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Fall 2016 | October 23 - October 29   View Past Newsletters

 
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Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 
 

Info Session for Departmental Representatives: Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS)

October 24
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

This session will be an informational meeting about FLAS Fellowships directed towards departmental representatives.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Info Session for Departmental Representatives: Foreign Languages & Area Studies (FLAS)

October 25
12:00 pm
507 E 5th St, Champaign, IL

This session will be an informational meeting about FLAS Fellowships directed towards departmental representatives.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MillerComm: Retrofitting Totalitarianism in Putin’s Russia

October 25
4:00 pm
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

Since starting his third presidential term in March 2012, Vladimir Putin has refashioned himself as an ideological leader. His ideology is that of “traditional values.” Masha Gessen tells the story of the creation of that ideology, beginning with the antigay campaign, ballooning into a civilizational mission, and culminating with war—whether in Ukraine or in Syria, it is against the United States. The creation of ideology went hand-in-hand with a political crackdown—the arrests of peaceful protesters, the attack on NGOs—and together, they set in motion a process unlike any we have ever seen. The mechanisms of life under totalitarianism kicked back in, often apparently set in motion at the ground level rather than imposed from the top.

Sponsors: Program in Jewish Culture and Society, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, In-conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Cline Center for Democracy, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of Journalism, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of Sociology, Hillel, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Comparative & World Literature, Spurlock Museum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLAS Information Session

October 26
4:00 pm
Gregory Hall, Rm 319

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Information Session

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

The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. Participants will receive information about the program and converse with an Illinois alumni recipient.

Sponsors: National and International Scholarships Program

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLAS Information Session

October 27
4:00 pm
iSchool, Rm 126

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EUC Lecture: Language Attitudes, Regional Loyalty, and the Implications of Regional Language Maintenance for the EU's Strategies Goals on Multilingualism

October 28
12:00 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

Since the adoption of the Barcelona objective (2002) and Communication 566 on Multilingualism (2008), the European Commission has worked extensively with the Council of Europe, national governments, and various civil society platforms to implement the EU’s multilingualism policy that strives to protect Europe’s linguistic diversity and promote language learning. Framed as an issue of social cohesion, human rights, and economic competitiveness, multilingualism has been declared an asset and a strategic goal to attain from a young age via mobility and national language learning. In this presentation, I will argue that the effective and durable development of multilingual repertoires should also focus on micro-level social factors and local identity that are not typically reported in official polls and reports. By contrasting EU statistics on multilingualism with fieldwork data on language use and attitudes in two regions of francophone Europe, I will show that the most promising targets of multilingual and multicultural development appear to be young speakers of regional minority languages. Their strong but inclusive regional identities allow local, national, and transnational identities to coexist and, thus, facilitate the parallel use of languages in multiple domains of communication.

Sponsor: European Union Center

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Information Session

October 28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (IUB 514), Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. Participants will receive information about the program and converse with an Illinois alumni recipient.

Sponsors: National and International Scholarships Program

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 Tinker Workshop on Pre-Dissertation Field Research

October 28 - October 29
All Day
International Studies Building, Rm 101

CLACS awards Tinker Pre-dissertation Field Research Grants to support preliminary summer research projects. Graduate students in any field are eligible.

The Tinker Workshop is an annual event that showcases graduate student research and also provides students with detailed commentary by participating Center faculty affiliates.

Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
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
 
Hosted by the Center for Global Studies
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
 
November 15
Save the Date: Center for Global Studies Open House and Reception

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
 
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