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Fall 2016 | September 18 - September 24   View Past Newsletters

 
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Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 
 

CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture

Symbol, Signature and Trace: The Problem of Individual Identity in Islamic Art

September 20
12:00 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Lucy Ellis Lounge

Speaker: D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor of Landscape Architecture

Sponsor: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Data Citizen: New Ways of Being in the World

September 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
NCSA Auditorium, 1205 W Clark St, Urbana, IL

The phenomenon of big data and its various interpretations are changing what it means to be human. This talk explores aspects of this change with a view to teasing out the histories and the ethical design issues which arise from past developments.

Sponsor: Recovering Prairie Futures IPRH Research Cluster, Provost’s Office, College of Engineering, College of Media, School of Information Sciences, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AsiaLENS Film Series

My Life in China

September 20
7:00 pm
Spurlock Museum

This personal film takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place. A story of migration is passed down from father to son, retracting the precarious steps risked in search for a better life. Was the risk worth it? What if he had never left? What was ultimately achieved by immigrating?

Speaker: Kenneth Eng

Sponsor: Asian Educational Media Service, Spurlock Museum; In conjunction with: Asian American Cultural Center

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Is a New Naval Nuclear Arms Race with China Inevitable?

September 21
4:00 pm
Loomis Lab, Rm 141

A current U.S. focus on enhancing antisubmarine warfare in the Far East has the potential to feed into a spiraling arms race where China builds more nuclear armed submarines, with potentially no end in sight until it becomes clear that defense against China's nuclear weapons delivery capability in infeasible. This is an underwater analogue of US/Soviet missile offense and defense conundrum where Jeremiah's work with others helped illuminate the situation, an effort followed by a redirection of the U.S. national missile defense program.

Speaker: Dr. Clifford Singer, Emeritus Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineeing and Department of Political Science. Director of ACDIS

Sponsor: Department of Physics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transforming 21st Century Education Systems

September 22
8:00 am
Webcast

The Center for Global Education at Asia Societyand the Global Business Coalition for Educationwill co-host a high-level dialogue on the linkages between transforming primary and secondary education systems and global competence for quality learning. This discussion will feature Global Business Coalition for Education's Executive Chair and CGE Advisor Sarah Brown and will include recommendations from the Commission, which will be presented to the Co-Conveners and UN Secretary General during the UN General Assembly in advance of the event.

Sponsor: Asia Society

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Launch of the Center for Global Education

September 22
10:00 am
Webcast

Building on six decades of groundbreaking work, Asia Society is proud to announce the launch of ourCenter for Global Education (CGE). The center will transform education to prepare young people for a global 21st century by bringing together the most influential educators, businesses, and government officials, commissioning research, publishing insights, and partnering with schools and education systems to change policy and practice.

Please join us on Thursday, September 22 at 10 am for a high-level panel discussion focusing on today’s most pressing global education topics. Speakers will include UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran, Asia Society Vice President for Education Anthony Jackson, and Felix Ruano, a Harvard Class of 2017 student and Gates Millennium Scholar who is a graduate of an Asia Society International Studies Schools Network member school.

If you are not in the New York area, please join us for a free live webcast of the event!

Sponsor: Asia Society

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closing the Skills Gap Through Global Education

September 22
2:00 pm
Webcast

The Center for Global Education at Asia Society,the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and The New York Academy of Sciences' Global STEM Alliance will co-host an event on the importance of quality learning and the development of skills for the 21st century. A range speakers, including Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD and CGE Advisor, and stakeholders from various disciplines and diverse perspectives will discuss the changing global landscape and the skills needed to prepare young people for the future of learning, work, and life.

Sponsor: Asia Society

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Directions Lecture

Douglas Blum: Explaining Cultural Globalization: A Synthesis of Bourdieusian and Critical Realist Approaches

September 22
4:00 pm
Internation Studies Building Rm 101

On the basis of extensive fieldwork in Kazakhstan, Douglas Blum considers the experiences of young people who spent time in the US, asking what cultural “baggage” they brought home with them, and whether they were able to incorporate new values and practices into their lives. He argues that by building on insights from Bourdieu and Archer, we can explain not only the findings in this case, but also broader patterns of continuity and change within globalization. This lecture builds on the thesis of his recent book, The Social Process of Globalization: Return Migration and Cultural Change in Kazakhstan (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Speaker: Douglas Blum, Professor of Political Science at Providence College

Sponsor: Russia, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MillerComm

Partition: Histories, Stories, Memories

September 22
7:00 pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

Present-day challenges to the post-colonial nation-state and its boundaries are often rooted in imperial partitions. Whether in Kashmir, Syria or Palestine, the legacies of partition form the everyday experiences of conflict and violence for millions of people. Renowned Delhi-based author, journalist and publisher Urvashi Butalia will explore how themes of gender and sexuality, bodies, and memory cut across the various sites of imperial partitions in the twentieth century, discussing how specific and embodied experiences of partition can be examined in global, comparative, and connective frames.

Speaker: Urvashi Butalia

Sponsor: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES); In conjunction with: Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of Religion, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Program in Comparative & World Literature, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Partition and Empire Conference: Ireland, India, Palestine and Beyond

September 23
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Illini Union General Lounge, Rm 210

The imperial partitions of the twentieth century reverberate to the present, and inform contemporary insecurities of different regimes across the world. Present-day challenges to the post­colonial nation­state and its boundaries are often rooted in imperial partitions. Whether in Kashmir, Syria or Palestine, the legacies of partition form the everyday experiences of conflict and violence for millions of people. With these considerations in mind, this conference will explore the theme of partition and empire in global, comparative, and connective frames.

Speaker: Urvashi Butalia

Sponsor: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES); In conjunction with: Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of Religion, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Program in Comparative & World Literature, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 24
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Orchard Downs Community Center, Family & Graduate Housing, Urbana, IL

Join the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies for Hispanic music, art, food, dance presentation, story time for kids, piñata and much more!

Sponsor: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

C-U Immigration Forum's 3rd Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards

September 24
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lewis Auditiorium, Ground Floor

Come celebrate the diversity of cultures that makeup our community with an afternoon of music, food, and art projects for children and special guests. This is a Welcoming Week event, part of a national week that brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity.

Sponsor: CU Immigration Forum, University YMCA, City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Welcoming America, Champaign Public Library, Urbana Free Library

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
September 26
5:30 pm
1000 Lincoln Hall, Urbana, IL

September 26 - September 27
9:00 am
Heritage Room, ACES Library and Alumni Center
1001 S. Goodwin, Urbana

September 30 - October 1
9:00 am
School of Information Sciences building
501 E Daniel St, Champaign, IL
 
October 1 - October 22
Various Times
Location TBA

October 6
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (IUB 514), Champaign, IL

October 19
1:00-2:30 pm
International and Area Studies Library, Rm 321

October 20
7:00 pm
Bradley University's Catterpillar Global Communications Center, Room 126

October 21
Time TBA
Location TBA
 
October 24
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL
 
October 25
12:00 pm
507 E Green St., Champaign, IL

October 25
4:00 pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana, IL

October 26
4:00 pm
Gregory Hall, Rm 319, Urbana, IL

October 27
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (IUB 514), Champaign, IL
 
October 27
4:00 pm
GSLIS, Rm 126

October 28
12:00 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL
 
October 28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (IUB 514), Champaign, IL

October 28 - October 29
All Day
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL

November 1
2:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL

November 2
3:00 pm
School of Information Sciences Building, Rm 126 and 131
501 E Daniel St, Champaign, IL
 
November 10
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL

November 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Illini Union, Rm 104
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL
 
December 1
Application Deadline: Short-Term Study Abroad to Spain-Morocco
For more information, contact: mdressma@illinois.edu 
 
December 2
12:00 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL
 
December 2
Grant Writing Workshop
Time TBA
International Studies Building, Rm 101