INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
November 17 - 21, 2014
International Education Week 2014 celebrates 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 promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Wayne State's Office of International Programs and the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) have a full slate of free programs and lectures planned for IEW – mark your calendar now to participate in these exciting events.
Go Global 2014 Photo Contest
Monday, Nov. 17 - Friday, Nov. 21
Adamany Undergraduate Library entrance
You don't have to go abroad to see international beauty! Stop by the UGL to see photos taken by this year's Study Abroad participants during their global adventures.
Democracy in Faraway Places: Namibia
Monday, Nov. 17
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Law School Auditorium
The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) presents "The Emergence and Challenges of Democracy on the African Continent" featuring the Honorable Martin Andjaba, ambassador to the United States and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia.
Before independence, Andjaba went into exile in 1977 and joined the ranks of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia, the military wing of his political party, SWAPO. In 1989, he was repatriated to Namibia and appointed chief of protocol. Before that, he was senior coordinator at his party's provisional headquarters in Luanda, Angola. He earned diplomas from the United Nations Institute for Namibia in Lusaka, Zambia, and the United Nations Institute in Training and Research, as well as a professional certificate in diplomacy at the Foreign Service Academy of Nigeria.
The Challenges of Democracy and the Education of Women in Afghanistan
Tuesday, Nov. 18
6 – 8:30 p.m.
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) presents Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), a women-led NGO created in 1995. AIL provides teacher training to Afghan women, supports education for boys and girls, and provides health education to women and children. Yacoobi was among 1,000 women nominated to jointly receive the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, and has received the Democracy Award from the National Endowment for Democracy as well as the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership.
Yacoobi has spoken on education for women and children at a number of international conferences, including the Clinton Global Initiative, the Central Eurasian Studies Society conference at Harvard University, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the World Justice Forum in The Hague.
School of Business Administration Study Abroad Fair
Monday, Nov. 17
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Prentis Building, General Meeting Room (Fishbowl)
Join the School of Business Administration and Study Abroad Office to learn about the exciting international opportunities that are available for business students. Students will be able to meet with professors, former student participants, as well as representatives for the new "China: Global Supply Chain Program" for Spring/Summer 2015. Light snacks will be provided.
Peace Corps Information Table
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Noon – 3 p.m.
Manoogian Hall, first floor, near elevators
Have you considered joining a renowned global service organization? Are you interested in helping to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the United States? A representative of the Peace Corps, as well as a former participant of the Micronesia team, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this organization and about the new quick application process.
Fulbright Scholar Workshop - Faculty Awards
Thursday Nov. 20
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Room J
The Fulbright Program is the flagship educational and cultural exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State. Fulbright offers opportunities in more than 125 countries for faculty who are U.S. citizens. Have you ever wanted to conduct research, teach, or collaborate with partners abroad, but weren't sure if a Fulbright Grant was right for you? Attend this workshop to learn more about the program and how Wayne State can support you during the application process.
Thursday, Nov. 20
7 – 9 p.m.
General Lectures 100
From Italy to the red carpet and now to WSU, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) took home the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the story of a journalist, Jep Gambardella, who must deal with aging and a shock from his past, resulting in him taking stock of the decadent life he has lived in Rome, the Eternal City.