International Events

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March

Wednesday, March 25

  • Art lecture—"Japanese Print Arts and Culture," Sam Yates and Hideki Kimura, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 1220 Chemistry Building. Information.

Thursday, March 26

  • Model UN Club Planning Meeting, 12:15 p.m. 2041 Moore Hall. Open to all WMU students. Information.
  • 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.
  • Lecture—"Strategic Diversity Leadership at WMU: Building Capacity for Inclusive Excellence," Dr. Damon A. Williams, 11:30 to 1 p.m., 157-159 Bernhard Center.
  • Lecture—“Thoughts on the Big Questions of Chinese Public Management,” Dr. Matthew S. Mingus, Western Michigan University, 6 p.m, Putney Lecture Hall, Fetzer Center. Information.
  • Islam in Global Perspectives Speaker Series—"The Walking Qur'an: West Africans and Islamic Knowledge," Dr. Rudolph Ware, University of Michigan, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 3512 Knauss Hall. Information.
  • Documentary screening and discussion—"Wheelchair Diaries: One Step Up," Reid Davenport, 6:30 p.m., Trimpe Multicultural Center. Information.

Friday, March 27

  • Gwen Frostic Lecture Series—"Tales From a Warming Planet: Climate Change and the Politics of Science," David Hastings, Eckerd College, 11:30 a.m., 2452 Knauss Hall. RSVP for lunch following the lecture. Information.

Tuesday, March 31

  • Lecture—Gender Scholar Award Lecture, Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti, 3:30 to  4:30 p.m, 1025 Brown Hall. Information.

April

Thursday, April 2

  • 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.

Friday, April 3

  • Community Reflection: Leaders in Our Communities—This service highlights different members reflecting on their experiences of taking initiative, creating resources, and finding empowerment in giving back to the Latino community. 11 a.m., Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College. 

Wednesday, April 8

  • Workshop and Town Hall Meeting —"Re-institute Africana Studies Project," David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago, workshop 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., town hall meeting 3:30 to 5 p.m., Multicultural Center in Trimpe. InformationRSVP
  • Kercher Symposium Series Lecture—“The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Families through Immigration Law," Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University, 2 p.m., 2720 Sangren. Information.

Thursday, April 9

  • Japanese language lesson for teens—4 to 4:50 p.m., Middle school and high school students, 3030 Brown Hall. $50 fee, includes materials. Contact Michiko Yoshimoto at michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5874 for more information.
  • Community Discussion—"This Changes Everything," by Naomi Klein, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Van Duesen Room, Kalamazoo Public Library: 315 S. Rose St. Information.

Thursday, April 16

  • 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.

Friday, April 17

  • WMU East Asian Forum, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fetzer Center Room 1040. Information. Registration form.
  • 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

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.

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