The UI will present “Intolerance and the First Amendment: Islamophobia,” a discussion of Islamophobia, human rights, and religious freedom, at 7 p.m. today in the Main Library’s Shambaugh Auditorium. The discussion will include conversations on stereotypes, misunderstandings, and fears that contribute to the rise of Islamophobia and intolerance toward the Islamic community. Panelists will present their views on policy decisions and bans concerning Islam and specific forms of religious expression.
A panel discussion about “Islamophobia,” human rights and religious freedom in America will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the Main Library on the University of Iowa campus. The event is free and open to the public.
This event will include discussion about some of the recent policy decisions and bans related to Islam and certain forms of religious expression. The panelists, each with a unique and specialized area of expertise, will address the stereotypes, misunderstandings and fears that contribute to this global problem of “Islamophobia.”
By Jill Kacere, email@example.com
Jill Kacere is a senior at The University of Iowa majoring in international studies and minoring in Spanish. She is a communications intern in the Office of Communications and Relations in UI International Programs and president of the UI Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
This talk took place Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 11
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: 2520D UCC
Topic: “Making Women Safe in India: Innovative Campaigns, Diverse Audiences and new Initiatives”
Presenter: Jael Silliman
Two related lectures on women’s activism in postcolonial South Asia will be presented by visiting scholars Nov. 4 and 11 as part of the UI South Asian Studies Program (SASP) lecture series.
The next “Slavery in Global Cinema” film series screening will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in 2520D UCC. It is free and open to the public.
This series from the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies allows audiences to explore the history and meaning of slavery practices through a variety of documentaries, feature-length films and personal accounts by filmmakers.
This week’s film is:
Rex Honey, 1945-2010
Read condolences from Rex’s colleagues
By Lee Hermiston, The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Almost 12 years ago, University of Iowa law professor Burns Weston called up his colleague Rex Honey, who was chair of the Global Studies program Weston had previously organized.
Note: This course is already filled.
Workshop in Natural Disasters and Public Memory in South Asia
(152:125: SCA Topics In Global Health)
October 7-9, 2010
International Programs Commons room 1117 (University Capitol Centre)
University of Iowa
Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.
Photo: Yume Hidaka, Japanese cultural ambassador through University of Iowa International Programs, shows residents of Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City how to make origami decorations.
On behalf of International Programs, allow me to welcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year after what I hope were refreshing and productive summer months. I very much look forward to working with you to support the international research, teaching, and external engagement that you undertake through IP’s centers and programs, international exchanges, linkage proposals, and the new ways you find to pursue academic innovations across collegiate borders.
By Lois Gray, University News Services
An estimated 500 to 550 new undergraduate international students will arrive on the University of Iowa campus this fall, making this year’s incoming class the largest ever for international undergraduate students in UI history.