Cornell Celebrates International Education Week 2015

From November 16th-20th, the Einaudi Center, along with other units and programs within Cornell, will host a number of events including lectures, seminars, information sessions, receptions, exhibits, films, and social events to commemorate the 16th International Education Week. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and aims to “promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.”

A key event during the International Education Week will feature noted Greek journalist John Psaropoulos, former International Reporter for CNN who will deliver a lecture titled, “Open Door or Fortress? Greek and European Responses to the Refugee Crisis” on November 18th. The lecture will be a part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series and will be held at the Kaufmann Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall at 4:30PM.

From November 16th-20th, the South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program will offer guided tours (from 12:00PM to 12:30PM) of the ongoing photo documentary project, “Borderline Existance: Burmese Chin Refugees in Mizoram, India” which sheds light on the Burmese Chin people currently residing in the neighboring northeast Indian state of Mizoram. Photos entries to the Einaudi Center’s Annual Photo Contest will be featured throughout the week in the foyer of the Biotechnology Building.

The Einaudi Center will host its Annual reception on November 16th at 4:30PM in G10 in the Biotechnology Building. This event is by invitation only.

Other highlights of the week include a lecture by Amara Lakhous, the Cornell Institute for European Studies’ 2014-15 holder of the Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies who will give a talk titled, “Why Narrating Immigration Through Images is More Effective Today” and the talk by Farina Mir, University of Michigan on “Producing Modern Muslims: Everyday Ethics in Late-Colonial India” as part of the Comparative Muslim Societies Program seminar series.

On November 20th, Cornell Abroad will host a special event titled “Study Abroad Information and Fun” for students who are interested in pursuing study abroad opportunities. The event will be held from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at the Robert Purcell Community Center.

For details, please see the attached International Education Events Calendar or visit

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