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
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.
Sat., Sep. 29, 2018
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.
Tue., Oct. 02, 2018
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!
Sat., Oct. 06, 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!
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
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.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
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.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
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.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
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.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
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.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
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.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
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.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
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.
Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
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.
Sun., Nov. 04, 2018
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.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
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.