Spring 2015

Dr. Morton Lecture


 

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International Studies ATLAS Week Events

Coming to St. Louis: Immigrant Services in our CityMonday, April 13

11:00-12:00 pm

Des Peres International Student Lounge

Coming to St. Louis: Immigrant Services in Our City

Location: Des Peres International Lounge

Sponsors: ATLAS Week Program and Department of Political Science, Center for Global Citizenship, Cross Cultural Center, Office of International Services and Center for International Studies

Description: It is hard to imagine St. Louis without the plethora of cultural diversity, especially when it comes to flavors, languages, flags, styles and histories; one can't help but wonder about the source of these cultures in our city. Representatives from various local organizations, including the International Institute of St. Louis, Mosaic Project, and Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) will discuss their work related to serving immigrants and refugees in St. Louis. The panel will focus on the economic, social, and legal struggles that immigrants and refugees experience in the short and long term, upon arriving to St. Louis. Organizations will provide an overview of their mission and goals, the services provided and the various populations served. Along with providing background information on their organizations, the representatives will call students into action and inform students on how they can best serve immigrant and refugee populations in Saint Louis.

Life as a TCK: The Identity Crisis of Multicultural Upbringing

Monday, April 13

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room 124

Life as a TCK: The Identity Crisis of Multicultural UpbringingCenter for Global Citizenship Seminar Room

Sponsored By: Department of Political Science, Center for International Studies, Cross Cultural Center, Center for Global Citizenship, Study Abroad Office,Office of International Services, College for Public Health and Social Justice

Description: Have you ever been asked the question: "Where are you from?" and been completely taken off-guard not knowing how to answer? Have you ever felt like you don't necessarily fit in with the main culture you live in, but also struggle to fit into whatever you consider your "home" culture? Welcome to the TCK club! A TCK is a Third-Culture-Kid, which means an individual who struggles to fully identify with one or two ‘home' cultures (at times conflicting), ultimately creating a hybrid- a combination of the two. This identity crisis is common for many multicultural (and racial) individuals both in the United States and abroad. This event aims to introduce the concept of the TCK, explaining the struggles, highlights, differences and experiences through the lenses of current SLU students who identify as such. The event will be a combination of a presentation on multiculturalism and cross-cultural interactions, as they relate to both individuals and communities, with a panel to offer a space for questions. Additionally, this event will serve as a community building event for other students struggling to find answers to the numerous multicultural-identity questions, provide a space to share any frustrations, fears, and stories and ultimately, try to provide wisdom for navigating and finding our true self in a multi-racial and cultural world.

For some background information on the topic, visit: https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_where_is_home for a TEDTalk by Pico Iyer or visit: http://tckid.com/what-is-a-tck.html

International Opportunities Roundtable

 

Monday, April 13

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room 124

International Opportunities Roundtable

Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room

Sponsored By: Center for International Studies

Description: SLU students will talk about the various international opportunities available to students through the Center for International Studies in Oxford, Budapest, Mumbai and beyond!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 14

Christian Entanglement: Engaging the Stranger and Finding Yourself

Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room 124

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Christian Entanglement: Engaging the Stranger and Finding Yourself

Sponsored By: The Atlas Program, the Faith and Justice Collaborative, Campus Ministry, the Center for International Studies, the Micah Program, the Service Leadership Program in the John Cook School of Business School, and the Department of Theological Studies

Description: In quantum physics, entanglement occurs when two sub-atomic particles interact with one another and remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, even at great distances. Siblings and best friends, people who have had a strong impact on one another can experience an analogous type of entanglement . Mark Ravizza, S.J,. who has spent the past seven years accompanying students at the Casa Programs in El Salvador and the Philippines, will discuss how lives are transformed when we leave the comfort of "home" and risk getting entangled with the broader reality of the world . When students truly encounter the "stranger" and share life with those on the margins, both locally and globally, they can be forever changed no matter the distance in space or time. Fr. Ravizza will be speaking about such entanglement within a Christian context, and how such experiences are invaluable to a truly transformative Jesuit education.

Undoing the Bosnian Genocide: Transgenerational Trauma in St. Louis' Bosnian Diaspora Community

 

Wednesday, April 15

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Undoing the Bosnian Genocide: Transgenerational Trauma in St. Louis' Bosnian Diaspora Community

Location: Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room 124

Sponsored By: Center for International Studies

Description: Laura Kromják is an International Visiting Fellow at SLU researching the Bosnian diaspora in St. Louis. In particular, Laura Kromják's research focuses on transgenerational trauma and its impact on collective identity and memory from those that experienced the genocide and the next generation's void in understanding both their pre-war and subsequent heritage.

 

 

Thursday, April 16

Non-Traditional Study Abroad: Service Learning in the Global South2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Non-Traditional Study Abroad: Service Learning in the Global South

Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room 124

Sponsored By: Department of Political Science, Center for International Studies, Study Abroad Office, Office of International Services

Description: This event will consist of a panel of students who have spent their semesters abroad in non-traditional settings. The purpose of this event is to not only to share our experiences with other students interested in going abroad or doing similar programs, but also to reflect and share about similar but surely different experiences while studying abroad in the "Global South." The panel will include students who went to Morocco, Tanzania, El Salvador, the Philippines, Vietnam, Argentina, and South Africa. Panelists will focus on their incredibly rich experiences that came from combining cultural immersion, academic learning, and social learning with service while upholding Jesuit traditions. In collaboration with the Office of International Services, this event will highlight the questions, challenges, processes, and lessons of choosing to study abroad in a non-traditional setting. These may include questions regarding changed understandings of native traditions, religions, and history; questions on self-identity as it relates to multiculturalism; increases in linguistic capabilities; and exposure to the lives of the poor and disadvantaged on a global scale. Additionally, an overview of available scholarships will be presented by current scholars and advisers, who will provide the resources and details and accompanying links.

There will be snacks provided. Facebook Event (RSVP to help order food): https://www.facebook.com/events/1386931228296285/


 2015 Garcia Lecture Flyer

 

The Center for International Studies presents The Ninth Annual Paul Garcia Lecture

"Water for the World: The Power of the Poor, Market Forces, and Sustainability"

A Conversation with Gary White, CEO & Co-Founder of Water.org, a global water NGO co-founded by actor Matt Damon

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Citizenship, The College for Public Health and Social Justice, and the Center for Sustainability

Tuesday, March 24th
3:00pm
Center for Global Citizenship C.S. Huh Auditorium

Reception to Follow

Prior to the lecture, the Center for International Studies will present the annual Grueber Awards for campus globalization.

This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Gary White

 

Gary White is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Water.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people in the developing world to gain access to safe water and sanitation. (Water.org is the resulting organization of the July 2009 merger between WaterPartners, co-founded by White in 1990, and H2O Africa, co-founded by actor Matt Damon). White's entrepreneurial vision has driven innovations in the way water and sanitation projects are delivered and financed, and these innovations now serve as a model in the sector.

White has led Water.org during a period of rapid expansion, growing revenue by an average annual rate of 50 percent since 1994 and positioning Water.org as an innovative leader in the global water supply and sanitation space. He developed the organization's WaterCredit Initiative, creating new financing options for poor populations to meet their water supply and sanitation needs. White is a leading advisor in the water and sanitation space, counseling organizations such as the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Diageo on responses to the global water crisis. White is a founding board member of the Millennium Water Alliance and Water Advocates.

In 2002 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by the School of Public Health at the University of NC-Chapel Hill. In 2003, he was named a fellow of the British American Project. In 2008, he was inducted into the Philanthropy World Hall of Fame. In March 2009, WaterPartners received the Skoll Foundation's Award for Social Entrepreneurship and White was inducted into the community of Skoll Social Entrepreneurs. In October 2009, White received the ONEXONE Difference Award for his work over the past two decades in addressing the global water crisis. In 2009, he was named an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2010, he was named the Kansas City Global Citizen of the Year by the mayor of Kansas City, MO. In 2011 he was named to the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Also in 2011 he was named one of 28 Alumni of Distinction among a pool of more than 50,000 living graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2012 White received the World Social Impact Award from the World Policy Institute as well as being named one of the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of 2012. Most recently Gary was invited to join the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Water. White's educational credentials include three degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

The Paul Garcia Lecture was established in 2007 in honor of the founder of the International Studies program, Paul Garcia, Ph.D. The Conversation with Gary White will be preceded by the presentation of the Center for International Studies' 2015 Grueber Awards, recognizing faculty, staff, and student leaders for their collaborative efforts towards campus internationalization and global citizenship.

 


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Join us on Monday, April 10th for a Launch Party for the new Minor in Middle East Studies!

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 'The European Union from the Inside: A Hungarian Perspective'

Event Details: 3:00 p.m., March 04, Center for Global Citizenship

Tihamér Toth, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, will offer this lecture at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Center for Global Citizenship, Seminar Room 124.

Sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

Tihamér Tóth is an associate professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, giving lectures in EU, international and Hungarian competition law, public consumer protection law and the law of administrative sanctions for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of Szeged. He is chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Competition research Center and member of the Scientific Council of the LIDC. He is chief editor of the quarterly Hungarian and currently on Fulbright at the University of Notre Dame.

Tihamer Toth Lecture Flyer


 Meet Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Ambassador to the United Nations!

When:  Friday, February 27, 2015

Time: 2 pm Reception / 3 pm Lecture & Q&A

Location: Saint Louis University, Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor, 3650 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63108

Free and Open to the Public
An Afternoon with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
As Bosnia-Herzegovina's first ambassador to the United Nations, Muhamed Sacirbey became familiar to many Americans between 1992 and 1995 as an eloquent and impassioned advocate for the defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina against genocide and aggression. A native of Sarajevo, he moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of eleven. A graduate of Tulane Law School and the Columbia Business School, he served as legal council to Standard & Poor's when the war against Bosnia-Herzegovina began.

In addition to serving as U.N. ambassador, Mr. Sacirbey served briefly as foreign minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina following the assassination of Irfan Ljubijankic, resigning in 1995 to protest the Dayton Accord's accommodations of Slobobdan Milosevic and "ethnic cleansing." A key figure in the founding of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Ambassador Sacirbey remains a tireless proponent of justice for Bosnians living at home and abroad.

SPONSORED BY:
Center for International Studies
Department of Sociology and Anthropology Russian and Eastern European Studies Program Boeing Institute of International Business
Co-sponsored by St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. and the Bosnia Memory Project.

Meet Bosnia-Herzegovina's first Ambassador to the United Nations! Time:  2 pm Reception / 3 pm Lecture & Q&A Location:  Saint Louis University, Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor, 3650 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63108  Free and Open to the Public An Afternoon with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey As Bosnia-Herzegovina’s first ambassador to the United Na-tions, Muhamed Sacirbey became familiar to many Ameri-cans between 1992 and 1995 as an eloquent and impassioned advocate for the defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina  against genocide and aggression.  A native of Sarajevo, he moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of eleven.  A graduate of Tulane Law School and the Columbia Business School, he served as legal council to Standard & Poor’s when the war against Bosnia-Herzegovina began.   In addition to serving as U.N. ambassador, Mr. Sacirbey served briefly as foreign minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina following the assassination of Irfan Ljubijankic, resigning in 1995 to protest the Dayton Accord’s accommodations of Slobobdan Milosevic and “ethnic cleansing.”  A key figure in the founding of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Ambassador Sacirbey remains a tireless proponent of justice for Bosnians living at home and abroad.  SPONSORED BY: Center for International Studies Department of Sociology and Anthropology Russian and Eastern European Studies Program Boeing Institute of International Business Co-sponsored by St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. and the Bosnia Memory Project.

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