Published 24 November 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.

 

In Defense of Anthropology: The Colonialism Canard. Herbert Lewis, Anthropology. Part of Anthropology Colloquium Series. Sponsored by Anthropology. 3:30-5:00 pm, 5230 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, email or call 608-262-6841.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 10:00-11:00 am, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Nelson Institute Student Brownbag: Living with Carnivores: Human-Carnivore Conflict in Northern Laos. Anya Lim, Environmental Studies. Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 11:30 am, 15 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website or email.

The Plight of the Campesinos in Colombia: Changing the Colombian Government's Policies to Benefit Small-scale Farmers and Their Communities. Marylen Serna Salinas, Spokesperson, People's Congress of Colombia, and Coordinator, Cajibio Campesino Movement. In Spanish w/ English translation. 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.

Decomposing Gaps in Student Learning in Developing Countries: Evidence from Vietnamese and Peruvian Panel Data. Paul Glewwe, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. 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.

A Solution for Tibet? Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of Tibet's government in exile. Sponsored by Law, Center for South Asia, and others. 10:00 am, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, email or call 608-262-4884.

One Day, All Children Will Be Numbers: Teach For All and the Universalizing Appeal of Data. Daniel Friedrich, Curriculum, Teachers College, Columbia University, and UW-Madison alumnus. Sponsored by Curriculum & Instruction and Education. 2:00-3:30 pm, 220 Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills St. For information, email or call 608-263-5141.

World Aids Day Presentation. Harlan Pruden, Cree Nation scholar and activist. Sponsored by the Crossroads Initiative, the Multicultural Student Center, Student Life, and the LGBTQ Campus Center. 6:00-7:30 pm, MSC Lounge, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-3344.

WUD Film and CREECA Present: They Chose Freedom. Russia, 2005. Directed by Vladimir V. Kara-Murza. Russian w/ English subtitles. A four-part documentary film tells the story of the dissident movement in the USSR from its emergence in the 1950s until the collapse of the Soviet dictatorship in 1991. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 7:00-8:30 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Empowerment Theory: A Bottom-Up Linkages Approach to Political Class Formation. Gerardo Otero, Sociology and International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Tinker Visiting Professor. 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.

Political Science Discussion. Erica Simmons, Political Science and International Studies Major. Speaker will discuss her current research. Sponsored by Public Affairs. 12:00-1:00 pm, La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3038.

Film Screening: Odcházeni (Leaving). Czechoslavakia, 2011. Directed by Václav Havel. 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 the Center for European Studies (CES). 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Re-Integrating Medicine and Meaning: Lessons for Everyone from Cross-Cultural Healthcare. Gregory Adams Plotnikoff, M.D., Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Minneapolis. Sponsored by Religious Studies, UW Integrative Medicine, Global Health Institute, First-Year Interest Groups, Aspiring Nurses Association, and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures. 7:00 pm, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-1854.

Africa at Noon: The (In)Visibilities of Hakim Belabbe's Ashlaa. Nasrin Qader, French and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern 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.

Humanities Friday Lunch: (Extra-)Ordinary Language: The Lyric and Forms of Life. Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge, German. Humanities Friday Lunches showcase the work of UW-Madison humanities faculty and offer an informal opportunity for conversation across disciplines. Lunches are hosted by the Center for the Humanities with thanks to the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science. The series is open to members of the UW-Madison faculty, graduate students, and staff. Visiting scholars and fellows are welcome to attend; others should contact the Center to determine eligibility. Attendance is by reservation only, and space is limited. To reserve space at one of the lunch programs, please send an email including your UW-Madison affiliation to events@humanities.wisc.edu. Reservation deadline for each program is noon on the Monday prior to the event. December 5, 2014 (12:00-1:30 pm), Fireside Lounge, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

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.

The Visual Narrative: Book Arts and Photography. Curated by Stephanie Lifshutz, Art, and Lyn Korenic, Director, Kohler Art Library. Exhibition represents artists’ books covering the last forty-five years that construct visual stories through the use of photography and/or photography combined with text. Telling stories about the world, commenting on events, people, and issues on both a global and personal front, dealing with topics such as post-colonial identity, ecological concerns, autobiography, women’s history, and social justice, among others. Sponsored by Art, the Kohler Art Library, and others. Through December 14, 2014, Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Bldg., 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.

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.