International Education Week

International Education Week
Internationalize Yourself  #IEW13

International Education Week is sponsored by International Student & Scholar Services, Global Education Office and the Vanderbilt International Office in collaboration with 18 programs and departments across campus.

There are over 25 events starting Friday, November 8 through Wednesday, November 20.

Check out the IEW website for the full list of events,

Upcoming events:

Kitchen Table Series
Monday, Nov. 18 from 5-6 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327

The Kitchen Table Series is a student-designed program intended to reach across campus to highlight current gender issues and how they impact different communities.

Conflict Resolution in Syria: Negotiating Peace from the Grassroots Up
Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School

This panel discussion will provide current perspectives from two leading practitioners in conflict resolution negotiation efforts in Syria. Mr. Mohammad Al Abdallah, the Executive Director of the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center, will be present to speak of the negotiation dynamic involved in composing the Syrian opposition delegation for future Geneva talks, as well as the structure of negotiations focused on conflict resolution already taking place. Mr. Al Abdallah will be able to provide key insight into how those negotiations are structured to avoid engendering increased conflict and how they are utilized at local levels to maintain peace and create balance between old judges and new actors.

Mr. Al Abdallah will be joined by Ms. Lee Tucker, a representative from the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG). Ms. Tucker runs PILPGís Gaziantep-based program focused on preventing inter-communal violence in Syria. Her work, and the work of the project, has focused on training Syrians in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation skills. Additionally, VLSís Professor Michael Newton will serve as moderator, guiding the conversation between the panelists to achieve its fullest potential.

The event will be followed by a reception in North Lobby.  Hosted by VLSís Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization (ADRO), in cooperation with the VLSís International Law Society and Middle Eastern Law Student Association.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center, Ballroom A

Join the Vanderbilt and Nashville community in commemoration of the lives lost to anti-transgender violence.

Vanderbilt Wind Symphony: “Musique Française”
Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Vanderbilt Wind Symphony presents an evening of musique française from their forthcoming CD, A French Connection, which will be released on Naxos. The program includes Serge Lancenís Rapsodie Symphonique; Eugene Bozzaís Ballade Pour Trombone, with guest artist Jeremy Wilson; and Fisher Tullís Reflections on Paris.

Free and Open to the Public. Presented with gratitude to an anonymous friend for generously supporting the Blair School.