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Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs

International Showcase 2015

intl showcase web bannerHeld over a six-week period in October and November—from the week before United Nations Day through the week after International Education Week—the first annual International Showcase features a series of innovative programming focusing on global issues and international affairs. All events are free and open to the university community and the general public.

 

International Night Market
Saturday, October 17, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Livingston Student Center Courtyard
Hosts: Center for Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

This event takes place during Family Weekend, and there’s no better way to show your relatives some fun at Rutgers than the International Night Market. Food, games, and exhibits representing various countries from all world regions.
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Fall 2015 Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture with Professor Joseph Stiglitz
Monday, October 19, 2015
3:45 p.m.
Civic Square Building
Hosts: Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy
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Archipelagos Seminar: Gallery Show and Panel Talk "From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
1:00–6:00 p.m.
Art Library
Hosts: Center for Cultural Analysis

This seminar explores the archipelagic, as both a specific and a generalizable geo-historical and cultural formation across various planetary spaces, including the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the Caribbean basin, the Malay archipelago, Oceania, and the creole islands of the Indian Ocean. As an alternative geo-formal unit, archipelagos can interrogate epistemologies, ways of reading and thinking and methodologies, informed implicitly or explicitly by more continental paradigms and perspectives.
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Global Urbanism Opening Lecture with Dr. Elliott Sclar, "What Not to Do: Notes from 20th Century Urbanization Experience from 21st Century Planners."
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
4:30–6:00 p.m.
Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall
Hosts: Center for Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

Elliott Sclar, a professor of urban planning and international affairs at Columbia University, explores the meaning of Rutgers' 2015–2017 biennial theme, Global Urbanism and how it applies to 21st century planning. This is GAIA Centers' biennial theme event.
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IRW Distinguished Lecture Series: The Making of a Transnational Expenditure Cascade: What Happens When Poor Immigrants Return Home to Spend and Give Money
Thursday, October 22, 2015
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
Hosts: Institute for Research on Women

Award-winning scholar Hung Cam Thai focuses on the social and personal sides of monetary flows in the Vietnamese diaspora. With few exceptions, the private use of money has been considered too personal and too mysterious for migration scholars to tackle, unless they examine “development issues,” such as daily household expenditures.
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Global Health Conversation Hour
Thursday, October 22, 2015
8:00 p.m.
The Honors College–New Brunswick
Hosts: Center for Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

Open to Honors College Students


Sponsored Students: Trip to United Nations
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:30 a.m.
30 College Avenue (Transportation provided to United Nations)
Hosts: Center for Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

This trip is hosted exclusively for sponsored students.


International Friendship Program: Board Games
Friday, October 23, 2015
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Tillet Hall, Room 252
Hosts: Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers

Rutgers' crosscultural social club, the International Friendship Program (IFP), unites international and domestic students for lifelong learning and friendship. This event brings together students for an afternoon of board games and other fun. Check out the IFP Facebook page to RSVP or see a listing of this semester's meetings and events.
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East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem Film Screening
Thursday, October 28, 2015
7:30–10:00 p.m.
Nicholas Music Center
Hosts: Bildner Center for Jewish Studies

Kicking off the 16th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, this film documents legendary Israeli singer/guitarist David Broza's journey to East Jerusalem to record his latest album with Israeli, Palestinian, and American musicians. Broza hopes that bridging cultures through music can be one small step toward peaceful coexistence. The film weaves together soulful music and personal conversations of hope in a time and a place where hope is most needed. Opening night film followed by Q & A and music with David Broza. This event is supported by the GAIA Centers' biennial theme funding.
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International Scholars' Reception
Hosts: Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers

This free two-hour reception celebrates international teaching and research activities. Connect with fellow scholars and learn about exciting research activities at Rutgers. Contact Asenath Dande for more information.


Global Ghouls Gala: An International Halloween Party
Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:00–9:00 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center
Hosts: Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

Ever hear of a churel? How about the Green Lady? Celebrate Halloween the international way with an exploration of spooky folklore from around the world. Don’t forget to come dressed in your best costume–gift cards awarded.
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Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation
Saturday, October 31, 2015
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Hosts: Center for Global Education at the GAIA Centers

This orientation is for students who are about to leave for their study abroad programs.
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GAIA Centers International Festival
Friday November 6, 2015
2:00–6:00 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center
Hosts: GAIA Centers

At this four-hour bash, we revel in all things international with food and musical and artistic performances from talented international student groups. Learn how you can join one of more than 25 international student groups or receive funds to host your own global activities on campus. Instructions for a large gift card raffle are given at the event.
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Special Guest Lecture: Dr. Paul Farmer
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:30–9:00 p.m.
College Avenue Gymnasium
Hosts: The Honors College–New Brunswick in partnership with the GAIA Centers

Award-winning anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer will deliver a lecture at Rutgers on global health, human rights, and the role of social inequalities in the spread and outcome disease. A book-signing will follow. This event is organized by Honors College and cosponsored by the GAIA Centers.
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Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century
Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:30–9:30 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center
Hosts: Culture Heritage and Preservation Studies, Department of Art History

Ismael Beah, a Sierra Leone native, delivers this keynote address, "Identity of the Past." He is a New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. His newest book Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel is a powerful work about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. A reception and performance byt he Cimarrones, an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena musical ensemble, will follow the address. Talk to your professor about whether this event meets extra credit or colloquia requirements.
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International Friendship Program: Show and Tell
Friday, November 13, 2015
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Tillet Hall, Room 252
Hosts: Center for Global Services at the GAIA Centers

Rutgers' crosscultural social club, the International Friendship Program (IFP), unites international and domestic students for lifelong learning and friendship. Students who attend this event are encouraged to bring a cultural item to show other attendees. Check out the IFP Facebook page to RSVP or see a listing of this semester's meetings and events.
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Being Bilingual and Multilingual: Film Screening and Discussion of Speaking in Tongues
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7:30–9:30 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center
Hosts: Global Programs and Relations at the GAIA Centers

Are you a native English speaker? Or do you speak another tongue? Join us for a film screening of the acclaimed documentary, Speaking in Tongues, to find out what happens when four English-speaking students aspire to become fluent in other languages. Talk to your professor about whether this screening and discussion meets extra credit or colloquia requirements.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10–4 p.m.
Visit our interactive Global Pavilion at Rutgers Day 2017, test your world knowledge, and win some prizes!

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