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Winter 2016 | March 28 - April 3  View Past Newsletters

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Events This Week
April 5
College of Education Room 242
1310 S. 6th St., Champaign, Illinois
The Center for Global Studies invites you to join us for lunch tomorrow as CGS visiting scholar, Leila Angod, presents her research on regulated racial encounters in Canadian schools.  

The production of young elites as caring national leaders and global citizens requires regulated racial encounters. At Canadian elite schools, these encounters are formulated as multicultural and humanitarian educational experiences. These carefully managed experiences obscure structural inequities and ongoing exploitation to help secure students’ sense of themselves as empowered and capable.


Dr. Angod's paper answers three questions: (1) what is at stake for young elites in this humanitarian encounter?; (2) what is required in order for the humanitarian encounter to work?; and (3) what does this encounter do for young elites and elite Canadian private schools? 

This is the story of how Canadian elite schools and students leverage gendered racial hierarchies to secure the material and symbolic advantages of ruling class status.

Sponsor: Center for Global Studies, College of Education
April 5
Bevier Hall Room 180
905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

This Teach-in panel discussion will provide a broad overview of international policies intended to lessen the impact of climate change and the human impacts of those policies in diverse geographical and sociocultural contexts.

Dr. Thomas Basset will moderate a panel discussion with University of Illinois faculty and a distinguished guests that share a mutual interest in climate change public policy.  

Dr. Lavey will discuss the Paris Climate Agreements in December 2015 which highlighted global concerns and commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.  His analysis will highlight the long way we have to to go to meet human health and welfare needs, especially for low income populations.  In developed as well as developing countries, actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change must be integrated into plans across sectors and stakeholders.

Dr. Nuesiri will examine the inclusion of climate change mitigation initiatives such as the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries plus the role of conservation, sustainable management of forest and the enhancement of carbon stocks’ (REDD+) in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement  This would have some negative impact on the livelihood of poor forest dependent communities. This panel contribution, based on research in Nigeria and Cameroon, will highlight the likely negative impacts of this climate change mitigation initiative and efforts being made to protect the interests of local people in would be affected communities.  

Dr. Montanari will describe her case study research of the role of rural women’s traditional ecological knowledge in the Green Moroccan Plan. The Green Moroccan Plan (2008-2020) is applying its agricultural policies from the wide open spaces to the most remote areas of the country to overcome poverty and to develop the agricultural economic sector.  Dr Montanari ‘s research will explore whether these policies allow women to gain social status and economic development in the rural areas. Her study is policy-relevant and aims to establish the gender dimension more prominently in government and donor policies and programmes so as to improve the working conditions of rural women in Morocco.

Consul General Norton will comment on Canadian leadership on climate change in the context of Canada-U.S. energy and environmental integration

Sponsor: Center for Global Studies, European Union Center, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Program (SDEP)
April 5
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
“India’s Daughter” is a harrowing documentary recounting the infamous 2012 gang rape case in New Delhi which resulted in the death of a young girl, Jyoti Singh. Both the incident and the subsequent release of the film sparked protests and international conversations about women’s rights and violence against women. The film was banned from screening in India but has nonetheless had a worldwide impact, having been screened in countries all around the globe. One of the aspects of the film that makes it controversial is that the director, Leslee Udwin, is not a South Asian, and the film cannot help but comment on societal conditions and attitudes that contributed to the incident. The film is also difficult to watch because it gives voice to the rapists, their legal counsel, and the families of the rapists including the wife of one of the rapists who laments her suffering and the suffering of her children while her husband is in jail awaiting possible execution.

Sponsor: International and Area Studies Library

April 6

4:00 pm

FLB 1080 Lucy Ellis Lounge
707 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL

Arabic Langugage Program, LCTL
April 7

3:00 pm

The Career Center Interview Suite: Room 213
715 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL

To celebrate the UIUC International Week, the Career Center is providing a Global Career Opportunity (GCO) workshop, "Work Abroad". 4-5 panelists who left his(her) home country and worked in a foreign country will share their job search and full time employment experiences. 

These are our invited panelists.

- Daniel Andruczyk (Assistant Research Professor/Used to work in Max Planck Institute in Germany)  

- Deborah Hom (Assistant Director at Business Career Services/Used to work in Goldman Sachs Asia and HKUST in Hong Kong)

- Kirby Cook (ISSS Advisor/Used to work in Germany and South Korea) 

- Rob Sarwark (Peace Corps Campus Recruiter/Co-Founder of a West Africa business consulting firm)

Sponsor: The Career Center

Miller/Comm Lecture: "Kenny Endo Ensemble: Celebrating 40 Years of Taiko and Cross-Cultural Asian American Arts"

April 7

7:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Kenny Endo is a leading artist in contemporary percussion and rhythm, who at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continues to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming even after forty years as a career taiko player. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Endo is a consummate artist, leading an ensemble blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

The Kenny Endo Ensemble members are Kenny Endo (taiko), Abe Lagrimas (vibraphone, drums, ukulele) and Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flutes, taiko.)

Presented as part of Boneyard Arts Festival and International Week.

Asian American Cultural Center
, Asian American Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of Dance, Division of Musicology, Percussion Division, Japan House Spurlock Museum, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, The Center for Advanced Study, The Council of Deans, and The Graduate College, (additional support from Bruno and Wanda Nettl)



April 7-8

College of ACES Library

101 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801


The symposium will bring together physical scientists, social scientists, and data scientists who use big data methods, including text analysis, computer learning, and remote sensing, to think about where and how we can use these methods to address international food security. 


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events Detail
April 12
Noontime Scholars Lecture--Katerina Capkova, "The Construction of Jewish Identities in Stalinist Poland and Czechoslovakia"
101 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Sponsor: The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)
April 12
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Religion, Iranian Cultural Association, Program in Comparative and World Literature, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, University Library, 
Center for Global Studies, Center for Translation Studies, Department of Comparative and World Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive TheoryOffice of the Chancellor, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, The Center for Advanced Study, The Council of Deans, and The Graduate College
April 18

April 21

Miller/Comm Lecture: "Putin’s Russia: The Past and Future of Kleptocracy"

4:00 pm