International Education Week
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 18 - Friday, Nov 22, 2019
Food provided for the first 40. No RSVP needed
Global Things: Travelling the World with Textiles
Monday, Nov 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Explore the history of global textiles from the 15th to the 19th centuries, when textiles were traded internationally more than any other manufactured product. Hear the stories of those textiles as they travelled round the world and of the presenter's personal travels to museums and archives across the world to research them. Presented by Dr. John Styles, Searle Professor of History and historian from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the University of Hertfordshire England.
Educated on the Border
Tuesday, Nov 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Undergraduate student Antonio Monreal takes us on his personal journey from Juarez, Mexico across the border to El Paso, Texas in search of educational opportunities. Overcoming challenges of language, cultural adjustment, discrimination, and poverty, Antonio shares his success gained from a lot of hard work and some lucky breaks.
Nuclear Diplomacy - How States Make Peace Despite the Atom
Wednesday, Nov 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
In 1953, U.S. President Eisenhower gave a speech to the UN General Assembly titled, "Atoms for Peace." The initial optimism of this new nuclear-powered world soon gave way to the fear of nuclear proliferation and mismanagement of radioactive materials. In a series of technical and diplomatic feats, nations around the world have managed to keep the spread of atomic material in check. The first of such historic agreements, signed in 1963 between the US, UK and USSR, banned the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, and in doing so, paved the way for bigger and bolder international treaties. This is the story of the precious-yet-precarious nuclear diplomacy. Presented by undergraduate student, Damien Bérubé.
International Inspirations and Challenges: Engineering Space Origami
Thursday, Nov 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Caltech alum and JPL engineer, Dr. Manan Arya, will talk about how the Japanese art of paper folding inspires the design and advancement of unfoldable structures technology. He will also discuss the unique challenges of being a Canadian national working at JPL and the international nature of the field of origami engineering.
SURFing in South Korea
Friday, Nov 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Undergraduate student, Will Overman, shares his experiences and perspectives on research and academic culture in South Korea from his 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the Institute for Basic Science near KAIST in Daejeon.
Celebrating and promoting international education and exchange, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.
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