Fall 2013 Events in International Studies
The Center for International Studies hosted a lecture, "The Muslim Womb: Midwives, Colonial Obstetrics and the Post Colonial Legazies of Medicalized Childbirth in Morocco," by Ellen Amster, Ph.D. in the C.S. Huh Auditorium at the Center for Global Citizenship. Amster is an associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a historian of the modern Middle East and North Africa, specializing in French and Islamic medicine.
Alumnae Giving Back--A 2012 alum of the program, Stephanie Swinehart returned to campus and met with International Studies majors on November 4th. At "Cookies and Conversation: Freshman Year to Finding my Career" Ms. Swinehart detailed her undergraduate experiences, major changes and post-graduate opportunities as directional paths to her placement in the Peace Corps. As an International Studies and Business major with French proficiency, Stephanie has been selected for placement in Sub-Saharan Africa. She will be serving in Senegal advancing economic development in that region. The Center for International Studies and all of the attendees remain grateful for her outreach and we wish her the very best as she embarks on her global career.
Pius Xii Memorial Library hosted an exhibition opening and reception for its news show, "Modernist Ballet and Stravinsky's Rite of Sprint on October 2. Dr. David Borgmeyer, Director for International Studies, offered a curatorial talk. The exhibition is a show of graphics, photographs and archival materials related to the influence of Russian Modernism dance in the 20th century dance in an international perspective. It was originally mounted in Los Angeles at the Music Center, and after its stop at SLU, it will go to St. Petersburg, Russia.
Father Rudolph Heredia gave a lecture on "Religious Disarmament: Metaphor for Tolerance and Dialogue". He is a an independent writer and researcher in Mumbai. During the Fall 2013 semester, he is a Visiting International Jesuit Professor of Social Justice at Saint Louis University.