INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2016

Georgia State University celebrates the 17th year anniversary of International Education Week (IEW) on November 14 – 18, 2016.  As a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, the week celebrates 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.  International Education Week is now celebrated in more than 100 countries (and counting)!

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO INTERNATIONAL.GSU.EDU/IEW FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION.

To request disability accommodations at these events, please contact the Office of International Initiatives at 404-413-2533/oii@gsu.edu. Please provide your name and the event name, date and sponsor when making your request.


IEW EVENT PHOTO GALLERIES

Thank you for celebrating International Education Week 2016!  All IEW event photo galleries: http://flickr.com/georgiastateinternational


IEW MEDIA KIT

Download all of this year’s International Education Week marketing flyers, social media banners, and more from the IEW Media Kit (please view in LIST VIEW).


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14th

Where in the World Have You Been?
Monday, November 14th – Friday, November 18th
All day event
Newton Campus: 2N Atrium
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Newton Campus for a display of photographs of students, staff, and faculty showing where they have travelled around the world.  Hosted by the Newton International Advisory Council.
Contact: svargis@gsu.edu and jnolley@gsu.edu

Display of Travel Books
Monday, November 14th – Friday, November 18th
All day event
Newton Campus: 2N Library
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Newton Campus Library to view a display of travel books.  Hosted by the Newton Campus Library.
Contact: svargis@gsu.edu and ltartak@gsu.edu

International Education Week Celebrations
Monday, November 14th – Thursday, November 17th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Dunwoody Campus: Student Center, 2nd floor (NB-2000)
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Dunwoody Campus celebrations for International Education Week, featuring information booths and displays on world languages and cultures, international clubs, international activities, and study abroad opportunities.
Contact:  ekendrick@gsu.edu

Cultural Dress Fashion Show
Monday, November 14th
11:00am – 3:00pm
Clarkston Campus: Student Center Stage
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Clarkston Campus for a fashion show hosted by the International Student Club.
Contact: mstephen3@student.gsu.edu and asarnat@gsu.edu
   

Brazilian Cuisine Day in the Dining Halls
Monday, November 14th
11:00am – 9:00pm
International Bar at Piedmont North Dining Hall
Cost is $10 lunch, $15 dinner, and 20% off if using PantherCash.

Come enjoy the flavors from Brazil in the Dining Hall today!  In collaboration with PantherDining.

IEW Kick-Off Celebration
Monday, November 14th
11:30am – 1:00pm
Dahlberg Hall, Veteran’s Memorial Hall
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Come kick-off International Education Week at the series’ first collaborative event, featuring free cultural food, games, culture demos, global business etiquette, global culture and art stations, music, dance, and celebration!  Also featuring exciting prizes and give-aways!  In collaboration with the following organizations and units:  Anime Club, German Club, Confucius Institute at Georgia State University, Georgia State University School of Music, Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at Georgia State University, Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC), Latin American Student Association (LASA), Filipino Student Association (FSA), Brazil Student Association (BRASA), Korean Entertainment Club, African Student Association’s (ASA) Dancing Club, and French and Chinese student stations.

Holidays Around the World
Monday, November 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Newton Campus: Building 2N, Room 2260
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Newton Campus to explore special cultural celebrations from around the world.  Hosted by the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program with funding from Student Activity Fees.
Contact:  issspc@gsu.edu

PTK Presents Beauty and Vulgarity: International Perspectives
Monday, November 14th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Clarkston Campus: CN Atrium
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Clarkston Campus to explore, through photos, an array of images of beauty and vulgarity.  Organized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the table will provide a forum for students to express their own aesthetic and to expand their horizons to consider different cultures’ ideas about beauty and vulgarity.
Contact:  lcurtright@gsu.edu

MoveON International Engagement Data Demonstration
Monday, November 14th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
International Center: Dahlberg Hall, Room 350
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Want to learn about Georgia State University’s global footprint?  The university community is welcome to join the International Partnerships & Agreements staff as they present a new tool that highlights our university’s global reach through its’ faculty, staff and students’ international activities.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th

Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, November 15th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Dahlberg Hall: Veteran’s Memorial Hall & International Center, Third Floor
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Make 2017 the year you study abroad!  All Georgia State University students are invited to explore their Study Abroad Programs options, as well as learn about scholarship and funding opportunities.

Cultural Conversation Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 15th
10:00am – 2:00pm

Clarkston Campus: CN 2220
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Clarkston campus to join the International Club in sharing aspects about one’s culture over coffee. Providing a “coffee shop” feel, the event’s goal is to have people share pieces of their culture in a casual setting to establish common ground, share the beauty of their culture, and learn about other cultures.
Contact:  mstephen3@student.gsu.edu and asarnat@gsu.edu

Korean Cuisine Day in the Dining Halls
Tuesday, November 15th
11:00am – 9:00pm
International Bar at Piedmont North Dining Hall
Cost is $10 lunch, $15 dinner, and 20% off if using PantherCash.
Come enjoy the flavors of Korea in the Dining Halls today!  In collaboration with PantherDining.

Confucius Institute’s Chinese Café
Tuesday, November 15th
11:00am – 2:00pm

Dunwoody Campus: C-D Atrium
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to join the Confucius Institute for Chinese Cafe’, where participants of all language proficiency levels practice their spoken Chinese while enjoying traditional teas and snacks.  This will be the final café’ of the Fall semester at Perimeter College.
Contact:  gsuci@gsu.edu

Culture, Values and Graft in Africa: the Paradox of the “Collective”
Tuesday, November 15th
11:30am – 1:00pm

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (14 Marietta St NW): Floor 7, Room 749
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to a discussion with Dr. Justice Bawole, the Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management at the University of Ghana.  Dr. Bawole’s research interests are in NGO management, sustainable development, poverty reduction, participatory management and state-third sector relationships.

Latin Dance Class
Tuesday, November 15th
11:30am – 12:45pm

Newton Campus: 2N, Room 1100
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Newton Campus for a special Latin Dance class that will be conducted by Stephanie Langston, Lecturer in Spanish.  Hosted by the Newton International Advisory Council.
Contact:  svargis@gsu.edu

Community Conversations on Native American, Indigenous, & American Indian Identity
Tuesday, November 15th
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Multicultural Center: Student Center East, Suite 206
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Community Conversations program is a weekly opportunity for students to come into the center to have conversations around a particular topic or identity. The program is designed to foster community building and support for Georgia State University students.  Organized by the Multicultural Center

Holidays Around the World
Tuesday, November 15th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Dunwoody Campus: Building B, Room 2100/2101 XL
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Dunwoody Campus to explore special cultural celebrations from around the world.  Hosted by the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program with funding from Student Activity Fees.
Contact:  issspc@gsu.edu

A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Confucius and his English Translators
Tuesday, November 15th
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Dunwoody Campus: Student Center B (NB), Room 2100
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to join Professor Liam Madden of Perimeter College and the Confucius Institute as we explore Confucius and the importance of his English translators in Chinese literature, along with discussing some classic Chinese texts.
Contact:  gsuci@gsu.edu

Chinese Tai Chi, Martial Arts, & Dance Workshop
Tuesday, November 15th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
International Center: Dahlberg Hall, Room 350
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to join the Confucius Institute in learning some basic moves of traditional Chinese tai chi, martial arts, and dance.

Are You Smarter than a Georgia State Professor?
Tuesday, November 15th
3:00pm – 5:00pm
55 Park Place: 1st Floor, Training Room 1
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to cheer on teams of students and staff as they challenge professors’ global knowledge!  Enjoy international refreshments, prizes/giveaways, international performances, and root for your favorite “international expert!”


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH


Afghan Cuisine Day in the Dining Halls
Wednesday, November 16th
11:00am – 9:00pm
International Bar at Piedmont North Dining Hall
Cost is $10 lunch, $15 dinner, and 20% off if using PantherCash.
Come enjoy the flavors of Afghanistan in the Dining Halls today!  In collaboration with PantherDining.

Language Tables & Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, November 16th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Clarkston Campus: CN Atrium
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Clarkston campus to join the International Club at an opportunity for students to learn phrases and greetings in different languages, as well as learn about study abroad options.
Contact:  mstephen3@student.gsu.edu and asarnat@gsu.edu

World Geography Jeopardy
Wednesday, November 16th
11:30am – 12:45pm
Newton Campus: 2N, Room 1100
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Newton Campus for a World Geography Quiz Competition conducted by Dr. George Lonberger, Faculty in Geography.  Hosted by the Newton International Advisory Council.
Contact:  svargis@gsu.edu

Holidays Around the World
Wednesday, November 16th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Clarkston Campus: Building N, Room 2240
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Clarkston Campus to explore special cultural celebrations from around the world.  Hosted by the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program with funding from Student Activity Fees.
Contact:  issspc@gsu.edu

Pop Talks
Wednesday, November 16th
12:15pm – 2:00pm

Multicultural Center: Student Center East, Suite 206
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Pop in for pop tarts, pop, and pop culture! Pop Talks are informal weekly discussions about pop culture, national news, global events, hot button issues and/or anything related to multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity or justice.  Students should bring their own lunch, something they want to discuss, and a willingness to think about our world.   The Multicultural Center will provide a facilitator, pop (sodas), and pop tarts!

International Scholar Meet & Greet
Wednesday, November 16th
1:00pm – 2:45pm
International Center: Dahlberg Hall, Room 350
By invitation only.
Please RSVP to dclayton@gsu.edu.
International scholars are welcome to enjoy great food while meeting fellow scholars and staff from International Student & Scholar Services.

Seminar for International Students: The Path to H1-B, Permanent Residency & Job Searching
Wednesday, November 16th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE: Student Center West, Suite 464
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
This event will educate international students on the process of searching and applying for jobs in the United States. Topics will include:  interacting with employers in the United States, identifying employers who may hire international students, constructing a résumé/CV for jobs and internship, networking strategies, and more! This workshop will also cover the Change of Status process from F-1 (OPT) to H-1B to Permanent Residency (Green Card).  Organized by International Student & Scholar Services and University Career Services.

Faculty Book Discussion with Dr. Anne Shlay
Wednesday, November 16th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Multicultural Center: Student Center East, Suite 206
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Multicultural Center hosts book discussions featuring Georgia State University faculty discussing their published works that focus on a diversity-related topic.  This book discussion will feature Dr. Anne Shlay’s book, Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis.  Dr. Shlay is a professor in the Department of Sociology.

Study Abroad & Your Career: Ask an Employer
Wednesday, November 16th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Student Center West, Suite 460/462
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
All Georgia State University students are welcome to join Study Abroad Programs for an exciting conversation featuring employers from different fields (STEM, government, business & nonprofit) who will speak about the importance of studying abroad and international experiences in your job search. Students can pose questions to the panel or submit them online ahead of time here: mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/employer-questions.
Live streaming on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gsustudyabroad/
In collaboration with University Career Services.

The Search for General Tso: Free Dinner & Movie
Wednesday, November 16th
4:30pm – 6pm
International Center: Dahlberg Hall, Room 350
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The first forty members of the Georgia State University community are welcome to join the Confucius Institute in a free movie screening that explores the origin of General Tso’s chicken, a spicy and sweet chicken dish that is a popular item in many of America’s Chinese restaurants.  A tasty dinner catered by Panda Express included!


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

German Cuisine Day in the Dining Halls
Thursday, November 17th
11:00am – 9:00pm

International Bar at Piedmont North Dining Hall
Cost is $10 lunch, $15 dinner, and 20% off if using PantherCash.

Come enjoy the flavors of Germany in the Dining Halls today!  In collaboration with PantherDining.

World Languages & Cultures’ (WLC) Language Fest
Thursday, November 17th
10:00am – 12:00pm

Aderhold Learning Center: Ground Floor
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Food, games, prizes, and more. Each one of the languages taught at the Department of World Languages & Cultures (WLC) will be represented at the event. We will have fun information about countries where those languages are spoken, as well as cultural artifacts and food from different places around the world. Students can play the WLC Around-the-World trivia game and have their WLC passports stamped as they visit our booths.

A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Confucius and his English Translators
Thursday, November 17th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
International Center: Dahlberg Hall, Room 350
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to join Professor Liam Madden of Perimeter College and the Confucius Institute as we explore Confucius and the importance of his English translators in Chinese literature, along with discussing some classic Chinese texts.

Holidays Around the World
Thursday, November 17th
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Decatur Campus: Building SF, Room 2100
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Decatur Campus to explore special cultural celebrations from around the world.  Hosted by the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program with funding from Student Activity Fees.
Contact:  issspc@gsu.edu

Holidays Around the World
Thursday, November 17th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Alpharetta Campus: Building A, Room 1140
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to the Alpharetta Campus to explore special cultural celebrations from around the world.  Hosted by the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program with funding from Student Activity Fees.
Contact:  issspc@gsu.edu

Graphic Novel Discussion of Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection
Thursday, November 17th
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Multicultural Center: Student Center East, Suite 206
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Can graphic novels help us imagine new possibilities for our world?  Join us every Thursday in November for a discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection edited by Hope Nicholson. All are welcome (regardless if you have read the graphic novel), but pre-reading is encouraged.  Organized by the Multicultural Center.

International Coffee & Tea Hour
Thursday, November 17th
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Sparks Hall: Suite 245
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State community is welcome to mingle and taste different teas, coffees, and snacks from around the world!  Organized by International Student & Scholar Services.

Distinguished Speakers Series: Ben and Jerry
Thursday, November 17th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Student Center East Ballroom
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the men who gave the world such ice cream flavors as “Chunky Monkey®,” “Cherry Garcia®” and “Half Baked™,” will be on the Georgia State University campus to hand out free ice cream—and to share their ideas of sensible spending priorities for the federal government.  Organized by Spotlight Programs Board.

Meet Ben & Jerry: Communicating Celebrity Activism Discussion
Thursday, November 17th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE:  25 Park Place Building (SunTrust Tower), Room 830
By invitation-only.
Please RSVP to mrepnikova@gsu.edu or ihassan2@gsu.edu
From a sustainable ice cream business into political and national/international social activism, Ben & Jerry are best known for creating one of the world’s most famous ice-cream companies, but their work spans far beyond ice-cream. Two former partners and best friends continue to facilitate and take part in multitude of campaigns for social justice, political change, sustainable business, and grassroots empowerment. What drives them to devote their time to public good? What are the strategies they deploy in reaching out to the public? What do they envision as effective communication when it comes to activism and how can we learn from them to be more engaged in our communities—locally, nationally, and internationally? Come, learn and get inspired!  Also, there will be free ice cream!  Organized by the Department of Communication and the Center for Global Information Studies.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

Nigerian Cuisine Day in the Dining Halls
Friday, November 18th
11:00am – 9:00pm
International Bar at Piedmont North Dining Hall
Cost is $10 lunch, $15 dinner, and 20% off if using PantherCash.
Come enjoy the flavors of Nigeria in the Dining Halls today!  In collaboration with PantherDining.

Confucius Institute’s Chinese Café
Friday, November 18th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Citizen Trust Bank Building: 75 Piedmont Ave. NE, Suite 408
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The Georgia State University community is welcome to join the Confucius Institute for Chinese Cafe’, where participants of all language proficiency levels practice their spoken Chinese while enjoying traditional teas and snacks.  CHIN students who stay a minimum of 45 minutes are eligible to receive extra credit in their language class.  This will be the final café’ of the Fall semester at the downtown campus.

International Thanksgiving Feast
Friday, November 18th
11:45am – 1:30pm
Rialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth St. NW
By invitation only.
Please RSVP via iStart:
-Select “Session Sign-ups” in the Left-hand Menu
-Select “International Thanksgiving Feast”
-A calendar will appear.  Scroll to November 18th
-Choose the event and select “Sign up”

International students and scholars are welcome to experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the United States.  Organized by International Student & Scholar Services.
Contact: ctownsend@gsu.edu


ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Studying in Northumbria
Tuesday, November 1st
Troy Moore Library (25 Park Pl, 23rd Floor) from 10:00am – 11:00am
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
An information session about spending a year studying on the Scottish border at the University of Northumbria through Georgia State University.  This is primarily for English and History majors, though others are considered, on consultation with program director.  One of the University of Northumbria’s many attractions is their outstanding American Studies program.  World -renowned scholar and director of that program, Brian Ward, will be available at this event to discuss the program and the exchange with Georgia State’s Dr. Tanya Caldwell who directs the program.
Contact: lcastelli@gsu.edu and tmcaldwell@gsu.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Day of the Dead
Thursday, November 3rd
5pm – 8pm
Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street NW)
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Traditional Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, altars, food, dance, arts and crafts. More information at http://rialto.gsu.edu.
Contact: jcostanzo@gsu.edu

The Georgia State Opera Theater Presents “The MIKADO”
Friday, November 4th at 8pm
Saturday, November 5th at 8pm
Sunday, November 6th at 3pm
Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street NW)
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
The MIKADO  was produced at London, England’s Savoy Theatre March 1885, eventually proving to be one of the most popular of all Gilbert & Sullivan works. The story is indeed an exotic concoction of Oriental aromas, but has little—to nothing—to do with Asia, or specifically Japan. Indeed Japan was bravely peering out onto the world; and exoticism was once again looming on the horizon. Despite the curiosity of Asian custom, tradition, fashion, reserve, the cost of honor, the value of life, and full-blown understated beauty, The MIKADO effectively satirizes the British…and those of any culture that might take themselves too seriously. More information at http://music.gsu.edu.
Contact: musicpr@gsu.edu 

Visiting Scholar Giorgia Simion Presents Research as part of the Finance Brown Bag Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 9th
11:45am – 12:45pm
Robinson College of Business (35 Broad Street)
CEAR Seminar Room (Room 1122)
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
International visiting scholar, Giorgia Simion, from Ca’Foscari University of Venice in Italy, will present her research as part of the Finance Brown Bag lecture series. Please find the title and abstract for her talk below.

Title: “Basel liquidity regulation and credit risk market perception: evidence from large European banks”

Abstract:  Following the recent financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) undertook a negotiation process that led up to a liquidity reform package known as the new Basel III liquidity framework. This paper aims to assess the impact of BCBS liquidity regulation announcements on bank creditors. Using an event study on Credit Default Swap (CDS) data of large European banks over the 2007-2015 period, we find evidence that creditors increased expectations of a credit event following the regulatory events, with CDS spreads widening. Results also show that creditors were less sensitive to liquidity regulation announcements in banks with higher capital and liquidity funding ratios. In contrast, creditors were more sensitive in banks with higher bad loans, even though such effect is positively moderated by provisions against loan losses. We conclude that if banks correctly adjust the quality and the mix of their assets and liabilities, they could limit the potential side effects of Basel III liquidity regulation.
More information at http://robinson.gsu.edu/event/basel-liquidity-regulation-credit-risk-market-perception-evidence-large-european-banks/?instance_id=6674948 
Contact: smurray19@gsu.edu

Lizt Alfonso Dance
Thursday, November 10th
8pm
Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street NW)
Cost:  $40
Temperatures in Atlanta will rise with seventeen dancers full of flavorful finesse accompanied by a live band celebrating the development of Cuban music and dance from the 1950s to the present. More information at http://rialto.gsu.edu.
Contact: jcostanzo@gsu.edu

The Music of Greece and Armenia: Christos Galileas and Raffi Besalyan
Friday, November 11th
8pm
Kopleff Recital Hall (10 Peachtree Center Avenue NW)
Free and open to the community.
No RSVP required.
Christos Galileas , Associate Professor, Violin will be performing alongside Raffi Besalyan, Assistant Professor, Piano.  They will be performing selections from various Greek and Armenian composers. More information at http://music.gsu.edu.
Contact: musicpr@gsu.edu


ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO INTERNATIONAL.GSU.EDU/IEW FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION.

To request disability accommodations at these events, please contact the Office of International Initiatives at 404-413-2533/oii@gsu.edu. Please provide your name and the event name, date and sponsor when making your request.


IEW EVENT PHOTO GALLERIES

Thank you for celebrating International Education Week 2016!  All IEW event photo galleries: http://flickr.com/georgiastateinternational


IEW MEDIA KIT

Download all of this year’s International Education Week marketing flyers, social media banners, and more from the IEW Media Kit (please view in LIST VIEW).