Events & News

Wed., Jan. 21, 2015

Bossa Nova: Six Strings and Six Languages

Bossa nova, a jazz-influenced, quiet version of Brazilian samba, has won the world over since 1960s. I-House resident Doyoung Lim, one of the few professional Brazilian guitarists in Korea, explores the international renditions of this popular music, performing bossa nova songs from Korea, United States, France, Italy, Argentina, and of course, Brazil.

Tue., Jan. 27, 2015

Global Voices Author Night with Eric Posner & Geoffrey Stone

Join Eric A. Posner and Geoffrey R. Stone as they discuss Posner's new book, The Twilight of Human Rights Law.  Posner argues that the failure of enforcing human rights is due to the reality of governance. To ensure effectiveness, an understanding of development economics should be made the foundation of a new empirical system, where compliance can be judged on concrete metrics like poverty reduction rather than on ambiguous checklists of specific rights.

Mon., Feb. 16, 2015

David Axelrod: “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics”

Join the Institute of Politics as David Axelrod reflects on his four decades in the political arena. In offering a glimpse behind the closed doors of politics, he will discuss the turmoil and progress of his impressive career, and also reflect on the importance of young people getting involved in politics.

Residence Life

Admissions & Fellowships

The mission of International House is to enable students and scholars from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect, and friendship.

Living at International House

Living at International House brings students and scholars into a global community. During their time at International House, residents shape the community through their participation in various resident programs and by initiating their own events.

Autumn 2014 Language and Culture Table Program

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, and supported by a University of Chicago Graduate Innovation Grant, the Autumn 2014 Language and Culture Table Program seeks to establish a series of language tables to provide an opportunity for all University of Chicago students, native and non-native speakers, to meet together, develop language skills, and promote cultural enrichment through conversation

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