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August 2018

Study Abroad First Steps

Start:
Monday, August 27th
3:30 pm
End:
Monday, December 3rd
4:00 pm

Attend one of our First Steps sessions! These informational meetings are held three times per week, every week during the school year where you can learn how to get started exploring study abroad opportunities. These sessions are a great introduction, as they cover the basics of a first appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor without having to make an appointment! By attending these sessions you will learn: How to navigate the Study Abroad website How to find classes How to…

September 2018

International Seminar Series: “Assessing the Role of Migration in Human Evolutionary History”

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Assessing the Role of Migration in Human Evolutionary History Speaker: Dr. Fred Smith, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University Presentation Overview: It is well-known that humans have itchy feet! Migration has been a fundamental aspect of human cultural evolution throughout recorded history and extending back into prehistory. Although there are certainly even earlier migrations, the earliest for which we have convincing evidence is the spread of early members of the genus Homo out of our natal continent…

International Student Advisory Board

Date:
Thursday, September 27th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, September 27th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

October 2018

International Seminar Series: “Making Dead to Let Live: On Drug War Refugees and Late Liberal Exhaustions”

Date:
Wednesday, October 3rd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Making Dead to Let Live: On Drug War Refugees and Late Liberal Exhaustions Speaker: Dr. Gilberto Rosas, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD   Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide…

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, October 4th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

International Seminar Series: “Public and Private Harms: Asylum, Gender, and Gang Violence”

Date:
Wednesday, October 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Public and Private Harms: Asylum, Gender, and Gang Violence Speaker: Dr. Anette Sikka, Department of Legal Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield Presentation Overview: As more women sought refuge from excessive violence in their home countries, traditional analyses under the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees strained to shape themselves to include the types of harms women primarily faced. Violence perpetrated by those in complex familial and employment relationships with victims pose unique and often unseen difficulties, though often…

International Student Advisory Board

Date:
Thursday, October 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, October 11th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, October 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Not Just Ethnicity, But Global Pressure: Cultural Maintenance of Japanese Transnational Migrants and their Descendants in Brazil Speaker: Dr. Nobuko Adachi Presentation Overview: It is impossible today for any nation to isolate itself in the international political economy. Transnational migrants do not move out from their homelands and form ethnic networks or ethnic enclaves in a new nation without being influenced by such global movements. I look at how and why Japanese and their children in Brazil have…

Study Abroad First Steps

Date:
Thursday, October 18th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure what it is or how to get started? Come to a First Steps meeting for guidance on the types of programs, class options, and how to finance your international experience.

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, October 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: TBD Speaker: Dr. Patrisia Macias-Rojas Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD   Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 25th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, October 31st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: A Dwindling Community and the Advent of an American Desire Speaker: Mary Hollywood Presentation Overview: Chinese were active in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad (by its completion in 1869 Chinese made up 90% of the work force) and in the gold and silver mines of California. In the years after the completion of the railroad and the search for gold and silver waned, Chinese, who had always faced racial discrimination, faced an even more powerful…

November 2018

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, November 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Global Socialism: The Only Solution to “Immigration Problem” Speaker: Dr. Faranak Miraftab Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD   Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, November 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, November 14th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: TBD Speaker: Dr. Korinta Maldonado Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: TBD   Series Overview: The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are usually experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political and social topics. Series events have become one of the most popular internationally focused events on campus and…

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, November 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Resisting Silence: The Narrative of an Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Speaker: Jose Angel N. Presentation Overview: The stretch between Tijuana and San Diego is long. Very long. And it is as treacherous as it is beautiful. It is unlikely that anybody who has ever crossed it will easily forget it. Its desert-like landscape is bound to carve itself equally onto body and soul. Once this turf is trodden, the tiredness, the awe, and the terror experienced along these trails become…

December 2018

International Seminar Series

Date:
Wednesday, December 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Local Efforts on Immigration Speaker: Dr. Maura Toro-Morn Presentation Overview: TBD Speaker Bio: Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, as a scholar in the fields of immigration and sociology, has always been curious about why people move, how, and what are the consequences of their movements thus she has devoted a significant part of her career to studying migrations in a global perspective. She began to address the complexities of migration while researching the social class and gender dimensions of…

International Student Advisory Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, December 13th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a direct line of communication between the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) and the international student community at Illinois State University.  The ISAB is offered the opportunity to provide input on projects and services organized by OISP, and to discuss important issues impacting the international student community.  The primary goal of the ISAB is to ensure that all projects, programs, and services provided to international students are focused on enhancing the…