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Lecture Series: Global Intersections

 
 
 
 
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Local Responses to Educational Reforms in Chicago and Chile

Date: March 30th, 2021

Time: 4-5:30pm CST

There is a clear interrelationship between current educational reforms and global economic movements in different parts of the world. Educational reforms are driven by increasing demand for meeting the global market's competitive standards measured through standardized tools such as standard testing based on the outdated notion of "one size fits all." However, these reforms are directed to achieve a set of global targets that rarely are connected with local contexts. Most of the time, these reforms in education are interwoven with the materiality of neoliberal economies, which directly impact many urban educational settings. It can also negatively impact our attempts as educators to promote social justice and equity of educational opportunities. Therefore, this webinar aims at offering various perspectives on how teacher education programs promote social and educational activism.

Zoom Webinar (Registration Required): https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_olt6ho5YQvupJpMSQGSulw

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Virtual Events

 
 
 
 
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YMCA Friday Forum - How Data is Used in Immigrant Surveillance and Management

(Daniel Gonzalez, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Date: March 19th 

Time: 12pm - 1pm cst

Please click the link below to register for this series:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iC200YvGTWmqnHtu6UJ4Tg

Webinar ID: 832 8923 8007    |   Passcode: friday

 
   
   
 
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LAS Global Leaders Program - Social Innovation Forum

Date: March 20th, 2021

Time: 10am - 12pm cst

Participants of the LAS Global Leaders Program will share their research and solutions to refugee integration and Covid-19 mitigation in Illinois, Brazil, and Kenya. Student presentations will be followed by a co-creation workshop with community partners facilitated by innovation mentors. Christopher Earney – Head of the UN Secretary General’s Crisis Insights Team – will offer the keynote address. All who are interested can register for the event here.

 
   
   
   
 
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Addressing Systemic Racism Through Justice and Equity: The Role of Faculty at a Community-Engaged, Empowered University

Date: March 26th, 2021

Time: 11:00AM — NOON

To register and participate: go.education.illinois.edu/ddss-cole  

 
   
   
 
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Finding Yingying

Virtual Screening: April 2-9, 2021

Online Conversation: Tuesday, April 6, 5 pm

An award-winning debut by Chicago-based filmmaker Jiayan Shi, "Finding Yingying" presents the tragic story of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student who disappeared from the University of Illinois campus in 2017. In deftly balancing one of the most tragic events to befall Urbana-Champaign, this film humanizes Yingying through her own diary reflections and the perspectives of her family and friends. With exclusive access gained by trust, Shi closely follows the family's journey as they search to unravel the mystery of Yingying's disappearance and seek justice for their daughter while navigating a strange, foreign country. As an international student, Shi knowingly conveys the universal hopes, dreams, and fears of families with loved ones studying abroad. 

 
   
   
 
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From Refugee to Game Developer: Peacemaking through the Art of Gaming

Date: APRIL 8, 2021 AT 4:00PM

REGISTER AT: go.illinois.edu/LualMayenTalk 

 
   
   
 
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MILLERCOMM LECTURE SERIES - 
 
Date: THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2021
Time: 7:00pm CDT
 
REGISTER HERE
 
In this talk, Professor Mateo Pedro will discuss his work on Mayan languages in Guatemala highlighting language documentation, language maintenance, and research. He considers this type of work as Community-Based Research given the community involvement in projects of this kind.
 
   
   
 
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From Here: FILM SCREENINGS AND LIVE Q&A

Monday, April 12th

6:00–7:30 p.m. Screening

Tuesday, April 13th

3:00–4:30 p.m. Screening

4:30–5:30 p.m. Live Q & A

with director Christina Antonakos-Wallace and activists featured in FROM HERE: Tania Mattos and Sonny Singh

Register: go.illinois.edu/FromHere

 
   
   
 
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Workshop: Reimagine Belonging

Date: April 14th 2021, 2-4:30 pm (Online)

Register: go.illinois.edu/reimagine

The question of who belongs is at the heart of the political divide in the United States and the European Union. In this interactive workshop, participants will dig into the immigration history of Germany and the US, media representations of immigrants, and make connections to their own stories. Together, we will develop strategies to build solidarity for immigrant and racial justice, and work towards pluralistic democracy in our community. 

 
   
   
 
 
 

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

 
 
 
 
 
 

2021 International Studies Research Lab (ISRL)

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is excited to announce the 2021 International Studies Research Lab (ISRL), an initiative that promotes the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. CGS invites applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global and area studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. The Center is a National Resource Center supported by Title VI funds from the U.S. Department of Education. The lab will be held in a virtual format from May 17th through July 30th.

Applications are due March 16th. To learn more, please visit go.illinois.edu/ISRL2021 or contact the Center for Global Studies at global-studies@illinois.edu.

 
   
   
 

Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development

The Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development at Indiana University is hosting a virtual workshop entitled “Innovative Practices and Pedagogies for Teaching Undergraduate International Development Studies.” The workshop will be held on June 7-8, 2021 from 10am-3pm ET.

Workshop participants are expected to both present at the workshop and attend all sessions, and they will receive a stipend of $750.00 for their participation. Participation will be capped at 20 people.

Please see the attached for more information about the workshop. To apply, complete this application by March 31, 2021. Please contact ellcohen@iu.edu with any questions.

 
   
   
 
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Check out Peter Gleick's blogpost on iSEE Congress HERE 

This blog post was prepared by Pacific Institute Co-Founder Peter Gleick to help start the conversation in advance of his Congress presentation on April 20, 2021 — Earth Day — at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 
   
   
 

7th International Scientific Congress “Topical Issues of Global Studies: Global Development and “Limits to Growth” in the 21st century”

June 15-18, 2021

The Conference will discuss topical issues of global studies and will provide the results of the work of the interdisciplinary scientific and educational school of Lomonosov Moscow State University “Mathematical methods of complex system analysis”.

To participate in the Conference you should submit the application form and abstracts by filling in the electronic form on the website https://www.globalistika.ru/problemi-globalnih-issledovanii.  Participation in the Conference is free of charge and does not require any registration fee. In the case of a possible face-to-face format participants bear their own expenses for arrival and accommodation.

Application forms are accepted until April, 30.

 
   
   
 
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THE GLOBAL AND ITS WORLDS VIDEO CELEBRATION #GlobalAndItsWorlds

In keeping with the 2020–2021 research theme “The Global and Its Worlds,” the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and Illinois Global Institute (IGI) are inviting students, faculty, and staff to submit short, inspirational videos reflecting on our theme: #GlobalAndItsWorlds. Show us your global world, whether you are currently in Urbana-Champaign, or you are in a place called home. We want to see how our community sees and celebrates our Global Worlds.

Videos can be in several formats—TikTok, YouTube, or directly uploaded to the Illinois Mediaspace. Please watch the informational video announcement below or here.  You must log on to Illinois Mediaspace once before subscribing to this channel. Please contact Rini B. Mehta (creator and manager for this channel, email: rbhttchr@illinois.edu) with your NetID AND “#GlobalAndItsWorlds” IN THE SUBJECT LINE if you have difficulty in posting your video.

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_tdvnj3ft

 
   
   
 

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)

 
   
 
 
 

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