Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to EveryoneMarch 25, 2015 - 7:30
Presented by: Kristin Michelitch, Assistant Professor of Political Science. France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti (2000) Dir: Raoul Peck. The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Lumumba emerges as the heroic sacrificial lamb dubiously portrayed...... KEEP READING
March 25, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Rejecting the Return to Rural Lives: Urban relocated displaced people challenge the state compensation law in Cartagena, Colombia presented by Gloria Clemencia Perez-Rivera Colombia has about five million officially recognized Internally Displaced People (IDP), the largest number of IDPs worldwide. This number does not reflect by any means the millions that have moved from rural...... KEEP READING
March 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 31 Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House. Sweden, UK (2012) Dir: Malik Bendjelloul. Though he faded into obscurity in the U.S., an early 70s musician known as Rodriguez became a huge hit in South Africa and was widely rumored to have died. Two obsessed...... KEEP READING
April 1, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Equity Issues in the Chinese Higher Education system Presented by Eric Wu-Peabody The modern Chines Higher Education has witnessed tremendous changes for the past three decades with the further of globalization and economic integration. Lots of issues and problems surfaced: equity issues for ethnic minorities and marginalized rural groups, the “diaspora” phenomenon and the internalization...... KEEP READING
April 8, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Dead Aid: How International Aid is Crippling African Development Presented by Forest Ogunyankin/African Student Union Despite trillions of dollars in supplies, thousands of annual relief efforts, and countless good intentions, international aid has failed to catalyze sustainable growth in many African nations. Join us as we examine the outcomes of aid endeavors in Botswana<Malwa, Nigeria...... KEEP READING