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.
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues
LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, CITY CAMPUS - FEB 25TH 7PM
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.
NEBRASKA UNION - HERITAGE ROOM, CITY CAMPUS - MAR 6TH 3:30-9PM
Consider attending the Japan Festival for your chance to see a Japanese vocal performance, a piano recital, and a free showing of the Japanese Film "Hafu". This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies, the UNL Japanese Program, and the Japanese consulate. Contact Madoka Wayoro, Director of the Kawasaki Reading Room, with any questions at email@example.com.
Of Japan: Warrior’s Art, Artist’s Medium, Gentleman’s Symbol
NEBRASKA UNION - PEWTER ROOM, CITY CAMPUS - FEB 28TH 3-4PM
Join UNL Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Peter Bleed, for a presentation on Japanese swords. This event is hosted by the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies and any questions can be directed to Madoka Wayoro at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies visit their website.
UNL Tax Prep Service
NEBRASKA UNION, CITY CAMPUS - MAR 4TH, 11TH & 25TH
In an effort by the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Involvement international students and scholars can file their federal tax returns for free during the month of March. Stop in on Tuesday March 4th, 11th, or 25th to complete the required forms to maintain visa status. Visit the UNL Tax Credit Campaign website or contact Linda Moody with any questions.
Whitaker International Summer and Undergraduate Programs
The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2014 is now 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.
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.
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.
NEBRASKA HALL, RM. W130, CITY CAMPUS - FEB 25TH 6-7:30PM
Join the Confucius Institute for Chinese Corner every Wednesday for Chinese Corner. Everyone of all skills is invited to come to Nebraska Hall to practice their Chinese language skills and learn more about Chinese culture. Contact Jessie Liqing with any questions.