November 14, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Capstone Presentations
November 21, 7-9 pm, TVUC
Curious about INTL 399, the SAGES capstone?  Come hear from seniors about their foreign experiences and projects. Please RSVP here.

Fall Advising Meetings
November 14, 19, 26
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.

Women’s Foreign Policy Group
A couple different internships are available during Spring 2020. Applications are due January 4, 2020.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Program
This 6-week summer program prepares undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Summer 2020 applications are due February 4, 2020.

Peace Corps
Check online for current Peace Corps openings.

The U.S. and the International Politics of Climate Change
November 15, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Political Science Professor Matthew Hodgetts will discuss whether or not a change in party control could put the U.S. back into a leadership position on climate change and other environmental issues.

Guac N’ Talk
November 15, 6-8pm, Thwing Atrium
Hosted by CWRU Global Medical Brigades, guest speakers will discuss their experiences in the medical field. Tickets are $6 in advance (Venmo @cwrugmb) and $8 at the door.

International Education Week
November 18-22
International Education Week is a national celebration of the benefits of international education and global exchange. Check out the events.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
November 19, 3:30-4:30pm, Sears Building 447
Learn more about opportunities with the Fulbright Student Program.

How to Plan a Refugee Camp
November 20, 5:30-7:30pm, Market Garden Brewery
Paul Frankmann, a former American Red Cross trainer, will lead a hands-on workshop analyzing humanitarian law and refugee policies and demonstrating how to ethically build camps. Student tickets are $5.

Graduate Student Fair
November 21, 11am-1:15pm, Online
Representatives of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs’ top international affairs and public policy graduate schools will answer questions and help you navigate the admissions process.



Afrobeats Dance Workshop
November 15, 6:30-7:30pm, Next Level Fitness Studio
Participants will be introduced to the Azonto dance from Ghana. For students, the workshop costs $7 for pre-registration or $10 at the door.



Bollywood Night
November 16, 6:30-8:30pm, Thwing Center ballroom
This free night of Indian culture appreciation will feature authentic Indian food and performed art.

Migration Detention in India
November 18, 7pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
This event will include a screening of Between Hatred and Fear: Surviving Detention in Assam followed by a panel discussion. Free and open to the public. RSVP to

Mystical Arts of Tibet
November 21, 7:30-9:00pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center
This concert features sacred Tibetan music and dance. Reserve free tickets online.

Korea-America Student Conference
US and South Korean students analyze the US-South Korea relationship while visiting both countries. Scholarships are available. Deadline for the Summer 2020 Conference is January 10, 2020.


The Origins of Music at Notre Dame of Paris
November 15, 12-1:30pm, Landmark Centre
Professor of Music David Rothenberg will examine musical developments in 12th and 13th century Europe. Tickets are $22.


Latin America

Entrepreneurship in Venezuela
November 20, 12:30-2pm, Sears think[box]
Hear from CWRU Professor Michael Goldberg and his CWRU and Venezuelan students (via Zoom) about the applicability of Cleveland startups’ experience to Venezuela.

Voices from Around the Globe: Cuba
November 20, 4-5pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Professor Damaris Puñales-Alpizar will give a talk titled “Cuba from Inside. Facts and Myths.” Event is free, register online.