Conferences aim to attract students from a diverse range of disciplines. The conferences typically feature a range of seminars and student presentations, accompanied by social activities and tours to promote networking and stimulate discussion.