Global Community Engagement - Current Initiatives

In the 2023-2024 academic year, Global Community Engagement is highlighting the following themes:

  • Genocide and its legacies
  • Peace and human rights
  • Migration and diaspora
  • Gender justice
  • Experiences of youth

Fall 2023

October 1, 2023

On Sunday, Oct. 1, "The Clear Blue Skies," a play based on messages sent by Ukrainian youth to their acting teacher in the days and weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, will be presented at 2 p.m. in Spingold Theater. Come learn how these young people experienced the chaos and catastrophe of those early days of the war. A note about content: The play includes descriptions of and references to violence, war crimes, and sexual assault.

October 29, 2023

Join us for this two-hour event - a unique look at one of the most consequential human rights violations in history.  A special combination of an academic perspective and journalistic storytelling, this event will explore the history of and ongoing debates about the Armenian genocide of 1915.

Spring 2024

Focus on Cambodia

A full semester of events – featuring artists, social justice activists, an environmental protection specialist and a scholar of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal – will mark the 45th anniversary of the end of the genocide in Cambodia. Our Focus on Cambodia will culminate in the one-week residency of Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa, Cambodia’s first all-male, gay classical dance company. They will visit classes, and offer workshops and a performance.

Detailed information is forthcoming.