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International Education Week

2016 International Education Week Events

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

International Education Week 2016

Quick Reference List:

  • Tuesday, November 1 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cross Country Conversation: The Election | Disque Hall Room 109
  • Wednesday, November 9 | 12:15 p.m. Dornsife School of Public Health Population Health Spotlight with Dr. Sonia Sachs | Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market St.
  • Friday, November 11 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cultural Connection Hour | Kelly Hall Lounge
  • Monday, November 14 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Study Abroad and International Co-Op Information Session | 3201 Arch Street, Steinbright Conference Room (Suite 250)
  • Tuesday, November 15 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Civil Society Engagement Between Israelis and Palestinians: Is There a Future? | Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market St.
  • Wednesday, November 16 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Lecture with Drs. Clothey & Kelly | Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Room 308. 3230 Market St.
  • Wednesday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Science Leadership Academy Youth Scholars Research Symposium | Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships Ryan Hall Room S209, 3509 Spring Garden St.
  • Monday, November 21 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. State of Global Drexel: A Conversation About Enhancing Drexel's Global Impact | Gerri C. LeBow Hall Room 220, 3220 Market St.
Full Program descriptions can be found below.

Title of Event: Cross Country Conversation: The Election
Date and Time: November 1, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 PM
Location: Disque Hall, Room 109
Description: A week before the general election, a panel moderated by Dr. Richardson Dilworth will discuss the upcoming election in the U.S., its impact on the international community, and its similarities and differences with recent elections around the world. Cross-Country Conversations provide a forum for domestic and international students to present and discuss their perspectives on pressing global issues.
Contact: Sandra Petri, Program Coordinator, scp57@drexel.edu


Title of Event: Dornsife School of Public Health Population Health Spotlight with Dr. Sonia Sachs
Date and Time: November 9 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 PM
Location:
Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St.
Description:
The Population Health Spotlight is an opportunity for Drexel students, faculty, and the Philadelphia community to hear about exciting public health research and practice that is happening locally, nationally, and globally with a focus on  improving population health and eliminating health disparities. The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University was founded on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all. This series has hosted speakers from academia, practice, and community organizations dedicated to improving health.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th from 12:15-1:15 in Nesbitt Hall, Ruth Auditorium as we host Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director, Health Sector Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Dr. Sachs will be discussing ways to achieve universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact: For more questions, please contact Mr. Idris Robinson, Assistant Director of International Programs at itr24@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Cultural Connection Hour
Date and Time: November 11 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 PM
Location:
Kelly Hall Lounge
Description:
Join us for Cultural Connection Hour (CCH). CCH is a time to meet and mingle with other international students. We will have pizza and will talk about all of the interesting adjustments to lie at aDrexel and in the US so far this term!

Contact: Dylan O'Donoghue, dmo56@drexel.edu.


Title of Event: Study Abroad and International Co-Op Information Session
Date and Time: November 14 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 PM
Location:
3201 Arch Street, Steinbright Conference Room (Suite 250)
Description:
Interested in internationalizing your college experience? Join Susan Braun from International Co-op and Lauren Steinberg from the Study Abroad Office to learn more about spending a term or more abroad. We will discuss academics, finances, scholarships, and the broad range of international opportunities.

Contact: For questions about this event, please contact studyabroad@drexel.edu or call 215.571.3558


Title of Event: Civil Society Engagement Between Israelis and Palestinians: Is There a Future?
Date and Time: November 15, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 PM
Location: Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St.
Description: Ned Lazarus, PhD, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University and Research Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace, will speak on the following:
Civil society engagement between Israelis and Palestinians has been controversial, yet thousands of Arabs and Jews have worked together for years through grassroots initiatives that aspire to a more just, equal, and peaceful future. Today, joint work is increasingly challenging. After two decades of working on the ground and studying the field, Ned Lazarus asks whether there is a future for Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding efforts in the volatile Middle East.
A Musical Interlude of Arabic and Hebrew song will be performed by David's Harp, led by Joseph Alpar.
Contact: For more questions, please contact Kathleen Carll, Judaic Studies Program, 215.895.6388 or klc26@drexel.edu.

Title of Event: Lunch & Lecture with Drs. Clothey and Kelly
Date and Time: November 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 PM
Location: Pearlstein Business Learning Center, room 308 3230 Market S.t, Philadelphia
Description: Join the Office of International Programs in exploring topics in education, culture, and gender to celebrate International Education Week. Dr. Kristy Kelly and Dr. Rebecca Clothey, both from the School of Education, will present on their recent research and answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Kristy Kelly: What happened to 'comrade'? The politics of gender and development in Vietnam
 
Dr. Rebecca Clothey: Policy appropriation and cultural transmission: English language training centers among the Uyghur ethnic minority group of China

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP by sending an email to Sandra Petri, Program Coordinator, scp57@drexel.edu


Title of Event: Science Leadership Academy Youth Scholars Research Symposium
Date and Time: November 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 PM
Location: Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Ryan Hall Room S209
Description: This symposium will highlight the research that has been conducted over the last two years by five Science Leadership Academy seniors. The youth scholars will present their research on critical issues targeted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, offering solutions to international challenges such as sustainable consumption and production, childhood marriage, food deserts in urban communities, mental health access for undocumented students, and the intersection of urban communities and sea life. We will also celebrate the youth scholars’ return from the International Conference on Urban Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico where the students served as featured presenters, and shared their research with the global community.

Presentations include:

Preventative Measures to Counteract Food Deserts and Related Health Risks in Urban Communities — Imani Weeks

Access to Mental Health Care for Adolescent Undocumented Immigrants — Isabel Medlock

Plastic Beaches: How Urban Communities Impact Sea Life — Xavier Carroll

Eradicating a Mindset of Wastefulness: Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns — Eva Karlen

Escaping Their Fate: An Investigation of Childhood Marriage and it’s Epidemic Over Centuries — Tahmidul Bhuiyan
Contact: Anthony Hopkins, 215.895.0900, ajh357@drexel.edu


Title of Event: State of Global Drexel: A Conversation About Enhancing Drexel's Global Impact
Date and Time: November 21, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 PM
Location: Gerri C. LeBow Hall Room 220, 3220 Market St.
Description: Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to join Senior Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Dr. Julie Mostov, as well as staff from the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad as we highlight the current state of Global Drexel, including information about new initiatives and opportunities for faculty and students. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and information sharing. RSVP here.
Contact: Sandra Petri, Program Coordinator, scp57@drexel.edu 215.895.6372