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SFSU to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18-23 with events focusing on civil discourse, Middle East issues and culture



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2002 - San Francisco State University will join college campuses around the world Nov. 18-23 in celebrating the third annual International Education Week with several events focusing on Middle East issues and culture.

Some events at SFSU are also being organized in conjunction with the University's Year of Civil Discourse, a yearlong program of events designed to promote constructive civil discourse among all members of the campus community.

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.

All events will take place on the SFSU campus, located at 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue) in San Francisco. For details and a complete list of SFSU International Education Week events, call the SFSU Office of International Programs at (415) 338-1293.

Highlights from the week's events include:

  • "Iraq and the United Nations." Lecture by Amer Araim, former Iraqi diplomat and U.N. Secretariat official. 9:10-10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18. HSS building, room 362. Free.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony. Seats are limited and reservations are required. 2:10-3 p.m., 3:10-4 p.m., 4:10-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Humanities building, room 117. (415) 338-7413, Free.
  • Treganza Anthropology Museum. Exhibits include "Day of the Dead Altar," "Land of Eternal Spring: Ethnic Minorities of Southwestern China," and "Ancient South America Mural." 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18-Friday, Nov. 22. Science building, room 303. 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.
  • "Children of War" photo exhibition. U.S. premiere exhibit of Japanese photojournalist Takashi Morizumi's photographs of children suffering from the effects of war. 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. HSS building, Room 362. Free.
  • "Intervention: A Cause For Action" art exhibit. Artwork concerning issues of women's human rights or work that embodies a consciousness of women worldwide. Opening reception 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 18. Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery. Free.
  • "Kurisumasu Karoru." A remake of the "Christmas Carol" taking place in early 20th century Japan. 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Nov. 23. Creative Arts building, Little Theatre. $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors.
  • "World Cultures Students Dance and Music Concert." Presented by SFSU School of Music and Dance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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.


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