Published 15 September 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.

 

Pathology, Normativity, and Ideologies of Selfhood in Dissociation. Rebecca Seligman, 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.

The Neoliberal Diet and Inequality: Differentiated Convergence in North America. Gerardo Otero, Sociology and International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 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.

International Journalism and Marketing Internships Info Session. Sponsored by International Internship Program. 3:00-4:00 pm, Nafziger Conference Room, 5055 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-890-1046.

Film Screening: 'Občan Havel' ('Citizen Havel'). Czech, 2008. Directed by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Janek. 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) and the Central Asian Studies Program. 4:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

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.

Doctors Without Borders Info Session. For all interested medical and non-medical professionals. No registration required. Sponsored by Doctors without Borders and Global Health. 4:30-6:00 pm, 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Film Screening: 'Access to the Danger Zone.' Directed by Peter Casaer; narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis. Documentary provides harrowing look at challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Q&A session w/ local Doctors Without Borders aid workers and sharing of stories from their overseas assignments to follow screening. Free. RSVP to film screening. Sponsored by Doctors without Borders and Global Health. 7:00 pm, Sundance Cinemas, Hilldale Shopping Center, 430 N. Midvale Blvd. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Africa at Noon: Women’s Rights in Contemporary African Constitutions. Aili Tripp, Political Science and Gender & Women’s 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.

Study Abroad Fair 2014. A comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting study and intern abroad opportunities available at UW-Madison. Over 90 exhibits displaying information about UW-sponsored programs, including IAP's more than 200 programs. Sponsored by International Academic Programs (IAP). 12:00-6:00 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Distance and Intimacy: Close Encounters between Jews and Germans in the Aftermath of Catastrophe. Atina Grossmann, History, Cooper Union. 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.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office. 4:00-4:45 pm, Traditions, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Israeli-Palestine Conflict in Gaza. Nadav Shelef, Political Science, Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Donald Downs, Political Science. Sponsored by Political Science and the Alexander Hamilton Society. 5:00-6:30 pm, 5246 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Film Screening: A Gesar Bard's Tale. Directed by Donagh Coleman. Q&A w/ film director to follow screening. Sponsored by Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies and Center for South Asia. 6:00-8:00 pm, VanderBerg Auditorium, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Center for South Asia Talk. Rikhil Bhavnani, Political Science. 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.

The Ascendance of Nationalism in Central Asia. Russell Zanca, Anthropology, Northeastern Illinois University. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA) and the Central Asian Studies Program. 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Weston Roundtable: Knowledge Systems for Sustainability: A Report From the Front Lines. Molly Jahn, Genetics. 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.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

The Hard Lessons of Ebola in West Africa. J. Stephen Morrison, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Center for Global Health Policy, and UW-Madison alumnus. Sponsored by African Studies, Global Health, and International Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2851.

Regulatory Takings and the Contested Future for Dutch Planning. Harvey M. Jacobs, URPL. Sponsored by Urban and Regional Planning (URPL). 12:00-1:30 pm, 208 Old Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1004.

Musical Dialogues with the Homeland. Christi-Anne Castro, Ethnomusicology and Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan. 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.

CPEP Seminar: Adapting to Flood Risk in a Changing Climate. Kenneth Potter, Civil & Environmental Engineering. Sponsored by Climate, People, & the Environment Program (CPEP), Center for Climatic Research, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 1:30-2:30 pm, 811 Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences Bldg., 1225 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website or email.

Molecularizing Conservation: Genetics, De-Extinction, and Pristine Nature in the Galápagos Islands. Elizabeth Hennessy, History. Sponsored by Geography. 3:30 pm, 180 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2138.

Educator Colloquium: Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'Confessions in Wisconsin.' Two-day workshop for educators participating in the 2014-15 'Great World Texts' program. Still accepting applications from interdisciplinary teaching teams around the state! Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, A.W. Mellon Foundation, UW-Madison Libraries, Evjue Foundation, L&S Anonymous Fund, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and others. 126 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

Global Legal Studies Talk. Sungjoon Cho, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Sponsored by Global Legal Studies. 12:00-1:15 pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-1395.

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.

Amigos de las Américas Information Session. Erin Wright, AMIGOS Representative. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and AMIGOS (Amigos de las Américas). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2811.

Art and Life in Latin Literature: Emergences of a Dualistic Structure in an Ancient Archive. Alexander Dressler, Classics. 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.

Research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Basing Development and Use of Technology in Second Langauge Acquisition Principles. Dorothy Chun, Education, University of California, Santa Barbara. Part of the Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning Series. Sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and the Language Institute. 4:00-5:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4077.

The U.S., Russia and Bridging the East-West Divide. Ian Kelly, Diplomat-in-Residence for the Midwest, U.S. State Department. Registration required. Cost: ($0-$20), no charge for guests of International Studies and first-time guests. Sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), and International Studies. 5:30-8:00 pm, 118 Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St. For information, visit the website.

Educator Colloquium: Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 'Confessions in Wisconsin.' Two-day workshop for educators participating in the 2014-15 'Great World Texts' program. Still accepting applications from interdisciplinary teaching teams around the state! Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, A.W. Mellon Foundation, UW-Madison Libraries, L&S Anonymous Fund, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and others. 126 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website or email.

What It Takes: Andean Potters and Production Strategies. Isabelle Druc, Cultural Anthropology. 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.

Africa at Noon: Women, Art, and Revolution in the Streets of Egypt. Nevine El Nossery, French & Italian. 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.

Through the Day, Through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II. Jan Vansina, History. Sponsored by German & European Studies, UW Press, History, and African Studies. 3:30-5:30 pm, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

47th Wisconsin Workshop: Measuring the World: Formation, Transformation, and Transmission of the ‘National’ and the ‘Universal’ from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Focus of workshop is to explore the various ways in which German culture, thought, and ideals have been developed and exported to shape widely accepted ways of viewing the world. Part of the Trans3 research project on Translation, Transformation, Transposition: Processes of Transfer among Languages, Cultures, and Disciplines. Sponsored by German, German & European Studies, the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and others. September 25-27, 2014, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2192.

Exhibit: Forbidden Art. Traveling exhibit from Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 20 works of art that were created illegally by prisoners who risked their lives in the Nazi concentration camps. Sponsored by the Polish Heritage Club of Madison. September 17 through October 5, 2014, Porter Butts Gallery, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

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). September 19 through November 21, 2014, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website or email.