Events - Daily
|Monday, November 12|
International Education Week (IEW)
The Davis International Center and the Office of International Programs, invite you to join us in the below events to celebrate International Education Week 2012.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.
IEW 2012 Events:
11/12 Crossing Cultures in Verse (1:00p-2:00p - Wallace 366)
11/12 DICAB: Bridging Cultures Dinner - Brain Drain (6:00p-7:30p - Wu Private Dining Room)
11/12 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (7:00p-8:30p - McCosh Hall Room 50)
11/13 International LGBT Human Rights - Guest Speaker Jessica Stern (4:30p-6:00p - Frist 302)
11/14 Tea & Talk - International Education w/ Guest Speaker Mell Bolen (12:30p-1:30p - Fields Center)
11/15 Global Citizen Panel (4:30p-5:30p - Frist 302)
11/16 ISAP: International Fashion Show (7:15p-8:00p - Mathey Common Room)
11/16 DICAB: International QuizBowl (8:00p-11:00p - Mathey Common Room)
Co-Sponsored by the Davis International Center & the Office of International Programs.
Davis International Center · 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
IEW: Crossing Cultures in Verse - Interactive Webinar
This groundbreaking workshop will inspire your faculty, staff and students who have an interest in exploring cross-cultural experiences through the use of the spoken and written word. This is a highly interactive workshop for anyone who cares about culture and you do not have to be a poet to be able to participate! We'll be a diverse virtual group, led by Melibee speaker, poet, educator and traveler Will McInerney. He will walk us through writing activities that help participants develop strong figurative language, storytelling techniques and imagery - all in 75 minutes! (I know, it sounds completely unrealistic, but we've done it before and it really does work well!) Will places a large emphasis on helping participants “find their voice” through a focus on exploring identity, understanding the historical context and power of the oral tradition, and using poetry as a tool. The program is designed to be relatable and relevant to youth and adults across the spectrum of race, class, gender, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. This workshop is ideal for any of your students (or faculty/staff) who have crossed cultures and are looking for a way to process and express the experience – for example: re-entry for study abroad, international students pursuing a degree abroad or preparing to return home, multicultural teams, etc. It is designed for non-poets! You do not have to be a lyrical wizard to participate, create and reflect on your international experiences - just be willing to explore, reflect and write alongside your virtual peers. You'll leave this workshop with a poem that YOU wrote and you're guaranteed to be surprised by what will pour out of you!
Wallace 366 - Woodrow Wilson School · 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
IEW: DICAB - Bridging Cultures Dinner (Topic: Brain Drain)
Join DICAB (Davis International Center Advisory Board)and UWC (United World Colleges) for the first of the Bridging Cultures Dinner Series, which aims to spark conversation between students about various issues around the world!
The first topic will be discussing the issue of Brain Drain in various areas of the world. The topic will be presented and shared by fellow students with personal perspectives from their home countries. We hope that this dinner series will become a fixture for conversations and building of awareness and perspectives about different world issues over the dinner table!
Wu Dining Hall - Butler College · 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.