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David M. Kennedy Center lists events for International Education Week Nov. 17-21

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and BYU International Services will host a series of events for International Education Week Monday through Friday, Nov. 17-21.

World Fest 2008: The community is invited to be a part World Fest 2008 during International Education Week. Culture booths will be on display each day in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. There will also be cultural performances there during the noon hour each day. Tickets are not required. Public school students are welcome to attend World Fest 2008. Public school teachers should call (801) 422-2695 to schedule a date and time.

Ambassadorial Insights Lecture: His Excellency Nicolae Chirtoaca, Moldovan ambassador to the U.S., will present “Security and Peace-Building in Eurasia: Threats, Challenges and Perspectives” Monday at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

International Study Programs Photo Contest: Winning entries in the annual International Studies Programs Photo Contest will be unveiled and the photographers will be honored at a reception Monday at 2 p.m. in room 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Global Awareness Lecture: John “Dink” Dinkelman, consul at the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, will present “Insider’s View of the Foreign Service” Wednesday at noon in room 238 Harold R. Clark Building.

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Book of the Semester: Franklin Foer, editor of the New Republic, will be on hand to discuss his book “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization” Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.

Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call Series: Amity Shlaes, senior fellow for economic history of the Council on Foreign Relations, will present “The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression” Wednesday at 10 a.m. in 257 Herald R. Clark Building. Space is limited. RSVPs can be sent to byu.conf.call@gmail.com.

Ambassadorial Insights Lecture: His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., will discuss Pakistan-U.S. Relations Thursday at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

International Fashion Show: As part of World Fest 2008, BYU’s international students will model fashions from their home countries at a traditional-dress fashion show Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. A catered dinner will be provided. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the WSC Information Desk.

Food Fest: Part of World Fest 2008, Food Fest will feature flavors from around the world from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Food tickets may be purchased at the event. A free international talent showcase will follow at 7 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.

For more information on World Fest 2008 events, contact BYU International Services at (801) 422-2695 or intloff@byu.edu.

For more information on Kennedy Center for International Studies events, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Brady Toone

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