Published 14 April 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.

 

Speak in the Place of Sages: Rethinking Modes of Pedagogic Signification. Zongjie Wu, Linguistics and Language Education, International Studies, and Cross-Cultural Studies, Zhejiang University, China. Sponsored by Curriculum & Instruction and East Asian Studies. 1:30-3:00 pm, 220 Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-5141.

Enchanted Modernities: Akha Inventions of Religion in Upper Mainland Southeast Asia and Southwest China. Micah Morton, Anthropology. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30-5:00 pm, 212 University Club Bldg., 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3855.

WID-DOW Seminar: A Re-examination of 20th Century Global Forest Carbon Emissions: Estimates from Global Forest and Land Use Model. Brent Sohngen, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University. Part of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery - Doing Optimization at Wisconsin (WID-DOW) seminar series. Registration not required. Sponsored by Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. 4:00-5:00 pm, 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, 3280B Discovery Bldg., 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-316-4401.

Poetry Reading. Rachida Madani, La Shahrazade militante, Moroccan poet and activist. In French w/ English translation. Sponsored by French & Italian, African Studies, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, and the French House. 4:30-6:30 pm, French House, 633 N. Frances St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-7940.

Remember to 'Fuggetaboutit': The Italian American Gangster in Fact and Fiction. Fred Gardaphé, English and Italian American Studies, Queens College, CUNY, and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Sponsored by European Studies and French & Italian. 5:00-6:30 pm, 114 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

PIH Engage UW-Madison Presents: 'The Right to Heal.' Jamie Henry, 2014. A film advocating the need for surgical care around the world. Panel discussion to follow screening. Sponsored by Global Health and Partners in Health (PIH). 6:15-8:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Registration Deadline: Annual Earth Day Conference: Earth: To Be Determined. Conference will examine ecology, economy, and justice in a rapidly changing world, exploring challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, human health, natural resources, the economy, urban development, the demographics of the environmental movement, and more. Online registration ($15-$55). Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Sustainability & the Global Environment, Office of Sustainability, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Center for Climate Research, Global Health, and many others. April 22, 2014 (7:30 am-5:00 pm), Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-9289.

Application Deadline: International Internship Travel Grants for Summer 2014. $750 for internships abroad; $250 for US-based internships with an international focus. Must be a continuing undergraduate student, returning to campus in Fall 2014. Internship must be for at least six weeks in duration. Enrollment for academic credit is not required. Sponsored by the International Internships Program. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-261-1017.

Application Deadline for the Raymond J. Penn Scholarship for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Graduate student scholarship support for dissertators whose research relates to institutional and policy aspects of development, resource conservation, and environmental protection. Must be in a social science or interdisciplinary field and have official dissertator status by the application deadline. Awards typically range from $1000-$3000. Sponsored by Agricultural & Applied Economics, Soil Science, Land Tenure Center, Global Studies, Development Studies, and others. For information, email or call 608-262-3412.

Food Research & Education Seminar Highlight (FRESH): The Bushmeat Trade: Pathways for Zoonotic Disease Exposure in Rural West Africa. Sagan Friant, Environmental Studies. Sponsored by the Food Research Institute. 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 6201 Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-7777.

Pre-Release Talk: Art Film and Exhibition: 'La Vida y Los Muertos.' Carolyn Kallenborn, Design Studies, Human Ecology, and LACIS. 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.

Talking to Strangers and Cultural Intimacy: Representing the Nation-State in (Post)Imperial Times. Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), European Studies, Global Studies, and the Anonymous Fund. 3:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

WUD Film and UNICEF UW-Madison Present: 'Not My LIfe.' Film comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, film takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee and UNICEF UW-Madison. 7:00-8:30 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1143.

Africa at Noon: Figuring the Tumor: Self, Objectivity and Photography of Advanced Cancer. Julie Livingston, History, Rutgers University. 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.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 3:30-4:30 pm, 326 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Experiments in Political Economy. Elizabeth Anderson, Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Part of 'The Struggle for Free Labor' series of events. Sponsored by the Havens Center, Global Studies, and Philosophy. 4:00-6:00 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

Careers with the IS Major. Focusing on steps you can take now to transition smoothly into the job market. 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.

Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle & Change: 'The State of Arizona.' 2014. Produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini. Special series on immigration. Post-screening discussion led by local immigrant rights activists. Sponsored by Havens Center, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, Workers Right Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

Pratibhāna Reconsidered: Eloquence and the Aesthetics of Power in Some Mahāyāna Sūtras. Natalie Gummer, Religious Studies, Beloit College. 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.

Open Seminar: The Struggle for Free Labor. Elizabeth Anderson, Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by the Havens Center, Global Studies, and Philosophy. 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

DAAD Info Session. Learn about funding and scholarship opportunities for study and research in Germany from UW Madison's DAAD ambassadors. Sponsored by European Studies. 1:30-2:45 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

The Puzzle of the First Play on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Stefan Otwinowski's Easter (1943). Halina Filipowicz, Slavic Languages and Literature. Sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe, and 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.

Second Language Acquisition Talk: Content-Based Instruction in Foreign Languae Education. Michael Byram, Durham University, United Kingdom. Sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), African Languages & Literature, German, Slavic Languages & Literature, Language Institute, and the University Lectures Committee. 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4077.

Weston Roundtable: Water for Food: What Are the Challenges Facing Global Food Security and How Can Science Help? Jerry Knox, Agricultural Water Management School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, the United Kingdom. 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, 1513 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2517.

Afghanistan: A Distant War. Robert Nickelsberg, TIME Magazine contract photographer. Speaker's works provide a unique close-up view of the Soviet withdrawal, the rise of the Taliban, and the invasion and occupation by American forces. Sponsored by Veterans-Educators-Traditional Students (V.E.T.S.) and Associated Students of Madison. 6:00 pm, West side entrance facing Van Vleck, B302 Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Embodied Knowledge: Making Sense of Art. Henry John Drewal, African and African Diaspora Art History. Part of the 'Global Affect, Materiality, and the Senses' series. Sponsored by Visual Cultures. 6:00 pm, L140 Elvehjem, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3930.

South Madison International Community Night. West African drumming and dancing by Limanya Drum & Dance Ensemble, Mexican folklore dancing by Ballet Folklórico Nacional of Milwaukee, Classical Indian dancing by Kalaanjali School of Dance, and Traditional Hmong dancing infused w/ hip-hop by REPLAY: HASA Dance Crew. No charge. Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), and others. 6:00-8:30 pm, Fountain of Life Covenant Church, 633 W. Badger Rd. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Len Robock Annual Lecture: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines. Michael E. Mann, Meteorology, Earth System Science Center, Penn State University. Sponsored by Center for Climatic Research, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 7:00 pm, Ebling Science Symposium Center, 1220 Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0776.

Peace Corps: Post-Grad Experience (Badger Volunteers Education Session). Eric Luckey, Peace Corps. Sponsored by Morgridge Center for Public Service and the U.W. Peace Corps. 7:00-8:00 pm, Masley Media Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2432.

La Cineteca Italiana Presents: 'Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue.' Italy, 2013. Italian w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by French & Italian. 7:00 pm, L196 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-622-1807.

Land Tenure and Migration: The Case of Rural Household Efficiency in China. Xiangyi Meng, China Academy of Public Finance and Public Policy, Central University of Finance & Economics, Beijing, China. AAE Department Seminar Series. Sponsored by Agricultural & Applied Economics (AAE). 12:00-1:30 pm, 103 Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-261-1944.

The Real American War in Vietnam. Nick Turse, journalist, historian, and editor. 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.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 12:00-1:00 pm, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Human Rights Program's Violence Cluster Schmooze: The Politics Behind Human Rights. Last of three Schmoozes. Discussing ongoing research. Sponsored by the Violence Cluster of the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and the Mellon Foundation. 1:00-3:00 pm, Lubar Commons Conference Room, 7205 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Forest & Wildlife Ecology Seminar: Scary Viruses, Killer Tapeworms, and Nostril Ticks: Unanticipated Adventures in Disease Ecology. Tony Goldberg, Veterinary Medicine. Sponsored by Forest and Wildlife Ecology. 2:00-3:00 pm, 184 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-9975.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam: What Does It Mean for Riparian Countries Along the Nile. Paul Block, Civil & Environmental Engineering. Sponsored by Geography. 3:30 pm, 180 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2138.

Mussolini, Man of Theatre. Patricia Gaborik, theatre historian and playwright, Rome, Italy. Sponsored by European Studies and French & Italian. 4:00-5:30 pm, French House, 633 N. Frances St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Le Monde Enchanté de Jacques Demy: 'Jacquot de Nantes.' France, 1991. Directed by Jacques Demy. 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.

Work or Volunteer Abroad: AIESEC Info Session. Learn about AIESEC's Global Talent program, providing long-term professional internships (usually 6-18 months), and AIESEC's Global Citizen program, an international volunteer abroad experience working on issue-based projects (usually 6 weeks to 3 months). Sponsored by AIESEC Madison. 5:00-5:30 pm, 2280 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-228-2619.

New Developments in African Cinema: Alain Gomis, Appoline Traore, William Ousmane Mbaye. Manthia Diawara, Comparative Literature and Africana Studies, New York University. Sponsored by African Languages & Literature, African Studies, Center for the Humanities, Interdisciplinary French Studies, Communication Arts, and the University Lectures Committee. 5:00 pm, Memorial Library 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2445.

Film Screening: 'Without a Fight.' Beth-Ann Kutchma, Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer has facilitated social change in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. Sponsored by the International Studies Major, Global Studies, and African Studies. 6:00 pm, L140 Elvehjem, 800 University Ave. For information, email or call 608-265-2631.

Skype to Kenya: Conversation w/ Filmmakers and Kenyan Soccer Players: 'Without a Fight.' Kenyan soccer players, filmmakers, and Beth-Ann Kutchma, Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer facilitates social change in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. Sponsored by the International Studies Major, Global Studies, and African Studies.
10:00 am, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr.
For information, email or call 608-265-2631.

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

From Labor Surplus to Labor Scarcity, Peninsular Malaysia: 1970-2000. Charles Hirschman, University of Washington. Demography Seminar (DEMSEM). Sponsored by Demography & Ecology and Sociology. 12:15-1:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2182.

Work or Volunteer Abroad: AIESEC Info Session. Learn about AIESEC's Global Talent program, providing long-term professional internships (usually 6-18 months), and AIESEC's Global Citizen program, an international volunteer abroad experience working on issue-based projects (usually 6 weeks to 3 months). Sponsored by AIESEC Madison. 6:00-6:30 pm, 1170 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-228-2619.

CHE Colloquium: From American Landscapes to Anatolian Landscapes: Finding Aldo Leopold in Turkey. Ufuk Özdağ. Sponsored by Center for Culture, History, and the Environment (CHE) and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, CHE Seminar Room, 202-204 Bradley Memorial Bldg., 1225 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2050.

Africa at Noon: Burning Truth. Testimony, Transition and Gacaca Trials in Rwanda. Bert Ingelaere, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Antwerp, KU Leuven, Belgium. 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.

Study Abroad with the IS Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major and International Academic Programs. 12:00-1:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle & Change: 'Connected by Coffee.' Special series on immigration. Post-screening discussion w/ Matt Earley. Sponsored by Havens Center, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, Workers Right Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

Panel on Women, Health, and Human Rights: The Keys are Right in Front of You: Women, Feminism, and Sustainable Peace-Building. Teresa Langle de Paz, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation, Araceli Alonso, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation, Gender & Women's Studies, and Medicine & Public Health, Lalita du Perron, Center for South Asia, Lori DiPrete, Global Health, and Jessica Mason, Gender & Women's Studies. Sponsored by the Health Cluster of the Human Rights Program, Global Health, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, L&S, and the Mellon Foundation. April 24, 2014 (12:00-1:30 pm), Global Health, 1010 Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2240.

Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. William Oliver Stone, film director, screenwriter, producer, and veteran, and Peter Kuznick, American University, often writing and lecturing about issues regarding the Vietnam War and nuclear warfare. No cost, unticketed. Sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee, the Wisconsin Union Directorate, and Southeast Asian Studies. April 24, 2014 (7:30 pm), Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle & Change. Special series on immigration. Sponsored by Havens Center, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, Workers Right Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. April 9, 16, 23, and 30 (7:00 pm), Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

International Advising:

  • International Studies Major Walk-in Advising. Advising for declared and prospective majors. Mondays, 1-4 pm, Tuesdays, 9-11 am, Thursdays, 2-5 pm (see website for exceptions) in 301 Ingraham Hall. Career advisor available. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.
  • Center for International Advising. The Center for International Advising, housed in 301 Ingraham Hall, is a cross-campus advising service for undergraduates interested in exploring the many international opportunities available to them at UW-Madison. If you are looking to enrich your academic experiences by declaring an area studies certificate or major, participating in an international internship, exploring study abroad options, seeking international careers advice, or applying to international fellowships and grants, please consider stopping in to talk to one of our international advisors. Please see the website for further information, including the walk-in advising schedule and information about the advisors staffing the office, or email.
  • Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Undergraduate Program (LACIS). Have you ever thought about studying a less commonly taught language such as Yucatec Maya or Quechua? Perhaps you wish to further your studies in Spanish or Portuguese while delving deeper in the historic origins and cultures of the LACIS region. We offer highly personalized advising, travel grant scholarships, and an interdisciplinary program. Mondays, 2:00-4:00 pm (301 Ingraham Hall), Thursdays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm (206 Ingraham), or by appointment. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.
  • International Internship Advising. Walk-in advising and appointments available for undergraduates interested in interning abroad. Ask your questions about opportunities through IIP or independently, credit, insurance, and more. For hours and more information, visit the website, email, or call 608-261-1017.
  • Peace Corps Drop-In. Not sure what you are doing after graduation? Looking to make a difference? Stop in and chat with our Peace Corps advisor and see if the Peace Corps is right for you. Tuesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 pm in Room 156 of the Red Gym. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1121.
  • International Directions Advising. To discuss academic and career opportunities that draw on your language-learning and international experiences. Appointments and walk-in hours available. For information and the latest schedule, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4077.
  • International Academic Programs (IAP) Walk-in Advising. Walk-in advising for students interested in study abroad. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 106 Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For more information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Going Global with Afternoon Conversation Series. Striving to promote cultural understanding. Sponsored by Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) and Global Connections.
Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm, Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Weekly WUD Global Connections Committee Meetings. Get involved in planning international and multicultural events. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Global Connections Committee. Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Language Tables. Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times, visit the website or email.