Autumn Quarter 2016 Global Voices Programs

Autumn Quarter 2016 Global Voices Programs

Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Graduate Student Welcome Party, featuring The Polkaholics

Join the UChicago Grad Council at International House for an Oktoberfest-style welcome party for all UChicago Grad Students. Meet current and incoming grad students, learn about UChicago Grad Council and how to get involved, and listen as the Polkaholics put the oomph back in oom-pah! The Polkaholics, formed in ’97 by 'Dandy Don' Hedeker (aka Donald Hedeker, AB’80, PhD ‘89, Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences) have electrified polka and made it rock!

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Sat., Sep. 24, 2016

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2016

For yet another year, International House plays host to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival! This annual event features the finest artists in local, national, and international jazz, and it celebrates jazz’s great legacy and bright future on Chicago’s South Side. See the full schedule of more than 40 programs on the 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival website. International House will host two programs on Saturday, September 24th:

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Tue., Sep. 27, 2016

Najita Film Screening & Lecture: Tell the Prime Minister with Oguma Eiji

The 11th Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies presents a two-day program that encompasses a film screening of Professor and Director Eiji Oguma’s “Tell the Prime Minister” on September 27th and a keynote lecture featuring Professor Oguma (Japanese with English translation) on September 28th. Professor Oguma is a Professor of the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo. His research covers national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, and democratic philosophy and social movements in modern Japan from the perspective of historical sociology.

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Thu., Sep. 29, 2016

Etno Grupa “Trag” Concert

The world-renowned ensemble Etno Grupa “Trag” will be performing at International House as part of the ensemble’s US tour this fall. The 10-person vocal-instrumental ensemble from Banja Luka, Serbia will perform Serbian folk music, following an introductory performance from Chicago’s Dukati and Biseri Folklore Ensemble.

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Fri., Sep. 30, 2016

MSA Eid al-Adha Cultural Celebration

Commemorating the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) and grounded in the roots of Abrahamic sacrifice, Eid al-Adha is a true celebration. The idea that societal change requires great sacrifice and personal commitment is one that is not limited to Islamic teachings, and this evening of humor, culture, and activism is accessible to all.

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Fri., Oct. 07, 2016

Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

Hear Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party Nominee, speak in the International House Assembly Hall.  This event is part of the Institute of Politic's Road to 2016 series, a variety of events, encompassing all of the IOP's program areas, that are focused on the campaign for the White House.

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Mon., Oct. 10, 2016

Justice in the Service of Equality: A Public Lecture by Christiane Taubira

During this public lecture, Christiane Taubira, the former Minister of Justice in France, will cover topics as diverse as same-sex marriage, slavery as a crime against humanity, and incarceration rates of youth of color.

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Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

2016 Social Justice Address Lecture featuring Marc Edwards

Marc A. Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech University, will give the keynote lecture, entitled Perspectives on Environmental Injustice in the Flint, MI Water Crisis.

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Mon., Oct. 17, 2016

GenForward: Are Campaigns Hearing Millennials?

Join International House and the Institute of Politics for a panel discussion on youth polling. 

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Tue., Oct. 18, 2016

Diplomatic Encounters Series: A Conversation with Argentine Ambassador Martín Lousteau

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, International House, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and other area studies centers are joining 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. The series aims to provide a venue to hear from leading diplomats, engage them in open dialogue, and come to a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing countries around the world. Programs for the series are held throughout the academic year.

This program will feature Martín Lousteau, the Ambassador of Argentina to the US since January 2016, whose talk is entitled "Argentina - Politics & Economics."

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Thu., Oct. 20, 2016

Home Improvement: Young Mayors Tackle Old Problems

The Institute of Politics is proud to welcome three of the country’s top young mayors for a discussion on their innovative solutions to the challenges facing their cities. 

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Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Voices from Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Survivor Testimony and Atomic Bomb Memoirs Reading

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago will be hosting “Voices from Hiroshima” – a program that features testimony from a “hibakusha” or atomic bomb survivor from the city of Hiroshima.  In addition to the survivor’s testimony, two poets will be reciting poems relating to the atomic bomb both in English and in Japanese. This program will also provide University of Chicago students an opportunity to learn share and exchange ideas regarding the atomic bombings as well as participate in the poetry reading. The program will end with a reception that will provide an opportunity for attendees and participants to meet one another for further discussion.

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Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Climate Change Forum: A North American Perspective

Join government representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States for a panel discussion on how North America is working to mitigate climate change while meeting shared objectives from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and the North American Leaders' Summit. Following this, representatives from the City of Chicago and local organizations will discuss initiatives to make Chicago a more sustainable city.

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Thu., Oct. 27, 2016

“Arctic Defenders” Film Screening featuring Aaju Peter

When climate change is discussed, the Inuit people of the Arctic are often mentioned as experiencing the first impacts. But who are they? What is their history? Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in 1968 with an Inuit activist movement in Canada. It led to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The film reveals the history of Canada’s attempt at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the game.

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Thu., Nov. 03, 2016

Listening Session with Paquito D’Rivera

This free discussion and listening Session with Paquito D'Rivera and Ben Waltzer occurs the day before the universally-loved clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera plays his intriguing blend of jazz, classical and Afro-Latin influences that garnered his 14th GRAMMY award and 2015 Best Latin Jazz album at Logan Center.

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Fri., Nov. 04, 2016

The 9th International Education Conference at The University of Chicago

Learn new ways to bring international politics into your classrooms and engage your students in the role of elections throughout the world. Through dynamic presentations, dialogues, and classroom activities, teachers will gain practical and innovative curriculum ideas that guide students to make connections to the larger stories of the world. Recommended for all K-16 educators; content is especially appropriate for secondary and post-secondary educators.

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Sat., Nov. 05, 2016

International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition

The International Korean Traditional Performing Art Committee, through professional dance activities, establishes the status of Korea and presents excellence in Korean culture. This year we continue the tradition with a competition for artists to showcase their talents and love of Korean arts. The traditional art competition encompasses dance, singing, and traditional instruments.

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Sun., Nov. 06, 2016

MEChA de UChicago presenta: Día de los Muertos

MEChA de UChicago and International House invite you to their annual celebration of Día de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday to honor deceased loved ones through a celebration of life.

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Wed., Nov. 09, 2016

DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

In this “tour de force” performance”DaVinci & Michelangelo The Titans Experience, Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, will take you and the audience on an fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses.  This original, theater performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures.  Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before, relating them to our world today as we strive to discover our own “inner” Michelangelo and DaVinci. 

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Sun., Nov. 13, 2016

The Chicago Ensemble 40th Season, Concert 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 30 years.

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Fri., Nov. 18, 2016

Diplomatic Encounters: the Future of US-Cuban Relations

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, International House, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and other area studies centers are joining 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. The series aims to provide a venue to hear from leading diplomats, engage them in open dialogue, and come to a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing countries around the world. Programs for the series are held throughout the academic year.

This program will feature Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in July 2015.

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Wed., Nov. 30, 2016

Public Lecture with the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China

The 10th Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Hong Lei, will present a public lecture in the International House Assembly Hall followed by a reception. The program will also include a question and answer session with the audience.

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Fri., Dec. 02, 2016

Open Mic Night

Enjoy performances both planned and impromptu at the I-House Open Mic! Support International House residents and friends as they showcase their myriad talents in a transformed Assembly Hall. Feel free to hang out, study, or sing!

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