Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series

University events must adhere to all Chicago Department of Public Health and University guidance for in-person gathering at the time of the meeting or event, which may include limited attendance or capacity, face coverings, or require other mitigations for health and safety. These events are currently planned as a mask-optional convenings. Due to ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. We strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals and those preferring to wear masks to do so. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

About the Global Voices 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 Program enables International House to continue to strengthen its links with the University of Chicago and the City of Chicago in ways that are commensurate with its institutional position of promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect and the exchange of ideas among people of all nations and backgrounds.

The Global Voices Performing Arts Series provides a showcase for all performing arts at the University of Chicago's International House. The International House Global Voices Performing Arts Program 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. Programs showcase individual artists as well as performing arts groups and support educational programs, art exhibitions and cultural celebrations throughout the year. These programs provide substantive interaction between master artists from around the world and the greater community including the University, the City of Chicago, and regional artists throughout Illinois. Programs are also used to raise awareness of important contemporary issues in different regions of the world. Whether it’s hosting a world music concert, cultural celebration, seminar, dance, or recital, International House offers a setting unlike any other in the city.