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2013-14 IST 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 Refugees. 

Spring 2014

  • Ilana Feldman
  • Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
  • Looking for Humanitarian Purpose: Endurance and Its Limits in a Palestinian Refugee Camp
    Ilana Feldman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University.
    The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series this spring. This is the first talk in the series of five. Free and open to all.
    Tue. Jan. 28 @ 7 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 

  • Profile: Dr. Susan Dicklitch
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • The Most Vulnerable of the Vulnerable: Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    Susan Dicklitch is Associate Dean of the College and Director of the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement and Professor of Government. Students in Professor Dicklitch's Human Rights-Human Wrongs community-based learning class work on actual asylum cases along with lawyers from PIRC (PA Immigration Resource Center) in York, PA. Students visit the asylum seekers, observe the legal proceedings and assist with writing legal briefs that may eventually result in freedom for asylum seekers. Our theme for the spring Global Lunches is Refugees.

    Mon. Feb. 10 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

  • Lecture Series Explores Benefits, Unintended Consequences of Humanitarianism
  • When Wars End: Healing & Justice After a Decade of War in Iraq
  • Join us for a conversation with US veterans and activists from the Right to Heal project as we discuss the Iraq War's legacy, the possibilities of transnational activism, and the question of what constitutes healing and justice in war's aftermath. 

    Sponsored by The American Studies Department, The Center for Liberal Arts and Society, New College House, and the International Studies Program. Moderated by David Kieran, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies.

    Wed. Feb. 12 @ 7 p.m.
    New College House

  • Kirk Johnson
  • Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
  • To Be a Friend is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind
    Kirk  Johnson is the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies and the author of To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind.  
    The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series this spring. This is the second talk of five in the series. Free and open to all.
    Tue. Feb. 18 @ 7 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 

     

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  • Latin American & Spanish Film Festival
  • The 2014 Latin American & Spanish Film Festival features five films that will be shown on Fridays at 5 p.m. in Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall. Films are free and open to the public.

    1/31 Aquí y Allá (Here and There)
    2/7   Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Away)
    2/14 Chico y Rita (Chico and Rita)
    2/21 Pan Negre (Black Bread) 
    2/28
    Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood)
     

  • Didier Fassin
  • Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
  • The Politics of Humanitarianism
    Didier Fassin is Professor of Anthropology at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and the former Vice President of Médecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
    The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series this spring. This is the third talk of five in the series. Free and open to all.
    Tue. Mar. 4 @ 4:45 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 
     

  • International Women's Week 3/17-21/2014
  • International Women's Week March 17-21
  • Selection of Short Films by Marie Menken
    Screening and Lecture
    Compliment to exhibition: Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art
    Tue. 3/18 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Curriculum Gallery, Phillips Museum

    International Women's Outreach Committee Annual Dinner 
    Featuring special presentations by SIT alums on global gendered topics
    Wed. 3/19 @ 6-8pm
    New College House ​Great Room
     
    Keynote Lecture "Theatre for Social Justice in Syria"
    Scholar At Risk (SAR) scholar, Naila Al Atrash
    Thu. 3/20 @ 4:30pm
    Roschel Theatre
    Reception to follow in Weis College House  
     
    International Women's Week Lunch
    "The Queer World of Chavela Vargas"
    Lecture and Discussion with Professor Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro
    Fri. 3/21 @ 12 pm
    Joseph International Center
     
    Co-sponsored by: International Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Alice Drum Women's Center, Office of International and Off-Campus Study, and the Theatre, Dance, and Film Department
     
  • sheila mastropietro
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Refugees in our Community: Who are they and what do they do once they arrive in Lancaster County?

    Sheila Mastropietro is the director at the Church World Service office in Lancaster. She is fully accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals/Executive Office for Immigration Review and represents clients in legal immigration matters before the Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Immigration Courts.  She received her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster and her Master’s of Arts from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Relations at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
     
    Wed. Mar. 19 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

  • Crisis in Crimea
  • Crisis in Crimea - a discussion
  • Professors Abby Schrader (History), Jon Stone (Russian), and Jennifer Kibbe (Government) will share the perspectives and historical, linguistic, and policy insights. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Sponsored by Ware College House,  International Studies Program and the History Department.

    Thu. Mar. 20 @ 4:30 p.m.
    Ware College House

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  • International Women's Week Lunch
  • "The Queer World of Chavela Vargas"
    Associate Professor of Spanish, Sofia Ruiz-Alfara
    This talk will explore the transnational queer identity
    of popular Mexican singer, Chavela Vargas (1919-2012)
    Fri. Mar. 21 @12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center
     
    Please RSVP to Alison.Kibler@fandm.edu by 3/19, space is limited (update, spaces are all spoken for).
     
  • Winifred Tate
  • Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
  • Death Squad Politics: Human Rights Advocacy and the Making of a Military Aid Package
    Winifred Tate is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colby College.
    The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series this spring. This is the fourth talk in the series of five. Free and open to all.
    Wed. Mar. 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 
     

     
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  • Film Series
  • The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in Film
    The International Studies Program, Judaic Studies Program and The Klehr Center for Jewish Life are pleased to co-sponsor this film series. Faculty introductions preceding the films are followed by faculty facilitated discussion at the conclusion of the films. Films are free and open to the public.
    Thu. 1/30 @ 7:30 p.m. AJAMI
    Mon. 2/17 @ 7:30 p.m. (Paradise Now
    Thu. 3/27 @ 7:30 p.m. (Channels of Rage)
    Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall

  • Erica Bornstein
  • Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series
  • Law as a Language of Activism: Regulating Global Philanthropy in India
    Erica Bornstein is  Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and the author of Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New Delhi and The Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality and Economics in Zimbabwe
    The International Studies Program is pleased to present the Perspectives on Humanitarianism Lecture Series this spring. This is the last talk in the series. Free and open to all.
    Wed. Apr. 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 

     
     

  • David Kieran
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • The Iraq War and Lancaster County: Helping Veterans and Refugees Tell Their Stories
    For the last Global Lunch Discussion of the year in our series on Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies David Kieran and three of his students will talk about their class this semester, After War, and the research they did with local Iraqi refugees and American veterans of the Iraq war.
    Tue. Apr. 15 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

Fall 2013

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

Our theme for the fall Global Lunch series is our International Studies Program courses, featuring three faculty members currently teaching IST cross-listed courses.

  • Marilyn B. Young
  • Irregular Wars Lecture Series
  • Necessary Wars of Choice An Account of the Cold War as War, From Korea to the Present
    The first lecture in the "Irregular Wars" series will be delivered by Professor Marilyn B. Young, who teaches history at New York University and is the director of the Tamiment Center for the Study of the Cold War. The "Irregular Wars" special lecture series is sponsored by the departments of History, American Studies and International Studies; the Center for Liberal Arts and Society; and the Public Affairs Lecture Fund.
    Mon. Sept. 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall 
    Free and open to all.

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  • Intervention in Syria: An F&M Conversation
  • Professors Jennifer Kibbe (GOV), David Kieran (AMS), Hoda Yousef (HIS), and Sylvia Alajaji will participate, with closing commentary by Dr. Susan Minasian. This forum will provide an opportunity to foster discussion with our colleagues, students, and friends in the Lancaster community about the recent events in Syria and the various questions related to a possible military intervention.
    Tue. Sept. 10 @ 7 p.m.
    Weis College House great room

  • Jerome Hodos
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Why Studying International Inequality Matters
    A discussion with Jerome Hodos, Associate Professor of Sociology, who is teaching Class, Status & Power (IST 210) this fall.
    Wed. Sept. 18 @ 12-1 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

    lunch provided

  • Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy
  • Nicaragua: Survivving the Legacy of US Policy
  • Photojournalists Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick will visit F&M to talk about their recent book Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of US Policy. The book gathers photos and testimonies of victims of the Contra War in the 1980s and updates the readers about these same peoples' lives thirty years later. Their talk is sure to appeal to members of the F&M community who are interested in the aftermath of war, US foreign policy, and Latin America. http://nicaraguaphototestimony.org/
    Thu. Oct. 3 @ 4:30 p.m.
    Joseph International Center

     
  • David Kieran
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • "Who Reads This Stuff, Anyway?" How American Studies Helps Bridge the Gap Between Cultural and Diplomatic History
    A discussion with David Kieran, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies, who is teaching US/Middle East Relations (IST 375) this fall.
    Tue. Oct. 8 @ 11:30-12:30 p.m. (note earlier time for this Global Lunch!)
    Joseph International Center
    lunch provided

  • Mary L. Dudziak
  • Irregular Wars Lecture Series
  • War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
    The second lecture in the "Irregular Wars" series will be given by Mary L. Dudziak, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society at Emory University.
    Mon. Oct. 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium, Kaufman Hall

    Free and open to all.

  • nick turse
  • Irregular Wars Lecture Series
  • Where Have All the War Crimes Gone? Vietnam War Atrocities and How They Were Covered-Up
    The third in the irregular Wars Lecture Series, this talk by Nick Turse,  managing editor of TomDispatch.com and a fellow at the Nation Institute. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesThe Nation and regularly at TomDispatch. He is the author most recently of the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.
    Mon. Nov. 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall
    Free and open to all.

  • Gian Gentile
  • Irregular Wars Lecture Series
  • Wrong Turn: America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency.
    The last lecture in the Irregular Wars series will be presented by Colonel Gian P. Gentile, a U.S. Army officer and a history professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Gentile graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his Ph.D. in history at Stanford University. He served two tours in Iraq.
    Mon. Nov. 11@ 7:30 p.m.
    Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall

    Free and open to all.

  • French Film Festival Fall 2013
  • French and Francophone Film Festival
  • Thursdays 10/17, 10/24, 11/7 & 11/14

    Stahr Auditorium (Stager Hall), @ 7:00pm - free admission!
    Sponsored by the International Studies Program and the department of French and Francophone Studies
    This year our selection comprises the following films:

    10/17 POTICHE (Trophy wife) presented by Assistant Professor of Economics Yeva Nersisyan
    10/24 CURLING presented by Professor of French Lisa Gasbarrone
    11/7 THE ARTIST presented by Assistant Professor of French Rod Cooke
    11/14 LES ADIEUX A LA REINE (Farewell my queen) presented by Assistant Professsor of French Marie-Line Brunet

    All films are in French with English subtitles. Admission is free, bring your friends!

  • Profile: Dr. Douglas A. Anthony
  • Global Lunch Discussion
  • Keeping the Discipline In an Interdisciplinary Capstone
    A discussion with Doug Anthony, Associate Professor of History, who is teaching Nations, States, Unions, Blocs (IST 489) this fall. Professor Anthony will reflect on the challenges of leveraging students' disciplinary training in the interdisciplinary setting of the International Studies seminar.

    Mon. Nov. 18 @ 11:30-12:30 p.m.  (note earlier time for this Global Lunch!)
    Joseph International Center
    lunch provided