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International Education Week

November 17-21, 2014

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International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US Department of Education and the US Department of State to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. All faculty, students and staff are strongly encouraged to participate in the various activities throughout the week!

International Education Week 2014 Calendar







ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER: International Photo Showcase (UC Exhibit Hall)

NOVEMBER 6 - 15: 15th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (various venues in San Diego and on campus)







All Day: Spanish cuisine in Pavilion Dining

4:00pm: SOLES colloquium

4:00pm: SOLES colloquium

5:30pm: International Poetry & Performance Reception
(French Parlour)

8:15pm: Languages & Literature International Film Series -France ("Paris I Love You)
(Camino 108)

All Day: Women Peacemakers Conference, "Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence."

 4:00pm: SOLES colloquium

All Day: Women Peacemakers Conference, "Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence."

4:00pm:SOLES colloquium 

7:00pm: "A" is for Arab disucssion and reception
(UC Exhibit Hall)

All Day: Women Peacemakers Conference, "Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence."

Campus Contacts for International Education Week

Kira Espiritu, Ph.D. (Co-Chair) – Director, International Studies Abroad, 619-260-4598

Jessica Luchesi, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)– Associate Director, International Studies Abroad, 619-260-4598

International Poetry & Performance Reception

Hosted by the International Center

Tuesday, November 18 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the French Parlour (inside Founders Hall)

This annual event features students, faculty and staff reading short works of poetry in any language playing musical instruments or singing. Most participants choose to read a short poem in their native language, play or sing a song from their home region and then provide a brief explanation of its meaning or personal significance. Performances range from funny, to sad, to emotional to patriotic.

Languages & Literature International Film Series - France

Hosted by the Department of Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, November 18 at 8:15pm in Camino 108

"Paris, je t'aime - Paris I Love You". A 2006 anthology starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements (districts) or neighborhoods:  Montmartre, Le Marais, Les Tuileries, Bastille, La Tour Eiffel, Quartier des Enfants Rouges For more information about the film series, click here.

Women Peacemakers Conference: "Defying Extremism"

Hosted by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Wednesday, November 19 - Friday, November 21 in Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

The rise of violent religious extremism and its impact on women and communities worldwide is an urgent and deepening crisis. From Nov. 19-21, the IPJ will convene its 10th international working conference to examine the issue and gendered strategies to confront this disturbing trend.

Responding to a call from its Women PeaceMakers network, the IPJ and its partners will bring together local and international policymakers, religious leaders, security forces and peacebuilders to discuss the support and interventions needed to defend human rights in contexts where extremist voices in religious communities call for violence, rather than tolerance and peace.

In particular, the conference will focus on the ways in which women and women’s rights are often the first to be targeted by violent religious extremism, and what strategies women and their allies are using to combat the polarization of their communities, assert their rights, and create the space for moderate and/or interfaith dialogue to establish peace. For more information about the Women Peacemakers Conference, please contact Diana Kutlow.

"A" is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture

Hosted by the International Student Organization and the International Center

Thursday, November 20 at 7pm in UC Exhibit Hall 

Join us to view and discuss the powerful and compelling, A is for Arab exhibit which features images from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive. The exhibit reveals and critiques the stereotypical portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in U.S. popular culture. Providing historical context about these images which range from film stills to comic books to editorial cartoons, this traveling exhibition aims to educate and stimulate discussion about the impact of stereotypes on both individual perceptions and national policy. Heavy appetizers will be served.