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Upcoming Virtual Events

Health Maker Lab for the Democratization of Health Innovation

Presented by: Professor Irfan S. Ahmad Carle (Illinois College of Medicine)

Date: October 27, 2020, noon (cst)

RSVP required: https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p92OMbTARBOm20ATj-zs2Q


Revisiting Transnational Teaching for Social Justice: Virtual, Real and Hybrid Experiences

Speaker: Faranak Miraftab

Date: Tuesday, October 27th (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

In this presentation, we revisit our experience of teaching transnationally across Brazil (UFC campus) and the US (UIUC campus) on ongoing struggles of the urban poor against global processes of urban dispossession and displacement

ZOOM Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/s/95512912141
Meeting ID: 95512912141 Passcode: 872271


Are European Human Rights and Rule of Law in Crisis? 

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 12pm

Join us for a virtual roundtable and discussion about different challenges to human rights and rule of law in contemporary Europe. Our speakers will address cases in Hungary, Turkey, France, Germany, and at the European Court of Human Rights. This event is part of the REEEC Critical Methods Series in Legal Studies, co-sponsored by the EUC, and will kick off a series of events that foreground and foster research on law and society in the REEEC area and beyond. Register for the Zoom meeting at https://go.illinois.edu/cms-human-rights-roundtable.


Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Marianne Kamp (Indiana University), "Jobs for Orphans, Taxes for Kulaks, and Love of Tractors: Collectivization Oral Histories from Uzbekistan"

Speaker: Marianne Kamp (Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University)

Date: October 28, 2020 (1 PM CST)

This lecture series is a collaborative effort to showcase an area studies specialist from each center focusing on the Russian, East European, and Central Asian world regions. 

Marianne Kamp is Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. She started doing oral history research in Uzbekistan in 1992 and earned a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 1998. She is the author of The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism (University of Washington Press, 2006), and editor and co-translator with Mariana Markova of Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: a 19th century ethnography from Central Asia (Indiana University Press 2016). Her recent articles include "Hunger and Potatoes: the 1933 Famine in Uzbekistan and Changing Foodways," Kritika ; with Russell Zanca, "Recollections of Collectivization in Uzbekistan: Stalinism and Local Activism," Central Asian Survey.

Register at https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdemspzIjH9KTxzaRNi3azsFBJYj0sZIb


“The Conflict Between Science and Compassion” Roundtable discussion led by Olivia C. Coiado, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Date: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 4:00 - 5:30pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion led by Olivia C. Coiado, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, focused on the conflict between science and compassion. The panelists include Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work; Dr. Nathan Castillo, Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, College of Education; and Dr. Sabena Jameel, senior clinical lecturer in medical professionalism at University of Birmingham, UK. This event is the second in our “Global STEAM in an Age of Crisis” roundtable discussion series.

For more information and to see future events schedule, please visit our website at igi.illinois.edu/globalsteam 

Zoom Registration here: https://go.illinois.edu/ConflictBetweenScienceAndCompassion 


Graduate Student Workshop "Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals"

Date: November 6, 2020 

Please register at:


CGS Resources
Pandemics in Historical Context
Webpage consisting of a selection of public talks by innovative historians working on plagues and pandemics. 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 that provide global perspectives of the pandemic. 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 for K-12 Educators.
Global Currents
Blog that is currently running a series of essays by individuals from the information world related to how they and their areas are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Global Studies Custom Search Engine
Use it to search articles and essays related to the COVID-19 pandemic!
If you have suggestions of additions we can make to these pages, please email global-studies@illinois.edu for general inquiries, Steve Witt (swwitt@illinois.edu) for blog inquiries, or Timur Pollack (tpollack@illinois.edu) for inquiries about the CGS website
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Family Art Show

Graduate students at the University of Illinois are incredible! They can solve complex problems faster than a supercomputer. They can leap multiple projects in a single bound. And their creativity is a marvel to behold. To us, and to their families, grad students are superheroes!

To celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the Graduate College and the Krannert Art Museum are partnering to host a Family Art Show. We are encouraging family members (children, siblings, nieces/nephews, etc.) to create artwork about our Illinois Graduate Student Superheroes.

Artwork will be showcased on the Krannert Art Museum website, shared on social media, and highlighted in a Facebook Premier video at 7 p.m., Friday, October 30.  

Be creative! Use a variety of mediums. Share with us your drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures.


Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Deadline to apply: December 18, 2020

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities with opportunities to participate in short-term seminars abroad to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each thematic seminar features educational lectures and interactive, cultural activities specifically designed for K-16 educators, including visits to local schools and organizations and meetings with education administrators, government officials, policymakers, teachers, and students. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new or to enhance cross-cultural curricula for use in their U.S. classrooms and school systems.

In 2021, summer programs will be offered in Iceland, Morocco, and Mexico. Each seminar will have 16 participants. The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $650.

• Elementary (grades K-8) – Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice: An Exploration of a Small State in the High North
• Secondary (grades 9-12) – Education in Morocco: An Evolving Landscape
• Postsecondary – The Third Root: Exploring African Heritage in Mexico

For more information and to apply, please visit the Seminars Abroad website at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/applicant.html.
If you have any questions, please email seminarsabroad@ed.gov.

Job Posting - University of California
The Global Studies Department at University of California, Irvine, is advertising two positions at the assistant professor level. One position is in Global Racial Studies, and the other in Global Indigenous Studies.

The deadline for both positions is 1 November, 2020 and further information can be found at our department website: www.globalstudies.uci.edu.  For more information, please contact edarian@uci.edu.

Remote Internships Available with Vote From Home 2020

The remote internship program at Vote From Home 2020 is designed to allow students to learn about and participate in grassroots civic and political activism across the country. Throughout the course of their work, interns will learn valuable organizing, advocacy, and community engagement skills which will help their future career prospects while also empowering them to become more informed and active citizens.

Intern with Vote From Home 2020. We are now accepting applications for our remote internship and fellowship programs – we are looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a first-class political operation works.

To apply, please visit https://forms.gle/1WvvhFSqANKo9oWt9.


Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)