Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series

About the Series

The Global Voices Lecture Series hosts prominent speakers, round-table discussion groups, and special interest conferences and seminars. As a part of this program, leading figures from the world stage come to share their thoughts and exchange ideas with students and members of Chicago’s civic community on major issues facing the country and the world. The Global Voices Performing Arts Series provides a showcase for all performing arts at the University of Chicago’s International House. The Global Voices Performing Arts Series has established a vibrant exchange with a wide range of Chicago-area cultural institutions, arts organizations, dance companies, ethnic and folk arts groups, and music and theater groups.

To view descriptions for past events, please visit our past program archives. If you are interested in having the Global Voices Program co-sponsor one of your events, please check out our rooms available for reservation and the Co-Sponsorship Application and Terms.

2022-2023 Global Voices Performing Arts &
Lecture Series

Giving Tuesday

TUE., NOV 29, 2022

Join International House as we take part in Giving Tuesday. Enjoy bites and wines from the Mediterranean while celebrating and supporting International House's 90th Anniversary! This event is open to everyone with a suggested Giving Tuesday donation of $10 at the door. Swag will be given at the event for donations. 

Giving Tuesday

The Future of Democracy in Brazil: In conversation with Dilma Rousseff, former President of Brazil

WED., NOV 16, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join us as we partner with the Institute of Politics, UChicago Global, and the Center for Latin American Studies to welcome former President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, will discuss the prospects for safeguarding and strengthening the democratic rule of law in Brazil, the connections between Bolsonarism and Trumpism and the fate of democracy in an age of polarization and more. She will be in conversation with Simon Romero, national correspondent for The New York Times, who previously served as the paper’s Brazil bureau chief.

Veterans Day Recognition

FRI., NOV 11, 2022

Join International House as we partner with the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities to host this year's Veterans Day Recognition event. We will have remarks by President Paul Alivisatos and military-affiliated persons from across the academic and professional units

OUTStanding Speaker Series – Victor Madrigal-Borloz, “From Wars Against Diversity To Inclusive Peace”

THU., NOV 10, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join International House as we partner with the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, the UChicago Alumni PRIDE network, and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights to host this OUTstanding speaker series event. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Costa Rican human rights lawyer and the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, will give a talk entitled, “From Wars Against Diversity To Inclusive Peace: Violence And Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In Armed Conflict."

Opera: An Inclusion – Issue #2: Architecture and Botany

WED., NOV 9, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join International House as we partner with International Women Associates and The Nourishments Projects for Opera: An Inclusion, a five-part series dedicated to appreciating opera beyond the world of coloratura and countertenor. Through the perspectives of architecture, botany, politics etc. — and without a blind, pedantic deference to reputed masterpieces — we will present operas in a thoughtful and amusing manner to highlight its elemental resonance with modern life.

X Illinois Portuguese Connection

SAT., NOV 5, 2022

Join International House as we partner with the Department of Romance Languages and the Center for Latin American Studies to host the 10th Illinois Portuguese Language Connection. This event is a collaborative initiative between three of the largest universities in the state of Illinois: Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Registration is required.

Pan-Asian Fall Social

THU., NOV 3, 2022

Members of the Pan-Asian Resource Group (PARG) and Pan Asian Coalition (PAC), would like to invite you to join them for an evening of finger licking good food, great music, and a talent show! This event is co-sponsored by BSD Postdoc Office & Postdoc Association and the International House Global Voices Program.

Diplomatic Encounters Series: A Conversation with HIROSHI TAJIMA, Consul-General of Japan

TUE., NOV. 1, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Launched in 2015, International House and UChicago Global joined forces with the Chicago Consular Corps to expand the Diplomatic Encounters Series to better connect the UChicago community with representatives of diplomatic missions from around Chicago and across the nation. In partnership with the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), we will be hosting HIROSHI TAJIMA, Consul-General of Japan in conversation with Susan L. Burns, Professor of Japanese History and Director of CEAS.

2022 International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition

SAT., OCT. 22, 2022

Join International House as we host the 2022 International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition for a night of dance, music, and celebration. Arts troupes and organizations from across the Midwest will demonstrate a variety of performances that illustrate the artists’ talents and their passion for Korean arts.

Human Rights at the Crossroads: Pozen Family Center for Human Rights 25th Anniversary Colloquium

THURS., OCT. 20, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join International House as we partner with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights to host their 25th Anniversary Celebration. This will be a cross-disciplinary colloquium examining the challenges facing the implementation of human rights in the global community. A distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners will share their insights on the politics and promise of the human rights project.

Opera: An Inclusion – Issue #1: Politics & War

WED., OCT. 19, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join International House as we partner with International Women Associates and The Nourishments Projects© for Opera: An Inclusion, a five-part series dedicated to appreciating opera beyond the world of coloratura and countertenor.

Achut Deng – “Don’t Look Back” – Keely Hutton

FRI., OCT. 14 2022

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series as we partner with Seminary Co-op Bookstores for an Author Night with Achut Deng. Deng will discuss Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America. She will be joined in conversation by co-author, Keely Hutton.

“Indian Classical Music: A Way of Life” with Amjad Ali Khan

THURS., OCT. 13, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

Join International House as we partner with the UChicago Department of Music to welcome internationally renowned Indian classical sarod artist, Amjad Ali Khan. This intimate solo concert will be the highlight of his first residency week at the University of Chicago. Entitled “Indian Classical Music: A Way of Life,” the program includes an array of solo works accompanied by tabla. Maestro Khan will provide some reflections on the music, the culture, and his own life as a sarod performer.

“Shireen Abu Akleh: Legacy and Life” with Dalia Hatuqa

WED, OCT 12, 2022

Join International House as we partner with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies to host the fall 2022 Talat and Isabelle Othman Lecture with Dalia Hatuqa. Dalia Hatuqa is a multimedia journalist specializing in Israeli/Palestinian affairs, and regional Middle East issues as they pertain to business and economics, culture, art and U.S. foreign policy. She also writes about religion, and minorities in the US.

Center for Global Health Sumer Research Report

MON., OCT 3, 2022

On October 3, 2022, International House joined the Center for Global Health to host the 2022 CGH Summer Research Fellowship Return Back Celebration. CGH’s summer research fellows presented their work.

OMAC Welcome Picnic

SAT., OCT. 1, 2022

Join the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, International House, UChicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, and University of Chicago Alumni Relations'-Military Affinity Group in welcoming military-affiliated students, staff, faculty, and their families to the University of Chicago. Enjoy food, drinks, games, music, and more!

16th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival

WED., SEPT. 24, 2022

90th Anniversary | Global Voices Programs

International House is proud to support the 16th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival! Each year, this jazz celebration features the finest artists in local, national, and international jazz. This year, we will host Gustavo Cortiñas’ Desafio Candente and the Ernest Dawkins Quartet + Special Guests.

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