Events


OCT
17
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Time:
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
130 Natural Resources
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Ambassador Mack, Middle East Institute Scholar and former U.S. Ambassador approachs these questions from the perspective of over 50 years as a scholar of the region and first-hand diplomatic experience. 

What led to the political upheavals of 2010 and 2011 in the Arab World?

Why did the events send some countries into a collapse and a spiral of violence that is still underway seven years later?

Why did other Arab countries seem to suffer minimal effects?

What were the factors that were favorable and unfavorable for an orderly political change?

Was there anything that the United States should have done to ameliorate the process?

How should we deal with the results as we adjust to the radical change in the Middle East and North Africa? 

There will be a reception to follow. 

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, and the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. 

Date:
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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Ambassador Mack, Middle East Institute Scholar and former U.S. Ambassador approachs these questions from the perspective of over 50 years as a scholar of the region and first-hand diplomatic experience.

What led to the political upheavals of 2010 and 2011 in the Arab World?

Why did the events send some countries into a collapse and a spiral of violence that is still underway seven years later?

Why did other Arab countries seem to suffer minimal effects?

What were the factors that were favorable and unfavorable for an orderly political change?

Was there anything that the United States should have done to ameliorate the process?

How should we deal with the results as we adjust to the radical change in the Middle East and North Africa?

There will be a reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, and the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. 

Date:
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
C104 Holmes Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Berkey 118
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for these films from or about Japan, screened for IAH 241G, "Japanese Film and Culture."

A touching story of four children, abandoned by their mother, who struggle to live on their own in contemporary Tokyo. Inspired by real events. A film by award-winning directory Kore-eda Hirokazu.

OCT
18
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Room, 3rd Floor | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Department:
Office of the Dean
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The Alliance for African Partnership is sponsoring a panel of preeminent African thought leaders at the upcoming 2017 Borlaug Dialogue/World Food Prize event in Des Moines Iowa. The session, held October 18, is titled: "The Changing Environment for Effective Partnerships between African and International Organizations in Support of Agricultural Transformation."

AAP is hosting this event at an important juncture, where there is increasing recognition of how dramatically the African landscape has changed in the past few decades with respect to partnerships. The session aims to challenge and refine a number of key premises:  (i) development models premised on 1980s conditions are increasingly out of tune with 2016 realities; and (ii) U.S. universities and development partners will continue to play a critical role in African research and capacity development activities, but their effectiveness will depend on understanding and adapting to how Africans view their role in today's world, in which there is considerably greater local expertise, awareness, and insistence that African organizations control their national development agendas, policies, and programs.

This session will explore the evolving landscape and the challenges and opportunities being created for innovative and effective new partnerships between US and African institutions engaged in African agri-food systems.

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Spatializing Islam: Non-Muslim Minorities in Pakistan

Cara Cilano, Chair of the Department of English

Professor Cilano's research focuses on Pakistani literature as well as terrorism and literature. She is the lead Principal Investigator on a $1 million U.S. Department of State University Partnerships grant to link UNCW with the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

She's also a scholar of post-colonial and South Asian literature and served as coordinator of UNCW's Postcolonial Studies minor. An accomplished writer, Cilano has authored three books, eight book chapters, and six journal articles. She's also an editor of a collection of essays and has presented many conference papers.

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Spatializing Islam: Non-Muslim Minorities in Pakistan

Cara Cilano, Chair of the Department of English

Professor Cilano's research focuses on Pakistani literature as well as terrorism and literature. She is the lead Principal Investigator on a $1 million U.S. Department of State University Partnerships grant to link UNCW with the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

She's also a scholar of post-colonial and South Asian literature and served as coordinator of UNCW's Postcolonial Studies minor. An accomplished writer, Cilano has authored three books, eight book chapters, and six journal articles. She's also an editor of a collection of essays and has presented many conference papers.

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program.

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Geoff Ramsey is the WOLA Associate for Venezuela. He is an avid observer of the situation in Venezuela—having helped coordinate WOLA's response to and coverage of the December 2015 legislative elections from Caracas—as well as a regular contributor to WOLA's Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights blog. Previously, he worked as WOLA's Research and Communications Associate, preparing analysis of some of the hemisphere's most pressing human rights, drug policy, and security issues.

Before joining WOLA, Mr. Ramsey carried out consulting work as a researcher for the Open Society Foundation's Latin America Program. His most recent work involved monitoring civil society advocacy for and implementation of 2013 drug policy reforms in Uruguay, where he lived for two years. Prior to that he lived in Colombia and Brazil, where he researched and reported on regional insecurity issues for InSight Crime.

Mr. Ramsey earned an M.A. in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service, as well a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Spanish from AU.