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CGS Announcements

Brown Bag Series: A Method for Measuring Diversity Using Sampled Survey Data

February 28, 2018
 12:00pm - 1:00pm 


CGS High School Summer Programs 2018

Dates: July 15 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 30 

Events This Week

Muslim Societies Across the World Lecture: Eren Tasar, "Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia"

February 22, 4:00pm
101 International Studies Building 

In his lecture, Eren Tasar will demonstrate how the Soviet state unwittingly set in motion a process of institutionalization during World War II that culminated in a permanent space for Islam in a society ruled by atheists. Part of the Muslim Societies Across the World lecture series.


Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series: Shimon's Returns

February 22, 5:45pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge - Foreign Languages Building

This documentary shot in Poland, Ukraine and Israel tells the story of Shimon Redlich, a Holocaust survivor who returns to places from his childhood as well as different hiding places in his struggle to survive. A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon takes us on a journey through Poland and Ukraine, uncovering the brighter sides of the darkest of times.

Upcoming Events

WGGP Faculty Affiliate Talk: Afro-Diasporic Women Navigating Dangerously Uneven National and Global Terrain

February 28, 12:00pm
314 Illini Union

In recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent, Dr. Harrison's talk will address the gendered antiracist activism of two African descendant women’s organizations: Grupo Afrocubanas, based primarily in Havana, and a Chota-Mira Valley chapter of CONAMUNE, the acronym for Coordinadora Nacional de las Mujeres Negras (National Coordinator of Black Women), in northern Ecuador.  

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Onassis Fellowhips Program for International Scholars
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Onassis Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Valley of Peace Archaeology (VOPA): Field School in Belize
Summer 2018 International Program 

The Ancient Politics of Human-Enviroment Interactions: Archaeology Field School in Peru
Summer 2018 International Program 

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)