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Published 11 May 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.


Livable Cities Seminar: Global Urbanization and Sustainability: Projections for the Coming Urban Century and What It Means for Humans and the Planet. Peter J. Marcotullio, Geography, and Director, City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for Sustainable Cities. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Institute for Research on Poverty, and others. 5:30 pm, DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-9299.

Saudi Arabia's Bold Attack on Oil Competitors: Motives and Sustainability. Rachel Bronson, Executive Director and Publisher, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Registration required. Cost: ($0-$20), no charge for guests of International Studies and first-time guests. Sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations and International Studies. 5:30-8:00 pm, University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website or call 608-234-7430.

Museum of Environmental Sciences: Partnership with Guadalajara, Mexico. Eduardo Santana-Castellon, Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG), Mexico, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison, and alum. Sponsored by the Forest & Wildlife Ecology, the Global Health Institute, and others. 12:00 pm, 184 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-9299.

Planning as Usual... or Smart Planning?: The Role of Strategic Spatial Development Planning in Africa. James Dobbin, President & CEO, Dobbin International, Inc. Sponsored by the Land Tenure Center, Community & Environmental Sociology, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 1:00 pm, Buttel Conference Room, 354 Ag Hall, 1400 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5296.

Ebola in West Africa: Looking Back, Moving Forward. Aid workers reflecting on their recent work in West Africa, current challenges, and what remains to be done. Register. Sponsored by Doctors Without Borders. 7:00-8:30 pm, online webcast. For information, email or call 608-265-9299.

Call for Participation (Faculty Members): Fall 2015 Faculty Development Seminar: Understanding Persecution. Led by Ivan Ermakoff, Sociology, History, Jewish Studies, and the Center for European Studies. Ten weeks of a weekly two-hour seminar. Meeting schedule set in consultation with seminar members. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities. Application Deadline for Stipend: May 29, 2015; submission of additional participation inquiries up to beginning of Fall 2015 semester. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Why Do Capitalist Societies Have a Problem with Financial Profits? Sascha Münnich, Comparative Sociology, Georg August University of Göttingen, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, and Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Registration required. E-mail for dinner reservations. Sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies, International Studies, the Madison Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, and the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations. June 4, 2015 (5:30-8:00 pm), University Club, 803 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

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

K-16 Teacher Workshop: Exploring Global Stories Locally: Children's Literature, Migration Histories, and Wisconsin Experiences. Keynote: Karen Lynn Williams, author. The history of migration into northern Wisconsin of the Polish, Hmong, Mexican, Norwegian and other immigrant groups. Workshop for K-16 educators, pre-service teachers, school and public librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts. Online registration ($25-$40). Sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire, and the Center for European Studies (CES). June 27, 2015 (9:00 am-5:00 pm), Fall Creek School District, 336 E. Hoover Ave., Fall Creek, WI. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-9224.

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.

Exhibition: Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art. Innovative new work from artists' studios in Beijing. Exhibition of contemporary Chinese art from Liu Xiaodong, Su Xinping, Ma Shulin, Chi Peng, Li Xiangqun, Xiang Jing, Geng Xue, and others, challenges preconceptions of Chinese art. Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art and others. Through July 5, 2015, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website.