E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues
Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the preeminent speakers series in higher education. Past Thompson Forum events have featured, among many others: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Holocaust survivor and peace activist Elie Weisel; Camelia Sadat, the daughter of Anwar Sadat and founder of the Sadat Peace Institute; Maki Mandela, daughter of the former South African president; the Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Hedrick Smith, journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union; Kennedy Administration Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, CITY CAMPUS – FEB. 25TH 7PM
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues
Andrew Bacevich with Boston University and Derek Chollet with the Department of Defense will be presenting the fourth lecture in this year’s E.N. Thompson Forum series: “Us & Them.” All lectures are free and open to the public.
Water Security & Peace Symposium - May 28-29 2014
This symposium aims to increase awareness of the University of Nebraska’s commitment to water security and peace in the Middle East and around the world. This two day symposium will focus on the different ways international actors, countries and communities cooperate around water and natural resources. Download symposium flyer for more information.
Interdisciplinary Class on Water Security and Peace Offered in 2014
In the summer 2014, The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, led by Global Studies and Judaic Studies, is planning an interdisciplinary class that focuses on the role of water security and peace in the Middle East, the US and around the world. Using Israel and its relation to its neighbors as the main case study, but including discussions of the US and other regions, the three week pre-session course will start in early May 2014 and be coordinated by Dr. Patrice McMahon, Political Science and Global Studies and Dr. Jean Cahan, Philosophy and Judaic Studies. The class will include lectures from internationally experts of water policy, public policy and the Middle East, as well as UNL faculty. Download the class flyer for more information.
Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 18 or over who are interested in public service abroad. And if you're a return volunteer, learn about short-term opportunities to re-engage—either in the US or abroad. Learn more on the Peace Corps website.
CANDY FACTORY LOBBY IN THE HAYMARKET - 201 N. 8TH ST. – DEC 6TH 6-8PM
Spain Captured - Photo Exhibit
UNL's student advertising agency, Jacht Ad Lab, is hosting an event showcasing photographs taken on College of Journalism and Mass Commucations' two and a half week trip to Spain. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
HOME ECONOMICS BUILDING RM 11, EAST CAMPUS - DEC. 6TH 11 AM
Natural Dyes Lecture
Dr. Padmini Balaram, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from India, will deliver a lecture on eco-friendly, naturally dyed textiles. Balaram will discuss the possible uses and advantages of natural dyes, and displays of work she has done will be present. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
KAUFFMAN CENTER - GREAT HALL, CITY CAMPUS - DEC. 6TH 3-4:30PM
Hidden Legacy: Japanese Performance and Lecture
The Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies presents a lecture and performance by Shirley Muramoto Wong. Wong will discuss Japanese traditional performing arts in internment camps during World War II, as well as a Koto performance, which is the national instrument of Japan. A reception will follow with green tea ice cream. Contact Dan Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SELLECK DINING HALL, CITY CAMPUS – DEC 4TH 10:30AM
Drink some Malta, eat some mooncakes, mix and mingle with UNL professors, GLST and international students at the Global Café in Selleck Dining Hall. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
NEBRASKA EAST UNION ATRIUM, EAST CAMPUS – DEC 5TH 11AM-2PM
IANR Education Abroad Fair
Join the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Office of Education Abroad for a display of faculty led programs abroad within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students interested in short or long term study in another country while studying in the fields of Agriculture and Natural Resources are encouraged to attend to hear directly how specific programs may best serve them in their goals to pursue education abroad. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Whitaker International Summer and Undergraduate Programs
The online application for the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014 cycle is now available with a October 15, 2013 deadline.
The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2014 is also available with a February 4, 2014 deadline.
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME). Read more about the programs and requirements at the Whitaker website.
Opportunities in China
Chinese government to support international students
The Chinese government will support about 50,000 international students in China in 2015, and the country will become the largest Asian destination for such students in 2020, high-level Chinese officials said on April 25. Get more information on the Chinese Government website.
100k Strong promotes study abroad in China
The 100,000 Strong Foundation encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the US to learn Mandarin and study in China. Learn more at http://100kstrong.org/.
With a $300 million commitment, Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant program of its kind since the Rhodes Trust and will be the largest philanthropic effort undertaken in China by largely foreign donors. Learn more at Schwarzman Scholars website.