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International Education Week

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Past Events

International Education Week 2013

Girl Rising March 2014



Join the Brandeis community during the week of October 6-11, 2013 for International Education Week, a U.S. Department of Education- and State-sponsored celebration of global awareness, exchange, and learning. Brandeis will be hosting a series of events on campus to highlight our global campus. We hope you can join us at multiple events!

Schedule of activities (please click on each for details about the event):

Friday, October 4

Chinese Mid-Autumn Gala
Time: 3-7pm
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan
Mid-Autumn festival is a traditional Chinese holiday. Like Thanks Giving, we get together to celebrate the harvest of the year and share the moonlight with our family-away-from-home. In the gala, we will have great shows, amazing entertainments, and plenty of Chinese foods. All are welcome!

Sunday, October 6

Loi Krathong
Time: 6-7:30pm
Intercultural Center Lounge
Celebrate Loi Krathong, an annual festival celebrated in Thailand. Stop by and learn more about this tradition and make paper lanterns and buoyant decorations. Tom Yum Goong will be served.
Sponsored by the South East Asia Club and the ICC

"The Act of Killing"
Time: 6pm
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center
Meet the filmmaker, Joshua Oppenheimer, for a film depicting the story of Anwar Congo from small-time gangster to founding father of Indonesia’s most powerful right-wing paramilitary organization.
Co-sponsored by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund and the Film, Television, and Interactive Media Program


Monday, October 7

Study Abroad Information Session
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Usdan 169 Conference Room, Office of Study Abroad
Come learn more about studying abroad—from the application process, how to choose where to go, funding and more!
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Tips and Triva: Talk with your Study Abroad Ambassadors
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Usdan 169 Conference Room, Office of Study Abroad
Come hear from our Study Abroad Ambassadors who studied abroad last year and are ready to give you all of their tips for finding the right program for you!
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

International Justice Symposium
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, Room 209
Come hear from students who have interned in international courts and tribunals in The Hague, assisted human right NGOs, or taken part in experiential moot court activities and learn how you might be able to have the same kind of experience.
Co-sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and the Office of Study Abroad

Athletes Abroad
Time: 8-9pm
Location: Napoli Room, Gosman
Are you a student athlete who wants to study abroad? Come discuss the unique questions that student athletes have about studying abroad.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Internationally-themed menu items will be served at Sherman Dining Hall for both lunch and dinner!



Tuesday, October 8

A Year in Service
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Attendees will include internationally focused organizations available to discuss opportunities for global engagement.
Co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group

ICC Presents: Salsa Siesta
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Intercultural Center Multipurpose Room
Studies have shown that being active keeps your stress low and productivity high! Take a break from your busy day and learn a few basic salsa steps!
Sponsored by the Intercultural Center

Study Abroad Funding Workshop
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Study Abroad Conference Room, Usdan 169
Attendees will include internationally focused organizations available to discuss opportunities for global engagement.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

The Essential Skills of Global Dexterity
Time: 2:30-3:45pm
Location: Mandel Reading Room, 3rd floor Mandel
Come and meet IBS Professor Andy Molinsky, as he talks about his new book Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior without Losing Yourself in the Process.  Join this engaging discussion on the helpful skills to adjust to your new environment, whether it is going to school, living, or working in a new culture.
Sponsored by the International Students and Scholars Office and the International Business School

IGS Talk with Thomas Pogge, Director of Yale's Global Justice Program
Time: 5:10pm
Location: Zinner Forum at the Heller School
IGS is proud to join the Department of Philosophy in bringing Thomas Pogge to campus! Professor Pogge is the world’s leading spokesperson for freedom from poverty as a human right.  He is the author of  World Poverty and Human Rights and co-editor of Global Justice and Global Ethics.
Co-sponsored by the International and Global Studies Department and the Department of Philosophy

Come Fly with Us: Personal Accounts from Abroad
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Usdan 169
Ever dreamed of studying abroad? Join the Romance Department to hear about the amazing experiences of students returning from Italy, Spain, France, and more!
Sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies

Year Abroad, Queer Abroad
Time: 7-9pm
Location: ASAC Atrium
What’s it like to be queer in a foreign country? A panel of Brandeis students will speak about their study abroad and internship experiences at destinations in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Co-sponsored by Triskelion, the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, and the Office of Study Abroad

Why Do Americans Do That?
Time: 7-9pm
Location: International Lounge, Usdan
Join this post-orientation program that brings together international and American students to discuss their adjustment to the U.S. and to university life.
Sponsored by the International Students and Scholars Office


Wednesday, October 9

Jane's Travel Grant Presentation
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Olin-Sang 212
Ryan Collins (Anthropology): 'Chasing Walls and Taking 'Breaks', or Forming Questions in a Formative Plaza at Yaxuna, Yucatan, Mexico"
Adam Gamwell (LALS, Anthropology): "From Mother Tongue to Pachamama: Reflections and Projections on Quechua Language Training and Field Site Reconnaissance in Southern Peru"

Sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Global Bazaar
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan
Join us at the 1st annual Global Bazaar hosted in Levin Ballroom. Explore international goods from over a dozen vendors, sample food from across the world, listen to international music, and learn about global opportunities on campus!

Also featuring an international fashion show sponsored by the Wien Scholars at 6pm!

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Intercultura Center, the International Students and Scholars Office, the Office of Study Abroad, and Student Activities



Thursday, October 10

Brandeis-led Study Abroad Program Information Session
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Usdan 169 Conference Room, Office of Study Abroad
Learn about the unique opportunity to study abroad on a Brandeis-led program in either The Hague, India, or Israel.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

Open classrooms with Professor Pu Wang
Time: 2-3:20pm
Chinese Literature, Shiffman 201Time: 3:30-4:50pm
Chinese Film, Mandel G12

Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies: Ingesting Culture: Cooking, Colonialism, and the Construction of Indian-ness
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Shapiro Admissions Center, Presentation Center
Dr. Aruna D'Souza, a writer and historian of modern and contemporary art with a particular interest in issues of feminism, post-colonialism, and globalization, will speak about cooking, colonialism, and Indian-ness.
Sponsored by the India Initiative and the South Asian Studies Program

"Song of Youth" Film Screening
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mandel G12

The Seagull
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Spingold Theater Center
Anton Chekhov portrays what it means to be an artist, and particularly, an artist in love, in this, one of his most autobiographical plays. It features a new translation by Ryan McKittrick (Brandeis faculty) and Julia Smeliansky (American Repertory Theatre).
Sponsored by the Brandeis Theater Company


Friday, October 11

Reflections on Study Abroad in India and Nepal
Time: 12-1:30pm
Location: Mandel Reading Room, 3rd floor Mandel
Five Brandeis-India fellows who studied abroad in India & Nepal will share reflections on their independent projects as well as on the programs through which they studied abroad. Indian food will be served!
Sponsored by the India Initiative

Night market
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Intercultural Center
Come take a Walk down the Streets of Taiwan as we experience a Traditional Night Market featuring an array of foods and activities.
Sponsored by the Taiwanese Student Association and the ICC

The Seagull
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Spingold Theater Center
Anton Chekhov portrays what it means to be an artist, and particularly, an artist in love, in this, one of his most autobiographical plays. It features a new translation by Ryan McKittrick (Brandeis faculty) and Julia Smeliansky (American Repertory Theatre).
Sponsored by the Brandeis Theater Company

Weeklong Events

New Work from Home and Abroad
Location: Goldman Schwartz Art Center
Artwork by members of the class of 2013 who did summer studies in the U.S. and internationally.

5000 Feet Is the Best
Location: Rose Art Museum
Israeli-born artist Omer Fast’s 30-minute cinematic video work opens up a discussion about one of the most pressing issues of today—drone surveillance and warfare.  The film stems from a series of conversations the artist conducted with a former U.S. Air Force Predator Drone operator now working in Las Vegas as a casino security guard, who reflects on his daily duties and the psychological effects of live-fire missions in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Curated by Chris Bedford. Mildred S. Lee Gallery. On view through Nov. 3.


Girl Rising: March 25, 2014

Girl Rising Invite

Do you believe in female empowerment? Do you want to take part in a global movement for girls? This event is for you!

Join us on Tuesday, March 25th at 7pm as The Office of the Provost and Global Brandeis present a film screening of Girl Rising. This groundbreaking film has captured audiences across the world with its powerful message and movement that the education of girls can change the world. The film shares the stories of nine girls from Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan.


We are also fortunate to have the film's Producer, Justin Reeves, on campus to speak further about the Girl Rising movement. Justin will elaborate about some of the outcomes and projects spurred from the Girl Rising Movement like partnerships and grant work with a diverse set of global non-profit organizations, proven in educating and empowering girls.

Details:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7pm
Mandel G03
Light refreshments provided
Subsequent press: