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Fall 2017 | October 22 - October 28  View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

Networking and External Relations:
The European Union Approach to Foreign Policy

October 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library, Room 106


Center for Global Studies Global Intersections
Application deadline: November 17

Events This Week

Famine in a Time of Declining Global Hunger

October 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ACES Library, Monsanto Room

Famines killed 70 million people during the 20th century, but with declining frequency and dramatically lowered scope, famines seemed to be a thing of the past. Both the prevalence of food insecurity and the absolute numbers of people suffering chronic hunger have dropped slowly but steadily since the end of the early 1990s. Severe but limited crises in South Sudan and Eastern Ethiopia at the turn of the century seemed to spell the end of famines. Then in 2011, famine killed over a quarter of a million people in Somalia, and is 2016-17, there are four (some would say five) countries on a famine watch-list, and it appears that famines did occur in limited areas in at least two of these countries (Nigeria and South Sudan). Are these coincidental, one-off events, or is famine a resurgent phenomenon in the 21st Century? This presentation will give a brief overview of Somalia in 2011, and the current famine-watch crises to draw out common themes, reflect on what has changed and what has been learned about contemporary famines, and what is unique about famine prevention and response. 

Sponsors: Division of Nutritional Sciences


iCU: OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series
Illinois Abroad: Students' Experience in Brazil

October 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International Studies Building, Room 101

Brazil is one of the world’s most captivating places, home to diverse ecosystems and a vibrant culture. Come learn from study abroad students and Brazilian international students about what it is like to be a student in this beautiful country! Mix and mingle, indulge in the delicious Brazilian soda Guaraná, and learn a few basic phrases in Portuguese!

Sponsors: iCU; co-sponsored by: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, La Casa Cultural Latina, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Department of Inclusion and International Relations


Polish-Jewish Film Series: Aftermath

October 26
5:45 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

This event will feature a screening of the 2012 film "Aftermath," followed by a thoughtful discussion on the topic of the film. Pizza will be provided by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. All are welcome to attend. All films in this series will have English subtitles.

Sponsors: European Union CenterProgram in Jewish Culture and Society


Illinois Theater Performances of Travesties

October 26 - October 29
Various times 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Colwell Playhouse

 Illinois Theater will perform Tom Stoppard’s play Travesties, which explores the meaning of the social, political, and cultural revolutions of 1917 in the dialogue between the protagonist, and three historical figures: James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, the founder of Dadaism, and Vladimir Lenin. Tickets and more information will be available here. 

Sponsor: 19172017

Upcoming Events

Savvy Researcher Workshops

November 1
Folk Instrument Exhibit at the Sousa Archive

November 1
Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition Seminar Series

November 2 – November 3
1917-2017 Symposium

November 7
Films of the Revolution: Yo Soy Cuba

November 8
Alleviating Food Insecurity through Multiple Program Participation

November 10
Artist’s Talk by Coco Fusco at “Propositions on Revolution” Exhibit

November 15
Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition Seminar Series

December 1
Community and Faculty Closing Roundtable For Ten Days that Shook the World, Ten Days that Shake the Campus

December 13
Black Square Opera Workshop

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

The "Caliphate of Hamdallahi": A History from Within - Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 1

2nd Annual Society of Global Scholars Conference
Deadline: November 15

Assistant Professor in International Studies at University of California Irvine
Deadline: December 31