The Binghamton University Globalistas (BUGS) are gathering a list of campus events for International Education Week. The BUGs hope you'll join in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Your group or department is encouraged to plan a workshop, lecture, performance or other event with an international focus that week. The BUGS will help promote your activity. Simply e-mail the details to BUGS member Rachel Coker at email@example.com by Tuesday, Nov. 6. International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year's theme is International Education: Striving for a Healthier Future Worldwide. If you send us information about how you are celebrating IEW, then we will list your information on this website and promote it for you!
International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year's theme is International Education: Striving for a Healthier Future Worldwide.
Here's a sampling of events planned at Binghamton University from Nov. 12-16:
Monday, Nov. 12
Italian Coffee Hour, 1-2 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., new area behind Jazzman's Cafe. More information: Associate Professor Olivia Holmes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-5725.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Italian Coffee Hour, 1:15-2:15 p.m., new area behind Jazzman's Cafe. More information: Associate Professor Olivia Holmes, email@example.com or 607-777-5725.
Prof. Ali Carkoglu's talk on Turkish Politics: Political Trends in Turkey, Voting for the Justice and Development Party: A New Predominant Party on the Rise?
5:30-7:00pm, UU 209. Ali Çarkoğlu is currently a Professor of political science at the Koç University, Istanbul. He received his Ph. D. at the State University of New York-Binghamton in 1994. He previously thought at Boğaziçi and Sabanci universities in Istanbul. His areas of research interest include voting behavior, public opinion and party politics in Turkey.
La Table Française, 5:30-7:00 p.m., CIW Dining Hall. Enjoy your meal while conversing in French. All levels of proficiency welcome. More information: Visiting Associate Professor Dora Polachek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-6507.
"A Taste of France" special dinner menu featuring coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and tarte tatin, CIW Dining Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Raif N. Shwayri discusses disability rights movement, CEO of Al-Kafaàt Foundation in Lebanon and recipient of 2012-13 SUNY John W. Ryan Fellowship, leads a discussion about the disability rights movement in Lebanon, 9-10:30 a.m. at the Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 East Frederick St., Binghamton. Co-sponsored by Binghamton University and STIC. RSVP: (607) 724-2111.
Raif N. Shwayri discusses the Arab Spring, CEO of Al-Kafaàt Foundation in Lebanon and recipient of 2012-13 SUNY John W. Ryan Fellowship, 6-7:30 p.m., LH-14. Shwayri will speak about the role of education in developing stability in the Middle East and the history of Al-Kafaàt Foundation, which has fostered change in Lebanon through accessible services and education for special needs students and the socially/economically disadvantaged.
Thursday, Nov. 15
How to Find a Job with an International Focus, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UUW-325. Are you interested in a career with an international focus but unsure how to approach your search? Attend the Career Development Center's workshop to learn about some different types of international opportunities and how to begin your search for a job or internship in this field.
Exhibition tour, 5-6 p.m., Binghamton University Art Museum. Guest curator Dale Tomich, professor of sociology, gives a tour of the current exhibition, "Plantation Places: Cotton, Sugar, Coffee and the Making of Nineteenth-Century Slaveries."
Cool Connections, Hot Alumni, 6-7 p.m., Collaboratory (AA-G005). D. Chris Honsberger '91, director of global procurement for Starbucks, is the senior packaging, plastic, paper sourcing and purchasing leader for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), China and the AP regions for Starbucks. He provides leadership to global initiatives including regional network optimization in China and Asia Pacific regions, supplier negotiation and contracting and is leading a significant supply chain network growth strategy in China, Thailand and Singapore. Registration is required. Register here for this program sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
Friday, Nov. 16
Binghamton Summer 2013 Spain Study-Abroad Information Session, noon-1 p.m., UU-122. More information: Office of International Programs, 607-777-2336 or http://oip.binghamton.edu.
Finding Employers who hire International Students, 2:30-3:30 p.m., UUW-324. Discover Going Global, an international career database, and search for job listings and the employer directory, which contains thousands of company listings. Maximize your job search to target employers who have petitioned for international employees in the past. Sponsored by the Career Development Center.
International (Culture) Night-Binghamton's Got Talent, 7-10 p.m., UU-Old Union Hall. Multicultural groups, including Beijing Opera, International Flag Dancers, Indian, Latin American and Irish dancers and Korean drummers will table and perform. There will be an international fashion show, snacks and more. The program is organized by International Connection with co-sponsors International Student and Scholar Services, the English as Second Language program and Binghamton University Student Association. This event is co-sponsored by International Connection, the President's Office and the Office of International Programs.
Click here to read a letter from SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher about the importance of International Education Week!
Last Updated: 11/12/12