UW-Madison Observes International Education Week
Over a dozen talks, gallery tours, conferences, and first-run foreign films
will mark International Education Week on the UW-Madison campus, November 14-18,
2005. IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education,
celebrates the benefits of international education and promotes various educational
programs around the world.
Among the highlights of the week will be:
- Talks by Walter Cutler, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia
- The pre-release
screening of the German film “Sophie Scholl – The
Final Days” and a roundtable discussion with its director
- A series
of conversations surrounding the exhibit, “Weavings of
War: Fabrics of Memory”
- An international children’s literature conference
featuring four internationally-acclaimed authors
- A conference on doing business
- Plus presentations on the Mongol empire, the challenge of nuclear
North Korea, migrant workers in China, social stability and labor mobility
women and social entrepreneurship in India.
The events are sponsored by member programs of the International
the Institute’s research circles and other campus units. Established
jointly by the Division of International
Studies and the College of Letters
and Science in 1996, the International Institute is the UW campus’ “portal
to the world,” with sixteen member programs promoting in-depth knowledge
of societies, cultures, economies, and languages of countries and world regions.
Eight of the Institute’s programs are federally funded national resource
centers, a record number in the U.S.
For more information on IEW, go to http://iew.state.gov