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November 18, 2002

San Francisco State University will join college campuses around the world Nov. 18-22 in celebrating the third annual International Education Week with a diverse set of more than 80 programs and activities including a variety of cultural presentations, speeches, symposia, film screenings, panel discussions and workshops organized and sponsored by more than 25 SFSU departments, offices and student organizations.

With this year's theme "Securing the Future Through Study and Exchange, " the goal of International Education Week is to help raise the profile and importance of international education and exchange, build greater international understanding, encourage programs that prepare Americans for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

Some events are also being organized in conjunction with the University's Year of Civil Discourse, a yearlong program of events which promotes the civil use of free speech on campus and understanding of complex issues facing the campus community.

Event highlights include:

  • "Inside the Mosque." Slide presentation on mosque architecture and its development as a sacred place. Demonstration and explanation of Muslim ritual prayer led by Carel Bertram, SFSU assistant professor of humanities. Noon - 1:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks Conference Rooms A-C. Free.
  • "The Islamic Civilization's Contributions to the World." Screening of documentary, "Islam: Religion and Empire," followed by discussion with Maziar Behrooz, SFSU assistant professor of history and noted Islamic scholar. 1:10 - 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks Conference Rooms A-C. Free.
  • "Nationalism and the Politics of Language: The Case of Greece." Lecture by Martha Klirinomos, director of the SFSU Center for Modern Greek Studies. 2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. Humanities building, room 133. Free.
  • "Europe After the Euro and the Enlargement of the Union: Will It Become a World Power and a Rival to the U.S.?" Lecture by Federico Rampini, author of Effetto Euro (The Euro Effect). 3 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. de Bellis Collection, sixth floor, J. Paul Leonard Library. Free.
  • "SFSU Students in South Africa." Lecture and slide show by Johnetta Richards, SFSU associate professor of Black Studies. 4 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Thornton Hall, Blakeslee Room. Free.
  • "Creole Culture and Literature in the French Caribbean." Lecture by Delphine Perret, SFSU professor of French. 4:10 - 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Humanities building, room 473. Free.
  • "Denazification in Germany: Applications for Today's Global Crises." Lecture by Ulrich Bausch, director of Volkshochschule Reutlingen, a community training institution in Germany. 4 - 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Thornton Hall, Blakeslee Room. Free.

For details and a complete list of SFSU International Education Week events, call the SFSU Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293 or visit its Web site.

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