International Education Week

International Education Week 2016
November 14-18

International Education Week (IEW) 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 an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

In honor of International Education Week, International Place will be hosting daily events and providing interactive ways to celebrate and acknowledge the benefits of international education. In addition to our own events, our office will be highlighting international or intercultural-themed events occurring around The Claremont Colleges during IEW.

IEW Events hosted by International Place

international educationweek calendar

IEW Kick-Off: A Celebration of International Education

Monday, November 14, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
International Place Courtyard

Join us for our IEW kick-off event for an evening of music, food and fun! In celebration of youth empowerment through international education, there will be a range of activities to partake in, as well as a selection of treats from all corners of the world. All are welcome!

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IEW Film Screening: “City of God”/”Cidade de Deus”

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 PM
International Place Lounge

International movie night! Get cozy in the International Place lounge and enjoy this moving film set in the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s. You bring the blankets; we’ll provide the popcorn!

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IEW International Student Voices: A Dialogue on International Politics

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
International Place Lounge

Come and engage in a facilitated discussion on a current international issue. Share your own perspective, listen and learn from people of all backgrounds. Refreshments will be provided.

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IEW International Trivia Night

Thursday, November 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
International Place Lounge

Want to show off your worldliness and international knowledge to your peers in competitive and friendly way? Gather a team and head to I-Place for an exciting night of trivia accompanied by yummy snacks and drinks. Let the games begin!

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IEW Coffee & Company

Friday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
International Place

Coffee & Company, every Friday afternoon at I-Place, is a space to come hang out, meet new faces and unwind over coffee and tea. In honor of IEW, we will be having special treats!

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Other International and Intercultural Events in Claremont during IEW

Sunday, November 13th

5C Diwali 2016

5:00 PM
McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College

Come to the 5C Diwali celebration and join the community prayer, eat a traditional Indian vegetarian dinner, a henna/mehndi table, enjoy a night of performances (featuring Claremont Tamasha and 5C Desi), followed by an open dance floor! Prayer at 5 PM, dinner at 5:45 PM, performances at 6.30 and dance party from 7pm onwards.

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Monday, November 14th

Spanish Language Film Series: “Guantanamera”

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Broad Hall 209, Pitzer College

A Cuban movie about a horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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Tuesday, November 15th

ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives: Rose Bsheer: “Crude Imaginations: Capitalism, Space, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia”

4:15 – 5:30 PM
George Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

Rose Bsheer is an assistant professor of modern Middle East history at Yale University. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petro-capitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces.

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Taiwan’s China Dilemma with Syaru Shirley Lin

5:30 PM
Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Syaru Shirley Lin, professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia, will explore why deepening economic relations between Taiwan and China have led to a rise in Taiwanese identity and a backlash against globalization.

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Making Sense of Brexit: The Origins and Implications of the UK’s Vote to Leave the European Union

12:15 – 1:15 PM
Oldenborg Dining Hall, Pomona College

The Brexit vote in June of this year, pushed the UK into uncharted territory. What does the future hold for Britain politically and economically? Tim Crouch, the Vice Consul at the British Consulate in Los Angeles will discuss the governmental fallout, reaction in the business community, and the UK’s new global narrative. He will also analyze the key negotiating points for Britain’s departure from the EU, as well as tackle the medium and long-term outlook for the UK. 

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Reproductive Rights and Barriers to Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in South Africa

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Hampton Room, Scripps College

Despite the call to integrate HIV and reproductive health services clinics in many settings around the world still fall far short of meeting the reproductive rights and needs of people living with HIV. In this talk Deborah Mindry, from UCLA’s Center for Culture and Health and visiting scholar at the Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Feminist Center, examines the reproductive rights and desires of people living with HIV in South Africa and the challenges to providing safer conception services. She has conducted research on safer conception for people living with HIV in South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, and the USA.

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Wednesday, November 16

Cannon Bernáldez Exhibition Walkthrough with Jesse Lerner (Mexico-city based artist)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall

In this exhibition, Mexico City-based artist Cannon Bernáldez brings together selections from three series of works in her first mid-career survey. Much of Bernáldez’s recent work reflects the climate of violence that has taken over Mexico, the country in which she was born and works. The pervasive brutality and culture of fear, amplified by the federal government’s attempts to eliminate the criminal organizations involved in the cultivation and export of illegal drugs (as well as kidnapping, murder and extortion), is one of Bernáldez’s enduring themes.

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Wednesday, November 16 – Friday November 18

On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

The exhibition, On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), at the Williamson Gallery of Scripps College, offers a rich, many-faceted view of late 19th c. to mid-20th c. theatrical performance in Japan. Woodblock prints and vintage photographs as well as costumes and masks will be included in the exhibition.

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Thursday, November 17

India-China: Aspects of a Relationship with Nirupama Rao

5:30 PM
Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

Having dealt with India-China relations for decades—including as the Indian Ambassador to China—Nirupama Rao, will address the complex relationship between the two enormous Asian countries.

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Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th

The House of the Spirits

November 17, 18 (8 PM)
November 19 (2 PM and 8 PM)
November 20 (2 PM)

Allen Studio Theatre, Seaver Theatre Complex, Pomona College

$6/Students, staff, seniors, faculty
$11/General public

“The House of the Spirits” by Caridad Svich Directed by Giovanni Ortega.

“The House of the Spirits/La Casa de Los Espiritus” is based on the novel by Isabel Allende that charts the rise and fall of the Trueba family in an un-named Latin American country, reminiscent of Chile. Told through the point of young Alba, he play spans the 1920s through the 1970s, as the country moves through enormous sociopolitical changes that culminate in a devastating dictatorship while the family undergoes cultural, financial and emotional upheavals.

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September 10-December 9

Art Exhibit: Far from Indochine

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

Guest-curated by Chương-Đài Võ

Patty Chang and David Kelley join us to discuss their collaborative video work Route 3 a video about a newly completed highway in rural Laos. Connecting China to Thailand through the former Golden Triangle, the new highway has accelerated Chinese development of Lao agricultural and gambling industries, and the migration of rural Lao minority populations to the growing roadside towns. The video considers the enigmatic changes in the visual landscape through performance and sculpture.

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October 17 – November 19

The Tale Genji: Reimagine

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College

This exhibition will explore and celebrate the creative power behind Scripps College’s collection of art objects related to the 11th century novel “The Tale of Genji.” 

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