Spring Quarter 2017 Global Voices Programs

Spring Quarter 2017 Global Voices Programs

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017

The Future of US-Israel Relations

Join International House and the Institute of Politics as they welcome former United States Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro for a candid look at U.S.-Israel relations from Obama to Trump.

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Mon., Apr. 03, 2017

His Excellency John Mahama, Former President of the Republic of Ghana

Join International House and the Institute of Politics in welcoming His Excellency John Mahama, Former President of the Republic of Ghana. H.E. John Dramani Mahama was the 4th President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, elected for a four-year term (2012-2017).

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Tue., Apr. 04, 2017

Chicago Quarterly Review Literary Reading: The South Asian American Issue

Join us on April 4, 2017 as contributors to the South Asian American issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review read excerpts from their work published in the issue. Featuring award winning authors, including S. Afzal Haidar, Faisal Mohyuddin, Dipika Mukherjee, Toni Nealie, Ravibala Shenoy, and Sachin Waikar. The event will be moderated by Elizabeth McKenzie. 

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Tue., Apr. 04, 2017

Hashtags & Retweets: How the White House Uses Social Media

In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, President Trump has rewritten the rules of how the White House interacts with Americans and the press. From tweets to leaks, the IOP explores the role of new media in politics, the relationship of the press corps to the White House, and the power of 140 characters.

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Thu., Apr. 06, 2017

Anti-Racism, “White Fragility” and the “Third Reconstruction” with Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Join International International House Global Voices Program and The University of Chicago Animal Welfare Society to welcome Dr. A. Breeze Harper for her talk Anti-Racism, "White Fragility" and the "Third Reconstruction" a Critical Race and Vegan Praxis of Survival, Resistance, and Hope

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Sun., Apr. 09, 2017

Chicago Ensemble Concert: Program IV

Season 40 | Program IV: Woodwind Adventure: Audience-Friendly 20th Century Discoveries

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 35 years.
 

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Wed., Apr. 19, 2017

Global Hotspots and Blindspots: The Chessboard and the Web featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter

Join International House and the Harris School of Public Policy in welcoming visiting speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter for a lecture on her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World. Anne Marie is a former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she currently teaches politics and international affairs. From 2009-2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State.

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Wed., Apr. 19, 2017

Trump’s First 100 Days: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Join the Institute of Politics at International House for a discussion with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), former Congressman and current IOP fellow Bob Dold (R-IL), and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) in conversation with IOP Director Steve Edwards, for a look ahead to what can be expected from the administration and Congress during the months to come.

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Fri., Apr. 21, 2017

5th Latin American Matters Policy Forum: Bringing Latin America Together

The Latin American Matters Policy Forum provides an opportunity for renowned practitioners and world-class policy leaders to discuss Latin American policy issues with Harris School students and leading academic researchers in the Chicago area. In past years, the event has hosted relevant policymakers and leaders, such as former Latin American Presidents, current and former ministers, Latin American ambassadors to the US and policy experts.

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Sat., Apr. 22, 2017

ACSA Aesthetics

Join the African and Caribbean Student Association their cultural show ACSA Aesthetics,  at International House. This annual event welcomes members of the UChicago community to engage and look through a window into the various elements of the African and Caribbean culture. 

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Mon., Apr. 24, 2017

Mario Vargas Llosa: The Writer and His Demons, Lecture I

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series in partnership with the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities as we welcome Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa for his first lecture in the Berlin Family Lecture Series on Monday, April 24 in the International House Assembly Hall.

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Tue., Apr. 25, 2017

CANCELED: IPP Presents: Letters to a Young Muslim, a Conversation with Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash

The International Policy Program (IPP) is proud to present Omar Saif Ghobash, the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Russia. His new book Letters to a Young Muslim is a collection of correspondence with his eldest son and presents a message to young Muslims like his sons to reject extremism.

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Fri., Apr. 28, 2017

Tsukasa Taiko Concert

One of the largest community groups devoted to Japanese art and culture in Chicago, Tsukasa Taiko celebrates the upcoming Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May 2017.

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Sat., Apr. 29, 2017

CANCELED: Stay Awesome, Gotham with Anna Akana

Come hear YouTube extraordinaire Anna Akana tell her compelling story about processing the grief that followed her teen sister’s suicide in 2007 and healing through comedy. Listen to her distinct comedic voice as she describes her journey to producing YouTube videos to express herself and connect with the world.

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Mon., May. 01, 2017

Mario Vargas Llosa: The Writer and His Demons, Lecture II

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series in partnership with the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities as we welcome Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa for his second lecture in the Berlin Family Lecture Series on Monday, May 1 in the International House Assembly Hall.

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Mon., May. 01, 2017

Governor John Kasich (R-OH)

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the IOP as they welcome the Honorable John Kasich, Governor of Ohio and 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, to campus. Governor Kasich’s new autobiography, Two Paths: America Divided or United, revisits the tumultuous 2016 campaign and what it was like to be part of one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in American history. Governor Kasich will also share his hopes for the future and his take on Trump the candidate and Trump the president.

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Tue., May. 02, 2017

The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series, the Institute of Politics, and UChicago Hillel as they welcome Ambassador Dennis Ross for a discussion on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations and the U.S. role in the Middle East. Serving under presidents from Reagan to Obama, Ambassador Ross has taken the lead on the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as negotiations with Jordan and Syria. Now, Ambassador Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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Wed., May. 03, 2017

Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence Reading by Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author of fifteen books, reads from her works. Danticat is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and winner of an American Book Award.

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Fri., May. 05, 2017

Inter-Salsa Night

Join International House for a night filled with salsa dancing to promote cross-cultural connections through music. This evening will include performances by professional dancers, not limited to salsa dancing. There will be a beginner's class from 6-7pm and open dancing from 7-10pm.

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Fri., May. 05, 2017

CANCELED: Young Women Leaders in Latin America Panel

Join us in welcoming a panel of women leaders from Latin America, including Veronica Zavala, Soledad Nunez, Yolanda Martinez, and Indira Huilca as they discuss their experiences as women in politics and policies in their respective countries. There will be a group conversation between the leaders, after which each will give a brief talk on a topic important to them.

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Mon., May. 08, 2017

Mario Vargas Llosa: The Writer and His Demons, Lecture III

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series in partnership with the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities as we welcome Mario Vargas Llosa for his third lecture in the Berlin Family Lecture Series on Monday, May 8 in the International House Assembly Hall.

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Sat., May. 13, 2017

Eurovision 2017 Viewing Party

Join us in viewing the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest! Watch and listen as forty-three countries participate in the longest-running annual international song competition, performing original songs live for television audiences numbering as many as 204 million viewers. Televoting combined with professional juries represent each country to vote for the most popular among other countries’ songs. Such artists as ABBA (winner 1974) and Céline Dion (winner 1988) launched worldwide careers following their Eurovision performances. Originating in 1956 as lighthearted entertainment to bring together the countries of the European Broadcasting Union, and therefore are officially politically neutral, even though there is always a cultural subtext. Each year, the Contest chooses a theme, and for 2017 it is: “Celebrate Diversity.”

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Sun., May. 14, 2017

Chicago Ensemble Concert: Program V

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 35 years.

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Mon., May. 15, 2017

Mario Vargas Llosa: The Writer and His Demons, Lecture IV

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series in partnership with the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities as we welcome Mario Vargas Llosa for his fourth lecture in the Berlin Family Lecture Series on Monday, May 15 in the International House Assembly Hall.

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Tue., May. 16, 2017

Fourth Annual Vivekananda Lecture with David Shulman

Do I Have to Become a Pot to Know a Pot? On the Sanskrit Theater of Kerala

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Thu., May. 18, 2017

2017 CSRPC Annual Public Lecture: Vijay Prashad

In the Ruins of the Present: Trump, Joblessness, and Anger

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture's Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around the topics of race and ethnicity within the public sphere. This year, we are pleased to present Vijay Prashad with support from the International House Global Voices Program, the Center for Asian Health Equity, the PanAsia Solidarity Coalition, and Students for Justice in Palestine at UChicago.

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Thu., May. 25, 2017

Voices from North Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is possibly the most restrictive country in the world. Escape from this Hermit Kingdom has become increasingly difficult and dangerous over the years, and it is more challenging than ever to understand what exactly is going on in this nation. Join us in welcoming North Korean defectors in sharing their testimonials of escape and hope as we attempt to gain an insight into North Korea and the current lives of its defectors.

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