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September 2020

Global Girlhood Workshop

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Global Girlhood: Wisconsin to the World - Sept. 26, 2020 Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies at UW-Madison and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Institute of World Affairs…

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October 2020

Human Rights Speaker Series: Addressing the Challenges of Coloniality in the Premises of Modernity an Cosmopolitanism to Higher Education

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Part of the Fall 2020 IRIS NRC Human Rights Speaker Series, with Professor Jose Cossa, Pennsylvania State University. About this Event In this talk, Professor Cossa critiques the modernist and cosmopolitan foundations of Western higher…

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October IRIS International Book Club: Revolution is My Name

October 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Revolution Is My Name: An Egyptian Woman's Diary from Eighteen Days in Tahrir. Attendees will meet with Professor Nevine El Nossery to discuss the historical and social contexts of the story,…

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October IRIS International Film Club: Operation InfeKtion

October 26, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) as we meet for the October Film Club. Participants will watch Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War, from the New York Times.  On…

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Human Rights Speaker Series: The Back 40 Mine: A conversation about Menominee rights

October 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Part of the Fall 2020 IRIS NRC Human Rights Speaker Series, with Anahkwet (Guy Reiter) About this Event The Back Forty Mine project is a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine located on the banks…

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International Career Bootcamp Series: Careers in Law

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Institute for Regional and International Studies for the second in a series of mini career bootcamp events designed specifically to develop careers in international fields. This event will focus on careers in law…

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Human Rights Speaker Series: Human Rights Education with Professor Monisha Bajaj

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Part of the Fall 2020 IRIS NRC Human Rights Speaker Series, with Professor Monisha Bajaj About this Event Human rights education is a global movement to address basic rights and broaden the respect for the…

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November 2020

November Book Club: The Partition of South Asia through Literature

November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of South Asia's Partition as explored through literature. Zara Chowdhary, Associate Lecturer in Hindi at UW-Madison Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, will speak on The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. Teachers…

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CCMTI: Teaching History with Film – Pedagogical Considerations

November 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Community College Master Teacher Institute: In celebration of International Education Week 2020, the IRIS International Film Club is sponsoring four talks for community college instructors on teaching international studies through film. REGISTER HERE! In this talk,…

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CCMTI: Teaching about Japanese Culture through Film

November 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Community College Master Teacher Institute: In celebration of International Education Week 2020, the IRIS International Film Club is sponsoring four talks for community college instructors on teaching international studies through film. REGISTER HERE! Before the talk,…

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CCMTI: Teaching about Africa through Timbuktu

November 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 Community College Master Teacher Institute: In celebration of International Education Week 2020, the IRIS International Film Club is sponsoring four talks for community college instructors on teaching international studies through film. REGISTER HERE! Before the…

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Human Rights Speaker Series: Refugee Youth, Citizenship Education and Exclusion from Public Schooling

November 30, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Part of the Fall 2020 IRIS NRC Human Rights Speaker Series, with Professor Sally Bonet About this Event In this talk, which draws on a three year, multi-sited, multilingual ethnographic study with recently resettled Iraqi…

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December 2020

From Local to Global: Promoting Community Immunity in the Time of COVID

December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Offered as part of the IRIS International Film Club. Join the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) as we meet for the December Film Club. Prior to the event, participants will watch two Frontline videos: The Vaccine…

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When Stars are Scattered: Somali Refugee Communities in Kenya

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part of the IRIS International Book Club for K-12 teachers. Join us for a discussion on Somali refugee communities as explore through literature. Safiya Jama, graduate student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at UW-Madison,…

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Refugee: The Uses of a Policy Category in Ecuador’s Educational Settings w/ Diana Rodriguez Gomez

December 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Refugee: The Uses of a Policy Category in Ecuador’s Educational Settings (Diana Rodriguez Gomez, Assistant Professor in the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison). Global Studies Positioning Series: Exploring the Experiences of…

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January 2021

Invisible Communities and the Places We Ignore: A Writing Workshop (1/13/2021)

January 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Part of the IRIS International Book Club for K-12 teachers. Join us for a writing workshop with the author of A People's History of Heaven, Mathangi Subramanian. The author will speak about using fiction and writing…

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Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin: Webinar Series

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A discussion with Becca Schwartz (Resettlement Director, Jewish Social Services of Madison) on current issues with refugee resettlement in Wisconsin. Register here.

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Understanding Windrush and the Black Caribbean Diaspora in the U.K. (1/28/2021)

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part of the monthly IRIS International Film Club.

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February 2021

Using Persepolis to Teach About the Middle East (2/2/21)

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the February International Film Club event with Professor Roozbeh Shirazi from the University of Minnesota, who will present about the film and graphic novel Persepolis and its use in the classroom.

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International Studies careers: Global Security

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join us for an International Studies career event designed to support you in developing your career path in international fields. Our theme will be Global Security. Register here. Register to attend to learn about: career…

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Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin: Webinar Series

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A discussion with Paul Van Auken (Associate Professor of Sociology, UW-Oshkosh) about his research refugee resettlement and refugee communities in Wisconsin. Register here.

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Teaching About the Middle East and North Africa – Rethinking Approaches (2/24/21)

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a book club with Dr. Maria Hantzopoulos, Associate Professor and Chair of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Teacher Education, Vassar College. Professor Hantzopoulos was the primary investigator for and recipient of the…

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