October 24, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Breakfast and Dessert
October 31, 8:45-9:45am, Mather House 100
October 31, 4-5pm, Mather House 100
Please attend one or both of these events, which are an opportunity for prospective majors to learn about International Studies from current majors. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, October 30, to let us know which event you plan to attend. You do not need to RSVP if you signed up during the career workshop.

Fall Advising Meetings
October 29, November 7, 11-14
Please schedule your fall advising meeting with Professor McMann here.  Students who are off-campus should request a Skype meeting, using the same link.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the spring semester.  Departments that have not yet posted on SIS are listed with no courses; the list will be updated.

No Office Hours This Week
Professor McMann is presenting her research in Mexico City this week.

U.S Department of State Pathways Programs
The Pathways program provides students with the opportunity to explore careers within the State Department, while earning a wage and continuing their studies. Check www.usajobs.gov for job postings.

U.S Department of State Recent Graduates Program
The Recent Graduates program provides students who have graduated the opportunity to work within the State Department, with the potential to be hired permanently after the program. Check www.usajobs.gov for job postings.

The Refugee Response
John Marshall High (3952 W 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44111)
Volunteer tutors are needed to assist high school refugee students after school. Tutors should have a solid grasp of academic subjects, and are available to tutor from 3 to 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday. Interested parties may contact Lila Ibrahim, Teen Navigator, at Lila@RefugeeResponse.org, for further information.



AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this 10-month professional development fellowship about poverty reduction.  Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2020.

Throne of Blood
October 25, 9:25pm, Cinematheque
This film transposes Shakespeare’s Macbeth to civil-war-torn medieval Japan. Tickets are $9 for age 25 and under.

Music of South India
October 27, 3-4:30pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center
This performance is rooted in the rich tradition of South Indian classical music, also known as Carnatic music. Tickets are free but required.

October 30, 4:30pm, Clapp Hall
Professor Ather Zia will give a talk titled “Kashmir: A Postcolonial Wound that Refuses to Heal.”



October 25, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Luke Reader, a scholar of British politics and especially British party politics, will discuss whatever the situation will be less than a week before the Brexit deadline.

Collegium Musicum: Dufay in Italy
October 27, 7:30-9:30pm, Harkness Chapel
This program contains celebratory songs, cantilena settings and isorhythmic motets from Dufay’s Italian sojourns. Event is free and open to the public.

October 30, 7pm, Cinematheque
This futuristic German film follows a robot-led revolt that threatens both the wealthy and working class. Tickets are $15 for age 25 and under.


Latin America

Global Medical Brigades
Go to Honduras for a week in May with GMB to volunteer in mobile health clinics, shadowing physicians and dentists, and participating in a public health project led by one of the partner communities. There will be interviews to go on the brigade on October 26, and those interested can fill out this Google form.

U.S. and Mexico
October 24, 7pm, Lakewood Public Library
This discussion will answer questions about U.S.-Mexico relations.

Culture Under Socialist Conditions
October 30, 3pm, Senior Classroom, TVUC
Professor Damaris Punales-Alpizar will examine literary translation as a geopolitical instrument.” Free and open to the public.


Middle East

Back to (Merely) Bad: The Future of U.S. Policy Towards Iran
October 30, 5:30-7:15pm, The Union Club
This event will discuss recent events and the complicated history between Iran and the United States.


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.