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  1. Week of February 10, 2016

    1. Wednesday, February 10, 2016

      1. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

    2. Thursday, February 11, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Lisa Lucero, Professor, Anthropology


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Ancient Maya Pilgrimage in Times of Drought: Cara Blanca, Belize.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

    3. Saturday, February 13, 2016

      1. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSpanish Story Time: "Gracias/ Thanks" by Pat Mora

        The Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

  2. Week of February 14, 2016

    1. Monday, February 15, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Wail Hassan, Professor of Comparative and World Literatures


        CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Histories of the Arabic Novel"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

        707 S. Mathews, Urbana

    2. Tuesday, February 16, 2016

      1. 11:00 am

        Panelists:
        Erin Peters, Joint Lecturer in Curatorial Studies in History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Curator in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
        Neil Brodie, Trafficking Culture and writer of the blog www.marketmassdestruction.com
        Susan R. Frankenberg, Program Coordinator, Museum Studies of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        Sophie Vigneron, Senior Lecturer, Kent Law School, University of Kent (invited)


        Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): Whose Legacy? Museums and National Heritage Debts

        Room 411, International Programs and Studies Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

      2. 5:30 pm

        Marco Graziosi, Vice Consul of Italy in Chicago

        Prof. Federiga Bindi-Visiting Scholar, John Hopkins University


        Italy and its role in international relations in Europe and the Mediterranean

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building

        707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

    3. Wednesday, February 17, 2016

      1. 3:00 pm

        Liane Hentschke, Senior Advisor for the Chancellor on Strategic Projects (UFRGS) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil.


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil: Pre and Post Economic Crisis

        101 International Studies Building,910 S. Fifht St, Champaign

      2. 4:00 pm

        Mr. Peter Tomaras, Novelist, local business executive and University of Illinois Alumnus


        Modern Greek Studies: Aegean Adventures

        Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge), Foreign Languages Building (FLB), 707 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

    4. Thursday, February 18, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Johnny A. Laforet, PhD. Candidate, SLATE & French


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Language Maintenance by Haitian Immigrants Living in Chicago.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      2. 4:00 pm

        Igor Fedyukin


        New Directions Lecture - Igor Fedyukin, "Prozhektery: Educational Innovation as an "Administrative Enterprise" in Russia from Peter I to Putin"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      3. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  3. Week of February 21, 2016

    1. Tuesday, February 23, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Sarah Hummel (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois)


        Noontime Scholars Lecture--Sarah Hummel, "Protesting over Dissatisfaction or Policy Change: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Keila Grinberg, Associate Professor of History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: The Two Enslavements of Rufina: Illegal Enslavement and International Relations on the Southern Border of Brazil in the Nineteenth Century.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

    2. Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Alexandra Balod


        Professionalization Workshop - Alexandra Balod, "How a social sciences background can boost your career in finance"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Armando Dalla Costa, Universidade Federal do Paraná


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Bunge and it’s fiftieth anniversary in Brazil: The Construction of an economic group (1905 – 1955)

        101 International Studies Building

      3. 4:00 pm

        Adam Doskey, Visiting Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts Library


        North of the Northern Lights: "Frederick Schwatka: Illinois's First Arctic Explorer"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

      4. 6:00 pmModern Greek Studies Movie Night: Peppermint (English Subtitles)

        Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge), Foreign Languages Building (FLB), 707 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

      5. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

    3. Thursday, February 25, 2016

      1. 10:00 am

        Moderator: Marc Hertzman, History, UIUC

        Panelists: Merle Bowen, African American Studies, UIUC; Kim Butler, History, Rutgers University; Sean Mitchell, Anthropology, Rutgers University; LaShandra Sullivan, Anthropology, Purdue University


        "Afro-Brazilian Citizenship and the Politics of History"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge; 1080 Foreign Languages Building; 707 S Mathews Avenue; Urbana, IL

      2. 10:00 am - 11:30 am

        Professor Merle Bowen, UIUC; Professor Kim Butler, Rutgers University; Professor Sean Mitchell, Rutgers University; Professor LaShandra Sullivan, Purdue University


        “Afro-Brazilian Citizenship and the Politics of History”

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., U

      3. 12:00 pm

        John Karam, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Manifold Destiny: Arabs at a South American Border Remaking the Hemisphere.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      4. 12:00 pm

        John Karam, Assoc. Professor, Spanish and Portuguese


        Manifold Destiny: Arabs at a South American Border Remaking the Hemisphere

        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St.

      5. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Kim Butler


        Miller/Comm Lecture: "Healing the Souls of Black Folks: Transformational Frameworks for the African Diaspora"

        Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum (600 South Gregory, U)

      6. 4:00 pm
        Kim Butler, Department of History, Rutgers University

        Miller/Comm Lecture: "Healing the Souls of Black Folks: Transformational Frameworks for the African Diaspora"

        Knight Auditorium of the Spurlock Museum (600 South Gregory, Urbana)

         

      7. 4:00 pm

        Professor Kim Butler, Department of History, Rutgers University


        MillerComm 2016, W.E.B. DuBois Lecture: "Healing the Souls of Black Folks: Transformational Frameworks for the African Diaspora"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

      8. 4:00 pm

        Professor Kim Butler, Department of History, Rutgers University


        MillerComm 2016: "Healing the Souls of Black Folks: Transformational Frameworks for the African Diaspora"

        Knight Auditorium; Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory; Urbana, IL

      9. 4:00 pm

        Alexandra Balod


        New Directions Lecture - Alexandra Balod, "Country Risk in Russia"

        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

  4. Week of February 28, 2016

    1. Monday, February 29, 2016

      1. 8:30 amSummer 2016 Tinker Fellowship deadline
      2. 10:00 am

        His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States.


        Fourteenth EU Day-2016

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom 601 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

      3. 12:00 pm

        Professor Sean Hanretta, Northwestern University


        CAS Brown Bag: "Towards an Intellectual History of Islamophobia in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana"

        910 S. Fifth St.; 101 International Studies Building; Champaign

      4. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Michael Dann, Assistant Professor of Religion


        CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Strategies of Sectarian Rhetoric in Early Islam"

        1080 Foreign Languages Building

        707 S. Mathews, Urbana

  5. Week of March 1, 2016

    1. Tuesday, March 1, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm

        Renato Vieira , PhD student , Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series:Efficiency and Distributional Characteristics of Transit Fare Subsidies in the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

    2. Thursday, March 3, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Faith Hillis


        New Directions Lecture - Faith Hillis, "Europe's Russian Colonies: East-West Migration and the Struggle for Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Europe"

        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      2. 4:00 pm

        Faith Hillis


        New Directions Lecture - Faith Hillis, "Europe's Russian Colonies: East-West Migration and the Struggle for Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Europe"

        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      3. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  6. Week of March 6, 2016

    1. Monday, March 7, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Elias Khoury, Global Distinguished Professor, Near Eastern Studies, New York University


        Center for Advanced Study MillerComm Lecture by Author Elias Khoury: "A Continuous 'Nakba': Palestinians in Israeli Literature"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

        600 South Gregory, Urbana

      2. 5:15 pm

        Kristin Kopp, Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia


        “Engaging Race Relations in the US by Teaching the History of Blacks in Germany”

        Noyes Laboratory, Room 165

         
         
    2. Tuesday, March 8, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm

        Mayara Balhego de Lima, Master's Candidate, Urban and Regional Planning. Lemann Graduate Fellow 


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Haitian presence in Brazil and its impact on immigration policy.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

    3. Wednesday, March 9, 2016

      1. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

    4. Thursday, March 10, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Pablo Picato, Professor of History, Columbia University


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: A world of lies: Assassination and conspiracy in post revolutionary Mexico.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      2. 4:00 pm

        Mrs. Mary Robinson-Former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and current UN Special Envoy for Climate Change


        Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities-Keynote Speech and Workshop

        I Hotel Illinois Ballroom, 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820 (map)

      3. 5:30 pm

        Dr. Ann Beck, Eastern Illinois University, independent scholar and third-generation confectioner in business with her sister at the original site of their grandfather's store in Central Illinois


        Modern Greek Studies: "From the Peloponnese to the Prairie: Greek Confectioners in Central Illinois 1800-1930"

        Room 1022, Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA (map)

    5. Friday, March 11, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Mrs. Mary Robinson-Former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and current UN Special Envoy for Climate Change


        Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities-Keynote Speech and Workshop

        I Hotel Illinois Ballroom, 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820 (map)

    6. Saturday, March 12, 2016

      1. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSpanish Story Time: "Green is a Chile Pepper" by Roseanne Greenfield

        The Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

  7. Week of March 13, 2016

    1. Monday, March 14, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Professor Rebecca Thornton, Department of Economics, UIUC


        CAS Brown Bag

        910 S. Fifth St.; 101 International Studies Building; Champaign

      2. 12:00 pmCSAMES Brown Bag: "A Translator's Poetry, A Poetry's Translation"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

        707 S. Mathews, Urbana

    2. Tuesday, March 15, 2016

      1. 2:00 pm

        Daniella Toscano, PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Brasilia, Brazil


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: The educational cooperation between Brazil and the United States -the case CAPES- Fulbright.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

    3. Thursday, March 17, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Gordon Smith


        New Directions Lecture - Gordon Smith, "Plus ça change: Legacies of Soviet Legal Culture in Russia Today"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      2. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  8. Week of March 20, 2016

    1. Tuesday, March 22, 2016

      1. 11:00 am

        TBA


        Videoconference Panel Discussion: Greece & the EU: A Way Forward?

        Room 411, International Programs and Studies Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

  9. Week of March 27, 2016

    1. Monday, March 28, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Tara Leytham Powell, Assistant Professor of Social Work


        Providing Psychological Support to Displaced Children: Research, Interventions and Implications for Syrian Refugees

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building

        707 S. Mathews, Urbana

    2. Tuesday, March 29, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Ioannis Tsekouras


        Noontime Scholars Lecture--Ioannis Tsekouras, "Idyllic Pastures and Heroic Mountains: Imagining the Pontic Ancestral Homeland through Parakathi Singing

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Ian Middleton, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Music


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Music and Trust in Northern Colombia

        101 International Studies Building

    3. Thursday, March 31, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Abraham Lowenthal, Professor of International Relations, USC. President emeritus, Pacific Council on International Policy


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Crafting Democratic Transitions: Learning from Experience.

        Lincoln Hall 1002

      2. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  10. Week of April 3, 2016

    1. Sunday, April 3, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

    2. Monday, April 4, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Nili Belkind, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Music


        CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Music and the Israeli-Palestian Conflict: Resistance, Coexistence, and the Cultural Production of Place"

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana

      3. 4:00 pm

        Morton Pedersen


        New Directions Lecture - Morton Pedersen, "Urban Hunters: Hustling and Gathering in Postsocialist Ulaanbaatar"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

    3. Tuesday, April 5, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

      2. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

        Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Assistant Professor of Comparative & World Literature


        Film Screening and Discussion: "India's Daughter"

        Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

        600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

    4. Wednesday, April 6, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

      2. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

    5. Thursday, April 7, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

      2. 5:30 pm

        Dr. Kostas Kostis, Professor of Economic and Social History, Department of Economics, University of Athens


        Modern Greek Studies: The Spoiled Children of History: The Formation of the Greek State, 18th-21st Centuries

        Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge), Foreing Languages Building (FLB), 707 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

    6. Friday, April 8, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

    7. Saturday, April 9, 2016

      1. All DayInternational Week 2016

        TBA

      2. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSpanish Story Time: "Talking with Mother Earth/ Hablando con la madre tierra" by Lucia Angela Pérez

        The Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

  11. Week of April 10, 2016

    1. Tuesday, April 12, 2016

      1. 11:00 am

        TBA


        Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): "The Continent is Cut Off!" British Referendum in the EU

        Room 411, International Programs and Studies Building, 507 E. Green St., Champaign, IL

      2. 12:00 pm

        Katerina Capkova


        Noontime Scholars Lecture--Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"

        101 ISB (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)

      3. 2:00 pm

        Gladys L. Mitchell- Walthour, Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Political Economy, Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Racial discrimination and Afro-Brazilian Perceptions of Economic Well-Being During Better Times.

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      4. 4:00 pm

        Richard (Dick) Davis, George A. Miller Endowment Visiting Professor, University of Illinois and Emeritus Professor of Persian, Ohio State University


        "Say, Man, What Do You Love?" Persian Poetry and the Varieties of Amorous Experience - Center for Advanced Study MillerComm Lecture

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

        600 South Gregory, Urbana

      5. 6:30 pm - 7:00 pmLatin American Languages Storytime: Spanish-Quechua-English

        Nate & Lillie Story Room, Champaign Public Library. 200 W. Green St, Champaign, IL 61820.

    2. Thursday, April 14, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Carol Wise, Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: The Post-boom Blues: China-Latin American Relations in the 2000s

        Linciln Hall 1002

      2. 5:00 pm

        Speaker: Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Assistant Professor of History and Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies, McGill University


        Modern Greek Studies: From Missionary Schools to Franchised Universities: Transnational Interactions and the Transformation of the Greek Educational System

        Room 405, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

      3. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  12. Week of April 17, 2016

    1. Wednesday, April 20, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Anna Westerståhl Stenport, Professor of Scandinavian Studies


        North of the Northern Lights: "Greenland, Global Warming, and Contemporary Film and Media Production in the Circumpolar North"

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

      2. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

    2. Thursday, April 21, 2016

      1. 4:00 pm

        Karen Dawisha

         
         

        MillerComm Lecture Series - Karen Dawisha “Putin’s Russia: The past and future of Kleptocracy”

        Spurlock Museum

        600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801
      2. 4:00 pm

        Karen Dawisha


        MillerComm Lecture Series - Karen Dawisha “Putin’s Russia: The past and future of Kleptocracy”

        Spurlock Museum

  13. Week of April 24, 2016

    1. Thursday, April 28, 2016

      1. 12:00 pm

        Anna Maria Caballe Masforroll, Professor of Spanish Literature. University of Barcelona, Spain and Tinker Visiting Professor, University of Chicago.


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: La utopía se demora. Balance del centenario de Julio Cortázar (1914-2014).

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      2. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer
        Founding Director, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Department of Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara


        ISIS and the Global Rise of Religious Rebellions

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
        600 South Gregory
        Urbana

      3. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  14. Week of May 1, 2016

    1. Wednesday, May 4, 2016

      1. 6:00 pmPortuguese Conversation "Bate Papo" Spring 16

        La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

  15. Week of May 8, 2016

    1. Saturday, May 14, 2016

      1. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSpanish Story Time: "A Movie in My Pillow/ Una película en mi almohada" by Jorge Argueta

        The Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

  16. Week of June 1, 2016

    1. Thursday, June 2, 2016

      1.  

        Jodi A. Byrd (Associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois); Françoise Vergès (Chair “Global South(s),” the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris), and Berber Bevernage (Assistant Professor of historical theory at the Department of History. Ghent University, Belgium)


        Summer School/Conference: The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression

        The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        More specified location to be announced. 

    2. Friday, June 3, 2016

      1.  

        Jodi A. Byrd (Associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois); Françoise Vergès (Chair “Global South(s),” the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris), and Berber Bevernage (Assistant Professor of historical theory at the Department of History. Ghent University, Belgium)


        Summer School/Conference: The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression

        The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        More specified location to be announced. 

    3. Saturday, June 4, 2016

      1.  

        Jodi A. Byrd (Associate professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois); Françoise Vergès (Chair “Global South(s),” the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris), and Berber Bevernage (Assistant Professor of historical theory at the Department of History. Ghent University, Belgium)


        Summer School/Conference: The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression

        The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        More specified location to be announced. 


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