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International Education Week

Barnard Celebrates
International Education Week

November 17th-21st, 2014

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Join Barnard's Office of International Programs, in collaboration with other campus offices, departments, and centers, to celebrate Barnard's international community!

Monday, November 17th
Tuesday, November 18th
Wednesday, November 19th
Thursday, November 20th
Friday, November 21st

ALL WEEK LONG

Come by our table outside Liz’s Place 11am-2pm every day to see what’s going on at Barnard internationally!  Sample cuisines from a different country each day in Hewitt and the Diana Café, and taste coffees from East Africa & Latin America and teas from Asia at Liz’s place.

Get involved in your Residence Hall! Check out the schedule of events taking place in campus residences throughout the week.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

Study Abroad General Information Session, 12:15-1pm, 324 Milbank

Thinking about studying abroad? Wondering if it's right for you? Come learn about all the opportunities in over 50 countries and start planning your adventure! The policies and procedures regarding studying abroad while at Barnard will also be discussed.

Yonsei University, 1:30-3:30pm, 2nd Floor Lobby, Diana Center

Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about studying abroad at Yonsei University!

[Zoom In]ternational, 6-8pm, Altschul Atrium

Photo exhibition sponsored by the McAC Multicultural Committee

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

The Savvy Traveler, 11am-1pm, Diana Lobby

What vaccines do you need? What should you get tested for when you return from a trip? Stop by our table in the Diana to chat with Barnard Health Services and learn everything you need to know about staying healthy when you travel!

Pink Pangea, 11am-2pm, Diana Lobby

Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about Pink Pangea - the community for women travelers - and sign up for the Fearless Living Writing Workshop on Wednesday!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Women's Entrepreneurship Day, 7:30am-6:00pm, UN (in partnership with Athena Center)

Governor Cuomo will declare November 19th the day of the Woman Entrepreneur in New York at the United Nations, President Obama will say a few words about Mama Sarah Obama and Entrepreneurs@Athena will be in the house as one of the strategic partners making it all happen.

Join us in the room (tickets here) at the UN and use our 25% off discount code (WED25)!

Fearless Living Writing Workshop, 2-3:30pm, 504 Diana (in partnership with Pink Pangea)

This workshop is designed for those of us who love to explore, stretch ourselves in new ways, and are ready to release a fear that’s been holding us back. Writing creates a space for us to process our experiences in a way that we hadn’t before and uncover new insights. We’ll enjoy interactive activities, and learn how to release our fears through our bodies and out onto paper.

For more details, click here.

Hewitt International Dinner, 5-7:45pm, Hewitt Dining Hall

Sample foods from around the world!

Gender, Power and Leadership: Aládurà Church Women in Nigeria and the U.S., 6-8pm, Sulzberger Parlor (in partnership with the Barnard Forum on Migration)

Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome examines women's strategies of empowerment, both spiritual and material, in the Aládurà church in the Nigerian homeland and 
its immigrant communities in 
the United States, especially since the 1980s. Scholars agree that women’s roles in these churches are circumscribed by prohibitions against menstruation and women in the immediate postpartum period. Yet Okome shows how, despite these formal restraints, Aládurà women find ways to exercise significant power in practice and why this is more pronounced in Nigeria than in the U.S. immigrant churches. Okome is professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the editor of the scholarly journals Africa Migration and Jenda Journal.

For more information, visit The Forum on Migration.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

IES Abroad, 11:30am-2pm, Diana Lobby

Stop by our table in the Diana to learn more about study abroad opportunities with IES Abroad.

Red: Stories and Rituals of Menstruation Across Cultures, 3-5pm, Well Woman Office (119 Reid)

Does your culture of origin have unique menstruation rituals or stories? Do you enjoy free food paired with storytelling? In the spirit of International Education Week, Well Woman and the Furman Counseling Center are co-hosting a special event in celebration of menstruation customs. Drop by anytime between 3 and 5 pm in the Well Woman Office to mingle, share stories about menstruation in your culture, and taste foods from around the world!

Beyond Barnard's Borders: Creating a Globalized Community, 7-9pm, Diana LL104

Dean Hollibaugh (International and Global Strategy), Peter Connor (French Department), Carolyn Middleton (Office of Admissions), and several Barnard students will come together to discuss the relation between current Barnard campus culture and our globalized society. What is Barnard's place in the world? How does the Barnard community create a globally-conscious campus both inside and outside of the classroom? Does this method need enhancement and, if so, what are such means?

SEADS Discussion Panel: Feminism in South East Asia, 7:00-8:30pm, 409 Barnard Hall (in partnership with Columbia SEADS)

This panel discussion aims to explore the various feminisms of Southeast Asia that are often misrepresented and convoluted by Western media and the dominant liberal discourse. Join us as Dr. Kristy Kelly (WEAI & SIPA), Dr. Saskia Schaefer (IRCPL & WEAI), and Ms. Doris Gatmaitan Ramirez (Director of Human Rights and Peace Desk, Lawyer’s League for Liberty) engage in an insightful dialogue to unravel the ways in which these feminisms work in tandem with, and yet distinguish themselves from, liberal democratic feminism. We will be focusing our attention on Islamic feminisms in the region, as well as feminist resistances in the context of developmental agendas.

For more details, click here.

"Zinda Bhaag" [Run for Your Life] Film Screening and Discussion, 7:30-9:30pm, Held Auditorium (in partnership with the Columbia South Asia Institute)

A Film Screening and Discussion with director Meenu Gaur and producer Mazhar Zaidi.

For more details, click here.

The Seagull, 8pm, Minor Latham Playhosue, 118 Milbank (in partnership with Barnard Theater Department)

David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark. Famous as the inaugurating success of Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, The Seagull undertakes a pinpoint anatomy of the brutality of artistic ambition, and a remarkably sensitive and self-reflexive examination of the "realistic" milieu of which Chekhov was an acknowledged master. Advance tickets can be purchased online here or at the door for $10, or $5 with Barnard/Columbia ID.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

Department of State Informational Table, 11am-1pm, Diana Lobby

Stop by our table in the Diana to get information on how to apply for a U.S. passport, and get answers to questions regarding how to receive travel alerts and warnings from DOS, contact the nearest U.S. consulate, consular agency or embassy, and request services as an American Citizen once you're abroad.

The Seagull, 8pm, Minor Latham Playhosue, 118 Milbank (in partnership with Barnard Theater Department)

David Paul's production of a modern classic, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, features scenic design by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Sandra Goldmark. Famous as the inaugurating success of Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, The Seagull undertakes a pinpoint anatomy of the brutality of artistic ambition, and a remarkably sensitive and self-reflexive examination of the "realistic" milieu of which Chekhov was an acknowledged master. Advance tickets can be purchased online here or at the door for $10, or $5 with Barnard/Columbia ID.