Conferences and Workshops

Qualitative Inquiry for a Global Community in Crisis

Series: International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Research Clusters: Global Studies as a Field of Study
Dates: Wednesday, 26 May 2010 through Saturday, 29 May 2010
See also: http://www.icqi.org/

The theme of the Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2010) is, "Qualitative Inquiry for a Global Community in Crisis." It is clear that in these troubling political times, qualitative researchers are called upon to become human rights advocates, to honor the sanctity of life, and the core values of privacy, human dignity, peace, justice, and freedom from fear and violence.

2010 Global Studies Association Conference

Research Clusters: Global Studies Education
Dates: Friday, 7 May 2010 through Sunday, 9 May 2010

The global crisis is all sided, affecting communities throughout the world. Keynote speakers will examine different aspects and alternatives to the global meltdown including: effects on the global South; effects on and responses from women; cut-backs in education; how the media has covered the crisis; the growth of right-wing populism and fundamentalism; and alternative economics.

The Global Crisis and Beyond

Series: Global Studies Association Annual Conference
Research Clusters: Global Studies Education
Dates: Friday, 7 May 2010 through Sunday, 9 May 2010
See also: http://net4dem.org/mayglobal/

The global crisis is all sided, affecting communities throughout the world. Keynote speakers will examine different aspects and alternatives to the global meltdown including: affects on the global South; affects on and responses from women; cut-backs in education; how the media has covered the crisis; the growth of right-wing populism and fundamentalism; and alternative economics.Workshops will cover a broad array of topics. The Global Studies Association Annual Conference is also still accepting papers covering all aspects of globalization.

 

Global Food Security Challenges Forum

Research Clusters: Sustainable Development
Dates: Friday, 23 April 2010 through Friday, 23 April 2010

Join the Global Food Security Challenges Forum on Friday, April 23, 2010 for presentations and discussions about the future of food production and hunger in the biofuels era. Content will surround global issues of food production, hunger, food banking, and biofuelds technology. Speakers include:

Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Research Clusters: Language and Culture
Dates: Friday, 16 April 2010 through Saturday, 17 April 2010

On April 16 and 17, the University of Illinois Department of Religion is hosting an international symposium (and book project and documentary project) on the topic of salvation in Islam, with emphasis on discussions of the salvation of Others (i.e. non-Muslims). Presenters, coming from South Africa, Iran, and the United Kingdom, include giants in the field, such as Farid Esack, William Chittick, Bruce Lawrence, Tariq Ramadan, Sherman A. Jackson, and many others.

Global Fest 2010: Cultural Crossroads

Series: Global Fest
Research Clusters: Global Studies as a Field of Study; Global Studies Education; Language and Culture
Dates: Friday, 12 March 2010 through Saturday, 13 March 2010

Global Fest is a celebration and promotion of the study of world languages and international studies through educational activities connected to the Illinois Learning Standards for students 6th through 12th grades. Global Fest participants learn about and share the knowledge of the world through introductory lessons in languages of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East; interactive cultural activities and performances; arts and crafts displays; global knowledge competitions, and exhibits.

Teaching the Science and History of Global Warming

Research Clusters: Sustainable Development
Dates: Saturday, 20 February 2010 through Saturday, 20 February 2010

This workshop for science and social science educators will include two authoritative and accessible morning sessions that review the science and history of global climate change, the probable impacts of climate change for U.S. communities, teaching pitfalls, and the importance of taking on the challenge of teaching about global climate change. Facilitated small group discussions with experienced educators will offer practical approaches to presenting the subject in K-12 classrooms.

 

Heritage Language Summer Institute

Research Clusters: Language and Culture
Dates: Monday, 22 June 2009 through Friday, 26 June 2009
See also: http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages////

The annual research institute of the National Heritage Language Resource Center offers presentations on a spectrum of heritage languages and communities from across the country.

For information on the Third Annual Institute, which was held at Illinois, contact Elabbas Benmamoun: benmamou@illinois.edu.

Music in Many Languages

Research Clusters: Global Studies Education; Language and Culture
Dates: Sunday, 14 June 2009 through Friday, 19 June 2009
See also: http://international.illinois.edu/titlevicenters/

This annual professional development workshop for high-school teachers will include introductions to less commonly taught languages, musical practices, and cultural traditions from a wide variety of non-Western countries.

Global Fest 2009

Research Clusters: Global Studies Education
Dates: Friday, 13 March 2009 through Saturday, 14 March 2009
See also: http://illinois.edu/goto/global_fest

Global Fest is an annual festival featuring introductory world language classes and hands-on cultural activities from around the world. School groups lead activities and perform, challenge themselves at the Global Connections Quiz Bowl, bring exhibits or objects to sell. Over 200 classes and activities are offered during the two-day event.