Autumn Quarter 2015
Nahuel Pennisi in Concert
October 17, 2015
On October 17th, 2015, Argentinian folk singer Nahuel Pennisi performed at International House's Assembly Hall. The event was presented by the International House Global Voices Program and SylviaHevia Productions, and was co-sponsored by AARP Illinois, the Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago, and Yes! Press Chicago.
Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition
November 7, 2015
The Global Voices Performing Arts Series, the International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Committee, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago were delighted to present the Second International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition. The Committee seeks to establish the status of Korean arts and present excellence in Korean culture through professional dance activities. At this competition, amateur artists demonstrated their talents in the categories of Traditional Instruments, Korean Dance, and Traditional Voice, such as pansori and minyo.
Merchants of Doubt: Panel and Q&A with Bob Inglis
November 16, 2015
On November 16th, former congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) visited International House for a screening of the documentary Merchants of Doubt, an event co-sponsored by the University of Chicago's Energy Policy Institute. Inglis represented South Carolina’s 4th District, which covers the highly conservative Greenville-Spartanburg area, from 1993 to 1998 and again from 2005 to 2010. During his second term in Congress, he advocated for a tax on carbon pollution, to be offset by cutting taxes elsewhere. This position put him at odds with other conservatives, and in 2010, Inglis lost his congressional seat to a primary challenger. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library recognized Inglis’s commitment to the environment in the face of political pressure by presenting him with its 2015 Profile in Courage Award. After leaving Congress, Inglis founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, which engages conservatives on the issue of climate change. You can learn more about this group at its website, RepublicEn.org.
Winter Quarter 2016
January Open Mic Night
January 14, 2016
The first open mic from International House. Enjoy the talents of International House residents and friends!
TEDxUChicago Speaker Salon with Professor Wendy Freedman
February 1, 2016
Professor Wendy Freedman, astronomer, former director of Carnegie Observatories, and TED speaker, addresses the observational side of cosmology. Her talk: “A Giant Leap Towards Astronomical Discovery,” focuses on the expansion of the universe, dark energy, and dark matter, as well as talk about her Giant Magellan Telescope Project in Chile.
Blood Oil: Author Lecture with Leif Wenar
February 3, 2016
In his sweeping new ‘big picture’ book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World, one of today’s leading political philosophers Leif Wenar explores how the “resource curse” impedes democracy and development—and searches for the hidden global rule that puts shoppers into business with some of today’s most dangerous men. He discovers the same rule that historically licensed the slave trade and genocide and apartheid—a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity’s greatest triumphs, yet that still breeds tyranny and war and extremism through today’s global resource trade.
Spring Quarter 2016
May 1, 2016
Experience the traditional concepts of Japanese art as a cultural legacy, to instill appreciation for artistic excellence, and to utilize these concepts in expanding and evolving the taiko (Japanese drum) art form with special guests from Fujima Ryu of Chicago (Japanese classical dance).
No Más Bebés: Film Discussion
May 2, 2016
M.E.Ch.A. de UChicago presented a screening of the film No Más Bebés, which tells the story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Our No Más Bebés Film Discussion features Producer Virginia Espino & Plaintiff Consuelo Hermosillo.