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2012-13 International Studies Program Calendar of Events

Most lectures and  events are open to the public. Global Lunch discussions are for students and faculty/staff only. 

Our theme for the spring Global Lunch series is Others & Otherness. 

Spring 2013

  • Profile: Dr. Lucie Knight
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Language, Culture and Current Events in the Classroom
    A discussion with Lucie Knight, Director of the Arabic Language Program
    Wed. Feb. 13 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
    lunch provided

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  • 2013 Latin American & Spanish Film Festival
  • A series of five films will be shown on Friday afternoons in Stahr Auditorium @ 4:30 p.m.

    Feb. 1 Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) 104. min., 2011
    Feb. 8 Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo (I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You) 71 min., 2009
    Feb. 15 La Muerte de Pinochet (The Death of Pinochet) 67 min., 2011 
    Feb. 22 Zona Sur (Southern District) 108 min., 2011
    Mar.1 Antes del Estreno (Before the Opening Night) 80 min., 2011 

    Co-sponsored by Office of the Provost, Pragda, International Studies, Spanish, Anthropology, History & TDF. Organized by the Latin American Studies Group.

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  • International Women's Week Events
  • It has become a tradition at F&M to celebrate International Women's Day (March 8) as a week-long or even longer celebration of women. The following events occur before and after Spring Break this year...

    Mon. Mar. 4 @12-1 p.m. Lecture and Lunch with Professor Mary Ann Levine, "Colonial Encounters at Madame Montour's Otstonwakin: Frontier Diplomacy on the Eve of the French and Indian War" By Invitation (contact Professor Alison Kibler), Joseph International Center

    Tue. Mar. 5  @7:30 p.m.,  It's A Girl  Documentary film about the world's 200+ million  missing women and girls.  Bonchek Lecture Hall (LSP 142)

    Tue. Mar. 19 @7-8:30 p.m.,  When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans Lecture and slideshow by Lynn Browder.  Bonchek Lecture Hall (LSP 142) 

    Wed. Mar. 20 @6-8 p.m. Tea & Tattoos Come by for a cup of tea and a henna tattoo at the Steinman College Center 

    Fri. Mar. 22 @12-1 p.m., Women's Center Lunch Discussion: "Beauty Around the World"  Lunch provided, first-come, first served. *Joseph International Center*

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  • Punk, Protest and Putin’s Russia: The Case of Pussy Riot
  • A roundtable discussion with Sylvia Alajaji, Dept. of Music, Lina Bernstein, Dept. of German and Russian, Timothy McCarty, Dept. of Government and Jon Stone, Dept. of German and Russian
    Thu. Mar. 21 @ 4:45 p.m.
    Brooks House Great Room

  • Monica Cable
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • The Anthropology of Tourism
    A discussion with Monica Cable, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Anthropology
    Wed. Mar. 20 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
    lunch provided

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  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: A human trafficking simulation
  • F&M partners with North Start Initiative, Love 146, and NiMBY to educate the community about an issue often silenced. This event is organized by the student group THRI (The Human Rights Initiative) and co-sponsored by International Studies.
    Fri. Mar. 29 @ 5:30-8 p.m.
    Booth-Ferris Room, Steinman College Center

  • Profile: Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Introducing Students to Cultural Differences through Language Learning
    A discussion with Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro, Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Wed. Apr. 10 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

    lunch provided

  • Reflections on Human Dignity Conference @ U Maryland 4/19/13
  • Reflections on Human Dignity Conference at U Maryland
  • Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland at College Park and the International Studies Program at F&M will co-sponsor a conference on Human Dignity. In this working conference we will bring together human rights theorists, philosophers, psychologists, and political and social scientists in an effort to explore the concept of human dignity from a variety of perspectives.

    The conference will consist of eight plenary talks of approximately one-half hour each. These talks will be followed by a moderated discussion of fifteen minutes. Conference participants on the campuses of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland will be linked by satellite.
    Those who wish to participate in the conference by satellite on the F&M campus should go to the e-Learning Lab at the Harris Center (Room 136) anytime between 9- 5 pm on 4/19 

    Faculty, students, and staff who have an interest in traveling to Maryland to attend the conference are welcome to travel with us by bus on Friday morning at 7:30 am, returning to campus at 5:00 pm.  If you plan to travel to the conference by bus or wish to have further information concerning the conference, please  

Fall 2012

Our theme for our Global Lunch Discussion series this fall is Off-Campus Study

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  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Off-Campus Study: Who Goes, Who Doesn't & Why?
    A discussion with Lisa Gasbarrone, Sue Mennicke & Rachel Helwig
    Wed. Nov. 28, @12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
    Lunch provided

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  • French Film Series
  • The Department of French and the International Studies Program are co-sponsoring a French Film series for five consecutive Thursdays  at 7 p.m. 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 & 11/15
    Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall (note that the 11/1 film will be shown in Bonchek Lecture Hall in LSP (Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy building)
    Free and open to the public

  • Professor Anthony F. Aveni
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  • Maya Apocalypse Soon?
    Dr. Aveni from Colgate University will explore theories about the end of the world on the December solstice 2012.  Why do cataclysmic events enjoy the wide-spread appeal in contemporary American pop-culture?
    Tue. Nov. 13 @ 7 p.m.
    Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy building
    This event is open to the public.

    Sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology and International Studies Program
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  • Film, "We Feed the World"
  • What is the impact of the globalizing food system on communities, lives, and environments across the world? "We Feed the World" is the compelling answer by Austrian filmmaker Erich Wagenhofer.
    Wed. Oct. 24 @7:30 p.m.
    Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy building

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  • Global Lunch discussion
  • Student Research and Internships Off-Campus: Opportunities for Scholarship and Engagement
    Professor Lisa Gasbarrone, director of the International Studies Program and the John Joseph International Center, will facilitate a panel discussion with students who have completed significant research and internship experiences as a part of their off-campus study.
    Mon. Oct. 22 @12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
    Lunch provided

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  • Gaming the World: How Sports are Reshaping Politics and Culture
  • Andrei Markovits, Professor of Political Science and German Studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss the complex interplay of the global and the local in sports today.
    Mon. Oct. 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Bonchek Lecture Hall, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy building
    Sponsored by Dept. of German & Russian, CLAS, Bonchek College House and International Studies Program

  • Joseph International Center
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Student Learning Abroad: Paradigms and Assumptions
    Prominent international educators Michael Vande Berg and Lilli Engle will discuss their recently released book Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It.
    Mon. Oct. 1 @12-1 p.m. by Invitation Only (please contact Candace Roper if you would like to attend)
    Joseph International Center
    Lunch provided

  • Sue Mennicke
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Getting Beyond "It was great!":  Critical Conversations Around Off-Campus Study
    Sue Mennicke, Associate Dean for International Programs & Rachel Helwig, Assistant Dean, International and Off-Campus Study
    Mon. Sept. 10 @12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
    Lunch provided