It has become very clear that broadening our international understanding
is critical," said U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige in his
announcement of this year's International Education Week (IEW),
to be commemorated across U.S. campuses Nov. 17-21. "This will
mean renewed efforts to encourage the study of foreign languages
and cultures, and to provide opportunities for all students to
broaden their knowledge of the world."
will offer plenty of such opportunities during the week with a
host of internationally focused events. The celebration kicks off
with the visit to campus of the President of Iceland, Ólafur
Ragnar Grímsson. Grímsson will speak to students
and faculty as well as with the Icelandic and Scandinavian communities
of Atlanta, on topics such as "The New North and U.S.-Russian Relations" and "The
Future of Democracy and Human Rights."
week continues with a slate of events highlighting a variety of
cultures, countries and international education opportunities at
Emory (see full schedule below). Cox Hall plans to spice up its
fare with international dishes throughout the week, and don't forget
to pass by the Dobbs Center at noon on Nov. 18 for the official
drawing of the "Get a Passport, Win a Chance To Use It" contest.
every week of the year we have a number of international events
on campus," said Holli Semetko, vice provost for international
affairs and director of the Halle Institute for Global Learning. "But
this week is special because it is meant to nationally recognize
the importance of internationalization. It is also very special
at Emory because of the visit of President Grímsson."
Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of
state and education to promote programs that prepare Americans
for a global environment.
· President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
will speak on the subject of European integration, 9:35 a.m., 206
· Open house at The Center for International Living, 4-6 p.m.,
Clairmont Campus, Apt. E401.
· Institute of African Studies presents "The African Imaginary
and Noble Drew Ali," Michael Gomez, New York University. 4 p.m.,
207 Candler Library.
· Center for International Programs Abroad Summer Study Abroad
Fair, 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs Center.
· Halle Institute Guest Speaker Series presents "The Coming Democracy:
Transparency, Technology and the Future of Global Governance," Ann
Florini, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, 11:30 a.m.,
Cox Hall. Call 404-727-7467 to reserve a spot for lunch.
· Carlos Museum "Food For Thought" lunchtime lecture. Jessica
Stephenson, associate curator of African art, will discuss a wooden
sculpture of an African spirit. Carlos Museum reception hall.
· Islam and Human Rights Project presents Ali Ahmad "Reconciling
Public Laws and Shari'a with the Rights of Non-Muslim Minorities
in Nigeria." 11:30 a.m., 311 Gambrell Hall. RSVP for lunch at 404-712-8711.
· Halle Institute presents "The Media and U.S.-German Relations," Roland
Schatz, director of Media Tenor, a multinational company that deals
with analysis of media in several countries. 4:15 p.m., 111 White
· Film studies presents Russian Ark ("Russki Kovcheg").
Taking the point of view of an unseen narrator, the audience tours
the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg and witnesses events from
Russian history. 7:30 p.m., 205 White Hall.
· Middle Eastern and South Asian studies presents "The Role of
Gender in Lebanon: Equal by Constitution, Unequal in Practice," Nazek
Saba Yared. 7:30 p.m., 101 White Hall.
· Clairmont Campus faculty-in-residence Raj Srivistava presents
an Indian film and discusses the Indian film industry. 6 p.m.,
· Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional
editor for Newsweek Christopher
Dickey talks about his experiences reporting on the war in Iraq.
6 p.m., Jones Room, Woodruff Library.
· World Views Discussion Group and International Thanksgiving
potluck dinner. Bring a dish if you can. The discussion will be
about "gratitude." Sponsored by International Student and Scholar
Programs (ISSP), Clairmont Campus and Religious Life. 6 p.m., SAAC
Room 316, Clairmont Campus.
· SPICE House International Movie Marathon. Life is Beautiful (Italy), Amelie (France)
and Monsoon Wedding (India). First movie begins at 6 p.m.
SPICE House, Fraternity Row.
· Mingle with Emory's international students at the ISSP International
Coffee Hour 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Winship Ballroom.