October 3, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

RSVP-Career Workshop
October 12, 4-6pm, TVUC Student Organization Center
Please confirm that you will be able to attend the International Studies Career Workshop.  Also, would you like to attend the dinner at Professor McMann’s house afterwards? Please RSVP here. Once the dinner has reached capacity, you will no longer be able to select “Yes” on the RSVP form. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.
Public Service Weekend
November 22-24, 2019, Washington, DC
Hear presentations from leading experts in public policy and international affairs. Apply by 11:59pm today, October 3, to attend.State Department Summer Internship
The U.S. State Department Summer Internships gives students the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies around the world and in bureaus/departments in Washington. The internship is unpaid. Application deadline is October 4, 2019.

Community Service Fair
October 4, 12:30-2pm, Veale Athletic Center
Explore volunteer opportunities, internship positions, and post-graduation service programs with more than 70 non-profit organizations and student service groups, including organizations that work internationally..

International Cleveland Community Day
October 6, 11am-5pm, Ames Family Atrium & Gartner Auditorium
This festival will include music, dance performances, and art. Event is free to attend.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Scoville Peace Fellowship offers recent graduates the opportunity to work full-time with non-profit and public-interest organization. The program lasts six to nine months, and gives fellows the opportunity to work in Washington. Applications close October 7, 2019 for the Spring 2020 semester.

Donald Payne International Development Fellowship
This fellowship is a U.S. Agency for International Development program. Applications are due November 1, 2019.


Beyond Blood Book Launch
October 5, 3:30-5:30pm, Bay Presbyterian Church
The authors of Beyond Blood will discuss their book and the work their non-profit, CARE for AIDS, has done in East Africa. Tickets are $20.


Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. The 2020 JET Program application deadline in November 15, 2019.

The Hong Kong Protests
October 7, 6-7pm, Clark Hall, Room 309
Political Science Professor Paul Schroeder and other experts will give brief descriptions of the current situation in Hong Kong, followed by a discussion.


Hamlet’s Earworms
October 3, 4:30-5:30pm, Clark Hall Room 206
In her talk, Maggie Vinter explores earworms and other sonic echoes in Hamlet. Register online.

At War
October 3, 8:40pm, Cinematheque
October 4, 7pm, Cinematheque
A French union leader fights to save jobs at a factory when management decides to close it. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Friday Lunch: Hidden Costs of Waiting for Treatment: The Case of Orthopedic Surgery in Norway
October 4, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Room LL06
Join Mark Votruba, Associate Professor and Chair of the CWRU Economics Department, for a discussion on one of the most common criticisms of universal health care coverage: waiting lists.

International Authorship, Trans-Atlantic Publishing, and the ‘English Tolstoy’
October 4, 3:15pm, KSL Dampeer Room
This lecture explores why international authorship is imperial by design and the consequences for authors and readers in former colonies

St. Stanislaus Polish Festival
October 4-6, St. Stanislaus Church
This event will include Polish food, music, dancing, and more.

CIAO! Cleveland
October 5, 12-10pm, Flats East Bank
This free event celebrating the start of Italian Heritage Month will include wine tastings, fashion, art, music, and food.

German Day Cleveland 2019
October 6, 1-6pm, German Central Parma
This event celebrates German-American day with music, dance, singing, food, and more. Admission is $5 at the door.

Latin America

U.S. Intervention in Venezuela and Colombia
October 3, 6-8pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
Activists Gloria La Riva and Gabriel Murcía will present videos from Venezuela and Colombia–taken by La Riva–which will be followed by discussion with the audience. RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

October 3, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
October 4, 9:15pm, Cinematheque
An Argentinian lawyer becomes complicit in Argentina’s Dirty War. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Convención Hispana
October 5, 9am-4pm, Max S. Hayes High School
This free event includes a keynote address by Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano, live music and food.

“Cannibals” in Paris
October 8, 4pm, Clark Hall, Room 206
Argentine writer Carlos Gamerro will discuss his research on a family abducted from Tierra del Fuego and exhibited in a cage as “Patagonian cannibals” at the 1889 World’s Fair.

Middle East

Middle East Institute
MEI offers unpaid fall, spring, and summer internships in all of its departments. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Report
October 6, 4pm, Cinematheque
An Iranian civil servant is accused of taking bribes at work. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.


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.