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Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 6 p.m., Library – Room 101: Cheche Lavi, Searching for Life
A documentary screening about two Haitian immigrants who got stuck at the Tijuana, Mexico - US border following a mass migration from Brazil in 2016. The film is about the relationship between two Haitian men whose friendship and futures were altered by incomprehensible geopolitical forces. Refreshments will be served. FYE Inspire.

Thursday, October 17, 3 p.m., CNS 200: Bill Surgre '74 on Global Careers
Bill Sugrue '74 was a Peace Corps volunteer in the 70s, wrote a book about his experience, and now looks back on a long career in USAID's environment sector, in addition to other foreign service experience. Join us for a mentoring, networking, and global career exploration round table.

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., BCC 200: Global Opportunities
In collaboration with the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, several alumni and students will share their global experiences as students from traditionally underrepresented groups in study abroad. Dinner will be served.

Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m., Kelley Center Presentation Room: Ciaran Madden, Consul General of Ireland on Brexit
Join us for this up-to-date presentation on the status of Brexit followed by an extensive opportunity for questions and answers.

Monday, September 30, 7 p.m., Dogwood Room: Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
UNEP is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system by providing leadership and encouraging partnerships to care for the environment while enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Wednesday, September 18, 3 – 4 p.m., CNS 200: Peace Corps Prep Program Info Session
Chat with current Peace Corps Volunteer Bridget Mulkerin ’17 from her site in Senegal and learn about all the opportunities available to students interested in international service careers or experiences.

Monday, September 16, 4 - 5 p.m., Old DSB Dining Room: International Studies and International Business Open House
 Meet our faculty and learn all you need to know about academics, internships, scholarships/fellowships, study abroad, careers, etc. in our diverse and dynamic field. Special guest, Nadra Al-Hamwy '18, will share her experience during and after Fairfield (Americorps and Quinnipiac Law School!)




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 p.m., 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 p.m., DSB
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 p.m., 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 p.m., 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 p.m., DSB Dining Room
Fall into Dolan: visit the International Business table and learn about our faculty, students, activities, and careers! 

Wednesday, October 17, 12 p.m., 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 p.m., 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 a.m. - 1 p.m., 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 p.m., 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, 2p.m., 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 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 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 p.m., 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 p.m., 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 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 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 p.m., The Levee
Come enjoy free pizza, and enter to win prizes at the Levee at Model UN's Trivia night!  FYE Connect event.

Spring 2018

Sunday, April 30, 2 pm, BCC Info Desk
Run for Trust!  Join Global Scholars Program interns Anawya Quashie and Candice Peterkin as they fundraise for equal access to education.  Funds will support the work of Tomorrow Trust, their host organization in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thursday, April 5, 2 pm, CNS 200
Interdisciplinary Internship Panel, IL, PO, HA:  Students reflect on their experiences interning with Food Rescue US, Congressman Jim Himes, Save the Children, and Caroline House. 

Tuesday, March 20, 4pm, Library Conference Room 233
Join us for a presentation and workshop discussing real problems and practical solutions relating to girls' education, feminine hygiene, micro business and female circumcision.  Representatives from Days for Girls and Kenyan Health Care Initiatives share their work around the world, with special focus on a Maasai Community in Kenya.  A great chance to learn from people who make a real difference while actively engaging in making feminine hygiene kits.  

Monday, March 19, 12.30 - 1.45 pm, DMH 349
Co-President of Iracambi Nature Conservation Organization in Brazil, Binka Le Breton, comes to campus to discuss her organization's work in natural resource conservation in the Atlantic Forest.  Join our out-going Global Scholars interns who will be heading to Brazil to work with Binka this coming summer in hearing about this important work!  

Wednesday, March 7, 6-9pm, Faber Hall Commons
Gambian Culture Exchange Evening with Starfish International! All are welcome to attend a night of fun, food, song, and dance with our Global Scholars Program partners from Starfish International located in Lamin Villiage, The Gambia, West Africa.

Wednesday, February 21st, 7 pm, DSB 112
Dr. David Mangini, global strategy executive in the Telecommunications and Financial Payments industries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa will share in colorful detail his work and travels in diffferent areas of the globe, navigating transportation, health crises, and visa conundrums, while wholly dependent on Google Translate!  Join the International Business and Studies Club for this dynamic networking opportunity. 

Tuesday, January 23rd, 10-11am, DMH 251
International Internship advising for Spring and Summer 2018 internships.  It's not too late!  We have employers actively seeking interns for this semester.  

Fall 2017

Friday, September 8 --  Fall Activities Fair
Check out all the extra-curricular opportunities you have, particularly the International Business/International Studies Club, the Model UN Club, and the Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, on the green near the Stag Statue (or RecPlex if rain), 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 11 -- Fulbright Scholarship applicant informational webinar 
Last minute questions for research scholarship applicants, register online here; 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12 -- Model United Nations Opening Meeting: Free Pizza!
Meet at John's Best to learn more about this club: practice public speaking in relaxed environment, attend national and international conferences, engage in international affairs, gain leadership skills!  John's Best, 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 14 -- Undocumented and in College: Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility
Join us for a reading and book-signing by Dr. Terry-Ann Jones, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and International Studies, Director of the International Studies Program.  Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19 -- Study Abroad Fair
Find out what your options are for learning aboard, no matter what class year you are! RecPlex, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 -- Study Abroad for International Business and International Studies Students
Lunch and learn to discuss all your options and hear from returned students.  DMH 251, 12 - 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 -- International Studies 25 Year Anniversary Celebration 
Join us in celebrating the rich history of our program, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Katherine Kidd, former Director of the International Studies Program, and our returned Global Scholars Program summer interns, in the Kelley Center Presentation Room, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27 -- Career & Internship Fair
Explore your career and internship options, open to all students.  First-year, sophomores, juniors, & seniors equally encouraged to attend!  Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 -- Global Scholars Program Information Session
Learn about this amazing opportunity, primarily for sophomores and juniors, to intern abroad during the summer of 2018.  Scholarships are available! BCC 200, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

Friday, September 29 -- Fairfield University Research Grants Applications due

Sunday, October 1 -- Global Scholars Program Applications due

Tuesday, October 3 -- Gilman Application for learning abroad due (Pell recipients only). 

Friday, October 6 -- Fulbright Scholarship National Application Deadline

Tuesday, October 24 -- Alumni Spotlight: Avery Adams '14, Millennium Management
Learn about her work in human capital management at an international organization, how she uses her cultural competency, and how she navigated her career path post-graduation.  BCC 200, 5.00 pm.

Tuesday, October 24 -- International Business/International Studies Dinner
Enjoy great company and dinner on us as we hear from Dr. David Crawford, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and International Studies about his life, career, research and travels.  BCC 202, 6.30 pm.

Thursday, November 9 -- CHECHE LAVI, a documentary film screening
CHECHE LAVI is a documentary following two friends from Haiti who travel the length of the Americas for a chance to enter the United States as refugees.  This film is a work in progress, with release anticipated in 2018. Co-producer: IL Professor Rachel Cantave.  Library MMR 101, 4.30 pm

Tuesday, November 14 -- Trapped Within the System, Dr. Brian Stewart (Wesleyan University)
Avoiding Distraction on the Path to Sustainability and Resilience: an interdisciplinary look at the state of the environment.  
Library MMR 101, 4.30 pm

Wednesday, November 15 -- International Studies and International Business Internships Info Session
Hear seniors Julia St. Germain and Michael Harding describe their internship experiences, learn about your options, and ask questions!
BCC 206, 2:00 pm

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:

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 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

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