Published 20 April 2015

A listing of international events on and around the UW-Madison campus
compiled by Global Studies and the Division of International Studies.
Please email any questions to Global Happenings.

All events free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Cruising the Ruins: Sex, Performance, Displacement, and Race in Tulio Carella's Recife Diaries. Severino Albuquerque, Spanish & Portuguese. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website, or email.

Weinstein-Minkoff Lecture: Military Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Israel's Special Operations Forces. Ami Pedahzur, Government and Institute for Israel Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 4:00 pm, Memorial Union (TITU), 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3572.

¿Quién ha sido? Perpetrators, Politics, and Poetry in the Aftermath of 11-M. Jill Robbins, University of Texas, Austin. Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 4:30 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

What Does the World Do Now? Longer-term Implications of Ebola and Institutional Responses. J. Stephen Morrison, Global Health Policy Center, Christopher Olsen, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, and Global Health Institute, and Janis Tupesis, Global Health Programs, Emergency Medicine, Graduate Medical Education Global Health Oversight Committee, and Medicine & Public Health. Registration required. Cost: ($0-$20), no charge for guests of International Studies and first-time guests. Sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations and International Studies. 5:30-7:30 pm, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or call 608-234-7430.

Para todos los chapines. Jack W. Forbes, Honorary Fellow, Anthropology. History of marimbas orquestas from the introduction of jazz to Guatemala in the 1920s to the present day, embedding it within the socio-historical trends of nationalism, popular culture, and musical style. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Careers with the IS Major Workshop. Focusing on steps you can take now to transition smoothly into the job market. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:00-5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Creating Serious Fun – the Medea Project in South Africa. Rhodessa Jones, actor, writer, director, Founder, the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. Sponsored by the 4W Initiative: For Women, For Well-being, For Wisconsin and the World, the Global Health Institute, Human Ecology, Gender & Women's Studies, Afro-American Studies, African Studies, and others. 4:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall, Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

German Day: Event for High School and Middle School Students of German. Sponsored by German, Center for European Studies (CES), and Curriculum & Instruction. 9:30 am-1:30 pm, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2192.

Africa at Noon: The Impact of the Educational System on Writing in National Languages: Problems and Prospects. Mamadou Ba, African Literature and Civilization, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Language Matters: Language, Power, Equity, and Justice: Homeland Literacy Learning under Conditions of Brain Drain: A Case Study of Migrants' Left-behind Family Members in Latvia. Kate Vieira, English. Sponsored by the Language Institute, English, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 12:00-1:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

Film Screening: AGHET: A Genocide. Scott Straus, specialist in study of genocide, political violence, human rights, and African politics, Political Science and International Studies. German documentary film, depicting the killing of 1.5 Armenians from 1915-1923 and discussing international denial. Genocide awareness screening and post-film discussion. April is Genocide Awareness Month. Sponsored by Amnesty International-UW and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA). 3:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture: The International Law of Secession and the Protection of the Human Rights of Oppressed Sub-State Groups: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Law, York University, Toronto, Canada. Sponsored by the UW Human Rights Program, African Studies, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 4:00 pm, AT&T Room, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1395.

Between the 'Old Law' & the New: Indian Jurisdiction & Colonial Justice in Highland Oaxaca. Yanna Yannakakis, History, Emory University. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and Spanish & Portuguese. 5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Contemporary Glass and Culture in China. Wang Jianzhong, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Sponsored by Art, East Asian Studies, the Wisconsin China Initiative, and International Studies. 6:00 pm, L160 Elvehjem, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.

Italian Day: Event for High School and Middle School Students of Italian. Sponsored by French & Italian, the Center for European Studies, Wisitalia, and the Italian Workmen's Club. 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 10:00-11:00 am, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Nutritional Sciences Seminar: Heterogeneity in Response to Pre- and Post-Natal Nutrition Interventions in Low-Income Countries. Kathryn Dewey, University of California, Davis. Sponsored by Nutritional Sciences. 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 290 Nutritional Sciences, 1415 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2727.

Parental Choice of Education and Schooling in Pakistan. Abdul Rehman Khan, La Follette Institute of Public Affairs and Educational Policy Studies. Sponsored by Center for South Asia. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

A Transdisciplinary Deliberative Model for Just Research on Vanishing Bees. Sainath Suryanarayanan and Daniel Lee Kleinman, Community & Environmental Sociology. Sponsored by Science & Technology Studies. 12:30-2:00 pm, 8411 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2927.

Diluted Exclusivity, Devalorized Lives: Counterfeit Commodities and Market People in Two Chinese Markets. Lillian Su. Sponsored by Sociology of Gender (FemSem) and Sociology. 12:30 pm, 2435 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

Study Abroad Open House. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 3:00-5:00 pm, Study Abroad Resource Center, 106 Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Biology Colloquium: 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island. Rosemary Grant, Princeton University. Annual John T. Emlen Invited Lecture. Sponsored by Zoology and Biology. 3:30 pm, 132 Noland Hall, 250 N. Mills St. For information, visit the website or call 608-262-1087.

Classical Russian Literature and Digital Humanities (Russian Digital Libraries: New Developments). Igor Pilshchikov, Lead Researcher, Institute for World Culture, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Chinua Achebe and Modernism: Modernism in Achebe's African Tetralogy. Brian May, English, Northern Illinois University. Sponsored by African Studies. 4:00 pm, 7191 Helen C. White, 600 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Life Before Hairspray: Getting Personal in Ancient Rome. Janet Stephens, professional hairdresser and scholar of archaeology of Roman hairdressing. Sponsored by the Classics Society, Classics, Art History, and the University Lectures Committee. 4:00-5:00 pm, 104 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-692-9942.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:00-5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Dying with Dignity in Rwanda: Exploring Country-wide Improvements in Access and Availability of Opioids for Palliative Care. Jean-Claude Tayari Kanyamanza, clinical pharmacist, and Director, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Ministry of Health. Part of the Global Health Institute's Seed Grant project. Sponsored by the UW Pain & Policy Studies Group, the Global Health Institute, and African Studies. 5:00-6:00 pm, 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Global Café: Crossing Cultures. An informal monthly opportunity for international and globally minded domestic students to come together for casual conversation. Sponsored by International Student Services, International Academic Programs, and Business International Programs. 5:00-6:30 pm, Steep & Brew, 544 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2044.

Film Screening: Imagining Independence: Gandhi (1982). Part of Imagining India, a film series that explores the multitude of ways in which India has been “imagined” through film since the late 1950s. With an emphasis on popular Hindi cinema, series also includes North American and British films that have contributed to a global imagining of Indian identity. From the Mughal period to the present day, within national borders and in the diaspora, this series investigates the many ways in which filmmakers and audiences cross eras, countries, and genres to construct and engage with Indian identity. Sponsored by Center for South Asia. 6:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Film Screening: Hometown Boy. Taiwan, 2011. Directed by Yao Hung-i. Mandarin w/ English subtitles. Documentary profiling acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong, known for his paintings of ordinary people. Held in conjunction w/ Chazen Museum of Art's exhibition Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art (through July 4, 2015). Sponsored by East Asian Studies, the Wisconsin China Initiative, and International Studies. 7:00 pm, Chazen Auditorium, 750 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.

Wisconsin Without Borders Awards Ceremony. Celebrating and recognizing globally-engaged scholarship and reflection. Celebrating UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary engagement that places local communities at the center of their work, blurring borders between the university and the community. Sponsored by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Global Health Institute, and International Studies. 9:00-10:30 am, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education, 1000 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2432.

Air Operations Over Laos, 1969, 1970. Dick Diller, Delta Air Lines and author. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00-1:15 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Nave Visiting Scholar Lecture: Linking Predation Risk, Ungulate Anti-Predator Responses in the High Andes. Emiliano Donadio, Associate Researcher, Argentine Research Council, and wildlife ecologist and federal researcher, CONICET, Argentina. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 3:00 pm, 184 Russell Laboratories, 1630 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

The Evolution of the Hmong Story 40 Years After Our Coming. Kao Kalia Yang, author. Sponsored by Niam Laus Niam Hluas (Hmong Sisterhood Group), the Hmong American Student Association, Paj Ntaub: Weaving Women's Voices Across Generations, a Humanities Exchange Program, Center for the Humanities, Southeast Asian Studies, the Hmong Studies Consortium, the Asian American Studies Program, the Associated Students of Madison, the Multicultural Student Center, and the University Lectures Committee. 7:00-8:30 pm, 22 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Czlowiek z Zelaza (Man of Iron). Poland, 1981. Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Polish w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA), Slavic Languages & Literature, Cinematheque, Communication Arts, and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Communication Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Russian Literature and Music Salon: Saint Petersburg. Part of the series Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. Sponsored by Cinematheque, Slavic Languages & Literature, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 1:30 pm, Morphy Hall, Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Film Screening & Reception: El Casamiento (The Marriage). Directed by Aldo Garay. Part of the Reel Love Film Festival. Film introduced by Gustavo Dibarboure, Uruguayan Deputy Consul. Post-screening Q&A w/ film director w/ simultaneous interpretation by Alberto Vargas, Associate Director, LACIS. Reception w/ Uruguayan consulate to follow screening and discussion. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and others. 4:30-7:45 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Perversion in Arcadia. Catherine Bates, English and Comparative Literature, University of Warwick. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Qu Qiubai Translates Social Science. Tani Barlow, Asian Studies and historian of feminism in China, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Sponsored by East Asian Studies, the Wisconsin China Initiative, and International Studies. 4:00 pm, 494 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.

An Island Divided: A Reporter’s Guide to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jacob Kushner, freelance journalist and UW alum. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Portrait of the Artist as an Israeli Woman: Word and Image. Nancy Berg. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, Center for Jewish Studies Conference Room, Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3572.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 1:00-2:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Career Roundtable: International and Non-Profit Journalism. Jacob Kushner, freelance journalist and UW alum. Open to all students. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and Journalism & Mass Communication. 1:30-2:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Language Learning and the IS Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major and the Language Institute. 3:00-4:00 pm, 336 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Post-Commodification Theory? Nature, Regulation, and Rescaling of Greater Mekong Electricity Networks. Noah Quastel, Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada. Sponsored by Geography. 4:00-5:30 pm, 360 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2138.

'Polite Like a Cactus: Israeli Literature, Politics, and Manners. Nancy Berg. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 4:00 pm, L150 Elvehjem, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3572.

Africa at Noon: A Conversation: Closing Down the International Tribunal for Rwanda? What Was Accomplished and What Was Not? Thierry Cruvellier, author and journalist, and Scott Straus, Political Science and International Studies. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Becoming an International CEO: An Alum's Path from UW to Japan and Beyond. Jason Shin, Founder & CEO, Takamoto Electric, Japan. Sponsored by the International Internship Program. 5:00 pm, 1152 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-261-1017.

Tolerance, Co-existence, and Countering Extremism in Pakistan. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, lawyer, political & human rights activist, blogger, and peace ambassador. Sponsored by the Center for South Asia, the Pakistani Students' Association, the UW Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and others. 6:00 pm, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

WUD Film and CREECA Present: My Perestroika. USA, UK, Russia, 2010. Directed by Robin Hessman. Follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times - from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA) and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 7:00-8:30 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1143.

Towards African Cultural Studies Conference. Karin Barber, University of Birmingham, U.K., Ziad Bentahar, Towson University, Damon Burchell-Sajnani, Northwestern University and Harvard University, Manthia Diawara, New York University, Sinfree Bullock Makoni, Pennsylvania State University, Djo Tunda wa Munga, filmmaker, Chérie Ndaliko, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Shani Omari, University of Dar es Salaam, Subha Xavier, Emory University, and many others. Register here. Sponsored by African Languages & Literature, African Studies, African Diaspora & the Atlantic World Research Circle, Center for the Humanities, Global Studies, East Asian Languages & Literature, the Workshop on New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South, the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, the Associated Students of Madison, International Studies, the University Lectures Committee, the Anonymous Fund, the University Book Store, and others. May 1-2, 2015 (All Day), Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2487.

Essay Contest: Call for Papers: 2015 Joaquim Nabuco Award. Given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a UW-Madison student, one $2000 award to a graduate student and one $2000 award to an undergraduate student. Essays may be written in English or Portuguese and should be 15 double-spaced pages in length or longer. Students applying must have been enrolled in UW-Madison during the 2014-15 academic year. Winners are encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and International Studies. Application Deadline: May 8, 2015. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2528.

Call for Applications: 2015 Summer Language Institutes at UW-Madison. Each summer, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts several eight-week intensive language programs at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, for course credit equivalent to two semesters of study. For information, visit the website.
Arabic, Persian and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)
Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute

Reel Love LGBT Film Festival. Presenting a dozen films over four days. Sponsored by LGBT, Associated Students of Madison, the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, and others. April 23-26, 2015, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1143.

Cartonera Crossings: From Cardboard Books to Cultural Identity. Using techniques from cartoneras (cardboard-cover books presses in Latin America, Africa, and Europe); making low-cost books containing stories based on traditional Latin American tales. Sponsored by the Memorial Library and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. Through April 30, 2015 (8:00 am-9:00 pm), Circulation Desk, Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today. Exhibition, exploring the way photography is used, understood, and experienced in Cuba in times of transition, including photography-based installations, digital photomontage, and 'intervened photography' by eight contemporary Cuban artists. Sponsored by Chazen Museum of Art, Art History, Visual Cultures, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS), Center for the Humanities, Spanish & Portuguese, Art, Theater & Drama, and others. Through June 21, 2015, Leslie & Johanna Garfield Galleries, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2246.

Exhibition: Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art. Innovative new work from artists' studios in Beijing. Exhibition of contemporary Chinese art from Liu Xiaodong, Su Xinping, Ma Shulin, Chi Peng, Li Xiangqun, Xiang Jing, Geng Xue, and others, challenges preconceptions of Chinese art. Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art and others. Through July 5, 2015, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website.