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Fall 2016 | October 16 - October 22   View Past Newsletters

 
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Global Markets and Society Minor Information Session

October 17
10:30 am - 11:00 am
LAS Global Studies Conference Room

The Minor in Global Markets & Society builds a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences for the study of global business-society relations. You develop a holistic understanding of the forces shaping global markets through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates historical, cultural, political, economic, and geographic perspectives. You will study topics such as corporate social responsibility, fair trade, global supply chains, and sustainable business practices, among others. Students interested in pursuing this minor should attend an upcoming information session. All information sessions are held in the LAS Global Studies Conference Room located at 703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor (above Women's Resources Center).

Sponsors: LAS Global Studies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLAS Fellowship Information Session

October 18
4:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Information sessions will cover the FLAS Fellowship requirements, including required courses (a language and area studies course to be taken in Spring 2017), and provide opportunities for students to ask questions. In addition, you will get tips on how to submit a successful application, what supporting documents you need, and who is appropriate for a recommendation.

Sponsors: Center for African Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, European Union Center, Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Center (REEEC), Graduate College, Study Abroad Office, International Programs and Studies, U.S. Department of Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beats and Bites
East African Culture Showcase

October 18
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center

The University's Swahili Language Program invites you to join in the East African Culture Showcase!

Sponsor: Department of Linguistics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Area Studies Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

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

Subject specialists will be showcasing area studies collections and services, and their subject expertise.

Sponsor: University Library

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brown Bag Series

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

Professor Nnedi Okoafor will present a brown bag talk. She is an international award-winning novelist and a speaker at the Youth Literature Festival.

Sponsors: Center for African Studies, In-conjunction with: Women and Gender in Global Perspectives

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paris Climate Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?

October 20
7:00 pm
Bradley University's Caterpillar Global Communications Center, Rm 126

Dr. Will Burns, co-executive director for the Forum of Climate Engineering Assessment at the American University, will discuss the Paris Climate Agreement. Expand your knowledge on how climate change if affecting your life today.

Sponsor: Bradley University's International Affair Organization

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REEEC Symposium
New Directions in the Scholarship on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Memory and the Transnational Impact 60 Years After

October 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
104 Illini Union

The apropos is the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the goal is to explore the revolution's transnational context and reverberations, such as the Suez crisis, the Polish 56 events, and the effect of the revolution's violent overthrow by the Soviet Union on the Western Left. The participants include several affiliates of CGS, and the topic will surely be of interest to your faculty and students.

Sponsors: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC); In-conjunction with: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), European Union Center, Center for Global Studies, Department of Anthropology

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Freedom of Speech in the Age of New Media and New Publics: France, Europe and Beyond

October 21
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Various Locations

Join us for a round-table discussion, reception and screening of "Networks of Hate" to close the event!

Sponsors: Department of French and Italian, European Union Center

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
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
Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Session
4:00 pm
Gregory Hall, Rm 319

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 Rm 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
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LAS Global Studies Conference Room
703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor
 
November 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Illini Union, Rm 104
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL
 
November 11
Teacher Orientation and Information Workshop
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Illini Center
200 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
 
November 18
Beats and Bites
East African Culture Showcase
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center
 
December 1
Application Deadline: Short-Term Study Abroad to Spain-Morocco
For more information, contact: mdressma@illinois.edu

December 1
Celebrating Kenya’s and Tanzania’s Independence
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center

December 2
EUC Lecture
Before Populism: The Idea of Europe Against Its Walls
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
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL