International Forum Schedule of Events Spring 2015

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 , Or (530)898-3251.









January 27


Michael Perelman

(Economics Department)



The Anarchy of Globalization: Local and Global, Intended and Unintended Consequences



Febuary 3


Jason Nice

(History Department



Scottish Independence: Past, Present, and Future


Febuary 10


Jennifer Gruber (Study Abroad) and a Panel of Students



International Perspectives on U.S. Culture


Febuary 17


Steve Lewis

(History Department)

Introductions by Dr. Bill Loker (Dean of Undraduate Education) 


Drugs, Disappearances, and Mass Graves: Mexico's National Nightmare comes to Reyna Grande's Hometown of Iguala, Guerrero


Febuary 24


Alice Tilche [School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London]

Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Deptment



Adivasi minorities and social change in western India


March 3


Bethany Pinegar and a Panel of International Teachers

(Office of International Education)


ESL: Comparative Global Perspectives


March 10  


Tim Applebee (Chico High School) & Local Musicians 


The Iris Music Experience!


March 17






March 31


 César Chávez Day

 César Chávez Day



April 7 


Jason Clower (Asian Studies and former field producer at CNN Beijing)



Running News: ​The Life of a Foreign Journalist in Beijing"


April 14


Asa S. Mittman (Art and Art History Department)



Christian Maps, Jewish Monsters:  Creating a Grotesque Past and a Horrifying Future

April 21



 Tony Waters (Sociology Department  & Joel Zimbelman (Comparative Religious Studies


Study Abroad: Tanzania

*Some of these titles are tentative.