2013-2014 International Studies Events

 


September 12, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Hear about studying abroad from students who have been abroad. They will share their experiences and photos. It's a great place to have your questions answered and concerns addressed about studying abroad.

Sponsored by the IS Development Studies Team

September 16, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. - Memorial Center Joslin Atrium

Dr. Anja Tippner
University of Hamburg

"Translating Difference: Migration and Belonging in Contemporary Eastern European Fiction"

Sponsored by IS and MCLL, the Isaac Funk Endowed Professorship Fund.

September 18, 2013 - 4:30 p.m. - Memorial Center Joslin Atrium

Welcome Picnic

For International Studies major and minor students, international students and International Studies faculty associates.

September 26, 2013 - 5:00 p.m. - Davidson Room in Memorial Student Center

HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen

The talk will be introduced and moderated by Dr. Peter I. Barta, University of Surrey, editor of The Fall of the Iron Curtain and the Culture Europe (Routledge 2013)

"The Future of Europe"

HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen is the grandson of Emperor and King Karl, the last monarch of the Habsburg Dual Monarchy of Austria and Hungary. His distinguished career was launched at the side of his late father, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, last Crown Prince of the Austrian Empire and one of the founders of the European Union. Prince Georg, his second son, is a prominent public figure with outstanding expertise in politics and business. He serves as ambassador-without-portfolio in the office of the President of Hungary and was from 2006-2012 President of the Hungarian Red Cross.

Sponsored by the IS Russian and East European Studies,Western European Studies Teams, and MCLL, the Isaac Funk Endowed Professorship Fund.

October 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - CNS C101

John Comaroff

Title: TBA

Sponsored by the IS African Studies Team.

November 14, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium in The Ames Library

Rafia Zakariah

       "The Myth of Precision: Drone Strikes and Terrorism"

               Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, the IWU Political Science Department, the               Amesty International IWU chapter, and the IS Diplomatic Studies Team.

 November 21, 2013 - 5:00 p.m. - Davidson Room in Memorial Student Center

Hunger Banquet - Experience the inequities in how people from around the world eat.

Purchase your $5 ticket (limited to 50) Nov. 12-14 & 18-21 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Dugout Counter. The cost of your ticket will go toward a donation to Feeding America!  

Poster Links:  Hunger Banquet and Feeding America

Sponsored by: Development Studies Team, International Studies Program & the Unraveling Inequality Course Cluster.

Program by: Anth 350: Healing, Birthing & Dying, and Nurs 214: Nursing & Society  

March 4, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium in The Ames Library

Film Screening:  "Girl Rising" by Richard E. Robbins               

In honor of International Women's Day, please join us on Tuesday March 4 at 7:00pm in Beckman Auditorium, for a screening of "Girl Rising."  This documentary, by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, tells the stories of nine girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue an education and their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.                  

"Girl Rising" is co-sponsored by the International Office, International Studies, Women's Studies, the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, and The Ames Library, and and is part of the IWU International Film Series. 

March 6, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library

Colleen Murphy
Professor of Philosophy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Justice in Transitional Contexts"

Co-Sponsored by Diplomatic Studies team               

March 18, 2014 - 2:35 p.m. - IS 240

               Lost Boys of Sudan: Peter Magai Bul & Maketh Bul Mabior

                   "Pitfalls & Promises in the New South Sudan"
 

March 18, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library 

               Lost Boys of Sudan: Peter Magai Bul & Maketh Bul Mabior

                   "God Grew Tired of Us"

                    Q and A with Peter and Maketh to follow

April 2, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library

Nicholas Cullather
Indiana University

"Doris Day and the Economists: Imagining the Expert in the Development Decade"

Sponsored by Diplomatic Studies Team and Development Studies Team.

***THE APRIL 3 COLLOQUIUM FEATURING DR. KEARSELY STEWART HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS***

April 10, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - IS Colloquium Panel, State Farm Hall, Room 110

 "Secret Societies, Witch-finding, and "Traditional" Political Institutions in the Shaping of Mijikenda  Identity:   Selections from Contesting Identities: The Mijikenda and Their Neighbors in Kenyan Coastal Society"

Poster Link: IS Colloquium Thursday April 10

Sponsored by the African Studies Team, International Studies Program