March 29, 2018 Newsletter

All Majors

Spring Advising Meetings
April 3-April 19
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here. Students who are studying abroad should request a Skype meeting, using the same link.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the fall semester.

Office Hours
Director Kelly McMann’s office hours will end at 10:30 am Thursday (3/29) because she will be representing International Studies at an admitted student event. See link at top of newsletter to set up an appointment.

Foreign Policy Essay Contest
Undergraduate students are invited to submit foreign policy essays to be published in The National Interest. The winner will be awarded $1000. Submissions are due April 8.

Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program
May 21-25, La Roche College, Pittsburgh
Participate in simulations and interactive classes to develop a better understanding of global humanitarian aid. The registration deadline is May 4.

Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2018 to April 2019. Applications are due April 6.

International Conference on Conflict Resolution
May 22-26, CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Presentations will focus on innovations in the field of conflict resolution, including in foreign countries. Register by April 1.

#YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU Event
March 29, 3:00-5:00p.m., Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Join this event to be part of a mini-video, write a message on a “Welcome Star.”

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?
April 3, 7:30-9:00p.m., The Happy Dog (West Side Location)
WCPN reporter/producer Tony Ganzer talks with Harvard University Lecturer Yascha Mounk on the future of democracy worldwide.


Schwartzman Scholars Program
Earn a Master’s degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

SEVA Banquet
March 29, 6:30-8:00p.m., Thwing Center Ballroom
This fundraiser benefits a school in Bangalore India. The banquet will feature traditional Indian food and entertainment. Tickets are $8.

Legend of the Mountain
April 2, 6:45p.m., Cinematheque
A Taiwanese man travels to a Buddhist monastery, but instead finds himself immersed in a supernatural world. Age 25 and under tickets are $8.


CNA Research Assistant Position
The Russian division at CNA is accepting applicants for an entry-level position. The research assistant will support both the strategic studies center and the Russia team. Russian fluency preferred, but not required.

Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Students in Hungary and Central Europe
April 9, 3:30-5:00p.m., Tomlinson Hall 135
Dr. Karoly Jokay, Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission will discuss the Fulbright Program and application process.

Cleveland Italian Film Festival
April 2-20, CWRU and Tri-C
This festival features eight films in Italian with English subtitles. Admission is free.

The Road Movie
March 30, 6:30p.m., Cinematheque
A compilation of Russian dashcam videos show everything from car accidents to disastrous weather. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

The Passion of Joan of Arc
March 30, 8:00p.m., Cinematheque
The trial and execution of Joan of Arc is portrayed in this silent French film. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

March 30, 9:45p.m., Cinematheque
March 31, 6:50p.m., Cinematheque
In this Swedish psychological drama, two women begin a relationship and become so close that their identities become undistinguishable. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Emergency Kisses
March 31, 5:00p.m., Cinematheque
A French filmmaker causes drama in his family when he writes a film script based on their life. Age 25 and under tickets are $9.

19th Animation Show of Shows
March 31, 8:35p.m., Cinematheque
Sixteen short films showcase highlights of European and North American animation. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Middle East and North Africa

The Judge
April 6, 11:15a.m., Tower City Cinemas
April 7, 4:45p.m., Tower City Cinemas
This Palestinian film documents the first two women appointed to Shari’a court in 2009. Use the $2 discount code “NOCMES” for any film.

An Evening with David Grossman
April 9, 7:00-8:30p.m., Maltz Performing Arts Center
Renowned Israeli author David Grossman will discuss his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar. Free tickets are available for CWRU students.

The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.