Spring 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Alums in the City
Students in the International Studies Program are welcome to join us on a visit to NYC to visit with alums Reinier Terwindt '09, Ashley Toombs '07, Julia Gardner, '05, and Jess Martin '06.  We will take the train from Fairfield, meet at Catholic Medical Mission Board's offices on 100 Wall St, and learn about career paths and networking opportunities.

Wednesday, May 1st, 7 p.m., McCormick First Floor Lounge:  Model UN Wrap Up Dinner
Join us to celebrate our outgoing seniors and all their accomplishments, to congratulate next year's club leaders, to plan next year's events, and to get to know new members.  An international dinner will be served, no charge.  All are welcome.  

Week of April 8th: Global Health Week!  
Join Sunny Hong '19 as she brings us around the world to consider global health issues.  Check out the flyers around campus for details about daily events.  We are highlighting Catholic Medical Mission Board, which will be here on Friday, 4/11, 12-1 p.m., LL BCC, to show a documentary about Dr. Tom Catena's unbelievable work serving in the Sudan. 

Thursday, April 4th, 2:00 p.m., CNS 200:  Careers in International Development
Alumnae and returned Peace Corps volunteers Ashley Toombs '07 (Peru) and Emma Cannon '14 (Guatemala) join us to talk about their experiences volunteering abroad and pursuing global careers related to their service after returning.  Also join us in celebrating our first generation of Peace Corps Prep Program certificate holders, to graduate this May.

Thursday, April 4th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Lounge:  CIEE South America
Wish you could study abroad in South America?  We have a great opportunity for you to participate in CIEE's Open Campus Program in South America.  Choose two countries:  Argentina, Brazil or Chile.  Spend 12 weeks in one, 6 weeks in the other.  Do an internship, learn Spanish, experience South American culture, do a service learning project, take courses toward your major or core.  Accessible scholarships available for $6,000. 

Wednesday, April 3rd, 1:00 p.m., DSB 114: International Business Group Advising Session
All International Business rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, required to attend this group advising session.  Learn about academic, co-curricular, and career related opportunities in the program, and get ready to register for Fall 2019 classes.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 12.30 p.m., CNS 200: International Studies Internship Panel
Learn from students who’ve interned with Deutsche Bank, United Nations Youth Assembly, an immigration attorney, the International Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS), and others. Join us for pizza and Q&A following their presentations.

Wednesday, March 27th, 12:00 pm, Brennan Room, Alumni House: Reinier Terwindt ’09
Reinier Terwindt ’09 is founder and CEO of Rein + Co, a non-profit that strives to improve the design of educational programs while leveraging opportunities to influence policy processes toward sustained, systemic impact. He currently works with STIR Education supporting 250,000 teachers in India and Uganda, and his experience includes working for the UN, World Camp, Jesuit Refugee Service, CARE International, among others in Malawi, South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, and now New York. We’re so lucky to have the chance to bring him to campus!  Join us for lunch at 1:00 pm after the talk with an RSVP on OrgSync.  Space is limited!

Tuesday, February 26th, 7 p.m., LL BCC:  "Josh Shelov: Refuge"
Join JUHAN at their signature Spring 2019 event featuring this short film about a Syrian family who seeks shelter in Bridgeport through the US refugee resettlement program.  A discussion with Josh Shelov (producer) and Claudia Connor (head of Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, CIRI) will follow the screening. Refreshments served.

Fall 2018

Thursday, November 29, 11:30 a.m. CNS 200
Dr. Babo presents his recent research experience in Tanzania:  "Fair Trade Coffee and Community Development in the Kilimanjaro Region (Tanzania): An Example of a Collaborative Project".  Join us to learn more about this important global issue.  

Wednesday, November 14, 11.30 am, Dogwood Room, BCC
Peace Corps Prep Program official Launch Event!  Join us as we celebrate the program's opening followed by a panel discussion over lunch, and learn more about how you can become a PCPP certified applicant.  

Tuesday, November 13, 3:30 pm, Dogwood Room, BCC
Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis, 3.30 - 7 pm.  Program includes two back-to-back panel discussions featuring representatives from Fairfield University, the UNHCR, and Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. 

Tuesday, November 6, 6 pm, Quick Center
Syrian Refugee Camp Simulation, Quick Center Lobby, arrive between 6 and 7.30 pm.  Program takes about 30-40 minutes. Followed by a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Human Flow."

Thursday, November 1, 12 pm, DSB TBD
International Business Meet and Greet pizza lunch! Come meet new DSB Professor Helena Keefe, expert in international business, and network with other majors.  CAS and DSB students welcome!

Friday, October 26, All Day
Fall 2018 Annual United Nations Global Citizenship trip. OrgSync application due on October 10.

Wednesday, October 24, 5-7 pm, DSB 109
International Business & Studies Club hosts alumna Ellie Hartman, '18.  Ellie works for IBM- a job she secured as an undergraduate intern there, and will soon be transitioning into an international position where she'll be traveling around the world for IBM!  Come hear about her dreamy career, how she got there, and what her experience has been like so far.

Wednesday, October 24, 12 pm, Library Conference Room 233
Career Series in International Studies, Session III:  Annika Freudenberger, Project Assistant and Fellow at Meridian Institute, Truman Scholar, and previous recipient of Davis Projects for Peace award.  Join us for this skype conversation about Annika's ferocious commitment to all things social justice!  Specific interests include political advocacy, youth health and leadership, climate change resilience, and equitable urban development.  Brown bag lunch. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2-6 pm, DSB Dining Room
Fall into Dolan: visit the International Business table and learn about our faculty, students, activities, and careers! 

Wednesday, October 17, 12 pm, Library Conference Room 233
Career Series in International Studies, Session II:  Kali Jones, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Botswana, skyping from Gaborone to share her career path through the foreign service.  Kali has a JD/MSPH and has worked in Vietnam, Brazil, Madagascar, and Haiti before landing in Botswana.   Brown bag lunch.

Thursday, October 11, 12 pm, Library Conference Room 233
Career Series in International Studies, Session I: Daniel Whyner, Environment and Climate Change Office Director, USAID Madagascar, will be skyping with us from Antananarivo!  Dan will share his astonishing career pathway through international relations, environmental science, public service, and international development work.  Brown bag lunch.

Wednesday, October 3, 11:30 am - 1 pm, CNS 200
Peace Corps Prep Program Info session.  Get a head start on preparing for an international service experience.  Pizza will be served! 

Tuesday, September 25, 12 pm, CNS 200
CAS Internship Panel and Brown Bag Lunch: Learn from your peers how to find an internship, what to expect, and how to get academic credit for it.  Pizza will be served! 

Monday, September 24, 2pm, BCC 200
Global Scholars Program information session.  Learn about next summer's internships in Brazil, The Gambia, Guatemala and South Africa.  Scholarships available!  Application due date:  October 1.

Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Oak Room
Study Abroad Fair!  Find out how, when, and where you can study abroad.  We believe all International Studies majors should have at least one learning opportunity abroad before they graduate.  Find out what your options are.

Monday, September 17, 3 pm, BCC 206
Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session, Refreshments served!  Julia Gardner '05 will advise students on fellowships and scholarships applications with special focus on Schwarzman Scholars.  

Monday, September 17, 12 pm, DMH 251
Brown Bag Lunch with Julia Gardner '05, Pizza will be served.  Learn about Julia's leadership experiences on campus and how they led her along her post-graduate career pathway to her current position as Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer for Schwarzman Scholars.

Wednesday, September 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, BCC 200
International Studies Program Open House!  Learn about all our affiliated programs and meet the contacts all in one condensed space:  Model UN, Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, International Business/International Studies Club, Internships, Careers, Study Abroad, and of course, academic advice!

Monday, September 10, 7 pm, The Levee
Come enjoy free pizza, and enter to win prizes at the Levee at Model UN's Trivia night!  FYE Connect event.

Spring 2017

Tuesday, April 26 -- Sigma Iota Rho Induction Ceremony
Join us as we honor our SIR inductees into the International Studies Honors Society.  Keynote speaker Kim Feinberg of Tomorrow Trust, South Africa, will discuss her international career as an advocate for children's rights.  4:30 - 6:00 pm, Diffley Board Room, Bellarmine.  Reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 29 -- Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Dr. Norman Solomon, Professor of Management, DSB, joins the Model United Nations Club in hosting this wonderful opportunity to hone valuable public speaking, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in a fun setting.  Learn how these skills apply to your professional future!  4 pm, BCC 206.

Thursday, March 23 -- Climate Refugees
Greg White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith College, discusses his work on the effects of climate change on the refugee crisis. 4:30 pm, Library 101, MMR 

Wednesday, March 22 -- Environmental Activism in China
Cosponsored with the Asian Studies Program.  5:00 - 7:00 pm, CNS 202.

Wednesday, March 8 -- Fairfield University and the World: Highlights from the History of Student, Faculty and Institutional Exchange
This panel will review the highlights of Fairfield University’s connections with the world from the 1970s through the present.  Kay breakthroughs to Italy, Russia, Latin America, Africa and Asia will be discussed.  Panel participants include Dr. Terry-Ann Jones, Director of International Studies. For more information, contact Dr. David McFadden.

Wednesday, March 1 -- Considering a Career in International Business? 
Learn about internship and career opportunities at AXA Paris at a virtual meeting with Simon Clow, Head of stakeholder engagement at AXA, one of the world's leading insurers. Simon is a former journalist and foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa, writing extensively on business, finance, economics and politics. Co-sponsored with the DSB, DSB 104, Breakfast items provided.  Please RSVP on OrgSync:  https://orgsync.com/87622/events/1823904/occurrences/4277294.

Wednesday, March 1 -- The Rozalia Project: Protecting and Cleaning the Ocean
Rachael Miller, Co-Founder of The Rozalia Project, discusses her organization's mission to clean-up marine debris and protect our oceans from pollution. 4:30pm, Kelley Center presentation room.

Wednesday, February 15 -- International Business and Studies Club Dinner Series 2:  Dr. Marcie Patton, Politics
Dr. Patton shares her story, her career and regional expertise, then answers your questions over sandwiches in BCC 202, 6:00 pm.  

Wednesday, February 15 -- Gretta Schwamb '11
Skype presentation by Gretta Schwamb, triple major in International Studies, Economics, and German with a minor in Math.  Gretta interned and studied abroad in Europe during her time at Fairfield, then began a unique and interesting global career with General Electric, living and working here in the U.S. and abroad.  CNS 108, 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 8 -- Fulbright Information Session with Erin Eife '12
Come learn about this prestigious, but attainable opportunity to research or teach abroad for a year with a Fulbright Scholarship.  Hear Erin's story about her Fulbright in Ireland, and learn how to plan ahead for a successful Fulbright application.

Monday, January 30 -- 4.1 Miles
A documentary film screening about a coast guard captain on a Greek island who saves thousands of refugees' lives.  This film raises questions about our collective responsibility to the refugee crisis.  Film screening followed by discussion led by Drs. Sylvia Marsans-Sakly and Terry Ann Jones.

Fall 2016

Wednesday, November 30 -- O Gaucho: A Documentary
"O Gaucho" is a feature length documentary about Brazilian-Americans who keep Gaucho Traditionalism alive in the United States. When modernity threatens their legacy, Sergio and Isac fight coast-to-coast to keep the Gaucho alive.  Join us for the screening of alum David Nevins '12 film, see trailer here.  4-6 p.m. in Library 101, Multi Media Room.

Monday, November 21 -- Post-Election Conversation:  Careers in Government/Foreign Affairs
Eric Salgado '14 shares his experience and perspective as a current Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service.  12-1.30 p.m. DMH 251.  Pizza provided!  

Wednesday, November 16 -- Seizing Opportunities in International Studies
Come hear alumna Klevisa Kovaci describe her fascinating career path with her International Studies major, 4- 5 p.m. in Library 101, Multi Media Room.

Wednesday, November 16 -- Protection of Children's Rights in Agriculture: West Africa
Come hear Dr. Alfred Babo, the International Studies Program's newest faculty member, present his research, 10 - 11 a.m. in CNS 15.

Wednesday, November 16 -- Study Abroad Info Session for International Studies/Business majors
Bring your questions and get an overview of your options.  12 - 1 p.m. in DMH 251.  

November 14 - 18 -- International Education Week

Thursday, November 10 -- Global Scholars Program: Information Session
Learn about the opportunities, application process, and ask your questions.  DMH 251, 12 - 1 p.m.

Friday, November 4 -- Fairfield University Model United Nations High School Conference
All Day!  Contact Danielle Izzo for more information.  

Friday, October 28 -- UN Immersion Trip
Offered through the Center for Faith and Public Life. Contact Kpritchard@fairfield.edu for more details.

Wednesday, October 19 -- Global Scholars Program Launch
Dr. Terry Ann Jones, Director, International Studies Program and Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, will introduce our new International Internship Program. Bellarmine 112, Diffley Board Room, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 18 -- Fulbright Scholarship Information Session
With Dr. Kathy Nantz (Econ) and Dr. David Crawford (Anthropology and Int'l Studies) BCC 200, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13 -- Law School Fair
Oak Room, BCC, 11 - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4 -- Ethics in Business
DSB Dining Room, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28 -- Career & Internship Fair
Meet representatives from 90 organizations and companies.  For full list of attendees, click here.  Leslie C. Quick Jr Recreational Complex, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28 -- DSB Sophomore Symposium for International Business Majors (required!)
Quick Center, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27 -- Career Lunch & Learn
Pizza!  Discuss your career options and prepare for the Career Fair; RSVP to Anita Deeg-Carlin, DMH251, 12-1:30 pm

Monday, September 26 -- Salam Neighbor screening   
An inspiring window into the world of refugee life.  Kelley Theater, Quick Center, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20 -- Refugee Camp Simulation
Experience what millions of people are going through every day all over the world.  
Quick Center, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. followed by a panel discussion 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20 -- Study Abroad Fair
Find out what your options are for learning abroad! The Oak Room in the Barone Campus Center, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 19 -- Marketing in a Global Economy
Great opportunity for International Business majors:  Bruno Bich of the Bic Group; DSB Dining Room, 7:00 p.m.

Friday/Saturday, September 16 & 17 -- Macbeth: Third World Bunfight
U.S. Premiere of this radical and innovative live opera with Shakespeare's Macbeth. Quick Center, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14 -- Undergraduate Journal for Global Citizenship, Editors' meeting
Want to learn about publishing and editing a journal?  Join us!  DMH 251, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7 -- Opening Reception for Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy
Walsh Gallery, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Spring 2016

Tuesday, January 26 -- Internship Group Meeting & Skype with Gabby Arens '12
Donnarumma 251, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Interns, please arrive at 3:00.  Other students wishing to hear Gabby discuss her many internship experiences, please arrive at 3:30.

Thursday, February 4 -- The Fulbright Scholarship: Insights from Fairfield Alumnae & Next Steps for your application
with Sarah Borton, '11 and Julie Whittaker, '12 
BCC 206, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments! 
Library Conference Room, Room 233 at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17 -- Lunch Roundtable with Jeremy Shea '10 and Kristen Van Vleck '10
These alums will address living in NYC, attending Graduate School, volunteering abroad after graduation, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and   teaching and International Education careers.  
DMH 251, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17 -- Study Abroad in Non-Traditional Destinations
Hear from IL students who recently studied abroad in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana. 
DMH 251, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 29 -- Mind Mapping for Seniors
Not sure what path you should take after Fairfield? Explore and organize your passions, skills and opportunities with this fun activity.  Pizza provided!
DMH 251, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 3 -- Peace Corps Week with Ashley Toombs '07 
Learn about Ashley's experience in Peru and how she got to where she is at BRAC USA in NYC. We'll also hear about Sarah Ramsey '06 RPCV Jamaica and Emma Cannon '14 current PCV Guatemala.  Lunch provided.  
BCC 206, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 14 -- An (In)Humane Vertical Border: The Challenges of Migration and a Faith that Does Justice
Lecture and panel presentation.  Fr. Alejandro Olayo-Mendez, S.J., International Migration Institute, University of Oxford.  Panelists: IICONN, IRIS, and Neighbors Link.  
4:30 p.m. Oak Room, BCC 

Tuesday, March 19 -- Internships for International Studies students
Need an internship?  Come hear from this year's interns about their experiences with Tauck World Travel, HooplaHa, IICONN, and Estimize and learn about the other opportunities out there. 
3:00 p.m., DMH 251

Wednesday March 30 -- Considering Law School?  Law Career exploration event with Maddie Goralski '13
After working at a DA's office and a law firm, Maddie currently attends St John's University School of Law in Queens and has a job lined up after graduation.  She also serves on the St. John's Law Review as a member of the Editorial Board.  Come hear her story over pizza
4:30-5:30 pm, DMH 251

Monday, April 4 -- Yemeni Ambassador Amat Alsoswa (JUHAN)
Yemen's first female Ambassador, she has held posts as Human Rights minister and UN Assistant Secretary General. Hear her presentation on the conflict in Yemen, humanitarian action and gender issues.  Snacks provided. 
7:00 p.m. Oak Room, BCC

Thursday, April 14 -- Defending the Milieu in Global Palestine
Dr. John Collins, Professor of Global Studies, St. Lawrence University. Free and open to the public
5:00 p.m., CNS 15

Tuesday, March 19 -- Spring 2016 IL interns debrief!
Hear about this semester's internships in our department from your peers.  HooplaHa, IICONN, Estimize and Tauck World Discovery are great local employers who are also actively seeking Fairfield students for the summer and fall. 
3:00 p.m., DMH 251

Monday, April 25 -- Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Join us in celebrating this year's Sigma Iota Rho inductees and in hearing Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from Jamaica, give the keynote speech about his experience in diplomacy. Refreshments served!
4:00 p.m., Kelley Presentation Room

Wednesday, April 27 -- Creating Your Own Foundation with Jenn Zocco '10 
Jenn volunteered extensively on campus and as a graduate in Ecuador until she realized her dream of continuing her work independently, and co-founded The Starfish Foundation to fund scholarships for at-risk high school students.  Jenn and her co-founder work together to fundraise and manage the program on the ground.  Join us for a detailed account of her experience over free pizza!  
12:00 p.m., BCC 200

Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 29 -- Sophomore Symposium
Quick Center, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 30 -- Exploring careers in International Studies, Business, and Media: Christine Short '06, Senior Vice President, Media and Public Relations, Estimize inc.
4.30 p.m. Kelley Center Presentation Room

Wednesday, October 14 -- Boren Scholarships Webinar
CNS 301, 5 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 2 to Wednesday, November 11 -- Advising

Monday, November 9th -- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
BCC 206, 4 - 5 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, November 10th -- Pizza Lunch Roundtable: Non-profit Careers and Internships
BCC 200, 12 - 1 p.m.  Hear from returned interns about past and present opportunities in your field.

Friday, November 13 -- Fairfield University Model United Nations High School Conference
Various buildings, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18 -- Is the Peace Corps for you?
CNS 8, 4 - 5 p.m.  Meet Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and regional recruiter, Shannon McBride.  

Spring 2015

Monday, January 26 - Stories from Jamaica & Ecuador: Student reflections from international immersion trips, Egan McGrath Commons @ 430PM

Students will share experiences from abroad, just a few weeks removed from life-altering service trips in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Monday, February 2 - AmeriCares: Internship & volunteer opportunitiesLibrary Multimedia Room @ 4PM

AmeriCares representatives, Sanja Davidovic '09, an IL alumna and Mr. Matthew Quinones, will discuss upcoming opportunities with the Stamford-based humanitarian aid organization.

Thursday, February 5 - The Ukrainian crisis: Why a new Cold War? , Kelley Center Presentation Room @ 7PM

Dr. Stephen F. Cohen, a renowned scholar of Russian Studies, History, and Politics at Princeton University and New York University, will give a public lecture on the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Dr. Cohen’s lecture is part of a 20-year anniversary celebration of Fairfield’s Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Program. Dr. Cohen will be accompanied by his partner, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.

Tuesday, February 10 - Lunch & Learn: Career planning for International Studies, DMH 251 @ 12PM

Ms. Kim Nickolenko, director of internship & student support in the Career Planning Center, will discuss what IL majors can do with their degree, and offer resume and cover letter tips before the Spring 2015 Career Fair.

Wednesday, February 18 - Lunch & Learn: Career exploration for International Business students, DMH 251 @ 1PM

Ms. Tara Berwick, Director of Internships in the Dolan School of Business, offers advice to International Business majors on career options for internships and post-graduation employment.

Tuesday, March 17 – Private justice: Prosecutorial accountability and access to justice in Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico, Library Multimedia Room @ 530PM

Dr. Veronica Michel, professor of Political Science at John Jay College-CUNY, will discuss her latest research on human rights and justice in Latin America

Wednesday, March 25 - Lunch & Learn: Sam Olyaei '11, Gartner, Inc., DMH 251 @ 1230PM

Mr. Sam Olyaei '11 returns to share experiences from internships he completed as a Fairfield student and his post-graduation successes.

Thursday, April 9 - Friendship Ambassadors FoundationCNS 200 @ 4PM

Mr. Patrick Sciarratta, Executive Director and Mr. Victor Izquierdo '02, Program Manager/Intern Coordinator will visit to discuss a variety of opportunities for students with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Mr. Izquierdo is an International Studies alum.

Monday, April 20 – International Studies Alumni Panel, Faber Commons @ 6PM

Hear from International Studies and International Business alumni about their work and how the Fairfield Experience prepared them for their careers. If you are interested in finding out about types of careers you can pursue with your International Studies and International Business degree please join us to network with these alumni and hear about their career paths.

Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 9
Lunch & Learn
: Alexandra Luna '05, Fisher International
Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 12:30 p.m.**

Alexandra Luna '05 earned her B.S. in International Business from Fairfield. Since 2005, she has worked as Manager Research Associates with Fisher International in Norwalk.

Tuesday, September 16
Lunch & Learn: Career planning for IB/IL majors with Cath Borgman, Director of Career Planning & Michael Rizzi, Director of Student Services at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Canisius Hall 200 @ 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Rizzi serves the highly regarded University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). The GSPIA is a member of the prestigious Association of Professional Schools and International Affairs (APSIA).

Wednesday, September 17
Samantha Bremer '12, Coordinator at the International Institute of Connecticut
BCC 200 @ 6 p.m.

Samanta Bremer '12 earned her B.A. in International Studies from Fairfield. As a student, spent a semester abroad in Argentina. Afterwards, she secured an internship with the International Institute of Connecticut, which located in Bridgeport. The internship eventually turned into a full time position with the organization.

Monday, September 22
Lunch & Learn: Laurel McCormick, Internship Coordinator at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 12:30 p.m.**

Laurel supervises all volunteer and internship activities for the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS). The New Haven-based organization serves refugees and asylees from Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, and other countries.

Tuesday, September 23
Pizza night for undeclared students!
Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 6 p.m.

International Studies Program faculty meet with undecided students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dolan School of Business to discuss our International Studies.

Thursday, October 2
Lunch & Learn: Nicole Moffa, Fairfield University Study Abroad Coordinator, Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 12:30 p.m.**

This is a study abroad advising session for International Studies Program majors and minors that could not attend the Study Abroad - as of 11-01-2016 Fair last month.

Tuesday, October 7
Lunch & Learn: Ana Nobleza Siscar, Esq, Founder of Ana Nobleza Siscar, LLC
Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 12:30 p.m.**

Attorney Siscar is an expert in immigration law and international law. Previously, Attorney Siscar taught human rights and international relations courses at Fairfield.

Wednesday, October 15
Lunch & Learn: Tara Berwick, Director of Internships in Fairfield U Dolan School of Business
Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 1 p.m.**

Tara Berwick supervises internship placements for all Dolan School of Business students, which includes our International Business majors. Tara, a Fairfield MBA graduate (2013), is running a Professional Development Series for Dolan School of Business students.

Monday, October 20
Kelsey Greelish '12: Two Years in Morocco
Canisius Hall Room 15 @ 7 p.m.

Kelsey Greelish '12 received in her B.A. in International Studies from Fairfield. Afterwards, Kelsey was selected to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Her primary project was youth and community development. She has returned to Fairfield to share stories and photos from her two-year journey.

Wednesday, October 22
Lunch & Learn: Maureen Shanley, Vice President & Bill Evan, President, CT Quest for Peace
Donnarumma Hall Room 251 @ 12:30 p.m.**

The Connecticut Quest for Peace is a Bridgeport-based non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to communities in Nicaragua. The organization runs a donation center in Bridgeport and a series of advocacy programs throughout the state of Connecticut.

Monday, October 27
Dr. Terry-Ann Jones and Mr. Jermain Griffin, International Business/Studies Advising & Information Meeting
Canisius Hall Room 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

The International Studies Program will provide an overview of its curriculum and co-curricular opportunities. This is also an opportunity for both majors and undecided students that are interested in our majors to receive personalized advising in lieu of Spring 2015 registration.

Tuesday, November 11
Mam-Yassin Sarr, co-founder, Starfish International
DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room @ 4:30 p.m.

Starfish International is a non-profit that seeks to empower Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced education that is focused on service to humanity while at the same time providing international service-learning opportunities for our volunteers.

Wednesday, November 12
Celebrating Life and Culture in El Salvador
Barone Campus Center 200 @ 5 p.m.

Panel presentation of Fairfield alumni and friends who have lived in El Salvador, and a chance to taste Salvadoran food.

Wednesday, November 12
Nostalgia for the Present: Ethnography and Photography in Moroccan Berber Village
Fairfield University Bookstore @ 7 p.m.

Dr. David Crawford, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, will discuss work surrounding his new book, Nostalgia for the Present: Ethnography and Photography in Moroccan Berber Village, co-authored with Bart Deseyn.

Friday, November 14
Fairfield University Model United Nations High School Conference
Various buildings, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Fairfield University Model United Nations club will host its 11th Annual High School Conference. About 200 high school students from schools in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut participate in the conference.

** Brown bag activity. Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

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