Published 21 April 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.

 

Work or Volunteer Abroad: AIESEC Info Session. Learn about AIESEC's Global Talent program, providing long-term professional internships (usually 6-18 months), and AIESEC's Global Citizen program, an international volunteer abroad experience working on issue-based projects (usually 6 weeks to 3 months). Sponsored by AIESEC Madison. 5:00-5:30 pm, 2280 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-228-2619.

New Developments in African Cinema: Alain Gomis, Appoline Traore, William Ousmane Mbaye. Manthia Diawara, Comparative Literature and Africana Studies, New York University. Sponsored by African Languages & Literature, African Studies, Center for the Humanities, Interdisciplinary French Studies, Communication Arts, and the University Lectures Committee. 5:00 pm, Memorial Library 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2445.

Film Screening: 'Without a Fight.' 2012, USA. Beth-Ann Kutchma, film producer, Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In English and Kiswahili w/ English subtitles. A feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer has facilitated social change in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. Sponsored by the International Studies Major, Global Studies, and African Studies. 6:00 pm, L140 Elvehjem, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-265-2631.

Annual Earth Day Conference: Earth: To Be Determined. Conference will examine ecology, economy, and justice in a rapidly changing world, exploring challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, human health, natural resources, the economy, urban development, the demographics of the environmental movement, and more. Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Sustainability & the Global Environment, Office of Sustainability, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Center for Climate Research, Global Health, and many others. 7:30 am-5:00 pm, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-9289.

Skype to Kenya: Conversation w/ Filmmakers and Kenyan Soccer Players: 'Without a Fight.' Kenyan soccer players, filmmakers, and Beth-Ann Kutchma, Center for Global Initiatives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer has facilitated social change in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. Sponsored by the International Studies Major, Global Studies, and African Studies. 10:00 am, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-265-2631.

Farms to Forests: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Agricultural Landscapes in the Caribbean. Erika Mann-Spiotta, Geography and LACIS. 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.

From Labor Surplus to Labor Scarcity, Peninsular Malaysia: 1970-2000. Charles Hirschman, University of Washington. 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.

The Geopolitics of the Pre-Modern Middle East. Michael Cook, Princeton University. Part of the Merle Curti Lecture Series: Religion, Politics, and Geopolitics in the Pre-Modern Middle East. First of three lectures. Sponsored by History. 4:00 pm, 313 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1800.

Film Screening: 'Girl Rising.' 2012. Join together on Earth Day to support the power of education of girls to change our world. This celebration is being held as a fundraiser for a Global Health Capstone project, Girls Empowered to Promote Wellness. Space is limited; reserve by e-mailing or phoning to address or number provided below. Film tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. Each girl's story was written by a renowned writer from her native country. Sponsored by Global Health and the Fresh Madison Market. 5:30 pm, Fresh Madison Market Event Room (upper level), 703 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-345-0957.

Work or Volunteer Abroad: AIESEC Info Session. Learn about AIESEC's Global Talent program, providing long-term professional internships (usually 6-18 months), and AIESEC's Global Citizen program, an international volunteer abroad experience working on issue-based projects (usually 6 weeks to 3 months). Sponsored by AIESEC Madison. 6:00-6:30 pm, 1170 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-228-2619.

CHE Colloquium: From American Landscapes to Anatolian Landscapes: Finding Aldo Leopold in Turkey. Ufuk Özdağ. Sponsored by Center for Culture, History, and the Environment (CHE) and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, CHE Seminar Room, 202-204 Bradley Memorial Bldg., 1225 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2050.

Africa at Noon: Burning Truth. Testimony, Transition, and Gacaca Trials in Rwanda. Bert Ingelaere, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Antwerp, KU Leuven, Belgium. Micro-level research in post-genocide Rwanda; addressing human rights, justice, social identity, and reconciliation after atrocity. 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 with the IS Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major and International Academic Programs. 12:00-1:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Early Medieval Christian and Muslim Attitudes to Pagan Law. Michael Cook, Princeton University. Part of the Merle Curti Lecture Series: Religion, Politics, and Geopolitics in the Pre-Modern Middle East. Second of three lectures. Sponsored by History. 4:00 pm, 313 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1800.

Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle & Change: 'Connected by Coffee.' Special series on immigration. Post-screening discussion w/ Matt Earley. Sponsored by Havens Center, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, Workers Right Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

Panel on Women, Health, and Human Rights: The Keys are Right in Front of You: Women, Feminism, and Sustainable Peace-Building. Teresa Langle de Paz, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation, Araceli Alonso, Women’s Knowledge International and Culture of Peace Foundation, Gender & Women's Studies, and Medicine & Public Health, Lalita du Perron, Center for South Asia, Lori DiPrete, Global Health, and Jessica Mason, Gender & Women's Studies. Sponsored by the Health Cluster of the Human Rights Program, Global Health, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, L&S, and the Mellon Foundation. 12:00-1:30 pm, Global Health, 1010 Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2240.

When Muhammad Had to Delegate. Michael Cook, Princeton University. Part of the Merle Curti Lecture Series: Religion, Politics, and Geopolitics in the Pre-Modern Middle East. Last of three lectures. Sponsored by History. 12:00 pm, Curti Lounge, 5243 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1800.

Sun Temple of Konark: An Architectural Metaphor. Binda Paranjape, History, Banaras Hindu University. 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.

Q&A w/ Dr. Anton Burkov, Fellow, Kennan Institute. A Q&A for graduate and law students. Sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), the Russian Flagship Program, the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and the Mellon Foundation.. 12:00-1:00 pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2240.

Science & Technology Studies Lecture: From River to Border: The Jordan Between Empire and Nation-State. Samer Alatout, Community & Environmental Sociology. Sponsored by Science & Technology Studies and Sociology. 12:30-2:00 pm, 8411 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-2927.

Immigration and the EU: A Solution to Europe's Problems, or Itself a Problem? Randall Hansen, political scientist and historian, University of Toronto, Canada. Sponsored by German & European Studies. 2:30-3:30 pm, L173 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Imagining Gaelic Futures: Expanding Time and Space in Scottish Gaelic Science Fiction. Christopher Livanos, Comparative Literature. Part of the Celtic Roundtable. Sponsored by Celtic Studies. 3:30-4:30 pm, 1335 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St. For information, visit the website or email.

Strategic Litigation: Bringing the European Convention for Human Rights to Russia. Anton Burkov, Fellow, Kennan Institute. Sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), the Russian Flagship Program, the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, International Studies, and the Mellon Foundation. 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Anti-Judaism and the History of Thought. Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 4:00-5:30 pm, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-4763.

La Cineteca Italiana Presents: 'Le fate ignoranti.' Italy, 2001. Italian w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by French & Italian. 7:00 pm, L196 Education, 1000 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-622-1807.

Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. William Oliver Stone, film director, screenwriter, producer, and veteran, and Peter Kuznick, American University, who often writes and lectures about issues regarding the Vietnam War and nuclear warfare. No cost, unticketed. Sponsored by the Distinguished Lectures Committee, the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), and Southeast Asian Studies. 7:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Conversation with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. Oliver Stone, film director, and Peter Kuznick, American University. Conversation on collaborative work on recent film: 'The Untold History of the United States,' and on other works and projects from Oliver Stone. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00-1:30 pm, 19 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1755.

Rethinking Americanism: The Early Cold War in France and Japan. Mary Louise Roberts, History, 'Rethinking Normandy: 1944,' and Kim Brandt, Columbia University, 'Beyond the Bilateral: Japan and America in the 1950s.' Part of the East Asian Connections series: Transnational Humanities at UW and Beyond. Sponsored by History, East Asian Studies, the Harvey Goldberg Center, the Institute for Research in the Humanities, the Center for the Humanities, and the L&S Anonymous Fund. 12:00-2:00 pm, Curti Lounge, 5243 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-1800.

Forest & Wildlife Ecology Seminar: Challenges Prediction Successional Trajectories in Post-Agricultural Tropical Landscapes. Erika Marin-Spiotta, Geography. Sponsored by Forest and Wildlife Ecology. 2:00-3:00 pm, 184 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-9975.

From the U.S. South to the Global South: Practicing Development at Home. Mona Domosh, Geography, Dartmouth. Sponsored by Geography. 3:30 pm, 180 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2138.

Russia as a Revisionist Power. Christian Caryl, journalist and Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute, London, United Kingdom. Moscow's takeover of Crimea. Sponsored by Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), and Journalism & Mass Communication. 4:00 pm, Nafziger Room, 5055 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-692-6221.

Complicating Senses of Gender and Islam in East Java through Music and Dance. Christina Sunardi, visiting artist, Ethnomusicology, University of Washington. Sponsored by Persuatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Amerika Serikat (PERMIAS), Music, Southeast Asian Studies, Dance, and University Lectures Committee. 4:00 pm, 1641 Mosse Humanities Bldg., 455 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-338-4209.

Le Monde Enchanté de Jacques Demy: 'Peau D'ane' ('Donkey Skin'). France, 1970. Directed by Jacques Demy. French w/ English subtitles. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:00 pm, Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Symposium: Professional French Masters Program 'Quatorze.' Ethan Footlik, professional translator, Paris, and PFMP alumnus, Michelle Harrison, Quebec Economic Affairs, Chicago, and PFMP alumnus, Mamadou Gaye, Nouvelle Cour, Paris, and Jéricho Jeudy, filmmaker and KINO'00 co-founder, Montreal, Canada. French-language symposium round table on the theme 'L'entre deux langues/cultures dans le monde du travail.' Sponsored by the Professional French Masters Program (PFMP) and French & Italian. 2:00-5:00 pm, French House, 633 N. Frances St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4090.

Book Reading: 'Caminata': A Journey. Lori DiPrete Brown, Returned Peace Corps volunteer and author. Sponsored by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison, Global Health, International Studies, and A Room of One's Own. 2:00 pm, A Room of One's Own, 315 W. Gorham St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-9299.

Sharsheret Dance Festival. Yonim, Madison's Youth Israeli Dance Troupe. Charge: $5/person; $10/family. Sponsored by Hebrew & Semitic Studies. 2:00-4:00 pm, Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-213-3413.

Establishing a Minimum Wage for the European Union: The Potential of ‘New’ Normative Hybridity. George Wilson, Law, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and Visiting Scholar, Global Legal Studies. Sponsored by Global Legal Studies and European Union Center of Excellence. 12:00-1:30 pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law, 975 Bascom Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918: The Fantastic Imagery of Harry Clarke. Marguerite Helmers, English, UW-Oshkosh. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30-5:00 pm, 212 University Club Bldg., 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3855.

Ceramics, Pigments, and Adobes of the Aguada Culture (ca. 300-1000 AD) in the Ambato Valley (Argentina): Clay Resources, Technology, and Social Change. Silvana Bertolino, Geologist and research scientist, University of Cordoba, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina, and NAVE visiting scholar. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Nave Foundation. 3:30 pm, 5230 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Geopoetics of the Caribbean: Francophone Writers in Dialogue with their Anglophone and Hispanophone Counterparts. Daniel Maximin, Guadeloupean poet, novelist, essayist, and NAVE visiting scholar. Sponsored by Interdisciplinary French Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), European Studies, and la Maison Française. 4:00-5:30 pm, La Maison Française, 633 N. Frances St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Introduction to the International Studies Major. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:00-5:00 pm, 326 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.

Contrasting Patterns of Urban Expansion in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia Between 1992 and 2009. Nora Alvarez Berrios, University of Puerto Rico and NAVE visiting scholar. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS) and Geography. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

CHE Colloquium: 'I am Te Urewera and Te Urewera is me.' Place and Identity in the New Zealand Rainforest. Kennedy Warne. Sponsored by Center for Culture, History, and the Environment (CHE) and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, CHE Seminar Room, 202-204 Bradley Memorial Bldg., 1225 Linden Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2050.

Africa at Noon: Climate Change and Biodiversity in Africa’s Deepest Lake. Peter McIntyre, Zoology, and Ben Kraemer, Limnology and Marine Science. 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.

Value of Liberal Arts and Academic Job Market. Djurdja Trajkovic, Post-doctoral fellow, Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Persecuted from Country to Country: Jewish Refugees in Western Europe 1938–1944. Insa Meinen, German historian, Brussels, Belgium. Sponsored by German & European Studies. 4:00-5:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-8040.

Social Cinema: Stories of Struggle & Change: 'Who is Dyani Cristal?' Special series on immigration. Post-screening discussion led by local immigrant rights activists. Sponsored by Havens Center, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee, Workers Right Center, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and others. 7:00 pm, Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1420.

Call for Proposals: The Global Midwest: A Project of the Humanities Without Walls Consortium. Project explicitly seeks to understand the specificities of global crossings in the Midwestern context. Project is meant to reveal the Midwest as a key site in shaping global economies and cultures and a region informed by and connected to the world. Project has two stages, both of which seek to build collaboration between member institutions and demonstrate the variety of ways in which scholars in the humanities participate in and drive thinking about problems of broad interest. The first phase will support two to three working groups of scholars at UW-Madison for an initial two-year period. This is seed funding meant to stimulate research activity and collaboration. First phase awards will range from $5,000-$10,000. Second phase proposals can request up to $100,000. Call for Applications for Second Phase (cross-institutional) projects will be due October 31, 2014. Send application pdf to the e-mail address provided below. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities and the A.W. Mellon Foundation. Application Deadline: May 5, 2014 (5:00 pm). For information, visit the website or email.

Essay Contest: Call for Papers: 2014 Joaquim Nabuco Award. Given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a UW-Madison student, one $2000 award to a graduate student and one $2000 award to an undergraduate student. Essays may be written in English or Portuguese and should be 15 double-spaced pages in length or longer. Students applying must have been enrolled in UW-Madison during the 2014-14 academic year. Winners are encouraged to use the award for a research trip to Brazil. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS), and International Studies. Application Deadline: May 9, 2014. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2528.

International Advising:

  • International Studies Major Walk-in Advising. Advising for declared and prospective majors. Mondays, 1-4 pm, Tuesdays, 9-11 am, Thursdays, 2-5 pm (see website for exceptions) in 301 Ingraham Hall. Career advisor available. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-2631.
  • Center for International Advising. The Center for International Advising, housed in 301 Ingraham Hall, is a cross-campus advising service for undergraduates interested in exploring the many international opportunities available to them at UW-Madison. If you are looking to enrich your academic experiences by declaring an area studies certificate or major, participating in an international internship, exploring study abroad options, seeking international careers advice, or applying to international fellowships and grants, please consider stopping in to talk to one of our international advisors. Please see the website for further information, including the walk-in advising schedule and information about the advisors staffing the office, or email.
  • Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Undergraduate Program (LACIS). Have you ever thought about studying a less commonly taught language such as Yucatec Maya or Quechua? Perhaps you wish to further your studies in Spanish or Portuguese while delving deeper in the historic origins and cultures of the LACIS region. We offer highly personalized advising, travel grant scholarships, and an interdisciplinary program. Mondays, 2:00-4:00 pm (301 Ingraham Hall), Thursdays, 10:30 am-12:30 pm (206 Ingraham), or by appointment. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.
  • International Internship Advising. Walk-in advising and appointments available for undergraduates interested in interning abroad. Ask your questions about opportunities through IIP or independently, credit, insurance, and more. For hours and more information, visit the website, email, or call 608-261-1017.
  • Peace Corps Drop-In. Not sure what you are doing after graduation? Looking to make a difference? Stop in and chat with our Peace Corps advisor and see if the Peace Corps is right for you. Tuesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 pm in Room 156 of the Red Gym. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1121.
  • International Directions Advising. To discuss academic and career opportunities that draw on your language-learning and international experiences. Appointments and walk-in hours available. For information and the latest schedule, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4077.
  • International Academic Programs (IAP) Walk-in Advising. Walk-in advising for students interested in study abroad. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 106 Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. For more information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-6329.

Going Global with Afternoon Conversation Series. Striving to promote cultural understanding. Sponsored by Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) and Global Connections.
Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm, Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Weekly WUD Global Connections Committee Meetings. Get involved in planning international and multicultural events. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Global Connections Committee. Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Language Tables. Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times, visit the website or email.