Friday, October 31, 2003

International Week, November 10-14: Washington College Celebrates Cultural Diversity And Understandin

Chestertown, MD, October 31, 2003 — Washington College's Office of International and Diversity Affairs and Student Government Association Diversity Affairs Committee present International Week, November 10-14. Students, staff and faculty are invited to take advantage of the scheduled events and activities to celebrate Washington College's diverse student body and to encourage international understanding and cooperation.

Monday, November 10

9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Casey Academic Center Gallery. Enjoy face paining and a display of international costumes, plus the opportunity to meet some of WC's international students and learn about different countries around the world.
7 p.m., Casey Academic Center Forum. “ The Legacy of Ralph Bunche,” a lecture by Dr. Badi Foster on the first African American Nobel Prize winner.

Tuesday, November 11

7:30 p.m., Custom House Library. The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents “A Hundred Years of Modernity: Turkey from the Ottoman to the Iraq Crisis and Beyond,” a lecture by Faruk Birtek, professor of sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, and a Visiting Fellow at the C.V. Starr Center. Reception to follow.

Wednesday, November 12

7:30 p.m., Hynson Lounge. “The Development of the New Europe: The Case of Slovenia,” a lecture by the Hon. Davorin Kracun, Slovenian Ambassador to the United States.

Thursday, November 13

4:30 p.m., Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library. “Social and Political Change for Women in Uganda: The Effect of HIV/AIDS,” a lecture by the Hon. Joyce Mpanga, former Member of Parliament, Uganda. 8-10 p.m., Casey Academic Center Forum. “The United Nations in Crisis,” a behind-the-scenes simulation featuring student participants from the International Studies Council.

Friday, November 14

7:30 p.m., Norman James Theatre. The Washington College Film Series presents Read My Lips, a deliciously sinister French noir thriller with an absorbing character study of two lonely outsiders (a deaf secretary and an ex-con) who gradually recognize their mutual dependency. French with English subtitles, 115 minutes.

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