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International Education Week 2013

International Education Week 2013

Social and People’s Movements in Latin America

Sponsored by the Global Studies Program.


Tuesday, November 12

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Félix Muruchi, Bolivian activist
Social Change in Bolivia: An Indigenous Bolivian Activist’s Perspective
Room 1610, Des Plaines
Funding provided by a grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation.

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Facilitated Q & A Session with Keynote
Indigenous Leaders in Latin America Today: Responses to Globalization
Attendance at the keynote address not required.
Room 1610, Des Plaines

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Eva de la Riva, associate professor of psychology
Indigenous Language and Culture Preservation in a Globalized World

Room 1610, Des Plaines

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Paul Gulezian, associate professor of biology
Environmental Sustainability, Ecotourism, and Indigenous Cultural Preservation
Room 1610, Des Plaines

 

Wednesday, November 13

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Evin Rodkey, lecturer, humanities and philosophy
Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Literature, Agriculture, and Beyond
Room 1610, Des Plaines
Co-sponsored by Historical and Policy Studies

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kirsten Gundersen, outreach and communications coordinator, Highland Support Project
Indigenous Women, Cooperatives, and Micro-Credit Programs
Room 1610, Des Plaines
Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Katherine Schuster, professor of education, and Madhuri Deshmukh, professor of English
Introduction to Global Studies and Peace and Social Justice Studies
Room 1610, Des Plaines

2 - 3:15 p.m.
Instructors and students who studied in India, Summers 2011 and 2012
Study Abroad in India Summer 2014!
Room 1610, Des Plaines

 

Thursday, November 14

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Evin Rodkey, lecturer, humanities and philosophy
Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Literature, Agriculture,and Beyond
Room A145, Skokie
Co-sponsored by Peace and Social Justice

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kirsten Gundersen, outreach and communications coordinator, Highland Support Project
Indigenous Women, Cooperatives, and Micro-Credit Programs

Room A145, Skokie
Co-sponsored by Honors at Oakton

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Study Abroad Fair
Main Lobby, Skokie

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Katherine Schuster, professor of education, and Madhuri Deshmukh, professor of English
Introduction to Global Studies and Peace and Social Justice Studies

Room A145, Skokie



For more information, contact the Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., global studies coordinator
schuster@oakton.edu,
847.376.7118
Room 2526, Des Plaines

 

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IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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