International Events

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Tuesday, April 14

  • Lecture—"The International Nature of the Kalsec Spice Extraction Company," George Todd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kalsec, 11 a.m., 3226 Kohrman. Information.
  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"Hyakunin Isshu," noon to 1 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.

Wednesday, April 15

  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"WMU Study Abroad Poetry," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.
  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"CELCIS Poetry Reading," 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.

Thursday, April 16

  • Webinar—"International Joint and Dual Degrees: Strategy and Implementation," 2 to 3:30 p.m., 3025 Brown Hall. RSVP required. Contact
  • Japanese language lessons for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., for middle and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Hosted by the Soga Japan Center. Information.
  • Kalamazoo Poetry Festival—6 to 7:30 p.m., Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, participating organizations include the Black Arts and Cultural Center, PDL Combat Veterans Writing Group, and the Hispanic American Council. Information.

Friday, April 17

  • International Poetry and Literature Week—"International Folk Tale Readings," 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Waldo Library. Information.
  • WMU East Asian Forum, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fetzer Center Room 1040. Information. Registration form.
  • Global and International Studies Speaker Series—Better Know an Alum: Shane Preston, Shane Preston, Legislative Director, Michigan State Senate, 11 a.m. to noon, 3025 Brown Hall. Information.
  • Lecture—"The Islamic State: Its Origins, Aims, and Capabilities," Dr. Jamsheed Choksy and Dr. Carol Choksy, Indiana University, 3 to 4 p.m., 105 to 107 Bernhard Center. Contact

Monday, April 20

  • Documentary Screening—"The Hunting Ground," panel discussion to follow film, 6:30 p.m., 1920 Sangren Hall. Information

Tuesday, April 21

  • Lecture— "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation on the Ground: Normative Divergence in the Western Balkans,"Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University, 3:30 p.m., PSCI Library, 3301 Friedman. 
  • Lecture— “Crisis at The Hague: What Has Gone Wrong with International War Crimes Trials?” 7:30 p.m., Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University Fetzer Center, Putney Auditorium. Information.

Thursday, April 23

  • Conference—"Diplomacy Begins Here: Detroit!" 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Information.
  • Open Mic— "Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program Second Annual Open Mic for the Earth and Student Awards Ceremony," 6 to 9 p.m., Martini's Pizza (upstairs room). 
  • Islam in Global Perspectives Speaker Series— "The Revolution Within: Islamic Television and the Struggle for the 'New Egypt," Dr. Yasmine Moll, University of Michigan, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3512 Knauss Hall Information.

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