Pardee School Joins in Celebrating BU’s Global Engagement
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies joins the rest of the university as BU Global Programs officially kicks off the Third Annual International Education Week (IEW) on Monday, Nov. 10.
Dubbed as a celebration of BU’s global engagement, the event features more than 75 lectures, workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, open houses, live performances, cooking demonstrations, and community and alumni events to be held in various locations in BU’s Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus. These include many organized by and featuring faculty and affiliates at the Pardee School and its various regional and thematic centers.
The IEW’s anchor event, “Global Conversations,” is a series of informal discussions that are meant to “spark new dialogue around ‘big picture’ global themes.” This year’s IEW will feature four ‘Global Conversations,’ three of which will feature faculty from the Pardee School of Global Studies and from its affiliated regional and thematic centers. These include:
- “Cuban-U.S. Relations: What’s Up? What’s Next?” Monday, Nov. 10 (11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.): Amb. Paul Hare (Pardee School, BU), Prof. Renata Keller (Pardee School, BU), Prof. Linda Heywood (African American Studies, BU); and Stephen Kinzer (Brown University).
- “Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Tian’anmen Student Movement” Friday, Nov. 14 (12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.): Prof. Joseph Fewsmith (Pardee School, BU), Prof. Eugenio Menegon (History, BU & Director Center for the Study of Asia, Pardee School), Prof. Min Ye (Pardee School, BU), Rowena Xiaoqing He (Harvard University); and Robert Weller (Anthropology, BU).
- “The Ebola Crisis: Examining the Legacy of Infectious Disease Outbreaks” Thursday, Nov. 20 (12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.): Prof. William Keylor (Pardee School, BU), Prof. George Annas (School of Law, BU); Prof. Susan Foster (Center for Global Health and Development BU); and Kojo Yeboah-Antwi (School of Public Health, BU).
Other Pardee School events during the IEW celebration are as follows:
Thursday, Nov. 6
Friday, Nov. 7
Monday, Nov. 10
- All Day Africa: African Language Open House
- 12 p.m. Africa: Militarized Masculinities, Heroes and Gender Inequality – Nationalist Struggles in Southern Africa
Tuesday, Nov. 11
- 5:30 p.m. Arabic Society of BU: “ISIL – How did we get here? Where are we headed?”
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Thursday, Nov. 13
- 12:30 p.m. Europe: “Crossroads of Trade and Migration in Euro-Mediterranean Relations”
- 5 p.m. Africa: “Sea Level Rise & the Future of Coastal Cities: Mayors Roundtable”
- 5:30 p.m. Africa: “‘Pagans’ in Northern Nigeria: Colonial Policies and the Death of Pluralism”
Friday, Nov. 14
- 1 p.m. Asia: “Love, Movies and Tibet: China and the New Politics of Interethnic Romance”
- 3 p.m. Europe & MENA: “Paradise Now” Screening
- 4 p.m. CURA: “Democratizing Shari’a: Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India, and Greece”
Monday, Nov. 17
- 12 p.m. Africa: “Registration of Religious Groups in Africa”
Tuesday, Nov. 18
- 12:30 p.m. Europe: “Colonial and Post-Colonial History Are Global/Connected: A Lecture by Françoise Vergès”
Wednesday, Nov. 19
- 8 p.m. Europe: “The Mother: A Cantata for Ferguson”
Thursday, Nov. 20
- 12:30 p.m. GEGI: “Has the Crisis Changed the IMF?”
- 3 p.m. Beyond the Headlines @BUPardeeSchool: “Rebel Groups: Should We Support Them? When? How?”
Friday, Nov. 21
- 3 p.m. Europe & MENA: “Ajami” Screening
- 6 p.m. Europe: “Faces from Eastern Europe – 13 Short Films from 13 Countries in the European Union
Saturday, Nov. 22
Celebrated worldwide in more than 100 countries, the IEW runs until Nov. 22 and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. Global Conversations is sponsored by Santander Universities Global Division. For a full list of events, please visit the IEW website.