International Education Month

To honor Georgia State’s Centennial celebration, the month of November will be “International” themed – and as an added bonus, we’re spilling over into October! Check out the 60+ exciting events as we celebrate the diverse cultures of our five emerging-market task force countries and more!  Also, check out OII’s Flickr page for daily photos from International Education Month’s weeks of programming:

Small Centennial LogoTuesday, October 22: “Shared Conceptual Space: Exploring the Boundaries of Cultural Debate in Contemporary Turkey” Lecture feat. Prof. Phillip Dorroll, followed by Black Sea Dance Troupe Performance, 1 – 2:30p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Professor Phillip Dorroll, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College, addresses the current political and social tensions in Turkish society by examining the shared conceptual space occupied by proponents of different sides of these debates. Contemporary Turkey is the site of highly interesting debates on the role of religion in the public sphere, the place of Turkey and Turkish culture in the wider international community, and the definition of communal (i.e., national and religious) identity. However, Turkish social debate cannot simply be reduced to a contest between the secular and the religious, the nationalist and the Islamist, or the liberal and the conservative. Instead, these ideological tendencies interact within a shared conceptual space, a space that Dorroll will attempt to delimit in this engaging lecture. Immediately following is a spectacular performance by the Black Sea Dance Troupe – an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss! Light refreshments to follow. Reserve your free seat at

Wednesday, October 23: Turkish Baklava Cooking Demonstration by Chef Erdogan Uduk, 11a – 12p, Piedmont North Dining Hall

Explore the delicacies of Turkey at this unique baklava cooking demonstration led by Chef Erdogan Uduk. Stick around for free samples or to indulge in Turkish meze!

Small Centennial LogoWednesday, October 23: Turkish Day @ Piedmont North and Patton Hall Dining Halls, 11a – 9:30p (lunch and dinner)

Savor the flavors of Turkey without leaving Atlanta! Menu items include kebabs, kofta, fish stew, babaganoush, baklava, and more! Learn about study abroad opportunities in Istanbul and other Turkish cities.

Wednesday, October 23: Turkish Passport (2011) Film Showing, 3 – 4p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Turkish Passport (2011) is a Turkish documentary directed by Burak Arliel. The film tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish embassies and consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War ( Free and open to the public!

Thursday, October 24: Turkish Cultural and Student Association Special Turkish Coffee Hour, 3 – 5p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Dahlberg Hall)

Learn about Turkey’s culture, history, music, fashion, cuisine, and coffee at this special coffee hour, sponsored by Georgia State’s Turkish Student & Cultural Association. Featuring live music and free food and coffee.

Thursday, October 24: Love in Other Languages Film Series: Kebab Connection (Turkish-German), 5 – 7:30p, 100 Auburn Auditorium

“Kebab Connection is a crazily comedic tale of two fast food stands (one Turkish, the other Greek), a frustrated filmmaker, the coolest commercial of all time, intercultural love, forbidden romance, and centuries-old Aegean rivalry.” ( Free discussion, awards, and drinks!

Monday, October 28: “US Policy Toward Asia in a Time of Transition” Korean Economic Institute Panel, 3:30 – 5p, Andrew Young School Room 750

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies panel session with Nicholas Hamisevicz of the Korean Economic Institute, Dr. Joong-Kyung Choi, Chair Professor of Economics, Dongguk University and former Minister of Knowledge Economy, and Anthony Kim, Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation.

For further information, please contact Dr. Grace O at

Tuesday, October 29: Korean Economic Institute Six Party Talk Simulation with Students, 3 – 5p, Andrew Young School Room 750

Led by Nicholas Hamisevicz of the Korea Economic Institute, a participant simulation representing the United States, North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia will be conducted to resolve four challenges with a given scenario provided by the Korean Economic Institute.

No preliminary knowledge is required to participate.

Scenario:  The six parties are faced with the task of coming to an agreement on a package deal that will lay the groundwork for normalized relations between all six countries and successfully establishing peace and security in Northeast Asia.  The challenges facing the summit have already been identified and it has come down to the last four barriers that stand in the way.  Only these four challenges remain.  The parties must be able to come to an agreement on all four issues together, or no agreement will be declared.  In addition, the options that exist have previously been agreed upon by all six parties, therefore, straying from the choices at hand will not be permitted. The international community has been pressing hard for each of the six parties to use this summit as the final opportunity to bring stability in the Northeast Asian region.  Scenario provided by the Korean Economic Institute.

For further information, please contact Dr. Grace O at

Wednesday, October 30: Korean Cooking Demonstration, led by Prof. Kyong-Ah Kwon, 11a – 12p, Piedmont North Dining Hall

Who loves Korean BBQ? We do! Join us for a demonstration of how to make bulgogi and spicy pork BBQ, some of Korea’s most delicious dishes! Experience the heart and Seoul of Atlanta. Stick around for a tasty Korean lunch!

Small Centennial LogoWednesday, October 30: South Korean Day @ Piedmont North and Patton Hall Dining Halls, 11a – 9:30p (lunch and dinner)

Sample the best of Korean cuisine with mouth-watering recipes featuring bulgogi (Korean BBQ), pajun (crispy pancakes), gaji namul (steamed eggplant), fried dumplings, and more!

Small Centennial LogoThursday, October 31: Pan-Asian Sa-mul-no-ri Performance, 12:30 – 1:30p, Speakers Auditorium (Student Center)

Sa-mul-no-ri is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing, and singing. Join us for this very special performance that includes gum-mu (Korean sword dance) and instrumental performances featuring drums and gongs. Performed by the Southeast Korean Dance Association and the Pung-mul-no-ri Team of CPACS (Center for Pan-American Community Services, Inc.). Reserve your free seat at

Friday, November 1: “Three Generations of North Korean Leadership: Changes in Continuity” Lecture feat. Prof. Han S. Park, 2:30 – 4p, Troy Moore Library (Langdale Hall, Room 939)

Dr. Han S. Park is University Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues at the University of Georgia. Among his many achievements, he was awarded the 2010 Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builder’s Prize. As an accomplished scholar, he has provided an authoritative perspective on North Korea through his publications such as North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom (2002) and North Korea Demystified (2012). As an active mediator, he was instrumental in the release of American journalists from North Korea in 2009 and the reopening of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in August 2013. As an expert analyst, Dr. Park appeared regularly on major global media outlets and his analyses have been widely quoted in the US and foreign press. He is currently an ABC News Consultant/Analyst. Reserve your free seat at

Weeklong: AIDS Quilt Exhibition, Student Center

On loan from The NAMES Project Foundation, this special exhibit showcases panels created by South Africans, as well as art pieces called Body Maps. Each Body Map image bears the name, the place and the date of birth, as well as the handprints and the footprints of its maker / subject. On the Body Maps, painted representations of wounds, marks, and attacking HIV viruses appear together with textual fragments and areas of emotional significance. Each participant has selected a symbol of personal power and hope, often taking the form of a flower or a heart, to embody the optimism of the project. The shadowy forms of the participants’ partners hover behind the female images to underline the crucial support and encouragement needed from others. The Body Maps draw us into a direct dialogue with South Africa’s epidemic AIDS problem.

Small Centennial LogoMonday, November 4: Lecture by Prof. Oliver Greene incl. Ladysmith Black Mambazo performance (pre-recorded), 2 – 3:30p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Professor Oliver Greene, Associate Professor in the School of Music, will offer an insightful presentation about Joseph Shabalala Ladysmith and the origin of the Zulu choral music style known as iscathamiya, the style of music popularized by the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Audience members are in for a treat with a screening of Ladysmith’s live performance at the Rialto in 2011, followed by a reception with refreshments. Reserve your free seat at

Small Centennial LogoWednesday, November 6: South African Day @ Piedmont North and Patton Hall Dining Halls, 11a – 9:30p (lunch and dinner)

If you’ve never tried South African food, you’re missing out! Grab your friends and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner of tomato bredie, chutney chicken, bobotie (South African meatloaf), and melktert (milk tart). Learn about opportunities to study abroad in South Africa!

Small Centennial LogoWednesday, November 6: “US – South Africa Trade and Investment: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” panel feat. South African Chamber of Commerce, 2 – 4p, Andrew Young School Room 749

This panel of experts focuses on doing business in South Africa and features Prof. Jacobus Boers, Lecturer in the Institute of International Business at Georgia State; Prof. Glen Ross, Clinical Associate Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State; Mr. Derrick Jackson, Executive Director at South African American Business Chamber Atlanta; and Mr. Vishay Singh, President/CEO at Avax Consulting, Inc. Event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

Friday, November 8: College of Education Graduate Student Research Exhibition, 12 – 4p, College of Education lobby

Curious about studying abroad or conducting research in South Africa? Check out this exhibition featuring College of Education graduate students’ ethnographic research projects in South Africa and let these students inspire you!

Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14: Mother to Mother, Curtain 7:30p, Balzer Theater at Herren’s (84 Luckie Street)

Mother to Mother, the one-act, one-woman play adapted by Sindiwe Magona, author of the novel by the same name, is about the mother of one of the boys arrested for the killing of Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl addressing Mrs. Biehl. Starring Shontelle Thrash, directed by Shirlene Holmes. Sponsored by Africa Atlanta, a partner of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Rialto.  Tickets

Small Centennial LogoFriday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2: Balé Folclórico da Bahia, 8p, Rialto Center for the Arts

Described as “a spectacular display of color, movement, music, and drama” by the Chicago Sun-Times, acclaimed Brazilian export Balé Folclórico da Bahia has used movement as a bridge between its own Afro-Brazilian roots and myriad cultural immersions, thanks to more than 25 years of nonstop worldwide travel. When the dexterous, prolific 38-member troupe stops in Atlanta for the first time in nearly three years, it is a spectacle not to be missed! Tickets available at

Small Centennial LogoMonday, November 11: “Brazil: Emerging Market, Emerging Culture” Panel feat. Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Consul General of Brazil in Atlanta, 12 – 1:30p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

World Cup 2014…Olympics 2016. Brazil is on the world’s center stage and is becoming a cultural and economic leader. Join us for this panel, featuring Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro, consul general of the Brazilian consulate in Atlanta, as we explore the business opportunities and foreign policy developments affecting Brazil’s place in the world. Reception with light refreshments to follow. Reserve your free seat at

Monday, November 11: Language Corner, 12 – 1:30p, West Exhibit Area, Urban Life Building

Ni hao! Merhaba! Hola! Come to Language Corner and become multilingual in only a few minutes! Prizes awarded! For more information, visit the Modern & Classical Languages homepage at

Tuesday, November 12: Emeriti Author Series feat. Prof. Leslie Marsh, 11a – 12:30p, University Center Room 480/485

Professor Leslie Marsh’s recent book, Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012) discusses women’s film production in Brazil from the mid-1970s to the current era. Prof. Marsh’s work also explains how women’s filmmaking contributed to the reformulation of sexual, cultural, and political citizenship during Brazil’s fight for the return and expansion of civil rights during the 1970s and 1980s and the recent questioning of the quality of democracy in the 1990s and 2000s. Co-sponsored by Georgia State’s Emeriti Association and the Office of International Initiatives. Open to emeriti faculty only.

Wednesday, November 13: “Brazil: The Best Place to Study Abroad” information session led by Prof. Dave Bruce, 1 – 2:30p, University Center Room 460

Did you know that Georgia State offers four faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs to Brazil? The world is watching Brazil, so head to the land of sunny beaches and tropical jungles to see what it’s all about. Returnee study abroad students share their experiences and tips for affording this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Light refreshments will be served.

Small Centennial LogoWednesday, November 13: Brazilian Day @ Piedmont North and Patton Hall Dining Halls, 11a – 9:30p (lunch and dinner)

Your taste buds will dance the samba once you taste Brazilian cheese bread, black bean stew, chicken with coconut milk, beef ribs, and more! Learn about opportunities to study abroad in Brazil.

Thursday, November 14: Capoeira demonstration, 12:30p, Student Recreation Center lobby

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that incorporates martial arts with music, dance, acrobatics, culture, and much more! Check out a brief performance by Georgia State’s very own capoeira club.

Weeklong: “GSU at the Zoo”, Zoo Atlanta 

Students, staff, and faculty receive 50% discount off admission with a valid GSU ID all week, so come to Zoo Atlanta and visit the recently-revealed panda twins!

Monday, November 18: Tai-Chi class with Profs. Zhong Chen and Tai-Chi Champion Chunxia Jin, 8 – 9a, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (in Dahlberg Hall) (previously scheduled to be in Unity Plaza)

Find your “chi” at this relaxing class. Tai-chi is a slow, graceful, and low-impact exercise that yields numerous health benefits: increased flexibility, balance, and coordination and decreased blood pressure and stress. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

Monday, November 18: Paper Lantern Workshop led by Prof. Kevin Hsieh, 1 – 2p, 248 Sparks Hall

Professor Kevin Hsieh, Assistant Professor in the Welch School of Art & Design, will offer a hands-on workshop on making Chinese paper lanterns. Supplies provided!

Tuesday, November 19: Tai-Chi class with Profs. Zhong Chen and Tai-Chi Champion Chunxia Jin, 8 – 9a, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (in Dahlberg Hall) (previously scheduled to be in Unity Plaza)

Missed your “chi” on Monday morning? Join us for another opportunity to practice tai-chi! Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

Small Centennial LogoTuesday, November 19: ZooMobile event, 12 – 1:30p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Join Zoo Atlanta and learn about Georgia State’s biology department’s role in working with the Zoo’s most famous residents: the panda bears! Check out the pandas via live Panda Cam while the Zoo shows off an exotic assortment of their mammals and reptiles. Live animals! Reserve your free seat at

Tuesday, November 19: History of Tai-Chi and Demonstration, 3 – 4:15p, Senate Salon, Student Center

Join this once-in-a-lifetime session, led by tai-chi champion, Professor Chunxia Jin, director of the department of Chinese WuShu (Martial Arts) in the School of Sports at the Huanghe Science & Technology College. Prof. Jin studied tai-chi theories and skills with Master Chen Peiju, the twelfth generation descendent of Chen-style tai-chi. Prof. Jin will speak about the history of tai-chi and exhibit tai-chi skills.

Small Centennial LogoTuesday, November 19: Chinese Day @ Piedmont North and Patton Hall Dining Halls, 11a – 9:30p (lunch and dinner)

Indulge in Chinese comfort food with kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli, lo mein, and more! Learn about opportunities to study abroad in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau!

Thursday, November 21: “Doing Business with China: The Empirical Perspective”, 3 – 5p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

As China’s economic profile continues to rise toward the top of the international business landscape, four distinguished speakers share their first-hand experience on doing business with China, specifically on how to seize the current market niches and engage the Chinese business community using different strategies. This distinguished panel of speakers consists of company executives and business professionals who have extensive experience doing business with China, including:

    • Rick Woroniecki, Vice President of International Brokerage at Ackerman
    • Bradley Good, President of BDG Group
    • Penelope Prime, Director of China Research Center and Professor at Georgia State University

They will show you a unique perspective on China that draws on their rich empirical experience engaging the Chinese business community. This panel promises to be an eye-opening experience for those interested in learning about the Chinese business community and China in general. Reception with light refreshments to follow. Reserve your free seat at

Monday, November 11: How to Afford Study Abroad Workshop, 1 – 2:30p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Attend this workshop to learn how to research funding opportunities, seek corporate sponsorship, use financial aid, and how other students have made it work for them.

Tuesday, November 12: Spending a Semester Abroad Panel, 12:30 – 1:30p, University Center Room 465

Join us for a panel discussion with Georgia State students who have studied abroad for a semester or longer. Come hear about their experiences and ask them questions about the application process, living abroad, and returning to Georgia State.

Wednesday, November 13: Broadening Horizons Panel, 6 – 7p, Lanier Suite, Student Center

Listen as minority students who have studied abroad discuss the joys and challenges of their experiences. Bring questions and be prepared to be inspired to broaden your own horizons!

Thursday, November 14: Crossing Paths, Crossing Cultures Photo Competition & Reception, 5 – 7p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

This annual competition and photo exhibit celebrates the cross-cultural experiences of study abroad students and international students at Georgia State. Prizes are awarded and guests enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, and a fantastic photo exhibit.

Friday, November 15: Fulbright Friday (faculty/staff workshop), 8:30 – 10a, 100 Auburn Avenue, Conference Room 120

Interested in a Fulbright opportunity?  Join us at a workshop for Georgia State faculty and staff!  Topics will include the Fulbright Core program (for teaching and research), specialists program, and seminars for U.S. administrators.  All faculty and staff are welcome!  Register at

Friday, November 15: General Fulbright info session, 1 – 2p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Learn about 8- to 12-month Fulbright Research/Study Grants (available in over 140 countries) and English Teaching Assistantships (available in 70 countries) from an Institute of International Education (IIE) representative. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Register at

Friday, November 15: Arts Fulbright info session, 2:30 – 3:30p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

A special workshop on Fulbright opportunities just for Arts students: architecture, creative writing, dance, design & crafts, ethnomusicology/world music, filmmaking, painting/printmaking, performance art, photography, sculpture, and theater arts. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Register at

Friday, November 15: Study Abroad Programs Meet and Greet, 12 – 1p, 10 Park Place, Suite 500

Come chat with study abroad alumni and staff in a casual environment: the Study Abroad Programs library! Snacks will be provided!

Monday, November 11: International Student & Scholar Services Open House, 10 – 12p, 248 Sparks Hall

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to come to International Student & Scholar Services to tour the office, meet staff, enjoy snacks and participate in a fun activity.

Monday, November 11: International Tea and Coffee Hour, 2 – 4p, 248 Sparks Hall

Come sample coffees and teas from all over the world while enjoying conversation, music, and pastries with international students!

Tuesday, November 12: Working in the US: Real Tips, Real Strategies, 2 – 4p, University Center Room 245

Join ISSS and Career Services for this informative seminar covering real tips and strategies for international students to use when searching for a job. Learn how to identify employers who are willing to hire internationals and how to best highlight your international experiences. Also, we will give basic information on obtaining an H-1B work visa as well as employment based permanent residency.

Wednesday, November 13: The Best International Mocktail Party in Atlanta: Come Learn the Importance of Cultural Sensitivity, 2 – 4p, 248 Sparks Hall

Welcome to the best mocktail party in Atlanta! At this event you will get to socialize with individuals from all walks of life. Meeting new people is always great, but how about when you meet individuals who are culturally different and have completely different ways of interacting with people than you do? Come learn the importance of cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication. 

Wednesday, November 13: International Scholar Reception, 3:30 – 5p, Petit Science Center, 4th Floor Lobby

International faculty and staff at GSU are invited to network and meet ISSS staff. Refreshments will be provided. By invitation only.

Thursday, November 14: Fulbright/Muskie/USAID Reception, 2:30 – 4:30p, 248 Sparks Hall

All Fulbright/Muskie/USAID students and loved ones are invited to attend this year’s reception. Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while learning about one another’s countries and cultures.

Tuesday, October 22: Eid and Puja Celebration, 6 – 8:30p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Durga Puja and Eid are the largest annual festivals of Bengal. Join the Bengali Cultural Association in its celebration of these festivals! Learn about Bengali culture through music, songs, recitals, short documentaries and display of traditional artifacts and clothing. Featuring traditional Bengali food enjoyed during Eid and Puja!

Thursday, October 24: International Halloween, 8p – 12a, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Come out and celebrate the American tradition of Halloween with an International twist! See for yourself the most diverse Halloween celebration of the year through food, activities and costumes. Come and bring your own cultural style to the table and win a costume contest! Dance the night away to an international soundtrack and taste the diverse flavors of each organization.

Tuesday, October 29: Learning Hispanola, 6:30 – 9:30p, Veterans Memorial Hall in Dahlberg Hall

Did you know that Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries on one small island? Learning Hispaniola is an event aimed at exploring the relationship between these two countries, including their different cultures, language, music, food, clothing, and great animosity towards each other. Learn about the causes of this animosity and what has been done in the past years to diminish the hostility. Co-sponsored by the Haitian Student Association and the Latin American Student Association.

Saturday, November 2: Diwali Night, 6:30 – 10:30p, Student Recreation Center

Celebrate a night of fun, music, dance, food and cultural exchange as part of one of the biggest festivals in the Indian subcontinent.

Friday, November 15:  International Thanksgiving Feast, 12-1:30pm, The Rialto Center for the Arts

Seventh annual International Thanksgiving Feast!  Open to international students here on a student visa ONLY.  Featuring lots of traditional American food such as turkey, dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.  Also, there will be cultural and history presentations on the Thanksgiving tradition, Eid, and Diwali.  All interested international students here on a student visa must pick up a ticket in ISSS (252 Sparks Halls) to enter the event.

Friday, November 15: Taste of Africa, 6:30 – 9:30p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

The African Students Association invites the Georgia State community to come out and learn and enjoy the culture of Africa through food, clothing, dance and performances.

Tuesday, November 19: Bengali Movie Night feat. Matir Moyna (2002), 5 – 9p, University Center Room 235

Learn about the core cultural aspects of the Bengali people through the Oscar-nominated movie, Matir Moyna (The Clay Bird) (2002).  Follow the young protagonist, his family, and his teachers as they experience key historical events. Sponsored by the Bengali Culture Association, this event promises to be educational and enlightening!

Wednesday, November 20: Nation of Poets, 6:30 – 8p, Court Salon, Student Center

Nation of Poets is a night to celebrate Somali literature, art, and culture through spoken word, short stories, and skits. Join this fascinating exploration of the art of Somali poetry. Contact Samia Mohamud, president of Somali Student Union, at for more information.

Thursday, November 21: Taste of the Caribbean, 7 – 9p, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Join the Caribbean Student Association for an evening filled with the sights, sounds, and flavors from numerous Caribbean countries!

Friday, November 22: International Science Club, 5 – 6:30p, 300 Sparks Hall

International Science Club (ISC) is for all science majors, for all races, for all cultures, and most importantly… FOR YOU! Come for a presentation about current research topics and the scholars behind them…stay for a brief cultural presentation and food! 

The following events are international-themed or focus on country-specific or global themes.

Thursday, October 24: Notebook of a Return to My Native Land performance, 7:30p, Rialto Center for the Arts

Friday, October 25: Notebook of a Return to My Native Land lecture, 11a, Rialto Center for the Arts

Georgia State’s CENCIA and Rialto Center for the Arts and the French Consulate General Atlanta, as part of France-Atlanta 2013, present Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to My Native Land directed and interpreted by Jacques Martial. The October 24th performance will be in French with English subtitles; translation by Timothy Greacen.  Martial is the founder of the Compagnie de la Comédie Noire, which aims to encourage the presence of people from visible minorities in the living arts by creating, producing, promoting and diffusing cultural events. Martial’s October 25th public lecture, titled La Villette: Culture and Urban Territory, centers on the links between culture and place and uses his experience with the Parc de la Villette in Paris as a model for cultural inclusion. Register via EventBrite for the performance and the lecture.

Monday, October 28: “Not My Life” Documentary, 10:30a – 12p, Speakers Auditorium (Student Center)

Not My Life is the first film to comprehensively depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life‘s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live extraordinary lives. Those who advocate for them are growing in numbers and are increasingly effective. At this crossroad for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us that the choice between good and evil is, quite simply, ours.


Tuesday, October 29: WorldQuest Competition, 12 – 1p, Speakers Auditorium, Student Center (Note: location change from Veterans Memorial Auditorium, as advertised)

Who knows more about the world: study abroad or international students? Join us for WorldQuest, the game that tests competing teams’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. Please contact Chelsea Van Bergen at for more information.

Tuesday, October 29: Celebrating Cavafy:  Symposium, Panel Discussion, 2:30 - 5:45p, Troy Moore Library, 939 Langdale Hall

Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) is widely recognized as one of the most significant Modern Greek poets active in the twentieth century.  Literary figures as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller considered him to be the most important poet of their generation.  All are welcome!  Symposium featuring Michael B. Lippman (Cavafy and the Cycle of the Trojan Myth), Anne McClanan (Cavafy’s Poetics of Time, a Reassessment of his Byzantine Works), Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. (Cavafy: A Cosmopolitan Poet of Blurred Boundaries), and Gonda van Steen (Cavafy the Dramatist).    

Tuesday, October 29: Celebrating Cavafy: Journey to Ithaka Concert, neoPhonia New Music Ensemble, 8 – 10p, Kopleff Recital Hall

Journey to Ithaka is an evening of new music celebrating the enduring influence of Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1933), widely recognized as one of the most important Modern Greek poets active in the twentieth century. Featuring a world premiere by Urska Pompe, as well as works by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, Nickitas Demos, and Nikos Skalkottas. Conductor Steven Loy will lead tenor Richard Clement and baritone W. Dwight Coleman.  A two-day series of events – keynote, symposium and performance – presented as part of the UNESCO “Year of Cavafy.”

Funding made possible through the generous support of GSU’s CENCIA and Center for Hellenic Studies and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). Reserve your seat at Eventbrite.

Thursday, November 7: Student Potluck Lunch & Informal Research Poster Presentation, 11:30a-1p, 25 Park Place, Conference Room 12

The School of Public Health welcomes all students, staff and faculty to the Student Potluck Lunch in celebration of International Education Month!

Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14: Mother to Mother, Curtain 7:30p, Balzer Theater at Herren’s (84 Luckie Street)

Mother to Mother, the one-act, one-woman play adapted by Sindiwe Magona, author of the novel by the same name, is about the mother of one of the boys arrested for the killing of Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl addressing Mrs. Biehl. Starring Shontelle Thrash, directed by Shirlene Holmes. Sponsored by Africa Atlanta, a partner of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Rialto.  Tickets

Thursday, November 14: Artist Panel with Vesna Pavlović, 7p, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Fabrics of Socialism, artist Vesna Pavlović’s first solo exhibition with whitespace gallery in Atlanta, is a body of photography works based on the research of a black and white image archive found in the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. Pavlović will discuss her work with fellow artists from the GSU Welch School of Art and Design. Reserve your free seat at

Friday, November 15: Korean Short-Story Reading: Reading by Korean Novelist Haejin Cho, 1:30-3p, Troy Moore Library, Langdale/GCB 9th Floor

Featuring a Korean short-story reading by Korean Novelist Haejin Cho, the 2013 Shin Dong Yeop Literary Awards winner.  She will read from her short fiction, “Hong’s Death,” in Korean and English with John Holman (Author and Co-Director, GSU Creative Writing Program) reading in English.  This event is supported by Asian Studies Center, the Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, and Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA). This event is free and open to the general public.  All are welcome!

Film Series: Love in Other Languages, 5p, fourth Thursday of the month, 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium

Love is in the air… and in other countries too! Come and explore the differences and similarities of love all around the world every fourth Thursday of the month at 5p in the new auditorium at 100 Auburn. Join us for free films, drinks and discussion. For further information see the website of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages:

Upcoming Schedule:

10/24: Kebab Connection (Germany, dir. Anno Saul, 2004, organized by Prof. Heidi Denzel de Tirado)

11/7: Central Station (Brazil/France,  dir. Walter Salles, 1998, organized by Prof. Leslie Marsh)

1/23: 2 Days in Paris (France, dir. Julie Delpy, 2007, organized by Prof. Tatiana Kozhanova)

2/27: The Secret in their Eyes (Argentina, dir. Juan José Campanella, 2009, organized by Prof. Fernando Reati)

3/27: Facing Windows (Italy, dir. Ferzan Ozpetek, 2003, organized by Prof. Meredith Hall d’Arienzo)

4/24: Soul Kitchen (Germany, dir. Fatih Akin, 2009, organized by Prof. Faye Stewart)

International Education Week (November 11 – 15) is a joint U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education initiative to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. Colleges, universities, high schools, and organizations are encouraged to host events that celebrate global education and foster cross-cultural understanding. Founded in 2000, International Education Week is now celebrated in more than 100 countries (and counting!). Join Georgia State University in celebrating its international initiatives during this special week! Did you know that 273,996 U.S. students studied abroad in Academic Year 2011? In Academic Year 2012, 764,495 international students studied in the U.S., with 16,193 in Georgia! For more information about International Education Week, please visit
Thank you for your support of International Education Week at Georgia State University! For a recap of November 2012′s events, please click here.
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