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CGS Announcements

International Studies Research Lab 2018

Dates: July 8 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 15

The Center for Global Studies, International & Area Studies Library,
and Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships
and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community
colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians,
and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, 
instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or 
international education programs at their home institutions. Participation
in ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable
to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one
with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the
unlimited print and online resources at the University Library. 


CGS High School Summer Programs 2018

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

Events This Week

March 14, 12:00pm
Levis Faculty Center - 208 Music Room 

Employing sound, code, robotics, and video, Ben Grosser will discuss a series of his computational artworks that attempt to engage the world as artists. Through these projects, he will examine our fear (or lack thereof) of software-based systems, questions of computational agency, and how autonomous art machines can reveal the machinic nature of human vision.


March 14, 11:00am
507 E. Green St, Room 411

This video conference will discuss the May 1968 general strike and civil unrest in France and its legacy. (Wikimedia image credit: George Garrigues.)

Upcoming Events

Key Note Address: Tariq Ali - The Broken Ladder: The Global Left Fifty Years After 1968

March 29, 7:30pm
210 Levis Faculty Center 

At the end of the Cold War, the notion of revolution seemed to have been placed among the relics of history. Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history” and Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” emerged as bold, alternative frameworks to imagine the course of history after the age of political revolutions had come to an end. Then, the so called Arab Springs and the re-emergence of radical narratives of transformation, from Ukraine to Venezuela, have forced intellectuals and politicians to reconsider the actuality and the meaning of revolutions in the age of globalization.


Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS) - "Revolutions: Past and Futures of Radical Transformations"

March 30, 9:30am-6:30pm
Levis Faculty Center, Music Room

The symposium will be articulated around 4 themes: 1) religion and revolution, 2) anti-colonialism, 3) violence and transformation, and 4) gender, race, minorities and revolution. The goal of the symposium is to bring experts from different disciplines and different geographical areas to articulate the productiveness or the anachronism of the concept of revolution in multiple cultural contexts. Scholars from and experts on China, India, Latin America, Europe and Africa will provide a truly transnational perspective to the symposium.


April 3, 2:30-3:30pm
Funk ACES Library 2nd floor

Three experts from across campus (from the School of Integrative Biology, the Prairie Research Institute, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning) will each discuss their research related to climate change – encompassing agricultural and urban ecosystems; flooding, drought, carbon dioxide levels, and heat – and respond to questions from attendees.  This panel presentation will be an opportunity for people to come together in the library to learn about and discuss research related to one of the world’s major challenges – climate change.

  • Andrew Leakey (Associate Professor of Plant Biology)
  • Sally McConkey (Section Head, Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program in the Illinois State Water Survey)
  • Bev Wilson (Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning)

April 6, 2-6:00pm
Lincoln Hall, Room 3047

This workshop will address Land Concentration, Agricultural Sustainability and Food Sovereignty  in the European Union.

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Education and Professional Training Program for New Translators of Greek Literature
Application Due May 17, 2018 

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

Save the Date: Framing the Global Conference at Indiana University - Bloomington
September 27 - 30, 2018 

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)