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Lemann Institute Lecture Series: Panel Discussion
Challenges and Opportunities Conducting Research in Brazil: Practical Insights from the Field

January 24
2:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Panelists: Juliana Prates Santana (Department of Psychology), Liliane Cambraia Windsor (School of Social Work), Lenore Matthew (School of Social Work) and Marcela Raffaelli (Department of Human Development and Family Studies).

Sponsor: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


Brown Bag Series
“The Troubled Mind of Apartheid: Black Consciousness and white Radicals Through the Eyes of the 1972 Schlebusch Commission”

January 25
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Billy Keniston will talk about the Schlebusch Commission established in 1972 by the South African government to investigate anti-apartheid civil society organizations.



Chai Wai Series
Navigating Global Challenges Under the New U.S. Regime: Climate, Human Rights, Trade, and Migration

January 25
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
International and Area Studies Library

Chai Wai is Hindi for "tea or something like that" and is the name of the event series at the International and Area Studies Library. Chai Wai events give the campus community an opportunity for enlightened conversation on important global issues.

Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series
"Ida" (2013)

January 26
4:00 pm
English Building, Rm 109

Ida will be introduced by Professor George Gasyna.  Each film screening will be followed by discussion on topics found in the film.  All are welcome to attend, and free pizza will be provided by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society.

Sponsor: European Union Center

Upcoming Events
4:00 pm
1002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana

February 6
CGS Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Lecture
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

February 8
CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: "Terrorism and South Asia: How to Win the Lost War"
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

February 17
EUC Lecture: "Leadership in Hard times: How Angela Merkel learned to love the European Union"
12:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
February 23
CLACS Lecture Series. A New Epoch in US-Cuban Relations: What Comes Next?
12:00 pm

101 International Studies Building – 910 S Fifth St, Champaign
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Main Library, Library 314.

March 3
CEAPS Brown Bag - Future at the periphery: Young adult urban-to-rural migration in South Korea
12:00 pm

Davenport Hall 109A, 607 S Mathews Ave, Urbana
April 1
Worldfest at the Spurlock Museum
12:30 - 4:00 pm

Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

April 5
CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: “A Seat at the Table? – Muslim Acts in the American Political Landscape”
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

April 25
Lemann Institute Lecture Series:
Racial Inequalities in Brazil and Affirmative Action: What Has Changed?
2:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Summer 2017 and Academic Year 17-18 FLAS Fellowships (Application Deadline February 3)
FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.

Academic Year FLAS
- Graduate students: may receive full tuition and fee waiver and a stipend of $15,000 payable over the academic year. Eligibility for tuition waiver varies by home department and school.

- Undergraduate students: may receive $10,000 towards tuition and fees to study at the University of Illinois and a stipend of $5,000.

Summer FLAS
- Graduate and undergraduate students: The awards carry a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees of $5,000 to study a language.

Title VIII Fellowships for Study in the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University (Application Deadline February 3)
Competitively awarded Title VIII Fellowships are available through the Summer Language Workshop to U.S. graduate students, area specialists, and scholars to pursue their language and culture studies in Workshop languages including Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, and Ukrainian in summer 2017

Slavic Graduate Student Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Century of Revolution: Culture, Politics, and People
April 7-8, 2017

College of Education Spring Break Study Trip to France
Spend spring break in local K-12 schools and a university in Lyon, get a glimpse inside the lives of Lyon residents through a home stay, and spend the weekend before you return to the states in Paris!

Please email Jenn at or Jacob at with any questions. 

Information Sessions: Major/Minor in Global Studies
Global Studies majors develop the interdisciplinary knowledge and intercultural skills necessary to analyze and solve contemporary world problems. The Global Studies major fosters respect for diverse ways of living and commitment to sustainability through coursework, advanced language acquisition and study abroad.  The competencies established through the major prepare students for careers in business, communications, education, immigration, international affairs, law, public health and sustainable development.

L.A.S. Global Studies Information sessions for Minor In Global Markets And Society, Certificate In International Development, and Certificate In Global Health
The Minor in Global Markets & Society teaches about interdependent relationship between businesses, governments & individuals. You will study topics such as corporate social responsibility, fair trade, global supply chains, and sustainable business practices, among others.

The Certificate in International Development is ideal for students interested in careers in development & poverty reduction. You will complete courses on development theory and poverty interventions.

The Certificate in Global Health is ideal for students interested in health professions. You will study courses on global provision and global health interventions.

Onassis International Scholarships For Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Economics And Finance In Greece 2017/2018 (Application Deadline February 28)
In 1995 the Foundation established an annual program of grants and scholarships for research, study and artistic endeavour within Greece. The educational program is intended exclusively for non-Greeks: members of national academies, university professors of all levels, PhD holders, post-doctorate researchers and doctoral candidates. Exceptionally and on a case-by-case basis, the program may accept Greeks of the Diaspora, second generation Greeks, and Greeks who permanently reside abroad and have been studying or have been employed in foreign Universities for over 10 or 15 years, depending on the type of scholarship.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications 
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge of languages and cultures not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly, Fulbright-Hays programs aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Call for Papers/Posters: Joint Undergraduate Panel On Governing Globalization
LAS Global Studies invites undergraduate students to submit proposals for papers and/or posters to be presented at the Joint Area Centers Symposium on Governing Globalization to be held in Spring 2017 at the University of Illinois. You may submit your proposals to:

Requirements for Panel/Poster Presentation proposal:
1. Abstract (no more than 250 words), 12 point, Times New Roman, double-spaced
2. Submit as Word or PDF document, in MLA, APA, Harvard, or Chicago style
3. Submissions can come from any discipline as long as they tie in to the themes of ‘Governing Globalization’
5. The following must be included with the submission: Name, Major, Year, Phone Number, Illinois Email Address, Title of paper/poster, Name and contact of supervising Faculty

Deadline for proposal submissions: January 30th, 2017

Women’s and Gender History Symposium - Call for Papers (Deadline: January 27)

The 17th annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign seeks graduate papers that foreground histories of women, gender, and/or sexuality that pay particular attention to migration and movement broadly defined.

We encourage submissions focusing on non-Western and indigenous areas, or on pre-modern periods, along with those that employ interdisciplinary approaches and tools. Papers that engage with space and place studies, disability studies, and/or postcolonial studies are also encouraged. First time presenters and/or MA students are highly welcomed as well. 

Please submit proposals (200-300 words in length) together with a CV to by January 27, 2017.

Opportunities for K-12 Students and Teachers

Teacher Professional Development Workshops 

K-12 Latin American Teachers Workshop: The African Presence in Mexico
February 4

4:15 pm–6:15 pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 

Spurlock Museum Teacher Workshop: Guiding Challenging Discussions with Objects
February 8
4:15 pm–6:15 pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Join us in this interactive workshop where we will explore ways to use object-based learning as a method for engaging in challenging conversations about implicit or structural bias. This workshop, while aimed at teachers, is also appropriate for educators and group leaders in other settings. Information for further reading will be provided, as well as information on borrowing objects from the Spurlock Museum’s teaching collection for use as classroom aids.

China: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
March 3, 2017, The Field Museum
March 4, 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, in association with the Confucius Institute at the University of Illinois, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Center for Global Studies, is offering a two-day seminar for current and pre-service teachers in grades 5-12 and community colleges. This two-day seminar will focus on Chinese history and the role of China in contemporary society. 

The first day will be spent at The Field Museum in Chicago, exploring the Cyrus Tang Hall of China and learning inquiry-based instructional approaches using artifacts from museum collections. This session will be lead by educational professionals at The Field Museum. The second day will be spent on the University of Illinois campus learning about China's place on the contemporary world stage. Teachers will be trained in how to use the Choices curriculum program from Brown University.