2018-2019 Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series

About the Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture 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.

2018-2019 Global Voices Performing Arts & Lecture Series

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018

Harris School of Public Policy: Diversity Luncheon

International House welcomes the Harris School of Public Policy for the 2018 Diversity Luncheon. This year's Common Read is The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore. Join us for a talk by the author and an open discussion of the book and the issues it presents. 

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Sat., Sep. 29, 2018

12th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Join International House as it celebrates the 12th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Each year, this jazz celebration features the finest artists in local, national, and international jazz. International House will host two programs on Saturday, September 29th: Maggie Brown's Vision Ensemble and the Miguel de la Cerna Quartet.  

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Tue., Oct. 02, 2018

International House Founder’s Day Presents: UChicago Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Since 1932, International House has served the University of Chicago and greater Chicago community as a residential cultural center for international exchange and understanding. Celebrate another year of international friendship and public programming during International House Founder's Day Presents: UChicago Latinx Heritage Month Celebration Featuring ¡Pachanga! 

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Sat., Oct. 06, 2018

Ballroom Bootcamp 2018

Want to learn how to gracefully glide across a dance floor? Join International House and the Ballroom & Latin Dance Association to learn some of the most popular ballroom dances in the world! 

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Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

The Role & Responsibility of Artists to Right-wing Nationalism & Social/Religious Conflict

Scholar, activist, and Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna presents a lecture on the role of arts and artists in leveraging institutional change in today's political and cultural climate.

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Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Industry & Industrialism in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Near East

Join us for a two-day conference which will focus on the status and structure of industrial production in the Near East between the fourth and tenth centuries CE. While the vibrant agrarian and commercial activity of the time is well-documented, less is known about the state of industrial production.

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Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

IOP Speaker Series: The Impact of Populism & Nationalism on American Democracy

Join International House and the UChicago Institute of Politics as we welcome National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg for a conversation on his new book, Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy.

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Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Will Kemp Returns: a Jigs Revival

Back by popular demand, Consort favorite Steve Player with jigs, songs, and antics from Elizabethan England! International House welcomes the Newberry Consort as they revive their Jigs program with new ballads, new hijinks, and even more laughs, brought to you by singers and dancers, our violin band, lute and guitar, pipe and tabor, and bagpipe with costumes by Meriem Bahri.

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Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

2018-2019 Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture: Yu Miri

Join us for this year's Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture entitled Myself Within Japan, Myself Within Fukushima with Yu Miri as she discusses and questions the concepts of home and nation-state, drawing on her family's story and her own experience with the city of Fukushima. 

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Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Marking x8: Commemoration in Czech and Slovak History

With the political upheavals of 1848, independence in 1918, the Nazi occupation of 1938, the socialist coup in 1948, and the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, Czech, Slovak, and Czechoslovak history are often reduced to the narratives of these ‘8s’. With a keynote lecture by David Cooper from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and speakers contributing perspectives from film, theater, Jewish studies, urban studies, and gender studies, this program creates a space for interdisciplinary approaches to the idea of commemoration, memory, and the making and managing of Czech and Slovak history and identity.

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Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Let’s Grow Together: A Night of Comedy and Community

Join International House as we host the University of Chicago Muslim Students Association's annual fall event, Let's Grow Together: A Night of Comedy and Community. This event will feature Ingrid Mattson, entertainment by Azhar Usman, and dinner from Al-Bawadi Grill. It promises to be an evening of good food, good performances, and good company.

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Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Cabaret Connexion: Films and Razzle-Dazzles

The 8-day international conference of the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion begins with a day of film screenings and two "Razzle-Dazzles" at International House to celebrate the history of cabaret from France to the United States. Filmmaker Cheryl E. Grant, French historian Jacques Protat (with singer Maryline Rollet), Chicago-based music historian Charles Troy and others invite you to explore the intimate art of cabaret performance. 

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Sat., Nov. 03, 2018

Chicago Humanities Festival

Since 1989, the Chicago Humanities Festival has presented hundreds of programs that aim to expose individuals to important ideas in Humanities-related disciplines. The 2018 Fallfest will explore this year's theme—Graphic!—through thought-provoking programs featuring prominent speakers.

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Sun., Nov. 04, 2018

The Chicago Ensemble 42nd Season, Program I

Offering an innovative mix of familiar masterworks and lesser-known repertoire performed in varied combinations of instruments and voice, the Chicago Ensemble has occupied a unique place in Chicago's cultural life for over 40 years. Piano trios by the great composers of the Classical period make up The Chicago Ensemble’s first program in the group’s ambitious 42nd season. 

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Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

5th International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition

In its fifth year, the International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition will showcase arts troupes and organizations from across the Midwest who will demonstrate a variety of performances that illustrate the artists' talents and their passion for Korean arts. The competition will encompass traditional dance, vocal, and instrumental performances. 

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