Published 20 October 2014

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.

 

RSVP Deadline: 'States of Exception' in the Modern Middle East: the Politics of Heritage, Culture, and Tourism from Israel to the G.C.C. Amanda Rogers, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Open to faculty, graduate students, and academic and library staff. RSVP required. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club, and the Bertha & Rawson J. Pickard Fund. October 24, 2014 (12:00-1:30 pm), Fireside Lounge, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

Families & Well-being Seminar: From Saying No to Female Genital Mutilation to Empowering Girls through Education in Kenya: The Life long Journey of Aniceta Kiriga. Aniceta Kiriga, Director, Tharaka Women's Welfare Project, Kenya. Sponsored by Center for Child & Family Well-being and Human Ecology. 12:00 pm, Plenary Hall, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Population Health Sciences Seminar: The Fragility of the Future and the Tug of the Past: Longevity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alberto Palloni, Population Studies, Center for Demography & Ecology, and Sociology. Sponsored by Population Health Sciences. 12:00 pm, 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-0516.

Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity. Antonio Gutiérrez, Immigrant Youth Justice League and the Mexico-US Solidarity Network. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and Mexico Solidarity Network. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Song and Mediation in Early Modern England. Scott Trudell, English, University of Maryland, College Park. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Posdictadura y milenio en la narrativa argentina. Ana Maria Shua Breve, NAVE Visiting Scholar and Argentine writer. In Spanish. 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.

CANCELLED -- 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Did East Germans 'Adapt' to West German Family Behavior? Michaela Kreyenfeld, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, and the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Sponsored by Demography & Ecology, Sociology, and German & European Studies. 12:15-1:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2182.

Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium: Exploring and Managing Ecosystems from the Sky. Keynote Speaker: Greg Asner, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford University. Sponsored by Wisconsin Ecology, Center for Climatic Research, Limnology, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment (SAGE), UW Arboretum, Agronomy, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Entomology, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Soil Science, Zoology, University Lectures Committee, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Agricultural & Life Sciences, and L&S. 4:00 pm, J. Ebling Symposium Center, 1220 Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

Folklore and World Literature: A Dialog. Ibrahim Muhawi, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, Eugene. Part of 'Only Connect?': Compartive Possibilities & Challenges lecture series. Sponsored by Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies and their Graduate Student Organization, African Languages & Literature, Gender & Women's Studies, Middle East Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies, and the Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund. 4:00-5:30 pm, 1313 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3059.

Film Screening: 'O slavnosti a hostech' ('A Report on Party and Guests'). Czechloslavakia, 1968. Directed by Jan Němec. In Czech w/ English subtitles. Czech Film Series: 'The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art, and Politics.' Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA), the Central Asian Studies Program, and European Studies. 4:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Global Health Seminar: Climate Change and Displacement in the Indigenous Region of Gunayala, Panama. Carlos Arenas, consultant, Displacement Solutions, and UW-Madison alumnus. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 5:00-6:00 pm, 1010 Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

The U.N.: A Work in Progress. Honoring Joseph Elder, Sociology, Languages & Cultures of Asia, and Integrated Liberal Studies. Talk on the challenges and the efforts made by the United Nations (U.N.), successful and otherwise, to address a number of unanticipated challenges the U.N. has faced since its founding in 1945. Sponsored by U.N. Association of Dane County. 6:15 pm, 301 Central Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. For information, visit the website or call 608-266-6300.

Africa at Noon: The Nature of Success: Community-Based Natural Resource Management & Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park. Josh Garoon, Community & Environmental Sociology. 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.

Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium: Assembling Amazonia: Emerging Functional Diversity of the Tropical Biosphere. Keynote Speaker: Greg Asner, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institute for Science, Stanford University. Sponsored by Wisconsin Ecology, Center for Climatic Research, Limnology, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment (SAGE), UW Arboretum, Agronomy, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Botany, Entomology, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Geography, Soil Science, Zoology, University Lectures Committee, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Agricultural & Life Sciences, and L&S. 3:00 pm, J. Ebling Symposium Center, 1220 Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

Accumulation by Dispossession under the Developmental State: High-Rise Apartment Development in Gangnam in the 1970s, South Korea. Jung Won Son, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Sponsored by Geography. 3:30 pm, 444 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2138.

Peace Corps Historical Humanities General Information Meeting. Learn how you can use your humanities education in the Peace Corps. Sponsored by Peace Corps at UW-Madison. 4:00-5:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1121.

China and Global Economics: The Rise of Private Business in China. Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C., economist, author, and UW-Madison alumnus. Sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative and International Studies. 4:30-6:00 pm, DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.

2015 Graduate/Health Sciences Global Health Field Courses Information Session. Learn about faculty-led field courses for Summer 2015 in Uganda, Thailand, Ecuador, Guatemala, and China. For graduate, health professional, and capstone students. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute. 7:00-8:00 pm, 1220 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Bulgarian Folkdance Workshop. Nikolay Tsvetkov, South-West University, Neophit Rilski (Blagoevgrad), Bulgaria. Suggested donation: $5-$15, as appropriate for you. Sponsored by Madison Folkdance and the Village Dance House. 8:00-10:30 pm, Blakeman Hall (downstairs), the Crossing, 1127 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-277-9910.

Breathing Uneasy: India’s Air Pollution Challenge. Vijay Limaye, Population Health Sciences and Environmental Studies. Sponsored by Center for South Asia and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Widespread Language Impairments Among Incarcerated Adolescents and Young Adults. Pamela Snow, Monash University, Australia. Registration not required. Sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and Global Legal Studies. 12:00 pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1395.

Language Matters: Language, Power Equity, and Justice: 'Until I Became a Professional, I Was Not Consciously Indigenous': One Intercultural Bilingual Educator's Trajectory in Indigenous Language Revitalization. Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania. Part of the Language Matters: Language, Power, Equity and Justice series. Sponsored by the Language Institute, the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and the Anonymous Fund. 4:00-5:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

Burying the People of 'the People's War': Death, the State, and Intimacy in Second World War Britain. Lucy Noakes, University of Brighton. Part of the War and Intimacy Series, a Burdick-Vary Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, History, the George L. Mosse Program in History, and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Chair in Russian History. 4:00-5:30 pm, Banquet Room, University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Panel Discussion: Conducting Research in Russia and Eurasia: What You Need to Know. Roberto Carmack, History, Kathleen Conti, History, Erin Crawley, International Studies, Robert J. Kaiser, Geography, Kyle Marquardt, Political Science, Andy Quackenbush, International Academic Programs, and Scott Gehlbach, Political Science. 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.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:00-5:00 pm, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Fall 2015 Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs Information Session. Cynthia Williams, Internship & Program Coordinator, Tony Carroll, Center for Strategic & International Studies, and John Lange, U.N. Foundation for Global Health Diplomacy and former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana. Intern in an internationally focused organization in Washington, D.C. while earning credits at UW-Madison. Juniors and seniors from all majors are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: March 5, 2015 (4:30 pm). Sponsored by the International Internship Program and International Studies. 4:00-5:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

Weston Roundtable: Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Studies. Qunying Huang, Geography. Sponsored by Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, and Civil & Environmental Engineering. 4:15-5:15 pm, 1106 Mechanical Engineering Bldg., 1513 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2517.

Tobias Lecture: The Holocaust in Visual Memory. Barbie Zelizer, Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Talk addresses how the Holocaust was visualized in the news and how it has been sustained in the depiction of other genocides over time. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 5:00-7:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-4763.

RED Talks. Casey Rotter, Founder & Director, UNICEF's Next Generation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and UW-Madison alum. Talk about humanitarian work around the world. Sponsored by the UW Homecoming Committee and Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series. 5:00 pm, Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Fall Cuban Film and Discussion Series: 'Conducta.' 2014. In Spanish; no English subtitles. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 6:30-9:00 pm, 1651 Humanities, 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Resuming Life after the Bombing: Remembrance and Consolation in a Jorai Village of Cambodia. Krisna Uk, Center for Khmer Studies, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00-1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

'States of Exception' in the Modern Middle East: the Politics of Heritage, Culture, and Tourism from Israel to the G.C.C. Amanda Rogers, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Open to faculty, graduate students, and academic and library staff. RSVP required by October 20, 2014; space limited. See website for details and deadline for making reservation. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University Club, and the Bertha & Rawson J. Pickard Fund. 12:00-1:30 pm, Fireside Lounge, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

Premiere Showcase and Halloween Horror: 'L'étrange coleur des larmes de ton corps' ('The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears'). Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 2013. Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. French, Danish, and Flemish w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

2x Carax/Lavant + 2x de Broca/Belmondo: 'Les tribulations d'un chinois en chine' ('Up to His Ears'). France, 1965. Directed by Philippe de Broca. French w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Conversion and Empire: Byzantine Narratives and Imperial Christianity across the Frontier, 300-900. Alexander Angelov, Religious Studies, The College of William & Mary. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:30-5:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Go Big Read Keynote Presentation for 'I Am Malala.' Shiza Shahid, CEO and co-founder, The Malala Fund. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, the Go Big Read Program, UW-Madison libraries, and the Office of the Chancellor. 7:00-8:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2755.

Marquee Mondays and Halloween Horror: 'Stridulum' ('The Visitor'). Italy, 1979. Directed by Michael J. Paradise (Giulio Paradisi). Sponsored by Cinematheque and Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD). 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Farms to Forests: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Agricultural Landscapes in the Caribbean. Erika Marin-Spiotta, Geography. 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.

Blended Learning: Developing and Delivering Blended Language, Literature, and Culture Courses. Julie Allen, Scandinavian Studies, and Matt Brown, African Languages & Literature. Brownbag Series on Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning: Research and Practice. Sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition and the Language Institute. 12:00-1:00 pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

A Type of Struggle, A Type of Verse: The Revolutionary Poetics of Sa'id Soltanpur. Samad Alavi, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Washington, Seattle. Part of 'Only Connect?': Compartive Possibilities & Challenges lecture series. Sponsored by Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies and their Graduate Student Organization, African Languages & Literature, Gender & Women's Studies, Middle East Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies, and the Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund. 4:00-5:30 pm, 1313 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3059.

An Evening with Naomi Klein, journalist, syndicated columnist, and author. Speaker's engaging keynotes address issues from climate change to megabrand influences on culture and government to free trade and resource privatization. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series. 7:30 pm, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website or email.

Global Energy Outlook: 2014 Energy Summit: Meeting Needs for Future Cities and Communities. Registration: $50 ($15 for students). Sponsored by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Office of Sustainability, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Global Health Institute, Midwest Energy News, International Studies, and others. 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., and Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Africa at Noon: Theater and Social Vulnerability in Mozambique. Luis Madureira, Spanish & Portuguese. 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.

'Med hundra lejons mod': Gendering Race in Nordic White Power Music. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Ethnomusicologist, University of Colorado, Boulder. Sponsored by Scandinavian Studies and European Studies. 4:30 pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2090.

Panel Discussion: Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility. Gregg A. Mitman, History of Science, Medical History, History, and Environmental Studies, Emmanuel Urey, Environmental Studies, Jo Ellen Fair, Journalism & Mass Communication and African Studies, Tony L. Goldberg, Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine, Alhaji N’jai, Research Fellow, Pathobiological Sciences, and Adjunct Faculty, University of Sierra Leone, and R. Alta Charo, Law & Bioethics. Sponsored by Medical History & Bioethics. 7:00-8:30 pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Imagines Mundi: French Literature Abroad: Towards an Alternative History of Literature in French. Simon Gaunt, French, King's College London, U.K. Germaine Brée Lecture. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, the Center for the Humanities, French & Italian, the Global Middle Ages Project, and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 7:00 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

WUD Film and the Lubar Institute Present: 'Pi.' USA, 1998. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Third screening in an eight-part film series, 'Religion on Film.' Discussion to follow screening. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 7:00 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1821.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Anthropological Explorations of the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. John Hawks, Anthropology. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. 7:00 pm, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Bldg., 425 Henry Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2420.

Call for Applications: 2015 Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Consortium Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop. Held in Chicago July 20-August 7, 2015. 'The Global Midwest': Rethinking the Midwest as a major force in this century's global economy and culture. Must be enrolled in a doctoral degree-granting program in a humanities discipline at one of the HWW consortium institutions. May be at any stage of doctoral work without having already received degree and be considering a career outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. Submit application via e-mail. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. Application Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5:00 pm CDT). For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Call for Papers: 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: 'Constraints.' To be held at UW-Madison, March 20-21, 2015. Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, Cognitive Science & Computer Science, Indiana University. Interdisciplinary conference exploring the inner dynamics of constraints in art, literature, sciences, and any field of human knowledge that involves a creative act. Inviting abstracts from any field of research. Abstracts to range from 200-250 words. Papers limited to 15 minutes and must be presented in English. Sponsored by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students (GAFIS) and French & Italian. Application Deadline: December 20, 2014. For information, visit the website or email.

Exhibit: Transcommunality. Documents the work of Mexican-born, New York-based artist Laura Anderson Barbata. It focuses on a decade-long project with stilt-walking communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and Brooklyn. Project highlights the vitality of the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition and demonstrates the possibility of using this storied art form as a platform for social contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Artist Talk and Opening Fiesta!, September 28, 2014 (2:00-5:00 pm), w/ music by Golpe Tierra and performance by Madison stilt walkers. Sponsored by the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Human Ecology, and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). Through November 21, 2014, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website or email.

World War I Exhibit: 1914: Then Came Armageddon. Guest exhibit co-curators Skye Doney and Eric O'Connor. A documentary exhibit about World War I, especially on the Western Front, commemorating the centennial of its outbreak. Sponsored by the Special Collections of the Memorial Library. Through December 30, 2014, Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.