March 14, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

Spring Advising Meetings
April 5, 11
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. Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.

International Resource Marketplace
March 19, 12-2pm, Mandel School Noble Commons
This event allows students to network with globally focused organizations in northeast Ohio. Contact Kim McFarlin,, or Valerie Rambin,, with any questions about the event.

INTL Alumna Talk
March 20, 6-7:30pm, 206 Clark Hall 
Hear International Studies alumna Olivia Ortega speak about her career on this panel about public service in the U.S. Event is free, registration required.

Changing the Politics of Earth
March 21, 6-7:00pm, Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Panelists will discuss how global environmental issues change how we think about politics. Event is free, registration is requested.

Environmental Ethics
March 22, 12:45-2pm, KSL Room LL06
Allen Thompson, Oregon State University Associate Professor of Philosophy, will discuss changes in the environmental ethics in global climate governance discussions. Event is free.

Climate Change
March 22, 5-6pm, TVUC Ballroom A
Harvard University’s Naomi Oreskes will discuss the biological, material, and political consequences of climate change. Event is free, registration requested.

Cleveland International Film Fest
March 27-April 7
CIFF is seeking volunteers during the fest. Contact Beth Steele Radisek for more information.

Ellen and Matt Feldman Internship Grants
International Studies majors are eligible for funding. Applications are due March 29, 2019.

Citizens’ Climate International Conference
June 8-11, Washington DC
This conference features speakers, workshops, and networking sessions on climate change. Students can use code STUDENT50 for a 50% discount. Register by May 1, 2019. Diversity and Conservative Scholarships to attend the conference are due March 31. Email with questions.

Baker Nord Center Internship Funding
Students must attend one of the Spring 2019 Humanities Meet-Ups in order to be eligible to apply. Applications are due April 15, 2019.


The Quake
March 14, 6:45pm, Cinematheque
March 15, 9:30pm, Cinematheque
A geologist detects seismic activity underneath Norway’s capital city, Oslo, but no one believes him. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Pierogi Day
March 16, 1-8pm, Terrestrial Brewing Company 
Enjoy different types of pierogi, along with other Polish items.

The Waldheim Waltz
March 17, 4:15pm, Cinematheque
This documentary examines Kurt Waldheim, former UN Secretary-General and former Austrian President, and his involvement in the Nazi regime. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and the Future of NATO
March 19, 5:30-7:15, Union Club, Wedgwood Room
Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, will discuss the impact of Brexit on transatlantic relations and NATO. Student tickets are $5.

Germany’s New Party Politics?
March 22, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Join Andreas Sobisch, John Carroll University Associate Professor of Political Science, for a discussion on the implications of the changing political party system in Germany. Event is free.

Latin America

The Heiresses
March 14, 8:50pm, Cinematheque
March 15, 7:30pm, Cinematheque
A wealthy Paraguayan couple find themselves in debt. One of them goes to jail, while the other is forced to work. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Middle East

Israel, Zionism, and Anti-Semitism
March 19, 5:30-7pm, Mandel Community Center, Room 115
Mouin Rabbani, Institute of Palestine Studies Senior Fellow, will examine the links between Zionism and anti-Semitism through a historical perspective.

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.