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Juan of the Dead2 March 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Juan of the Dead

Presented by: James McFarland, Assistant Professor of German and Cinema & Media Studies. Spain, Cuba (2011) Dir: Alejandro Brugues. A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. This satirical comedy of life in Cuba under Castro kills and keeps...... KEEP READING


Microfinance and the empowerment of women March 11, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women Presented by Dr. Kathryn Anderson/Professor of Economics/Margaret Cumminggim Women’s Center The microfinance movement in developing countries began with a small loan from Mohammad Yunus to a women in Bangladesh. Most microfinance loans today are given to women in developing countries. Women are more likely to repay their loans than...... KEEP READING


otherson March 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: The Other Son

Presented by: Joshua Barton, Assistant Director, Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life. France (2012) Dir: Loraine Levy. The moving and provocative tale of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian – who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families. French, English, Arabic, and...... KEEP READING


hell_and_back_again2 March 12, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Hell and Back Again

Presented by: Kenneth MacLeish, Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. USA, UK, Afghanistan (2011) Dir: Danfung Dennis. Follows 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris on his most difficult mission: coming home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Embedded with Harris’s unit during their assault on a Taliban stronghold, Dennis toggles between the intense experience...... KEEP READING


julie-sharbutt-2 March 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: MOVED

Presented by Sam Girgus, Professor of English. USA (2013) Dir: Julie Sharbutt. Filmed in one take, MOVED is a dark breakup comedy about a woman seeking closure as she moves out of a shared apartment. A beautiful, funny, sad and sweaty film about sexy young people moving on and figuring out what they owe the...... KEEP READING


March 18 March 18, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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Students Bridging Medicine, Public Health and Global Populations Presented by VIGH The students from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine engage in global health work, locally and abroad, through the integrated science courses, research immersion clerkship, and MPH practica. Hear students discuss lessons learned as they connect their medicine and public health skills and knowledge with...... KEEP READING


March 25 March 25, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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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


April 1 April 1, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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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 April 8, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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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


April 15 April 15, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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The World in Our Neighborhoods: Nashville through the Lens of a Photographer Presented by Levon Mkrtchyan The photo-essay documents the beauty and color of the international community of Nashville. The essay explores Nashville as the multicultural center and a global hub, dealing with topics such as self-perception of nationality, changing cultural identity and the daily...... KEEP READING