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.
Schwarzman Scholars Webinar
The Institute of Internaitonal Education (IIE) is offering a webinar to UNL students about the new Schwarzman Scholars program on February 26th from 4-5 p.m. in the City Campus Union.
The Big Arabic Day
The UNL's Arabic Day will include a presentation from Professor, Dr. Amir Hussain followed by an authentic Arabic Buffett. This event is open to the public. March 16th, 2015
Housing International Events
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CITY CAMPUS - DATES TBD
Have you liked UNL International Student programming page on facebook? Jessica Loke, Residential International Coordinator, has several events that will occur during Fall 2014. Stay to to date to be sure you don't miss out!
Virtual Study Abroad Fair
The Virtual Study Abroad Fair, hosted by CollegeWeekLive, IIE, and the U.S. Department of State will be hosting an online study abroad fair February 25, 2015 from 12 noon EST- 8PM EST. Read more about the programs at the IIE website.
Sheldon hosts Asian lunar new year festival
Sheldon Museum of Art and the Asian Community and Cultural Center are holding a celebration of the Asian lunar new year from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the museum.
Reel Talk: A Social Justice Film Series
The Japanese Modern Language Department will host this event on April 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm in the JGMC Ubuntu Room. Refreshments provided. Discussion to follow screening with Director Ian Thomas Ash.
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.
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.