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IEW 2013 Schedule

This page is a reference to schedules of past International Education Weeks, starting with the most recent year.

Poster Sessions, Videos of Activities, and Discussions of Health Living Initiative Project 

Tuesday, November 12 •  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Location: Baker Atrium (4th Floor 

  

Sponsor: Center for International Studies & Tropical Disease Institute 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Malaysia @ Ohio University: Celebrating Five Decades of Strategic Partnerships 

Tuesday, November 12 •  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Location: Baker 240/242 

 

VVIP and Guest of Honor:  YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Malaysia AND Dr Roderick J. McDavis, President of Ohio University


The Malaysia@Ohio University Outreach: Celebrating Five Decades of Strategic Partnership celebrates the long-standing relationship between Ohio University and Malaysia which began in the mid-sixties.  Initiated at a an embassy function in Lagos, Nigeria, the cocktail chatter transformed into a mutually-enhancing international partnership between a university in southeastern Ohio and a newly-independent nation in Southeast Asia.  The relationship brought new programs to Malaysia as well as American-style teaching and curriculum to the Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM).  The programs produced hundreds of BBA, Communication, and Management graduates who in turn participated in Malaysia's nation-building efforts.  To date, this important relationship has produced more than 2400 OU alumni in Malaysia, making it the largest concentration of alumni outside the state of Ohio.


Furthermore, the relationship established the Tun Abdul Razak Chair in Southeast Asian Studies housed at the university's Center for International Studies.  This endowed chair is unique and made history as the first of its kind to be established at a North American university by a foreign government.  Since its establishment in 1981, OHIO has hosted fourteen senior professors from Malaysia to teach, do research, and organize outreach programs to enhance mutual understanding between the US and Malaysia.  


Another important outcome of this partnership is the establishment of the Malaysian Resource Center at the Vernon R. Alden Library.  Designated in 1987 as the sole repository of Malaysian materials in North America by Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the center houses the finest collection of Malaysian publications and works closely with the National Library of Malaysia to continually expand its acquisitions.


As an education ambassador to the United States, the current Tun Abdul Razak Chair-holder, Prof. Habibah Ashari, has initiated many conferences, forums and lectures as a way of promoting Malaysia to students and faculty at OHIO.  This current program will showcase Malaysian graduate students' research work, and OHIO professors' work and collaboration with universities and organizations in Malaysia.  Via a booth managed by Education Malaysia offices from Washington DC and Chicago, this program will showcase Malaysian universities and colleges and, offer information on research, sabbatical, and internships opportunities, and will reach out to Ohio University students in a way that will engage them directly,  rather than just leaving them passive audience members.  Tourism Malaysia New York and MIDA Chicago will also open booths to introduce Malaysia as a tourist and investment destinations respectively.


The showcase will be open and free to all Ohio University students and faculty and the Athens community. 


Activities during the Outreach

  1. Keynote speech by the Deputy Prime Minister

  2. Investment seminar by MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority) Chicago

  3. Petronas and ICMT Collaboration talk

  4. OU professors’ and graduate students’ research presentations in, on and about Malaysia

  5. Exhibition booth by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education through the offices of Education Malaysia Washington DC and Chicago, Tourism Malaysia New York, and MIDA Chicago

 

Sponsor: Tun Abdul Razak Chair & Center for International Studies 

Contact: Habibah Ashari, ashari@ohio.edu 

 

LAS and OLA Book Drive 

Tuesday, November 12 •  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Location: Athens Campus 

 

During International Education Week, Latin American Studies and OLA (Organización LatinoAmericana) are promoting a book drive to help the elementary school La Renovacion, in Nicaragua, set up a bi-lingual library and to support the library at the Instituto Segoviano para Eruditos Norte Americanos. We welcome English and Spanish book donations from members of the university and Athens community. Children's literature books, Spanish dictionaries, English-Spanish dictionaries, novels, and history books are especially welcomed. There will be collection bins spread throughout campus during the week of Nov. 11-16. Please visit the LAS website for further details.  

 

Sponsor: Latin American Studies and OLA 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

http://www.las.ohio.edu/news/index.html 

Global Voices Speaker Series: Dr. Al-Naeely, Libya 

Tuesday, November 12 •  9:50 AM –  

Location: Elson Hall 186 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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Explore your World (Cultural Tables) 

Tuesday, November 12 •  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Location: Elson Hall Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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GlobaLinks Information Table 

Tuesday, November 12 •  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Location: Baker Center 4th Flor 

  

Sponsor: GlobaLinks and OEA 

Contact: Education Abroad, education.abroad@ohio.edu 

 

Travel Talk: A student to student panel on opportunities abroad 

Tuesday, November 12 •  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

 

Come and hear from study abroad alumni in a panel discussion. 

 

Sponsor: Office of Education Abroad 

Contact: Cidnye Weimer, cw359310@ohio.edu 

 

Global Voices Speaker Series: Dr. Ghaffari, Iran 

Tuesday, November 12 •  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Location: Elson Hall 186 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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Global Health Initiative 

Tuesday, November 12 •  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM 

Location: Alden Library 319 

  

Sponsor: University Libraries & the Library Diversity Committee 

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Intercultural Communication Workshop with Dr. Janet Bennett 

Tuesday, November 12 •  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

  

Sponsor: Multicultural Center & Office of Diversity & Inclusion 

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Romanization of the Guaranic Region: A Study Through Kinship Terms 

Tuesday, November 12 •  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Bentley 136 

 

Latin American Studies and the Department of Modern Languages invite all members of the university and Athens community to a public lecture by Dr. Haralambos Symeonidis, "Romanization of the Guaranic Region: A Study through Kinship Terms."

Dr Symeonidis is an associate professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Kentucky who specializes in Iberoromance linguistics. His talk will discuss the degree of Romanization of the Guaranitic Region through an analysis of kinship terms which can be traced back to the time of the Jesuit presence in the region.



 

 

Sponsor: Latin American Studies & Department of Modern Languages 

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Global Voices Speaker Series: Mr. Shriver, Malaysia 

Tuesday, November 12 •  3:15 PM – 4:15 PM 

Location: Elson Hall 186 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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GlobaLinks presentation on Euro Scholars Program 

Tuesday, November 12 •  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Location: Honors Tutorial College 

 

This event is open to all Honors Tutorial College students and Faculty. This event is also open to Global Studies- Europe majors.

 

Sponsor: Honors Tutorial College 

Contact: Laura Schaeffer, schaeffe@ohio.edu 

 

Opening Reception with Keynote speech by Dr. Janet Bennett 

Tuesday, November 12 •  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Location: Baker Ballroom 

 

Janet Bennett, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute and Chair of the ICI/University of the Pacific Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota, where she specialized in intercultural communication and anthropology. For 12 years, she was Chair of the Liberal Arts Division at Marylhurst College, where she developed innovative academic programs for adult degree students. As a trainer and consultant, she designs and conducts intercultural competence and diversity training for colleges and universities, corporations, NGO's, government, and social service agencies. She teaches courses in the training and development program at Portland State University and has published many articles and chapters on the subjects of developmental "layered" intercultural training and adjustment processes. She co edited The Handbook of Intercultural Training, 3rd edition, and recently authored the chapter "Cultivating Intercultural Competence: A Process Perspective" from The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence. She is currently editing the SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence.

 

 

 

 

Sponsor: IEW Planning Committee 

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"Women in Islam" A Lecture by Dr Asma Mobin-Uddin 

Tuesday, November 12 •  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Location: Wagner Theater 

  

Sponsor: Lancaster Campus & Pickerington Campus 

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Global Voices Speaker Series: Dr. Kanwar, India 

Wednesday, November 13 •  9:30 AM – 11:00 AM 

Location: Elson Hall W110 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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Global Health Fair 

Wednesday, November 13 •  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Grover Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Health Sciences and Professions & Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Contact: Debra McBride, mcbrided@ohio.edu 

 

Tastes from Around the World 

Wednesday, November 13 •  11:45 AM – 1:45 PM 

Location: Elson Hall Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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Global Voices Speaker Series: Dr Al-Saghir, Jordan 

Wednesday, November 13 •  11:45 AM – 1:45 PM 

Location: Elson Hall 186 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

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Global Meet & Greet 

Wednesday, November 13 •  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Grover Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Office of Education Abroad & International Student and Faculty Services 

Contact: Emily Burns, eb932608@ohio.edu 

 

Moradok Mai Community Theater as Alternative Education 

Wednesday, November 13 •  3:00 PM – 4:15 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

 

Prof. Janaprakal Chandruang, aka Khru Chang is the founder of Moradok Mai (New Heritage) Community Theatre and one of Thailand's most celebrated educators. Prof. Janaprakal is a well-known drama producer, playwright, actor, social critic and the 2009 Silapathorn Award Winner in the field of performing arts. Inspired by his passion for performing arts, traditional Thai art and music and education that reflects the true value of life, Khru Chang founded the Moradok Mai Homeschool in 2003. Here students and teachers work closely together performing activities in the classroom and integrating real-life activities, including drills, ritual, theatre, research, community works, in-country international theatre and international tours. Khru Chang's teaching philosophy is simple and yet varied and dynamic. It is theatre as alternative education. He has a lot to say and share with the international community about the challenges and achievements he has encountered in his school.
 

 

Sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies & Center for International Studies 

Contact: Pittaya Paladroi-Shane, paladroi@ohio.edu 

 

Chinese Dance Workshop 

Wednesday, November 13 •  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Location: Baker Ballroom 

  

Sponsor: College of Fine Arts 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Cursed by the Double Shift: Single Mother Tobacco Workers in Esteli, Nicaragua. 

Wednesday, November 13 •  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

Location: Baker 240/242 

 

Public lecture by Gary Ruchwarger.


Latin American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and the Department of Modern Languages invite all members of the university and Athens community to a public lecture by Gary Ruchwarger, "Cursed by the Double Shift: Single Mother Tobacco Workers in Esteli, Nicaragua."

Gary Ruchwarger is a scholar of Nicaragua and the author of "People in Power: Forging a Grassroots Democracy in Nicaragua" and "Struggling for Survival Workers, Women, and Class on a Nicaraguan State Farm." He currently lives in Esteli, in northwest Nicaragua, where he has founded the Instituto Segoviano para Eruditos Norte Americanos. The mission of the Institute is to provide accommodations and research facilities to visiting graduate students and professors from across the United States. His lecture will focus on the lives of women workers in the tobacco and cigar factories of Esteli, Nicaragua. Single mothers in their majority, these women suffer the double burden of providing for their families in an often unforgiving market economy while also being the main caregivers at home. By focusing on three case studies of Estelian women, his talk will highlight the difficulties and possibilities working women in the developing world face today.

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Sponsor: Latin American Studies & Department of Modern Languages 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Graduate Student Paper Presentations 

CIS grad student paper presentation

Wednesday, November 13 •  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

 

Alicia Aikens- Communications & Development, A Review of HIV/AIDS and MSM in Jamaica

 

 

 

Katty Alhayek- Communication & Development, I Do Like Neither The New Revolution Flag nor the Old One”: The Syrian Revolution Story Through Images

 

Abhijit Mali- Communication & Development, My Body, My Rights

 

Michael Ofori- African Studies, Furthering Sutherland and Abdallah: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Ghanaian Theater Praxis

 

Kazi Priyanka Silmi- Communication & Development, Immigrant Bangladeshi American Health:Context, Progress and Challenges to Achieve Health Equity

 

Mohammad Ala Uddin- Communication & Development, Semiotic Cellphones in the Construction of a Social Self

 

Sponsor: Center for International Studies 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Veteran's Appreciation Night: Poetry Reading by Collin Halloran 

Wednesday, November 13 •  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Location: Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery 

  

Sponsor: Lancaster Campus & Pickerington Campus 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

International Film Screening of Slumdog Millionaire 

Wednesday, November 13 •  6:45 PM –  

Location: Elson Hall Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

HTC Travel Experiences Abroad 

Thursday, November 14 •  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

  

Sponsor: Honors Tutorial College 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

"Education without Borders: Books, Botswana, & Beyond" - Keynote Speech by Mr. Barongwa Master Baipidi 

Thursday, November 14 •  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM 

Location: McCracken Hall 214A/B 

 

"Education without Borders:  Books, Botswana, & Beyond"

Mr.Barongwa Master Baipidi, Attache for the Botswanian Embassy.

A Luncheon and Panel Discussion hosted by the Patton College

 

Sponsor: Patton College of Education 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Performing Arts Presentation: Sounds of Brazil (Maggie Green Quintet) 

Thursday, November 14 •  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Location: Elson Hall Atrium 

  

Sponsor: Zanesville Campus 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Scripps College: Engaging the World 

Thursday, November 14 •  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Location: Walter Rotunda 

  

Sponsor: Scripps College 

Contact: Michelle Ferrier, ferrierm@ohio.edu 

 

Study Abroad Opportunities Presentation 

Thursday, November 14 •  12:30 PM – 1:00 PM 

Location: Shannon Hall 209 

  

Sponsor: Eastern Campus 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Scripps College: Engaging the World (Panel) 

Thursday, November 14 •  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Location: Walter Rotunda 

 

The panel will feature presentations of programs and initiatives between the Scripps College of Communication and our global partners including a joint Ph.D. program between the School of Communication Studies and Bangkok University, Institute for International Journalism, and initiatives in Guyana. 

 

Sponsor: Scripps College 

Contact: Yea-Wen Chen, Yea-Wen.Chen.1@ohio.edu 

 

Scripps College: Engaging the World (Film Screening) 

Thursday, November 14 •  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Location: Walter Rotunda 

 

The film screening will feature Scripps engagement in Malaysia. 

 

Sponsor: Scripps College 

Contact: Yea-Wen Chen, Yea-Wen.Chen.1@ohio.edu 

 

Thai Performing Arts Workshop 

Thursday, November 14 •  3:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

Location: Baker 240/242 

 

Come and learn about Thai performing arts with the Moradok Mai Community Theatre led by Prof. Janaprakal Chandruang, one of Thailand's most celebrated educators and an accomplished national Thai artist. During the two and a half hour workshop, you will also have an opportunity to interact with the ten-member troupe and learn how to perform some basic styles of Thai performing arts. Anyone can participate in this workshop, regardless of age, cultural background, or experience. This will be a lot fun and a wonderful cross-cultural learning experience. 

 

Sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies & Center for International Studies 

Contact: Pittaya Paladroi-Shane, paladroi@ohio.edu 

 

Building your International Resume & Skillset 

Thursday, November 14 •  3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

 

Dr. Mike Geringer, the Director of the Center for International Business, will coach students who have international experience on how to add their expertise to their professional resume and how to present their skills during job interviews. 

 

Sponsor: College of Business 

Contact: Annabelle Giordano, IB@ohio.edu 

 

International Internship Information Session 

Thursday, November 14 •  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

  

Sponsor: Office of Education Abroad & IEP 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

The International Dimensions of Leadership and Public Affairs Education: A Voinovich Student Roundtable 

Thursday, November 14 •  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Location: Walter Rotunda 

 

From Cameroon to Costa Rica, Kenya to the Caribbean, graduate students from the Voinovich School's Environmental Studies and Public Administration Masters Programs have pursued international education in the field and in the classroom. Join graduate students from the Voinovich School to garner lessons learned in their applied, interdisciplinary learning environment.

 

Roundtable speakers will include:

Jeremiah Asaka,Environmental Studies

Caleb Hawkins, Environmental Studies

Lauren McCullough, Public Administration

Annalisa Weber, Environmental Studies

Henry Bedu-Mensah, Environmental Studies

 

Sponsor: Voinovich School 

Contact: Geoff Dabelko, dabelkog@ohio.edu 

 

Transboundary Conservation and Peacebuilding (Film screening and panel discussion) 

Thursday, November 14 •  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Location: Walter Rotunda 

 This film is in the Transcending Boundaries film series produced by International Peace Park Expeditions (peaceparkexpeditions.org), the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (uvm.edu/ieds ), and The Collaborative (thecollaborative.net) premiered this episode at The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org) in March of 2013.

Speakers will include:

  • Todd Walters, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions
  • Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
  • Godfrey Ogallo, Environmental Studies Program

 

Film to be screened:

Transcending Boundaries: Perspectives from the Central Albertine Rift Transfrontier Protected Area Network


Perspectives from The Central Albertine Rift Transfrontier Protected Area Network focuses on Eastern Africa, and the tri-border region between Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Riwanda, and Western Uganda.

The film explores transboundary conservation efforts through geographic, socio-political and ecological lenses. We hear from a diverse range of stakeholders, each of whom play a critical role conserving this biodiversity hotspot despite conflict and instability; while dealing with challenges from poaching, lack of sustainable livelihoods and the activities of armed groups. 

The film is based on the research and network of colleagues and stakeholders of Elaine Hsiao, a Fulbright Fellow, who was researching transboundary collaboration in Uganda at the time. This documentary shares an often untold story in a region filled with countless challenges. We learn how informal cross-border collaboration between individuals and Park Rangers lead to the creation of an organization (Central Albertine Rift Transfrontier Protected Area Network) and then an institution (The Core Secretariat) and finally evolved into the ongoing efforts to raise this collaboration to the highest level through the signing of a formal treaty by the Heads of State of all three countries. Turning to the future, the film ask "what will happen to the parks and conservation in the region now that oil has been discovered?"

This film is in the Transcending Boundaries film series produced by International Peace Park Expeditions, the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, and The Collaborative premiered this episode at The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in March of 2013.


 

Sponsor: Voinovich School 

Contact: Geoff Dabelko, dabelkog@ohio.edu 

 

“Border Post” Film Screening 

Thursday, November 14 •  7:30 PM – 10:00 PM 

Location: Athena Cinema 

  

Sponsor: Office of Research & Graduate College 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu 

 

Getting a Job from your Global Experience: A Career Development Workshop 

Friday, November 15 •  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Location: Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center 

  

Sponsor: Office of Education Abroad & Career and Leadership Development Center 

Contact: Regan Thomas, rt034212@ohio.edu 

 

Studying Business Internationally: Lessons from the Field 

Friday, November 15 •  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Location: Baker 231 

 

Jeff Anderson, the Director of Ohio International Consulting Program, will speak about opportunities abroad with the College of Business including a panel with students who have participated in the College of Business' Global Consulting Program and OHIO International Consulting Program. Students will talk about their experiences, how it has impacted their Ohio University education, and answer questions.

 

Sponsor: College of Business 

Contact: Annabelle Giordano, IB@ohio.edu 

 

Traditional Thai Dance Performance 

Friday, November 15 •  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 

Location: Baker Theater 

 

The Moradok Mai Community Theatre will perform traditional music and dance in a theatrical style. The performance features the Demon King, Thotsakan, a Thai rendition of the great epic "Ramayana."  The performance will be followed by discussion and questions. 

 

Sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies & Center for International Studies 

Contact: Pittaya Paladroi-Shane, paladroi@ohio.edu 

 

International Education Week Awards Reception 

Friday, November 15 •  4:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Location:  

 

 The reception is being held to recognize OHIO faculty, staff and alumni who have made exceptional contributions to furthering international education at the university and around the world. One faculty member, one staff member and one Ohio University alumnus will be presented the Award for Excellence in Global Engagement in recognition of their outstanding contributions to international education.


Attendance is by invitation only.  Please contact Krista McCallum Beatty (mccallum@ohio.edu) for more information.

 

Sponsor: International Education Week Planning Committee 

Contact: Krista McCallum Beatty, mccallum@ohio.edu 

 

International Dinner 

Saturday, November 16 •  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Location: Baker Ballroom 

  

Sponsor: International Student Union 

Contact: , iew@ohio.edu