UPCOMING EVENTS

CSEAS Spring 2022 Workshop: (Virtual) Empowering Educators to teach on Genocide 

January 15-16

Join the Center For Southeast Asian Studies in their professional development workshop, empowering  Wisconsin’s K-12 educators to teach on genocide and fulfill the mandates of Act 30, the new law passed by the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Evers in April 2021. There will be two sessions, the first on Saturday, January 15 featuring talks on genocide cases in regions of the world that our UW-Madison area studies centers represent. The second session on Sunday, January 16 will feature an overview of Act 30 and a talk by Samantha Goldberg, Director of Education at the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC), on practical techniques and resources available for teaching confidently on genocide and other sensitive issues covered by the workshop. Click here to access more information on the CSEAS page 


PAST EVENTS

IRIS International Book Club: Social Justice: Writing For, Writing Back

November 18, 2021; 4-5PM CST

Join the UW-Madison Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) International Book Club and the Center for South Asia (CSA) for the online November Book Club which will include a presentation by Author Randa Abdel-Fattah and a discussion of how she has come to understand social justice from a local, individualized struggle to a global solidarity movement and what inspires her to write The Lines We Cross. Click here to access the official flyer for the event.

IRIS International Book Club: Using Literature to Explore SDG 4: Quality Education

September 29, 2021; 4-5PM CST

Join the UW-Madison Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) International Book Club, Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Center for South Asia (CSA) for the online September Book Club which will include a presentation by Dr. Elisheva Cohen (Postdoctoral Fellow in International Issues and Sustainable Development at Indiana University) and a discussion of Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (K-5), Sarafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg (6-8), and The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (9-12). Click here to access the official flyer for the event.

May 2021 Global Partition Series

In collaboration with the UW-Madison Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), Center for European Studies (ES), and African Studies Program (ASP), the Center for South Asia (CSA) held a series of K-12 teacher training workshops around the theme of global partitions.

Yasmin Saikia (Hardt-Nickachos Endowed Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History, Arizona State University)

Topic: Impact of partition on Bangladesh

Hosted by CSA and IRIS

Click here to access resources from the event

Anna Oltman (Lecturer, Human Rights, University College London)

Topic: Brexit’s Impact across the United Kingdom

Hosted by CSA, ES, & IRIS

Click here to access resources from the event

Heinz Klug (Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and Sheldon B. Lubar Distinguished Research Chair, UW Law School, and Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Title Topic: Historical and colonial contexts in South Africa and beyond

Hosted by ASP & IRIS

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International Career Series: International Education

The Global Engagement Office, International Studies Major, Middle East Studies Program, Center for South Asia, African Studies Program, and the Global Higher Education Master’s program hosted an event on International Education (careers related to: international educational development, international education in higher education, and international teaching) for undergraduate and graduate students.

Speakers Emily Hall and Anne Smiley will discussed how to leverage your international and regional studies and related expertise to achieve your career goals in International Education.

  • Emily Hall is a Community Engagement Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State funded English Language Programs at Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University. Emily also worked as a Program Officer for Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programs at the Institute of International Education and was an educator in Nepal, Tanzania, and the United States.
  • Anne Smiley is an Associate Director of Research and Evaluation at FHI 360’s Global Education, Employment and Engagement business unit. Anne also has worked in Egypt, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

IRIS-CSA, “Invisible Communities and the Places We Ignore: A Writing Workshop”