NOVEMBER 14-18, 2016
International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education through events, programs and other activities on campus. See the events below or view the flyer. Find events hosted by campus partners by searching the university calendar for the “international” tag.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT FAIR FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER WAJAHAT ALI
4-6:30 p.m., Discovery Building, Atrium and Deluca Forum
5 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks by Chancellor Rebecca Blank
5:15 p.m. Keynote speech by Wajahat Ali, followed by Q&A
View a list of organizations that will be represented at the event.
Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems. Learn more.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Campus Mall, Library Mall, and Gordon Commons
Don’t have a passport or need to renew your current one? Stop by for $5 passport photo coupons, tips on the passport application process, and free snacks. Students & staff from the campus community will advise on filling out forms and discussing international research, internship, and study abroad options. Learn more.
PEACE CORPS STORY SLAM
7-9 p.m., Memorial Union, Friederich March Play Circle
Hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison take the stage and share tales of adventure and misadventure from their Peace Corps services. You’ll hear tales of mayhem, mischief, and laughter. Join us for a night that is sure to be one you won’t soon forget! The event is free with your student ID or the donation of two or more non-perishable food items. All food items will be donated to The Open Seat, the UW-Madison food pantry. Learn more.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
INTERNATIONAL CAREER CONNECTIONS: ALUMNI MENTORING
6-7:30 p.m., Discovery Building, Town Center
Meet and network with alumni who took their international experiences to work with them in a broad range of career areas, from business to education, science to communication. Learn about the paths that former students took to get where they are today and get advice for your own next steps. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the event.
PUSSY RIOT: IN CONVERSATION + Q&A
8 p.m., Memorial Union, Shannon Hall
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
DAILY BROWN BAG LECTURES
Noon-1 p.m., Bascom Hall, Room 165
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education. IEW at UW Madison is sponsored by: The International Division, CALS International Programs, the Center for Leadership & Involvement, International Academic Programs, International Engineering Studies & Programs, International Internship Program, International Student Services, Institute for Regional & International Studies, and Wisconsin School of Business International Programs.
If you have an internationally related event taking place during International Education Week that you’d like to be listed, please enter the details at http://go.wisc.edu/iew-events or contact Maj Fischer, International Education Week Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org / 608.261.1359).