International Forum Schedule of Events Spring 2014

The Department of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (ILLC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 International Forum. The  forum is open to the local community, and consists of a series of presentations (i.e., lectures, debates, and panel discussions) on a wide variety of topics of current international concern.  As an open forum, INST 301 provides ample opportunities for learning and appreciating the richness of multicultural settings. Students may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units (Credit/no credit grading only). The forum meets every Tuesday, from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. – 120 Ayres Hall. For additional information, please contact Quirino de Brito, at qdbrito@csuchico.edu , Or (530)898-3251.

 

DATE

 

SPEAKER(s)

 

PRESENTATION TITLE(S)*

 

 

January 28

 

Dee Thao

(Communication Design Department

 (CDES)

 

 

Searching for Answers: Retracing a Hmong Heritage in Thailand and Laos

 

 

February 4

 

Daniel Veidlinger

Comparative Religion and Humanities Department (CORH)

 

 

The Silk Road in Central Asia from Antiquity to the Present

 

February 11

 

Tony Waters

Department of Sociology

 

 

Education: Comparisons Between Germany and the United States

 

February 18

 

Steve Wilhaber & a Panel of Students

(Study Abroad/Office of International Education)

 

 

International Perspectives on U.S. Culture

 

February 25

 

Bethany Pinegar  

and a Panel of Teachers

(Office of International Education)

 

 

Educator’s Voices From Around the World

 

March 4

 

Steve Lewis

(Department of History)

 

Chavismo without Chávez? Reflections on the Venezuelan crisis one year after the death of Santo Hugo



 

March 18

 

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

April 8

 

Seema Sehrawat

(Interdisciplinary Center on Aging -ICOA)

 

 

Global Perspectives on Aging

 

April 15

 

Masami Toku

(Art and Art History Department)

 

 

Current Trends in Japanese Pop Culture

 

 

April 22

 

 

Kui-Hee Song

 (School of Social Work)

 

 

The International Experience for Human Services in Seoul, Korea

 

 

April 29

 

Kristen Mahlis

(Multicultural and Gender Studies Department)

 

 

Haiti [TBA]

 

May 6

 

 

Michael Leitmer

(Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department-RECR)

 

 

 

Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century


*Some of these titles are tentative.