Global entanglements in the production of violence and migration in Honduras
April 29, 3pm
International Studies Building, Room 101
In this talk, Dr. Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera will explore U.S.-Central America relations (in particular the ‘war on drugs’), the global agenda on migration control, and its connections to contemporary Honduran migration. These global processes contribute to reproducing violence, crime, and inequality in the region and the country, leaving many low-income Hondurans, the population that cannot access protection (private or public), with no option but to leave the country.
Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements in the Decolonizing Pacific
April 29, 4-6pm
1090 Lincoln Hall
In the decades after World War II, tens of thousands of soldiers and civilian contractors across Asia and the Pacific found work through the U.S. military. Recently liberated from colonial rule, these workers were drawn to the opportunities the military offered and became active participants of the U.S. empire, most centrally during the U.S. war in Vietnam. In this talk, Simeon Man tells the histories of Asians and Asian Americans who fought in Vietnam, revealing how U.S. empire was sustained through overalapping projects of colonialism and race making.
Historians in Action: How and Why We Reclaim an Armenian Feminist Past
April 30, 7pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Professor Bilal will first provide an overall introduction to Feminism in Armenian: An Interpretive Anthology and Digital Archive, a collaborative project with Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT) that aims to end the ever-present invisibility of activist women in Armenian historiography and collective memory. She will then focus on one of the authors featured in this project, namely Yelbis Gesaratsian (1830 - ?) editor of the first Armenian women’s journal in the Ottoman Empire.
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
UK and Ireland Scholarship Information Session for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates
May 1st, 3:30-4:30pm
514 Illinois University Bookstore
Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP)
Languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
May 13 - 31, 2019
Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
Intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof
June 10, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)