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International Education Week 2008

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Officially, International Education Week 2008 begins Nov. 17. On that day alone, the UCLA International Education Office and International Institute will host several events, including a study abroad fair and a timely discussion of Afghan society and the Taliban by two leading European-based anthropologists.

Because UCLA puts on internationally oriented events week in and week out, we are starting early. In the calendar below, note especially that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has elected to make one of his rare U.S. appearances at UCLA on Nov. 13, to deliver the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace, sponsored by the Burkle Center at UCLA.

A calendar of IEW events follows:

Saturday, November 8. Asia in L.A.: Global Cities in Asia, Asia in the Global City
Bradley International Hall
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 10. Spiritual Refreshment, Medicine for the Heart: Islamic Preaching on Record and on the Air in Indonesia
10383 Bunche Hall
3:30 5 p.m.

Thursday. November 13. Lecture by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Schoenberg Hall
4 p.m.
Please RSVP for this event.

Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life
Friday at UC Riverside
Saturday at UCLA
Faculty Center, California Room
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday. November 17. Study Abroad Fair.
Bruin Plaza
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday. November 17. Afghan Society after the Taliban: A View from the Hills.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UCLA Faculty Center
Downstairs Lounge

Monday. November 17. One Family's Response to Terrorism: A Daughter's Memoir
A public lecture by Susan Kerr Van De Ven
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bunche Hall 10383

Tuesday. November 18. International Opportunities Fair
Kerckhoff Hall Staterooms
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch Provided!
Learn about opportunities for work, study, internships and research abroad!  Meet international Fulbright Scholars visiting UCLA!  Become involved with UCLA International students!  Learn about global study and learning opportunities right here at UCLA!

Wednesday. November 19. Arcaheology and History in Korea
Presented by Prof. John Duncan, Asian Languages & Cultures, Director of the Center for Korean Studies
YRL Presentation Room
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday. November 20. Kazakh Jazz
A performance by the vocal group INZHU (Pearl)
Schoenberg Hall
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday. November 21. Careers in Asia: Culture, Form, and Sustainability - A Transpacific Architect's View
10367 Bunche Hall
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, November 21. Film Screening: Pro Dia Nascer Feliz (Joo Jardim, 2007)
James Bridges Theatre
Melnitz Hall 1409
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

UCLA International Institute