Winter Quarter 2017 Global Voices Programs
Thu., Jan. 05, 2017
Please join the IOP as it welcomes the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan. Following three decades of service at the CIA, Mr. Brennan was appointed Director by President Obama in 2013 and has worked at the forefront of the country’s counterterrorism and national security efforts. From the battle against ISIS to cyber attacks from Russia and China, how is the United States responding to growing threats to national security? What emerging threats are on the horizon? And how is technology changing the world of intelligence gathering? Director Brennan will draw upon his vast experience at the agency to provide insight and analysis on the constantly evolving nature of threats and the role of US intelligence in world affairs.
Sun., Jan. 08, 2017
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.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
Interested in a green career, but confused when it comes to your options? We're holding the UChicago Green Careers Panel just for you!
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
The American public’s trust in the media is at an all-time low. People of all parties and all persuasions blame media bias for election results and public response. What were the media successes and failures of the 2016 election? How do America’s top media executives rate their organization’s performance? What did they do well? What mistakes did they make? How has the media landscape changed? And, looking forward, what challenges do they face covering a Trump White House?
Wed., Feb. 01, 2017
Join International House and the Institute of Politics as they welcome former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julián Castro, who will reflect upon his time at HUD. Former Secretary Castro will discuss his work rebuilding the housing market, increasing affordable homeownership and furthering the Fair Housing Act under the Obama Administration.
Fri., Feb. 03, 2017
Join the IOP as it welcomes author JD Vance for a discussion of his best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy. “Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.”
Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Celebrate the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival at International House with the Asian Policy Forum and the UChicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association.
Wed., Feb. 08, 2017
Join International House and the IOP in welcoming former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt, and former Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, in conversation with visiting Fellow Jackie Calmes.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Hear Henry Johnson at the Seventh Annual WHPK 88.5 FM Jazz Format Black History Month Celebration of Jazz, "Our Gift to the World," at International House. Featuring Henry Johnson with Billy Foster on piano, Eric Schnieder on saxophone, John Ramos on bass and Charles Heath on drums.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
How did America enter the ‘alternative facts’ era? Who is gaining from the spread of false information? Join the IOP as it welcomes BuzzFeed’s Media Editor Craig Silverman to explore all of these issues and more.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
With the 2016 campaign over and a controversial first month for the Trump presidency, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. The GOP controls all three branches of government, yet many Republic voters are divided in their support of the new administration. Can the GOP reconcile the factions within the party? What do these tensions mean for the future of the Party? And, what are the implications for the 2018 elections?
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Join Yoko Hiraoka- a senior master performer of Biwa, Koto, Shamisen and Jiuta voice- for a Biwa Concert : 3 Pieces from the Tale of the Heike “Gion Shoja” “Atsumori” “Dan-no-ura” accompanied by a brief lecture on the history of biwa and the Tale of Heike.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
International House and The Body Project are bringing filmmaker Elena Rossini to campus for a screening and discussion of her new film, The Illusionists. This film is a documentary that explores the epidemic of body dissatisfaction and the globalization of beauty standards around the world.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Join International House and the Institute of Politics in welcoming CNN political commentators S.E.Cupp and Van Jones to discuss the current state of politics in America. Moderating this discussion is David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
The Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago invites the community for its Annual Family Carnaval - February 25 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at the International House at the University of Chicago. Read the article about the Brazilian Carnaval which appears in the Hyde Park Herald written by Global Voices Metcalf Intern Rena Salvin http://hpherald.com/2017/02/15/brazilian-cultural-center-of-chicago-to-host-annual-family-carnaval-at-international-house/
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Join John and Galia Kuo in a lecture, workshop, performance, and exhibition of traditional Balkan Rhythms and Dance.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Join International House and Rev. Dr. John Richard Porter in a lecture on Black History Month. Porter served as Pastor of the Christ United Methodist Church in Chicago’s Englewood Community (1962-1971; 1979-1995). He founded Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first SCLC Chapter in Chicago in 1964. After receiving his Ph.D. degree from the Union Institute and University in 1975, He published his first book The Dating Habits of Young Black Americans in 1979. His 500-plus page book, Autobiography of Black Male Violence is considered by many to be a classic legacy work; he is listed in historymakers.com and “Who’s Who in Black America.” Porter is a prolific motivational speaker and writer, and has over forty years of experience working with the Freedom Movements, urban gangs, and violence projects.
Fri., Mar. 03, 2017
Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the Harris School of Public Policy for a day of public lectures on International Development. Admitted students to the Harris School and the general public are invited to take part in a series of lectures by esteemed faculty from the Harris School.
Fri., Mar. 03, 2017
This year's Summit will focus on The Legal Recognition of Indigenous Lands in Brazil. The opening reception will feature keynote speaker Rosaly Byrd, an environmental policy professional at the United Nations Development Programme World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre). She will be introduced by Harris School Interim Dean Kerwin Charles.
Sun., Mar. 05, 2017
Join The Chicago Ensemble for its 40th season of eclectic classical chamber music performances, featuring Gerald Rizzer, artistic director/piano, and leading Chicago artists. Every concert offers a wide-ranging program of beloved masterworks, rarely heard gems and contemporary works by composers around the world. Enjoy an intimate setting, complimentary reception and informal spoken program notes that provide the perfect chamber music experience.
Tue., Mar. 07, 2017
This international and collaborative 2-day workshop will bring together distinguished poets and translators of East Asian poetry, both classical and modern, as a means to explore and re-imagine the concepts of text and translation through the lends of East Asian media studies. Join us on Tuesday, March 7th in the International House Coulter Lounge for the final poetry reading of this 2 day workshop.
Tue., Mar. 07, 2017
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. Join Alash at International House as they perform their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.
Fri., Mar. 24, 2017
One of the largest festivals in the U.S. showcasing the folk music, dance, and culture of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, this festival attracts enthusiasts from all over the country. Guided by master dance teachers and inspired by virtuoso musicians you’ll dance, sing, and jam all weekend long! Be enthralled by splendid performances of music and dance at the Saturday evening concert. Sample mouth-watering delicacies prepared by expert Balkan cooks. Finally, don’t miss the Sunday evening post-festival dinner and party.