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The Center for International Studies is committed to understanding the world in all its complexity to promote responsible development, peace, and justice.
The Center for International Studies at Ohio University is committed to understanding the world in all its complexity while utilizing curriculum, research, outreach and service to promote an educated, just and prosperous world. Central to the Center’s mission is the advancement of diversity among faculty and students, programs and academic activities. This page works to unite current students, alumni, faculty and staff as they learn and strive to promote responsible development, peace and justice in our complex world. As a degree-granting unit at Ohio University, the Center offers graduate and undergraduate academic programs and supports curriculum development with an international focus. Undergraduate students may complete a degree or certificate with concentration on a world region (Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America or Southeast Asia). Graduate students may also concentrate on one of three major world regions (Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia) or, they may select from either of two programs with an international thematic focus including Communication and Development Studies and International Development Studies.
Spotlight request: Please share/tag us on your social media posts when you get your awards! We didn't get to see you holding them, but we'd love to!!
Ohio University is discussing scenarios for Fall 2020.
Under guidance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and public health officials, members of the University community are discussing several scenarios to safely reopen on-campus operations.
Register now for MUSIC 1210: Introduction to World Music (3.0 Credits) offered online 2nd summer session.
This course will provide a survey of music, as it exists in many cultures. As an introduction to the study of World music/Non-western classical music, students will experience and understand the values and meanings of music in the lives of diverse human communities. Students will identify (recognize) global perspectives about music and will develop intercultural/cross cultural approaches to the study of music, etc. Find attached flyer of the course!
The instructor for this course is Prof. Paschal Yao Younge ([email protected]); if you have questions kindly contact him.
Summer 2020 Registration is open! The following courses will be available. See attached flyers for more information and register now!!.
Zach Reizes is an OU Global Studies alumnus who is making a world of difference right here in Southeast Ohio. #GlobalBobcats #OUCIS
Zach Reizes has been a champion for Southeast Ohio, most recently spearheading a fundraising campaign to help those impacted by COVID-19 response measures.
Panel discussion ongoing now! kindly join the conversation live on www.facebook.com/groups/SportsAfrica/
A roundtable discussion on the documentary Sadio Mané-Made in Senegal with leading scholars of African Sports.
Click on the link below to read more!!
As part of our Virtual 2020 CIS Award Ceremony, we have put together a series of videos featuring all the awarded students.
Here is the video for the 2020 CIS Student Awards for Patricia A. Weitsman Memorial Scholarship; Drs Sadek and Anna Samaan Scholarship Fund for International Understanding and Boundless Scholarship.
Some videos from the series are available in our Stories and more videos from series will be shared over the coming days.
Congratulations to all awardees!
CIS Awards Ceremony
An internship opportunity you might want to take a look. Kindly read more below.....
FAO Internship program, an organization under the United Nation is seeking for partnership interns. Current students or recent graduates (within two years of graduation) who are interested in hunger, development, SDGs and UN system are encouraged to apply. This internship is based in Washington, DC for June, 2020.
Application deadline is April 30,2020.
To apply, please visit http://www.fao.org/north-america/our-office/employment/en/
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support sustainable development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have r...
Register now to MIDIA 5900: MEDIA, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT. Classes begin in Summer first session!!
This course is an intensive exploration of the role of media in the production and dissemination of ideas, symbols, images and ideologies with emphasis on the representation of gender, race and class relations. Using theories from cultural studies, gender studies, and media studies, we will explore the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, and class, especially in the development context.
Read more on attached flyer...!
The instructor for this course is Dr. Saumya Pant ([email protected]); kindly contact her for more information if interested.
The Women's Center and Office of Global Affairs invite you to join in viewing the second annual immersive installation of women's experiences around the world to celebrate and advocate for, women's lives around the world. The virtual Art Installation is ongoing now!!
Kindly follow the Women’s Center on Twitter to view art submissions by artists: @ouwomenscenter
Chumbow Ngum Emem is an alumna of the Communication and Development Studies Program at CIS (Class of 2019) and is currently a Ph.D. student in Media Arts and Studies. Please check out her project for the #OUVirtualExpo @bobcatsdiscover .
“Research Title: ‘Colada Sweet Like Mercy’: Gender Stereotyping in Twitter Conversations by Big Brother Naija 2019 Viewers #BBNaija Dept: @OU_MDIA @OHIOstudentexpo #OUVirtualExpo @bobcatsdiscover”
Hello Bobcats! We hope you are staying healthy and ready for the Ohio University Student’s expo!!
This year’s student’s expo will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All students and postdocs doing research & creative activity can participate. No pre-registration is required.
The virtual expo will take place April 9th, 2020. This is a chance for you to showcase your research and creative work.
To participate, post or Tweet or share on Instagram short posts with an image or two, GIF, or short video (30 sec - 1min); using the hashtag #OUvirtualexpo and tag @bobcatsdiscover.
No posters or Power Points or long videos!!
For more information, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/entrepreneurship/expo
Hello Bobcats! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this difficult time!!
No matter our location, whether we’re together on the bricks or spread over great distances, Bobcats are bound by a spirit that calls us to care: For one another, for our alma mater, and for our communities.
Support our most affected Bobcats on every campus with a gift to the new COVID-19 @ohiouniversity Student Emergency Fund by visiting bobcatstakecare.ohio.edu. #BobcatsTakeCare
Calling all Bobcats! We want to hear from you: (choose a prompt below). Post your message in the comments or share your own post using #BobcatsTakeCare!
· How are you staying positive and taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic?
· What is one this you’re doing to protect and support others during this crisis?
· What does it mean to be a Bobcat, especially when we are all physically separated?
· What are your words of wisdom to your fellow Bobcats?
Read more updates on COVID-19 via this link: https://www.ohio.edu/coronavirus
Art Trese from the Student Farm has about 6 grocery bags available of fresh surplus produce (Mizuna, baby bok choy ) that was planted for the Southeast Asian Languages, Foods and Cultures class. Since there are no in person meetings, he is giving it away. If you’d like some, please contact him at 740-331-0449. Feel free to share the word as well.
Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University
When four CommDev majors graduated in 2019, they knew they wanted to pursue their passions as a full-time career. So, they launched CreateCulture, a nonprofit cross cultural organization. Since then, they've seen great success! Read more: http://bit.ly/2PP69jm
100 YEARS OF CHANGE: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE!
Happy Spring Break! We wish all bobcats traveling a safe journey!! If you will be staying in Athens over the spring break here is an upcoming event you might like to attend:
On Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2: 00 pm to 4: 00 pm join us at the Southeast Ohio History Center, to celebrate International Women's Day with a panel discussion on international women's issues. Panelists include Salome Aluso (Kenya), Elizarni (Indonesia), Namrata Jain (India), Dina Lopez (El Salvador), and Kutlwano Mokgwathi (Botswana). This event is co-sponsored by the Ohio University Department of History, and the League of Women Voters of Athens County.
All are welcome to attend!!
The Being Black in College Series is having a Black Student Success Workshop on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Baker Center Room 240. This workshop is going to be interactive, and dynamic as there will be a discussion on Salary Negotiation, Being a Student Leader, Strength Character Assessment, and Leadership Compass. There will also be a Mock Interview to help students preparing for the job market! You don’t want to miss this opportunity! This event is free and open to the public.
Find the attached flyer of the event.
Questions? Contact Doreen Tutera via this email [email protected]
PERKS: There will be free food!!!
Happening today at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Baker Center MCC 219. Join us for an informative discussion on Ajami Sources as New Mines of African Knowledge!!
Find attached flyer of the program and see you there!!!
Spotlight on Afi, a second year in the Ohio University Communication and Development Studies Program. Her research includes technology & development, health communication and she is passionate about women empowerment. When she is not traveling, she spends her time reading or blogging!
Afi is a second year CommDev student from Ghana. Her research includes technology & development, health communication and she is passionate about women empowerment. When she is not traveling, she spends her time reading or blogging!
Some of our Latin American Studies at Ohio University student with President Nellis yesterday. #globalbobcats #globallyengaged
Some of the LAS second year students with President of Ohio University Duane Nellis yesterday. He thanked them for making OU their home away from their homes in Ecuador, Mexico and Guyana.
Join the African Students Union as they host "African Heroes Night" to celebrate African legends! Happening on Saturday, February 29,2020, at Baker Center Ballroom, 6: 30 pm (Doors will be opened at 6: 00 pm). This event is not free but open to the public, kindly contact Purity Wawire via this email:
[email protected] or Tel: 785-830-0227 for a ticket!!.
Find the attached program flyer and read more about the program below;
African Heroes' Night is held every Spring semester to celebrate and award an African or Africanist who is contributing to the development and advancement of both the African continent and people of African descent either on the continent or in the diaspora. This year's Hero is Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, former African Union Ambassador to the United States.
Join us in celebrating our leaders!!!
Today at RTEC room 314, from 1:30 pm - 3: 00 pm, there will be a grading and assessment workshop for students.
This workshop is designed to introduce and demonstrate various techniques for effectively and efficiently assessing student work. Key elements in planning assessments, the benefits/challenges of using student work in assessment will be explored, along with processes that they can be modified for immediate use in their classes will be covered.
Takeaways include a variety of simple yet effective assessment techniques that can be implemented in various teaching and learning scenarios. To Register, Email [email protected].
This event is held in partnership with the Graduate College, the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Global Leadership Center.
Join the celebration this Sunday, February 16, at 4: 30 pm - 7: 00 pm, Baker Center Ballroom, as the Ohio University Indonesian Student Association, and Southeast Asian Students Association hosts a night dedicated to celebrating Southeast Asian culture. Come and experience great performances and enjoy delicious foods from the rich culture of the Southeast Asians. This event is open to the public but not free, kindly contact Ashley Kafton via this email [email protected] for a ticket or pass by the first floor of Baker Center today from 3:30 pm - 6: 00 pm and tomorrow on the fourth floor of Baker from 3: 00 pm - 6: 00 pm for a ticket.
There will be an open forum debate for the Graduate Student Senate executive positions candidates on Tuesday, February 18, at 7:30 pm, Walter Hall 235. Join in the conversation.
Hello bobcats!! We hope your week is off to a good start.
This announcement is for all CIS alumni in the DC area! A dinner invitation from CIS Director Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds!!!
If you are in the Washington DC area and available Tuesday February, 18 at 6:30pm, Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, Director of the Center for International Studies and Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, will be happy to have you join her for dinner. We have 6 spots available so please send an email to [email protected] by February 11 if you would like to attend. Thank you!!
Hello bobcats!, join the discussion today on "Embodied Memories of Displacement” by Dr. Risa Whitson as she talks about her project undertaken with a group of ten displaced women in Barranquilla, Columbia. Read more on the attached flyer for the program and join the lecture from 3:00 pm - 4: 00 pm, at Clippinger 119.
Don’t forget to Join us tomorrow from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baker Center room 240/242 for our one day summit titled "Re-imagining the CIS Global Academic Enterprise". Click on the link below to read more about the agenda for the day, and you are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.
Hello bobcats we hope your day is off to a good start.
Join us tomorrow for a discussion on "U.S withdrawal from Syria" at GLC RTEC Room 307, 12 noon - 1:00 pm.Read more on attached flyer for the event.
Pizza will be provided!!
Something worth studying especially for those who are interested in global health and development issues!!
Grad Students, check out this online Spring Second session course! Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions; Ohio University Community and Public Health Ohio University - Masters of Science in Nursing Ohio University School of Nursing Center for International Studies, Ohio University
Hello bobcats here is a scholarship opportunity you might want to grab! Application is due FEBRUARY 9TH. 2020!!
BIGSAS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2020: PHD-SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, invites outstanding female scholars from the African continent to join an international community of scholars working in the field of African Studies. The scholarship periods begin in October 2020 (including an intensive German language course starting in April or June 2020).Find attached flyer of the program; read more using the links below and apply now!!
Applications can only be taken into consideration if the following documents are provided (in English, French or German) and meet the requested specifications. We do accept one PDF file per category which does not exceed 5 MB.
Today at JACKIE'Os 5: 00 pm - 7: 00 pm, Join the graduate senate board and other graduate and professional students for a networking moment. This is an opportunity to make new friends, connections and also meet new and old students.
PERKS: President Nellis will be joining for the first hour, grab this opportunity to meet the president of the university😉!!
Join this discussion and be enlightened about the story behind 'Boko Haram' attacks and more interesting facts about Nigeria in West Africa. Happening on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at Alden Library 4th Floor.
Dr. Brandon Kendhammer, the Associate Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies Program, will discuss his latest book 'Boko Haram' in a conversation with Dr. Steve Howard, Professor in Media Arts.
The book separates fact from fiction within one of the world's least-understood conflicts. Most distinctively, it is a social history, one that tells the story of Boko Haram's violence through the journalism, literature, film, and music made by people close to it.
To request accessibility accommodations for this event, please contact Jen Harvey ([email protected]) or call (740) 593-2906.
This event is free and open to the public.
PRIORITY DEADLINE JANUARY 31st, 2020!!!
Apply Now for the Indiana University Language Workshop. This is an opportunity to learn a new language during summer break!!
The Indiana University Language Workshop offers funding for intensive study in 25 languages! All courses are open to undergrads, grads, and lifelong learners. Generous funding is available for all courses. All students get in-state tuition rates.
For more information visit their website via this link: https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/
For early acceptance and scholarship consideration Apply by January 31!
The Language Workshop has enabled thousands of students and professionals to intensively study languages critical to academic research, economic development, human rights, diplomacy, national security, cultural exchange, scientific achievement, and other global issues.
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