The Division of International Studies hosted two events in October. If you couldn’t attend these events, don’t worry, the videos from University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Instructional Communications Systems are now available. Did you know that the Division has many other past events archived and online in our Video Library? View for yourself.
Tenth Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture
The Division of International Studies presented the tenth annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture on October 15, 2010. The event honored the work of alumni Mildred Fish-Harnack and her husband Arvid Harnack, a graduate student of UW-Madison. The couple pursued humanitarian efforts through active Nazi resistance. Fish-Harnack was the only American civilian executed by direct order from the Fuhrer.
Continuing the university’s tradition of attentive scholarly promotion of human rights, Shareen Blair Brysac, returned to campus to read from her book, Resisting Hitler: Mildred Fish-Harnack and the Red Orchestra.
Islam’s View of Other Religions
On October 26, 2010, Dean Aisha Yousuf Al-Mannai, presented “Islam’s View of Other Religions” to a packed lecture hall. Dean Al-Mannai is the current dean of the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University and the first women to assume such a title. The lecture was further evidence of the growing partnership between UW and Qatar University.