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International Education Week

November 15-21, 2021


International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of State is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

Notre Dame International is partnering with departments, colleges, and offices across campus to provide our community with a wide range of intercultural, international, and globally-themed events during IEW. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your cultural perspective by sharing with and learning from others.

Schedule of Events


IEW Kick-off Event

November 8

Our Global Village: Communicating with the World Around You - An Intercultural Communication Workshop
12:00-1:15pm -- Remick Commons (ACE Building)

This intercultural communication workshop provides international and American faculty and staff from diverse ethnic backgrounds an interactive opportunity to learn about each other's cultures. Lisa Oglesbee, assistant teaching professor at the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, will introduce ways to improve cultural adaptation and intercultural communication skills. Participants will get to know each other and discuss these topics within the global campus community. Event hosted by Notre Dame Staff of International Descent (NDSID); Light refreshments will be provided; Registration required

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IEW Events

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 15

TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 16

WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 17

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 18

FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 19
SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 21

12:00pm
Ravinder Kaur Lecture: "Identity Econcomy: Capitalization of the Nation in Twenty-First-Century-India"
Zoom webinar
Open to everyone; Registration required
 

3:00pm
EAP Workshop: Surviving Winter
Online event
Registration required

11:00am
Our Dear-Bought Liberty: A Conversation with Michael Breidenbach
Online event
Open to everyone; Registration required
 

4:00pm
Poetry & Music: Rhythms Across the Contemporary Hindi World
334 Bond Hall
Open to everyone
 

6:00pm
Japanese Language Table
Hagerty Cafe - Duncan Student Center

9:00am
The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy
Online event
Open to everyone; Registration required
 

11:00am
Race and the American Occupation of Italy after WWII with Faculty Fellow Charles Leavitt
1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Open to everyone
 

1:00pm
International Research in the Virtual Domain
Private event

9:30am
International Networking Tea Time
Online event
Open to faculty and staff; Registration required
 

3:30-5:00pm
European Opportunities, Coffee, and Pastries
1060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Open to undergrad & grad students
 

7:00pm
International Film Fest
IRAN
There is No Evil (2020)
DPAC
Free but ticketed; Open to everyone

9:00am
Western Medieval History: Cross Cultural Perspectives
Online event
Open to everyone; Registration required
 

11:30am
Rome Book Club
Online event
Open to everyone; Registration required 
 

6:30pm
International Film Fest
GUATEMALA
La Llorona (2019)
DPAC
Free but ticketed; Open to everyone
 

9:30pm
International Film Fest
IRELAND
The Commitments (1991)
DPAC
Free but ticketed; Open to everyone

3:00pm
International Film Fest
INDIA
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
DPAC
Free but ticketed; Open to everyone
 
Instagram Color
ALL DAY LONG - ALL WEEK LONG
Study Abroad Student Instagram Takeovers! 
Follow our study abroad students as they take over our Instagram page for the week and show us how their international education experience is transforming their lives! @ndinternational

Event Descriptions

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Signature Event: International Film Festival at the Browning Cinema

The Senior Fellows for Internationalization, in conjunction with our partners at DPAC, are sponsoring an international film festival to highlight International Education Week. Four films from Iran, Guatemala, Ireland, and India will be screened from Thursday-Sunday, featuring introductions and commentaries from our partners in the Liu Institute, Klau Center and Literatures of Exile and Annihilation (Iranian film), the Keough-Naughton Institute (Irish Film) and FLIC--Film Lovers of International Cinema (Indian Film). 

All films are free but ticketed. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the DPAC Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show.

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 18
7:00PM
FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 19
6:30PM
FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 19
9:30PM
SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 21
3:00PM
IRAN
There is No Evil (2020)

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
In Persian with English subtitles
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GUATEMALA
La Llorona (2019)

Directed by Jayro Bustamante
In Spanish, Mayan-Caqchickel, and Mayan-Ixil with English subtitles
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IRELAND
The Commitments (1991)

Directed by Alan Parker
In English and Irish with English subtitles
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INDIA
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

Directed by Ritwik Ghatak
In Bengali with English subtitles
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Reserve tickets
EAP Workshop: Surviving Winter

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extremely low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive - and thrive - in a South Bend winter. Event hosted by the CSLC. Open to undergraduate and graduate students

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European Opportunities, Coffee, and Pastries

Join us to learn more about our research and internship grant funding, as well as special opportunities for students interested in service or diplomacy. Event hosted by Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Open to undergraduate and graduate students

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International Networking Tea Time

Join Notre dame Staff of International Descent for an International Networking Tea Time! You will have the opportunity to learn about Italian coffee culture from Federico Di Pasqua, rector at the Rome Global Gateway, followed by 25 minutes of networking time with people from around campus (and the world). Event hosted by NDSID; Open to faculty and staff; Registration required

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International Research in the Virtual Domain 

Notre Dame International is hosting their research grant awardees in an informal discussion on changes in conducting research since the onset of COVID and whether faculty anticipate the virtual domain to become a more permanent part of their research model going forward. This is a private event.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table is an excellent way to practice your Japanese language skills outside of the classroom. Learn about the culture in an informal setting where you can gain confidence in your use of Japanese. Event hosted by the CSLC. Open to everyone.

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Our Dear-Bought Liberty: A Conversation with Michael Breidenbach

This event will celebrate the publication of Michael Breidenbach’s illuminating new book with Harvard University Press entitled Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America. The Cushwa Center will bring together leading American Catholic Scholars and Notre Dame Faculty Members Prof. Luca Codignola-Bo (moderator) and Prof. John McGreevy (commentator) to discuss with Dr. Breidenbach how his new book can help us understand the place of Catholics in early America, and how this history bears on our understanding of American Catholicism from the founding until today. Event hosted by the Rome Global Gateway; Online event; Registration required

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Peking University - Notre Dame Colloquium Series: Western Medieval History: Cross Cultural Perspectives

In this collaborative event between Peking University and the University of Notre Dame, Peng Xiaoyu and Felipe Fernández-Armesto meet to examine similarities and differences in how Western and Chinese scholars understand the Western Middle Ages. They'll ask what is included or excluded, emphasized or marginalized in work by Chinese and Western scholars and teachers, and the consequences for the curriculum at PKU and ND - all against the backdrop of a puzzle: Why are Chinese historians more interested in the Western Middle Ages than Westerners in the equivalent period in China? Event hosted by Notre Dame International; Open to everyone; Registration required

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Poetry and Music: Rhythms Across the Contemporary Hindi World

In this Hindi Conversation Table, FLTA Amrita Sharma will introduce you to the poetry and music of modern day Indian culture. Event hosted by the CSLC. Open to everyone.

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Race and the American Occupation of Italy after WWII

Charles Leavitt IV is an associate professor of Italian in the department of romance languages and literatures. Leavitt is a scholar of modern and contemporary Italy, with a particular research focus on the literary and cultural history of the post-war period. His work explores the efforts of artists and intellectuals to construct Italian histories, identities, and cultures with their creative and critical interventions across diverse media. Investigating these efforts through both formal and contextual analysis, he draws on and seeks to contribute to scholarship in literature, film studies, and history. While his disciplinary home is Italian Studies, his work adopts a comparative approach, tracing both the transnational configuration of cultural trends that have shaped the Italian scene and the routes of exchange that have conveyed Italian contributions to global culture. Event hosted by Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Open to everyone; Lunch provided

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Ravinder Kaur Lecture: "Identity Eoncomy: Capitalization of the Nation in Twenty-FIrst-Century-India"

In this talk, Ravinder Kaur will address the shift from “nationalization” (the public control of private assets) to what she calls “capitalization” of the nation (the transfer of public assets into private control) in the twenty-first-century. Drawing upon her recent work Brand New Nation, she unpacks the long history of India’s capitalist transition into an enclosure of global investment flows and how it has reconfigured the scaffolding of nation and nationalism in the three decades of economic liberalization. Event hosted by the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies. Open to everyone; Registration required

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Rome Book Club: Primo Levi’s work The Truce: A guide to returning to life

Prof. Barry McCrea presents “Primo Levi’s The Truce: a guide to returning to life” Starting on Friday, November 12, “Primo Levi’s The Truce: a guide to returning to life” will last three weeks (November 12, 19 and December 3rd) and will be led by Professor Barry McCrea who teaches modern literature in the departments of English, Romance Languages, and Irish Language at the University of Notre Dame. Open to everyeone. Registration required.

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The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy

Part of the series of seminars The three crowns: texts and contexts of medieval Italy. New books on Italian philology and literature. I edition: Dante 2021. Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio: Literature, Doctrine, Reality is an important collection of nineteen essays that originally appeared between 1991 and 2017. In close dialogue with the scholarly tradition on medieval Italian literature, the author explores how each of the tre corone self-fashioned their own identity and literary authority as they conceived new literary forms, testing the potentials and the boundaries of vernacular literature in fourteenth-century Italy.

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