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International Education Week 2015

Monday, November 16

Faculty Guest Chefs
Oxford College, Lil's Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Starting Monday, Nov. 16, and running each lunch period during IEW, Bon Appetit and the dining hall staff offer a menu custom-designed by an Oxford College Faculty member. Each day features a different faculty member, a menu offering that professor's favorite cultural cuisine, plus explanations and demonstrations.

Global Connections Japan: Outcomes and Principles of Global Learning
Oxford College, Dean's Dining Room
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Drs. Jill Adams and Molly McGehee, with trip alumnus Olivia Lowery, discuss the Global Connections 2015 travel experience to Japan: "Seeking Peace: Embodying Peace and Justice in Postwar Japan."  Discussants address outcomes of the travel experience, connections to research/teaching/learning, and the principles of global learning engaged in the design and execution of the trip.

Live NAFSA Webcast and Discussion: High Impact Learning Approaches for Global Civil Society
Oxford College, Seney Conference Room
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Emory Center for Academic Excellence and International Student Programs host a live screening of the webcast, followed by discussion and light refreshments:  "Through high-impact learning approaches, students can become more effective communicators, more engaged citizens, and learn to think critically about the relationships between local and global issues. These skills are all vital to building peace in a world full of conflict. NAFSA partners with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the United States Institute of Peace to present a Global Learning Faculty Conversation celebrating the peacebuilding capacity of international education."

Global Debate Forum
DUC E231
5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Global Debate Forum is a program that encourages international students to debate and discuss important topics from around the world. Join us on November 16 to discuss important international topics with other students. Open minds strongly encouraged!

Global Salon
Center for Women, 3rd floor, Cox Hall
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Are you passionate about global women's issues? Join us for the Global Salon, a monthly series that brings together scholarship on global women's issues engaged discussion and community building. The event is held in the Center for Women lounge.

Navigating Life in the U.S. Without Losing Your Cultural Values
Callaway C101
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Succeeding at Emory and in the U.S. is not always an easy task when you come from a different cultural background and experience. Sometimes students feel that they need to “integrate” or accept American cultural norms to be successful but may feel that they sacrifice some of their culture and values. Although it’s a tough balance, you can find a balance that works for you! Please join us for this panel of international students and alumni to discuss this important topic and learn from each other.

Tuesday, November 17

Open House for ELSP, GSI, and ISSS
North Decatur Building, Suite 101
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Casual “meet and greet” with the staff of Laney Graduate School’s English Language Support Program (ELSP), International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), and Global Strategy & Initiatives. Light refreshments will be served.

Lecture: "How 'Ordinary' are Ordinary Perpetrators?"
Oxford Road Building Auditorium
4:00 p.m.

Hosted by Emory's Department of Middle Eastern and Sounth Asian Studies (MESAS), Dr. Abram de Swaan, a Dutch essayist, noted Sociologist, and Professor Emeritus from the University of Amsterdam will present his new book, The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder. The speech is hosted by Emory's Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

Lecture: "Russian Society Today"
PAIS 290 (New Psychology Building)
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Irina Prokhorova, a leading Russian intellectual and democratic politician and the owner and editor-in-chief of the New Literary Observer (the best Russian academic journal founded in 1992), will give an overview of the present-day Russian society, including topics such as Putin’s politics of cultural conservatism, the assault on democratic freedoms, the annexation of Crimea, and the war in Ukraine.

Education Without Borders Panel Discussion and Social
Longstreet-Means Residence Hall Lobby
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

A panel of international students, exchange students, and domestic students who have studied abroad will share their experiences with educational opportunities in various environments around the globe and share advice on studying and living in a country other than their own. The panel will be followed by be a social for all attendees, including light food items and music, and the opportunity to get to know others interested in international educational opportunities.

LGBT Study Abroad Panel
Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Emory University's Office of LGBT Life and CIPA will be hosting a study abroad panel for LGBT students. Panelists will be sharing their past experiences as LGBT students while studying abroad. This panel will discuss how to navigate through spaces as queer students and how it is challenging. If you're anxious about going abroad because of your identity, this panel is right for you!

Wednesday, November 18

Emory College Summer Study Abroad Fair
DUC Coca-Cola Commons
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join the Office of International and Summer Programs to learn more about exciting summer 2016 study abroad programs. Emory faculty and CIPA staff are looking forward to seeing you at the event. Go global! Go abroad!

Brown Bag Lunch: Global Learning and the Oxford Travel Course Showcase
Oxford College, Akin Room
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Oxford faculty Mike McQuaide, Boris Nikolaev, and Deric Shannon discuss principles of global learning in light of their travel courses to Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Spain.

Wonderful Wednesday
Asbury Circle (rain location: DUC Terraces)
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Come out to Wonderful Wenesday to interact with international student organizations and sponsors of International Education Week and have some tasty snacks!

Lecture: "Turkey: A Reliable Ally to Combat ISIS?"
White Hall 208
4:00-5:00 p.m.

While fighting against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) at the border of Syria, Turkey has also been dealing with another enemy: the Islamic State (ISIS). Despite the Turkish government saying it is ready to fight all enemies of its national interest, many observers believe it is more interested in one enemy than the other. Which one is it and is Turkey a reliable ally to combat ISIS? Dr. Sinan Ciddi, executive director of the Insitute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University will assess the current situation. A reception will follow the event.

Rollins School of Public Health International Student Tables
Rollins School of Public Health
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The international students at the Rollins School of Public Health will decorate the bridge area (between CNR and GCR buildings) with items from their countries in honor of International Education Week.

Oxford College Night Kitchen
Oxford College, Murdy Hall Kitchen
10:00-11:59 p.m.

Oxford students highlight global culture by collaborative cooking of cultural cuisines

Thursday, Nov. 19

Global Couches
Asbury Circle, Quad, and other areas around campus
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come chat with international students about their experiences through the “Campus Couches” organization. Couches will be around campus, and we encourage you to walk up to the couches to meet someone new and have a great conversation! If you are an international student and would like volunteer for a 15-30 minute shift to share about your experiences, please e-mail oisl@emory.edu to sign up!

CIPA Study Abroad Fair at Oxford College

Lil's Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join the Office of International and Summer Programs to learn more about exciting summer 2016 study abroad programs. Go global! Go abroad!

Lecture: "Why Elections Fail"
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, too often elections around the globe are deeply flawed or even fail. What triggers these problems? Hosted by the Institute for Developing Nations, author Pippa Norris will discuss the second edition in her trilogy on electoral integrity, Why Elections Fail.

MBA Exchange Information Session
Goizueta Business School, Room 204
4:30-5:15 p.m.

Learn more about MBA study abroad opportunities.

Daawat: Indian Cuisine Cook-Along
18th Fl. Penthouse, Clairmont Towers, Clairmont Campus
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Learn to cook Indian food and enjoy a free dinner afterwards! RSVP Required.

International Trans Day of Remembrance 
Little Chapel, Glenn Church School Building
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a service memorializing those from around the world who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic violence over the past year.  Also, learn how to make Emory a safer and more inclusive campus for trans and gender non-conforming community members.

International Student Thanksgiving Dinner
Brooks Common, Canon Chapel
7:00 p.m.

Domestic and international students are invited to attend this Thanksgiving dinner and share their Thanksgiving traditions and experiences with one another. It's also a chance to meet new people and eat delicious food! You must RSVP for this event to attend. Please register to attend at 7 or 7:45 p.m.

Film Screening for Korean Independence Day
White Hall 208
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Celebrating those who died for Korean liberation day from Imperial Japan, Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA) is showing a film that illuminates on the process to Korean Independence Day. Before the movie, KUSA will provide a brief information about the day and show some pictures, and during the event, KUSA will provide snacks.

Friday, November 20

Chinglish
Burlington Road Building
7:30-9:30 a.m.

Chinglish is a bilingual comedy in English and Chinese presented by Emory Chinese Theater Club.

International Coffee Hour
DUC Winship Ballroom
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for International Coffee Hour, a weekly lunch that provides international students the opportunity to meet each other in a social and interactive setting and to make them feel more welcome and a part of Emory University. We welcome all students who are interested in meeting international students. November 20th is sponsored by Bon Apetit, Emory’s on-campus dining provider. Come join us for great conversation and food! International Coffee Hour is held each Friday from 11:30-12:30 in the Winship Ballroom in Dobbs University Center (DUC), and has been a tradition for 25 years.  

Bate-Papo
Longstreet-Means Residence Hall Lobby
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Bate-Papo is a Portuguese Conversation Hour organized by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Students, faculty, and staff can practice Portuguese and meet other speakers and learners from across the Emory community. All accents and levels welcome!