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International Events Calendar 

To promote the diversity of the University and community, Global Affairs brings you the International Events Calendar highlighting events held at the University with an international and/or multicultural focus.

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Multi-day Events

Wednesday, October 22

Miller Center American Forum: The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Miller Center; 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville VA 22903
Description: AARON DAVID MILLER, former adviser to U.S. secretaries of state on Middle East policy, on how greatness in the U.S. presidency was achieved, why it’s gone, and how we can better come to appreciate the presidents we have rather than the ones we want
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Contact: Miller Center, millercenter@virginia.edu, 434-924-7236
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Ambassador Carlos Pascual: "21st Century Energy Geopolitics"
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Garrett Hall
Description: The Batten School will host Ambassador Carlos Pascual for a talk on "21st Century Energy Geopolitics." Ambassador Pascual has immense experience in international development, politics and economics. Food and refreshments will be provided. Register online today. From 2011 - 2014 Pascual served as the U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he served as Ambassador to Mexico and Ukraine, U.S. Department of State's Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, and Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
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Contact: International Studies Office, evg5f@virginia.edu, 434-243-2310
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Oh Baby! What New Parents Need to Know
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: See description
Description: Parents to be are invited to a special night! Short talks with UVA Physicians on: How to calm a fussy baby Good sleep habits from the start Top ten things you need to know about breastfeeding Postpartum- the good, the bad and the ugly Door prizes and refreshments! UVA Battle Building Parking is free in the 11th st. garage Reserve a spot now: 434-924-9920 or email: des4v@virginia.edu
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Contact: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, creees.uva@gmail.com, 434-924-6384
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Monday, October 27

ISIS Threat to Women and Girls: Assisting Gender-Based Violence Victims in Iraq and Syria
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Newcomb Hall
Description: AMAR U.S., The Presidential Precinct, Morven and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va. invite you to a one-day conference to: 1.Raise awareness of ISIS’ brutal and persistent violations against women and girls in Iraq and Syria 2.Develop practical tools for providing victims with immediate and effective assistance. The conference will bring together Iraqi GBV service providers with NGO practitioners, US Government officials, UN and international representatives, academic faculty and students. AMAR’s delegation will include the UK Trade Envoy to Iraq and AMAR’s President, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, and Iraqi field staff who have been implementing an Emergency Refugee Response amid the current crisis. Participants will review current US and international policy regarding crimes against refugee and displaced women, lessons learned from past interventions. Breakout groups will then identify effective means of assistance. Please join us for this important one-day conference. RSVP at ISISthreat.eventbrite.com
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Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Endowed Lecture: Martin Perschler
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Campbell 153
Description: "Cultural Preservation without Borders" Martin Perschler, Ph.D. is the program director of the Cultural Presvation fund with the US Department of State.
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Contact: School of Architecture
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Wednesday, October 29

The Center for Global Health University Scholars Open House
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Center for Global Health
Description: Meet the Scholars. Learn from recently returned scholars about their experiences, the value of working in an existing collaboration and the merits of independent projects. Learn more about conducting interdisciplinary research in a global context. Faculty representing international collaborations in Uganda, Guatemala, Rwanda and Zambia will be available.
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Contact: Center for Global Health, ctrglobalhealth@virginia.edu, 434-243-6383
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Friday, October 31

SARC Dean's Forum lecture: Janne Terasvirta ALA Architects, Helsinki, Finland
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Campbell 153
Description: "RE: Public Architecture"
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Contact: School of Architecture
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Monday, November 3

CORE: Identity in Translation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Maury 104
Description: This will be the first Cultural Orientation Reflection and Engagement Seminar in the "Preparing to Depart" series. Thomas Talhelm will discuss identity in other cultures.
Contact: Institute of the Humanities &, Global Cultures
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Friday, November 7

CORE: Writing to See, Seeing to Write
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Maury 104
Description: The second seminar in the International Studies Office's Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement series "Preparing to Depart." Hannah Holtzman will discuss how writing can help one actively engage in culture.
Contact: Institute of the Humanities &, Global Cultures
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Wednesday, November 12

Intro to Cross-Cultural Miscommunication
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Minor 130
Description: Julie Starr will lead the third seminar in the "Preparing to Depart" Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement seminar series hosted by the International Studies Office.
Contact: Institute of the Humanities &, Global Cultures
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Tuesday, November 18

CORE: Making and Unmaking Stereotypes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Minor 130
Description: Ingrid Hakala will lead the last of the International Studies Office's Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement seminars in the "Preparing to Depart" series.
Contact: Institute of the Humanities &, Global Cultures
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