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Upcoming WGGP Events
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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Weapons of Mass Destruction- Proliferation: Challenges, Opportunities & Careers

October 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CST

Zoom Presentation

In this talk, Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler (UIUC 2012) will highlight different opportunities and approaches to contribute to this process.  They will focus in particular on the need for greater diversity, including gender diversity, among experts and practitioners in this field. All students, regardless of their prior knowledge of nonproliferation, disarmament, or arms control, are welcome to attend.

For more information and pre-registration details click here

 
   
 
 
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Professor Arjun Appadurai, New York University 
 

The Global and Its Worlds Lecture: Arjun Appadurai (New York University), "The Volatile Market for Globalization" 

Oct. 2nd at 
11:00 a.m. CST 

Register for this Zoom event

Professor Arjun Appadurai of New York University will present a talk titled "The Volatile Market for Globalization." He will address recent debates about the rebirth of the nation-state in the era of pandemic disease, and about whether globalization is about to be rolled back or marginalized.  

Sponsors: Humanities Research Institute and the Illinois Global Institute 

 
 
 
 
 
WGGP Co-sponsored Events
 
 
 
 
 
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Reyna Wences 
 

YMCA Friday Forum (10/2) Rey Wences from Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD)

      Friday, October 2 @ 12:00 p.m. CST

online via Zoom

About the speaker: Reyna (Rey) Wences is one of the co-founders of the Immigrant Youth Justice League and Organized Communities Against Deportations. Reyna began organizing in 2009, at the age of 18, and was part of the first campaign to “Come Out of the Shadows” in 2010. Click for more information

 
   
 
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The University of Illinois Archives is hosting a monthly Women in Science Lecture Series that will feature speakers from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s diverse and multidisciplinary scientific enterprise.

October 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dr. Carla Desi-Ann Hunter
Associate Professor of Psychology
*Registration link coming soon!*

Click for registration and more series information

Series co-sponsored by WGGP and others

 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Campus Events
 
 
 
 
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"WHO, The Center for Health Informatics, and COVID-19"

Professor Ian Brooks is the Director of the Center for Health Informatics at UIUC, and the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Information Systems for Health. He is also a Research Scientist at the iSchool at UIUC.

September 29th, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST

Click here to connect to Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 945 2985 2367
Password: 079267

DescriptionThis presentation will describe the Center for Health Informatics, what it means to be the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Information Systems for Health, and how the center is helping WHO respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and infodemic.  

 
   
 
 
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Playful by Design Fall Symposium

October 1-3, 2020

Playful by Design & CUDO Plays are hosting an online game symposium October 1 to October 3rd. The event will feature Unity workshops, brainstorming sessions, panel presentations, and live streaming of Illini Esports! Most sessions can be accessed on PbD's Youtube Channel. Workshops require advance registration.

 
   
 
 
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“The Uneasy Relationship Between Science and Politics”
Roundtable discussion led by José Andino Martinez,
Department of Chemistry

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CST

For more information and Zoom registration, click here

 

 
   
 
 
Silvia Beltrametti

Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Part 1: Critical Pedagogies
"Teaching About Race and Racism: Your Syllabus 2.0"
October 2nd, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST

Join us to hear from distinguished scholars and educators about methods for incorporating critical pedagogies of race into teaching about language, culture, history, and society in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

More information and to register, click here

 
   
 
 
CAS The Arts

"The Arts in the Time of Pandemic: Dance and Voice"

October 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m. CST

via Zoom

Cynthia Oliver, Abby Zbikowski, Ollie Watts Davis, Tamara Chaplin

See CAS website for more information and to register for event

 
   
 
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#WomenInHistoryWednesday
 
 
 
 
 
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Susan "Suze" Orman 
 

Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This #WomenInHistoryWednesday, we are so excited to celebrate Susan "Suze" Orman, an influential business icon well known for her financial advice, motivational speaking, writing, and television show.   

Learn more about Suze at WGGP's "150 for 150!"

This series is displayed every Wednesday on our website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 
   
 
 
 
 
WGGP Programs
 
 
 
 
 

WGGP Gender Relations in International

Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2019, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
   
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Certificate

in Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP), is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information about the Global Health Certificate and upcoming information sessions is available here

 
 
   
 
 

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