Published 26 January 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.

 

Hagakure and 'The Way of the Samurai'. Sarah Thal, History. 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.

The Saint John’s Bible and Making Bibles in the Middle Ages. Christopher de Hamel, Donnelly Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College (Parker Library), Cambridge University. Part of a symposium: Visualizing and Translating Scriptures: Reflections on The Saint John’s Bible, to be held February 26, 2015, related to the current exhibition at Chazen Museum of Art through March 15, 2015: Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible, of pages from the modern illuminated Saint John’s Bible. Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. 7:30-9:00 pm, L160 Elvehjem Bldg. 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1821.

Energy & Climate Change Satellite Conference: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment. Live broadcast of conference and global forum with panel discussion to follow. Registration requested. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 8:00 am-12:30 pm, Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Research Bldg., 1550 Engineering Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3682.

Public Health Effects of Ecosystem Degradation: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia. Teevrat Garg, Cornell University. Sponsored by Public Affairs. 12:00-1:30 pm, 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3038.

Tinker-Nave Summer Field Research Grant Info Session. Alberto Vargas, Angela Buongiorno, and Darcy Little, LACIS. Supporting graduate students wishing to pursue short-term research in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. All UW-Madison graduate students are eligible to apply; no citizenship restrictions. 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.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 2:00-3:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Global Health Internship Workshop. Sponsored by the International Internship Program, the Global Health Institute, and L&S Career Services. 6:00-7:00 pm, 120 Middleton Bldg., 1305 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-261-1017.

Energy & Climate Change Satellite Conference: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment. Live broadcast of conference and global forum. Registration requested. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 8:00-9:30 am and 4:00-6:15 pm, Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Research Bldg., 1550 Engineering Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3682.

Africa at Noon: Humanity in the Pleistocene, or 'Just Another Large Mammal'? Henry T. Bunn, Anthropology. 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.

Summer Internships in Latin America and Spain Info Session. Sponsored by the International Internship Program and Latin America, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 5:00-6:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-261-1018.

Energy & Climate Change Satellite Conference: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment. Live broadcast of conference and global forum. Registration requested. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 8:00-11:30 am, Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Research Bldg., 1550 Engineering Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-3682.

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.

The PPSG International Pain Policy Fellowship: Success in South and Southeast Asia. S. Asra Husain, Policy and Legal Analyst, UW Pain and Policy Studies Group. Sponsored by Center for South Asia, the UW Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, and International Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Language Matters: Language, Power Equity, and Justice: Pennsylvania Dutch in the Public Eye. Mark Louden, German. Sponsored by the Language Institute and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). 12:00-1:00 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1473.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office. 1:00-2:00 pm, Red Gym (TITU), 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Study Abroad Open House. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 3:00-5:00 pm, Study Abroad Resource Center, 106 Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

The Intimacies of Ethnocide: Preserving Male Honor in the 'Unholy' Wars of Indian Removal. John Hall, History. Part of the War and Intimacy Series, a Burdick-Vary Lecture Series, a year-long series of lectures exploring the intimate bonds fostered by the experience of war in the twentieth century. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities, the George L. Mosse Program in History, and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Chair in Russian History. 4:00 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Language and Separatism in Eurasia: Evidence From a Survey Experiment. Kyle Marquardt, 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.

Weston Roundtable: Air Pollution and Sustainable Cities: Implications for Transportation, Energy, Buildings, and Industry. James J. Schauer, Water Science & Engineering Lab, Civil & Environmental Engineering. 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.

Sorting Citizens: Differentiated Citizenship Education in Singapore. Li-Ching Ho, Social Studies Education, Curriculum & Instruction. 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.

Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Bibliomigrancy: World Literature in the Public Sphere. World Literary Studies at UW-Madison: Past, Present, and Future. Michael Bernard-Donals, English and Jewish Studies, John Karl Scholz, Economic Policy and Dean of L&S, Sara Guyer, English, Adam L. Kern, East Asian Languages & Literature, Caroline Levine, English, Venkat Mani, German, Tejumola Olaniyan, English and African Languages & Literature, Ellen Sapega, Spanish & Portuguese, and Nirvana Tanoukhi, English. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. 3:00-5:00 pm, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2192.

A Roundtable Discussion on Charlie Hebdo, Satire, and Freedom of Expression. Laird Boswell, History, Névine El Nossery, French & Italian, Jean-René Gehan, Ambassador, Sage Goellner, Liberal Arts & Applied Studies, Frédéric Neyrat, Comparative Literature, Tejumola Olaniyan, English and African Languages & Literature, and Sandrine Pell, Second Language Acquisition. Sponsored by French & Italian, the European Studies Alliance, Continuing Studies, and the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies. 5:30-7:30 pm, 325/326 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

The Cannon Canon: The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films. Israel, France, 2014. Directed by Hilla Medalia. Sponsored by 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.

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Mario Monicelli Comedies: I Solti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street). Italy, 1958. Directed by Mario Monicelli. Italian w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Chazen Museum of Art, Cinematheque, Communication Arts, and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. 2:00 pm, Chazen, 750 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Does Trade Make Firms Cleaner? Theory and Evidence from Indian Manufacturing. Geoffrey Barrows, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by Public Affairs. 12:00-1:30 pm, 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3038.

Bolivia's Presidential Elections: What Evo Morales' Win Means for Bolivia and the Region. John Laun, Colombia Support Network. 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: 21st Century Folk Music in Angola: The TSIKAYA Project. Victor Gama, Visiting Researcher and Composer, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford 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.

International Design Community: Transforming Poverty into Opportunity. Learn how Afghani rug-weaving and other fair trade initiatives alleviate poverty and empower women. Part of Woven Gardens of Hope Exibition: Afghan Women's Carpets. Sponsored by the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and Human Ecology. 5:30-7:30 pm, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-8815.

Call for Applications: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency. Administered by the UW National Resource Centers of the International Institute: African Studies, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), Center for European Studies, Center for South Asia, Southeast Asian Studies, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS). Application Deadline: February 13, 2015. For information, visit the website.

Call for Papers: Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies Seminar 2015: Author, Authorship, and Authority in the Age of Cultural Studies and New Media. In collaboration with the universities united in the HERMES-network. To be held at Charles University, Prague, June 14-19, 2015. Doctoral students in literature are invited to apply to attend this doctoral seminar and symposium. Sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar and the Center for the Humanities. UW Campus Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2015. For information, visit the website or email.

Call for Abstracts: Global Health Symposium 2015: Advancing Health in an Interdependent World. Symposium to be held April 8, 2015 (4:30-9:00 pm) at the Health Sciences Learning Center. Highlighting the global health efforts of UW faculty, staff, students, and colleagues from the Madison area and beyond. Presentations and participants welcome from all disciplines that address global health or improving the conditions necessary for health. Presentations from the entire campus are encouraged, including the arts, agriculture, business, education, engineering, humanities, and health and social sciences. Keynote speaker: Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, and former member, Canadian Parliament. Submit abstract (300 word maximum) and abstract submission form by e-mail if interested in sharing a 5- to 7-minute presentation or displaying a poster about your global health work. Symposium registration encouraged but not required. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute. Abstract Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015 (5:00 pm). For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Call for Applications: Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowships for Summer 2015. Internship and pre-dissertation travel fellowships are awarded yearly to UW-Madison graduate students doing work with a social justice component. Sponsored by Global Studies. Application Deadline: February 23, 2015. For complete information on the award and to apply, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6070.

Call for Applications: International Institute Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award. One-time awards of $3000 in support of UW-Madison graduate students conducting six to eight weeks of summer fieldwork outside the U.S. Any continuing UW-Madison graduate student can apply. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Sponsored by the International Institute and International Studies. Application Deadline: February 23, 2015. For information, visit the website or email.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Undergraduate International Studies Spring 2015 Issue. Open to current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester or less post-graduation). To submit your work, send attachment via e-mail to address provided below. JUIS seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics, including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, culture, history, comparative politics & economics, development & trade, global security & international health. Submissions generally range in length from 5-20 pages. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015 (11:59 pm). For information, visit the website or email.

Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets. Exhibition highlights a community-based program to empower Afghan women through weaving of carpets following centuries-old techniques to create a sustainable quality of life for their families. Their carpets will be shown within the context of historic carpets and textiles from this region and culture, extending a past tradition into the present. Presenting an artisanal tradition in an innovative model of social entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and Human Ecology. January 23-March 1, 2015 (Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, & Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm), Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-8815.