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In This Issue
 
 
 
CGS Announcements
 
 

Revival of Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa Symposium
February 6, 9am-5pm 

4th Floor, Levis Faculty Center

Political developments in the Arab countries in the past decades have had significant social and economic consequences well beyond their borders. The uprisings that erupted in early 2011 in the Arab world reflected broad and deep-rooted demands in the population for change in the authoritarian regimes that had come to dominate the region. Though in the subsequent years those movements had little success in establishing new political systems, in the sense that they either stalled or led to civil wars, they did have widespread negative economic effects on many countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as on countries elsewhere.
 
 
 
 
 

Civic Identity and Engagement among Migrant-Origin Youth
February 26, 1-2pm 
Main Library 106

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 

Immigrant Justice panel
February 6, 4pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 

In this roundtable discussion, activist organizers will discuss their work in immigrant justice movements in both national and local contexts, particularly in Chicago. The panelists will speak to their personal experiences in becoming grassroots organizers against detentions, deportations, and the criminalization of immigrant and other targeted communities.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday Forum | "Steal the University: Making Scholarship Work"
February 7, 12pm
Latzer Hall, University YMCA

The Spring 2020 Friday Forum series will highlight the work of change-makers in our community. Hear from leaders who are putting their theories in science, technology, education or social justice into practice. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 

AsiaLENS - The Man Who Built Cambodia
February 11, 7pm 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 

This film explores the life of Vann Molyvann, an architect whose work came to represent a new identity for a country emerging from independence, and whose incredible story encompasses Cambodia's turbulent journey as a modern nation. In Cambodia's post-independence period, Molyvann had been at the center of a renaissance, developing a distinctive architectural style, New Khmer Architecture. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Translating Parasite: The Give and Take of Film Subtitle Translation
February 13, 2-3:30pm 
101 International Studies Building

Translation is a complicated endeavor in any medium, but film subtitles provide their own particular set of challenges. In this talk, film scholar and translator Darcy Paquet will consider some of the practical, artistic and cultural issues that arose while translating the subtitles for Bong Joon-ho's award-winning Parasite, Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden and other Korean films. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
 
 

Cargill Global Scholars Program Information Session
February 13, 2-3pm
807 S. Wright St. Floor 5 (514 IUB)

The Graduate College: Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowships
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

Bailey International Service Travel Scholarship 
Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

Graduate College Grants & Fellowships: 2019-20 Competition Schedule

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)