Photo of students studying abroad.
Photo of students studying abroad.

Events for International Education Week 2016 include forums, food and film

Miami University is hosting events for International Education Week 2016 (Nov. 14-18).

Events include:

Monday, Nov. 14

NationaliTea, 5-6 p.m., 212 MacMillan Hall

This event celebrates different cultures and holidays through food, drinks, music and activities, such as board games from other countries.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Harry T. Wilks Global Citizenship Forum: Keynote Address, 5-6:30 p.m., Dolibois Rooms A and B, Shriver Center

Amer Ahmed (‘00 Miami), director of intercultural teaching and faculty development at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, will give the keynote address. Ahmed is a social justice educator and is involved in the field of intercultural communication, focusing on developmental approaches to intercultural competency.

Global Holiday Party, 7-9 p.m., Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

Students representing different cultures and interfaith traditions have the opportunity to teach their peers and enjoy a range of foods from different cultures.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Harry T. Wilks Global Citizenship Forum, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Pavilion A, Armstrong Student Center

Students, faculty, staff and community members will present papers, panels, performances and more as part of a daylong series of conversations about how to bridge cultural gaps, particularly how intercultural education and travel raises global competence.

Human Rights and Social Justice Film Festival, 7-8:30 p.m. 152 Shideler Hall

Attendees will view “No Más Bebés,” a Mexican film directed by Renee Tajima- Peña. This film follows Mexican immigrant mothers who filed a lawsuit after they were sterilized while giving birth at a Los Angeles hospital in the 1970s.

Friday, Nov. 18

Global Neighbors Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dolibois Rooms, Shriver Center

This event shares a traditional American holiday with international students.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Taste of Africa, 6-9 p.m., 212 MacMillan Hall


Welcome to America, Miami University Art Museum New York City-based artist Carol Hamoy shares the long, arduous journeys made by women from around the world to make the United States their new home. This exhibit features clothing worn by these women, including wedding dresses, which are inscribed with stories about them and their descendants from the 19th century through 1992.

Winter in Jeju-Do, Miami University Art Museum

Caroline Philippone, a photographer, set out to document Jeju, South Korea in the winter of 2012. In a two week period, she captured photos of the Jeju’s mountainous region, coastal towns and temples.

Uncommon Journeys, MacMillan Hall

Photographer Julia Cumes, based in Cape Cod, Mass., brings her work to Miami. Her work has been used in publications like The New York Times, USA TODAY, National Geographic, the London Times and The Washington Post.

Sponsors of the week include Global Initiatives, the departments of anthropology and Black world studies, the department of global and intercultural studies, Center for American and World Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts, Enrollment Management and Student Success, Howe Center for Writing Excellence, office of diversity affairs, and Talawanda Middle School. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education created the International Education Week initiative.