Published 23 March 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.

 

Cuba Today and Tomorrow. Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez, Founding Member, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center, Havana, Cuba. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and Witness for Peace. 12:00-1:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Passing as Open Secret: Race and Fictions of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. Victor Goldgel-Carballo, 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.

One Year Later: The Ukrainian Crisis, A Panel Looking Back and Moving Forward. Scott Gehlbach, Political Science, Andrey Ivanov, History, UW-Platteville, Elizabeth Peacock, Anthropology, UW-La Crosse, Inna Stepaniuk, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UW-Platteville, and Ted Gerber, Sociology and CREECA. Q&A to follow panel discussion. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Society & Politics Committee and the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA). 7:00-9:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Zapatista Women: Gender Transformations and Local Alternatives to Globalization. Hilary Klein, Make the Road New York. 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.

Declare Me! Declaring the IS Major and Global Culture Certificate. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 2:00-5:00 pm, 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Lese Majeste in the Long, Long Twilight of Elite Politics in Thailand. David Streckfuss, Director, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)-Thailand Program, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 3:30-5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Small Dreams and Magic Bullets: From Infrastructure to Humanitarian Design. Peter Redfield, Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Medical History & Bioethics, Medicine & Public Health, the Global Health Institute, Anthropology, and the University Lectures Committee. 4:00-6:00 pm, Varsity Hall III, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3414.

Defining the Nation Through Empire: Filipino Military Service and the Promise of Benefits. Katrina Quisumbing King, Asian American Studies. Sponsored by Asian American Studies. 4:00-5:30 pm, 340 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, email.

Understanding the Political Economy of China's Economic Growth. Yao Yang, Dean, National School of Development, Peking University, Director, China Center for Economic Research, and UW alumnus. Part of the 2015 Wisconsin China Initiative's Red Cap Lecture Series on China and Global Economics. Sponsored by the Wisconsin China Initiative, International Studies, and Agricultural & Applied Economics. 4:30-6:00 pm, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.

Global Health Seminar: E-Learning and Sustainable Health: Lessons from Zambia. Craig Wilson, Director, Center for Global Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and UW alumnus. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute. 5:00 pm, 1309 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Len Robock Annual Lecture: The Problem of Hurricanes and Climate. Kerry Emanuel, Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Center for Climatic Research, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 7:00 pm, DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 831-204-8279.

WUD Film and the Lubar Institute Present: The Matrix. USA, 1999. Directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. Final screening of 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.

Great World Texts Student Conference: Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions in Wisconsin. Keynote speaker: Danielle S. Allen, MacArthur Award-winning classicist and political theorist (11:00 am). Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, A.W. Mellon Foundation, UW-Madison Libraries, the Center for European Studies, English, History, French & Italian, Evjue Foundation, L&S Anonymous Fund, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and others. 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Public Lecture and Panel: Chinese Politics, Literature, and History. Sponsored by East Asian Studies, History, the Wisconsin China Initiative, and International Studies. 12:00-3:30 pm, Masley Media Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6640.
12:00-1:15 pm, The Concept of 'Political Party' and Chinese Reformers in the Americas, 1898-1911. Pablo Blitstein, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
1:30-3:30 pm, Public Panel: Rethinking Lu Xun for the 21st Century: Post-colonial and Marxist Perspectives. Christian Uhl, Ghent University, Saul Thomas, University of Chicago, and Viren Murthy, historian.

Metals and Prehistoric Society: Debunking the Conventional Paradigm. Joyce White, Director, Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology. Sponsored by Anthropology, the Harvey Goldberg Center for the Study of Contemporary History, and Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00 pm, 5230 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, email or call 608-262-2866.

A Darkling Plain: Stories of Conflict and Humanity During War. Kristen Renwick Monroe, University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop, the International Relations Colloquium, and Political Science. 12:00-1:00 pm, 238 Psychology, 1202 W. Johnson St. For information, visit the website or email.

Hot Pots, Museum Raids, and the Race to Uncover Asia's Archaeological Past. Joyce White, Director, Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology. Sponsored by Anthropology, the Harvey Goldberg Center for the Study of Contemporary History, and Southeast Asian Studies. 3:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, email or call 608-262-2866.

Mesa Redonda: Lo letrado más allá de la academia: nuevos circuitos del libr en América Latina. Marcy Schwartz, Rutgers University, Jaime Vargas Luna, Spanish & Portuguese, and Victor Vich, Tinker Visiting Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

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.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office. 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Red Gym (TITU), 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Film Screening: Lord Murugan and South-Indian Hinduism. Joseph Elder, Sociology and Languages & Cultures of Asia. 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.

How Fairness Affects Clientelism, Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico. Ana de la O, Political Science, Yale University. Sponsored by Political Science and Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 422 North Hall, 1050 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Cabezas, Pesos, y Piezas: Slavery and the Invention of the Quantifiable Body in the Iberian Atlantic. Pablo Gomez, Medical History. Sponsored by Science & Technology Studies. 12:30 pm, 8411 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2927.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 12:30-1:30 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Gender & Women's Studies Colloquium: Religion, Migration, and Feminist Theory: Muslim Feminisms and Women's Diasporic Writing. Susan Friedman, Gender & Women's Studies and English. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender & Women and Gender & Women's Studies. 3:30 pm, 3401 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2053.

Schism and Solidarity: Reclaiming Politics in Putin's Russia. Jessica Mason, Anthropology. 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.

Registration Deadline: World Cinema Day 2015: Bande de Filles (Girlhood). France, 2014. Directed by Céline Sciamma. French w/ English subtitles. Introduction and post-film discussion led by UW-Madison expert. Annual event bringing high school students and teachers to UW-Madison for the screening of a high-quality international film. Held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival. Registration required; seating limited. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Film Festival and the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC). April 9, 2015 (8:30-11:30 am and 12:00-3:00 pm), Marquee Theatre, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4461.

Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Faraon (Pharaoh). Poland, 1966. Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 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.

NAVE Visiting Scholar Lecture: Children, Death, and Adjacent Worlds. Clara Han, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 3:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Registration Deadline (12:00 pm): University Roundtable: Nikumbuke-Health by Motorbike (N-HbM): Women Turning Structural Violence into Health and Well-Being. Araceli Alonso, Gender & Women's Studies and Human Ecology. Register online ($10). Open to members of the university community and their guests. Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources Development. April 8, 2015 (11:45 am-1:00 pm), Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2985.

Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Przypadek (Blind Chance). Poland, 1987. Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. 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.

Ectoplasmic Modernities: Materialization Photography at the Turn of the Century. Lucy Traverse, Art History. 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.

Global Health Symposium 2015. Keynote speaker: Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, and former member of Parliament, Canada's House of Commons. Event showcases student, faculty, and staff global health research. Sponsored by Global Health Institute. April 8, 2015 (4:30-9:00 pm), First Floor, Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-9299.

World Cinema Day 2015: Bande de Filles (Girlhood). France, 2014. Directed by Céline Sciamma. French w/ English subtitles. Introduction and post-film discussion led by UW-Madison expert. Annual event bringing high school students and teachers to UW-Madison for the screening of a high-quality international film. Held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival. Registration required; seating limited. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Film Festival and the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC). April 9, 2015 (8:30-11:30 am and 12:00-3:00 pm), Marquee Theatre, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4461.

The Diplomatic Legacy of World War I: A Symposium. Keynote Address: One Hundred Years of Consequences: The Strategic, Political, and Cultural Legacy of World War I, Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit (April 9, 4:00-6:30 pm). Uniting interdisciplinary experts on the centenary of World War One to trace how many of today’s global conflicts had roots in the outcomes of the 1919 peace process. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Madison Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, and others. April 9-10, 2015, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Wisconsin Film Festival: 8 Days of comedies, documentaries, animation, and more. Includes films from many countries. Check the website for ticket information. Sponsored by the Arts Institute, Communication Arts, Cinematheque, Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research, Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, Journalism & Mass Communication, and many others. April 9-16, 2015, Venues and times vary. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-9009.

African Languages & Literature Alumni Symposium. Reflect on our past, present, and future; learn more about the exciting careers alumni pursue with degrees in ALL and how the field is changing. RSVP online. Sponsored by African Languages & Literature (ALL) and African Studies. April 10, 2015 (8:30 am-5:00 pm), Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference: Hard Science, Tough Choices: Shaping the Future on a Rapidly Changing Planet. Keynote Speaker: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director, Hayden Planetarium, New York City. Online registration ($25-$65). Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Global Health, Center for Climatic Research, Sustainability & the Global Environment, Madison Area Technical College, Edgewood College, and many others. April 20, 2015 (7:30 am-5:00 pm), Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3063.

Humanities Friday Lunches. Showcasing the work of UW-Madison humanities faculty and offering 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. Banquet Room, University Club, 803 State St. April 24, 2015 (12:00-1:30 pm), The Early Modern Caribbean and the Imagination of the World. Pablo Gomez, Medical History and Bioethics. For information, visit the website or email.

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

Chapter and Verse: Bibles from the Holdings of Special Collections. Exploring the close association of the Bible and other texts from various religious traditions with print culture (and, more broadly, book culture). This exhibit, drawing upon the holdings of Special Collections, is meant to complement a touring exhibition, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, at the Chazen Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Memorial Library. Through April 3, 2015, Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.

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.