Global issues, international cultures and international opportunities on the Brigham Young University campus will be celebrated during International Education Week Monday through Friday, Nov. 15-19.
Nationally established in 2000 and first celebrated at BYU in 2002, International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Lectures, cultural performances and displays, food and dancing round off a generous slate of events throughout the week.
The Kennedy Center's Book of the Semester lecture features Peabody, Polk, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett, who will present "Bioterrorism and the Public Health System--Survival in the Global Village" on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.
His Excellency Sorin Ducaru will be the guest speaker at the Global Focus Lecture on Wednesday at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
The Second Annual Chauncy Harris Lecture, "Hispanic Spaces, Latino Places: Community and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary America," will be given by Daniel Arreola, a professor of geography at Arizona State University, on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Lee Library auditorium. Arreola will also address "Landscapes of the Mexican Border" on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Kennedy Center alumnus Ahmed Qureshi will be the guest speaker at an Area Focus Lecture, "The Role of Language, Culture and Religion in the Global War on Terrorism," on Friday at 1 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Qureshi is a founding partner of Harbinger Associates LLC, a homeland security consulting and training firm with offices in Utah, Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts.
An International Career Panel featuring Jason Golly, Laurie Hoer and Marcie Holloman will be held Thursday at noon in 238 HRCB. They will answer career questions such as "What is it like to live abroad? Can I work in the U.S. and have an international career? How do I connect my education with a career overseas?"
Golly is the business development director at Neways International. He began his international career by taking on expansion projects as an expatriate managing director in Ukraine, Turkey, and, later, Israel.
Hoer is the wife of Michael Hoer, managing director of Asian Industries Division with Conti Group Companies. They have lived overseas in several countries for many years.
Holloman is a human resources specialist at Zilog, Inc. She is responsible for worldwide staffing, learning and development, and employee relations. She also travels to Shanghai as the HR business partner.
For those interested in a lot of excitement, the bi-annual International Outreach Cultural Showcase is the event to catch. Be prepared for an evening filled with passion and excitement, bringing together foreign and American students to uplift and teach as they showcase their talents and represent countries from around the world through song and dance. The showcase will take place on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center.
In addition, BYU's International Study Programs and the Center for the Study of Europe, as well as eight student organizations, will be represented in booths surrounding the WSC atrium Tuesday through Friday. These events are sponsored by the Global Management Center, International Career Center, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies/Arabic, the Department of Geography, Student Life, and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
For more information on International Education Week events, see the website at http://IEW.byu.edu.