Center for International Studies, Ohio University

Center for International Studies, Ohio University The Center for International Studies is committed to understanding the world in all its complexity to promote responsible development, peace, and justice.
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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.

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Please join us, TOMORROW at 3PM, for the latest presentation in our Spring Research Colloquium as we welcome our graduat...
04/05/2021

Please join us, TOMORROW at 3PM, for the latest presentation in our Spring Research Colloquium as we welcome our graduate students from various MA programs as they present their research and capstone projects.

Meeting Link:
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Well done to the Latin American Studies students and faculty! 👏🏾
04/02/2021

Well done to the Latin American Studies students and faculty! 👏🏾

We are very grateful to the Americas Society/Council of the Americas for joining us today!

LAS students met Institutional engagement manager Pierre Losson, Assistant curator Natalia Viera, Business and production manager of Americas Quarterly Mariana Reina, and Music director Sebastian Zubieta.

We discussed the role of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in creating a space for regional conversation and cooperation. Students were also interested in numerous cultural events that engage Latin American artists and musicians. Additionally, we discussed the Americas Quarterly - a journal, dedicated to politics, business, and culture in the Americas.

Thank you for the fruitful and engaging conversation!

#LASatOhio #jointheprogram

Yaye!!! Congratulations Valeria Garrido!!! #globallyengaged #globalbobcats
04/01/2021

Yaye!!! Congratulations Valeria Garrido!!! #globallyengaged #globalbobcats

Congratulations to LAS student Valeria Garrido for successfully defending her thesis "Perceptions of Traditional Medicine in Ecuador".

We wish her all the best in her future academic endeavors! 🥳

Please join us, TODAY at 3PM, for our Spring Research Colloquium as we welcome Dr. Garrett Field, Assistant Professor of...
03/30/2021

Please join us, TODAY at 3PM, for our Spring Research Colloquium as we welcome Dr. Garrett Field, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusiocology/Musicology in the School of Interdiscplinary Arts, for his presentation titled Prose, Prosody, Praise Song: Three Translations of Prophetic Biography in the Maldive Islands.
The presentation, which will explore translation studies and translations of prophetic biography into the Dhivehi language of the Maldive Islands.

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Northwestern University is currently accepting submissions for their Africa Seminar Graduate Students’ Conference. Submi...
03/26/2021

Northwestern University is currently accepting submissions for their Africa Seminar Graduate Students’ Conference. Submissions must be in by April 8, 2021. Check out the flyers below for the details!

The Center has a job opportunity for students below. Check it out! 👇🏾
03/25/2021

The Center has a job opportunity for students below. Check it out! 👇🏾

Ohio University Women's Center
03/24/2021

Ohio University Women's Center

We invite you to participate in Take Back the Night on April 1 at 6PM by joining us as we listen to survivors. Get login information at: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewJSBkAHtNIOjNc

You can also participate in our door decoration competition beginning March 29th! In a normal year, we would be marching through Court Street. This year, you can help us create visible signs of support in residence halls, at businesses, or at your home. The images here show an example of what it can look like, with notes that say "Believe Survivors"; "silence does not equal consent"; "stop victim blaming"; healing is not always linear, and that is okay!"; "Bobcats look out for each other!"; "I will support survivors year round y staying educated, by believing their stories." Show us your door decorations by tagging us on social media, or submitting to our door decoration competition (info available at: https://www.ohio.edu/diversity/womens-center/take-back-night)

03/18/2021
Inaugural Ted Rose Lecture Series ~ Dr. Touré F. Reed

The African American Studies Department presents, TODAY from 6:00PM -7:30PM, the final lecture in the Annual Ted Rose Lecture Series, with the theme "The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism: The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism". Dr. Touré F. Reed, a professor of Afro-American History at Illinois State University, will be the speaker of the lecture. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube.

“The Pitfalls of Woke Neoliberalism: The Conservative Implications of Liberal Race Reductionism”Dr. Touré F. Reed is a Professor of 20th Century U.S. and Af...

Have you registered yet? 👇🏾
03/17/2021

Have you registered yet? 👇🏾

Have you registered for the Virtual Multicultural Women's Mixer yet? Open to Ohio University students, staff, faculty, and alum! Join us for a night of fun and connection! March 17th at 6PM. Register to find out more at: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lNfOQsWRdQJWvj

The Center for International Studies is honored to host Dr. Mariana Dantas’ talk discussing the types of challenges scho...
03/16/2021

The Center for International Studies is honored to host Dr. Mariana Dantas’ talk discussing the types of challenges scholars of the Black experience face in colonial Latin America, as part of its 2021 Spring Research Colloquium.

Meeting Link:
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As the day comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated in our International Women’s Day campaign....
03/09/2021

As the day comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated in our International Women’s Day campaign. We ask that you all continue to celebrate and shine a light on women in your lives and communities, beyond today.
#OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

I choose to celebrate these amazing ladies for their continuous dedication to social justice. Their research cuts across...
03/09/2021

I choose to celebrate these amazing ladies for their continuous dedication to social justice. Their research cuts across various issues of gender equality and have made valuable contributions to change stereotypes against gender discrimination in different societies. Happy International women’s day!
#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Reham Yacoub (1991 – 2020) was an Iraqi human rights advocate and doctor by profession who predominantly campaigned agai...
03/09/2021

Reham Yacoub (1991 – 2020) was an Iraqi human rights advocate and doctor by profession who predominantly campaigned against human rights violations in Iraq and also served as a prominent figure protesting against the government during the Iraq protests since 2018. She also raised her voice and concern regarding youth employment, infrastructure and access to electricity. ~ Amal H. Alwan

#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

03/09/2021
Best Global Feminist Reads 2020 - Nobel Women's Initiative

Are you looking for a good book to read? Check out the Best Global Feminist Reads published in 2020 (or in English translation in 2020), recommended by the Nobel Women's Initiative.

Published in 2020 or in English translation in 2020 Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo Translated by Jamie Chang South Korea Banality of misogyny https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/19/kim-jiyoung-born-1982-cho-nam-joo-bestseller-review Breasts and Eggs by Meiko Kawakami Translated by Sam....

Purity Wawyre is a doctoral candidate, and an academic mentor to several young women across Center for International Stu...
03/08/2021

Purity Wawyre is a doctoral candidate, and an academic mentor to several young women across Center for International Studies. During and after her time at Ohio University, she continues to remain in contact with several graduate students, supporting their research and academic experience at Ohio University. Purity was the recipient of Drs. Sadek and Anne Samaan scholarship fund for International Understanding. She recently published a paper on the Influence of Culture on Education in Kenya and Tanzania.
#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

MaryKathyrine Tran, Assistant Director of the Women’s Center, living proof that there is always more to do to improve an...
03/08/2021

MaryKathyrine Tran, Assistant Director of the Women’s Center, living proof that there is always more to do to improve and support diverse women leaders! ~ Daniela Grijalva
#ProfilingWomen #OhioWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Aliyah Khalaf Saleh (born Umm Qusay) is a Iraqi humanitarian and teacher. Aliyah had already lost a husband, a son and a...
03/08/2021

Aliyah Khalaf Saleh (born Umm Qusay) is a Iraqi humanitarian and teacher. Aliyah had already lost a husband, a son and a nephew to the terror that engulfed northern Iraq in 2014. But when a group of military cadets fled to her community near Tikrit to escape killers from the Islamic State group, she risked all to save them. In 2018 she was presented with the International Women of Courage Award for her bravery and selflessness ~ Amal H. Alwan
#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Catherine Russell is an incredible OU employee, mentor, parent, leader, activist, and absolute hero. One of the best peo...
03/08/2021

Catherine Russell is an incredible OU employee, mentor, parent, leader, activist, and absolute hero. One of the best people at this institution and that I’ve ever met ~ Daniela Avila
#ProfilingWomen #OhioWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel P...
03/08/2021

Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize (2004). She founded the grass-roots Green Belt Movement aimed at reversing deforestation and contributing to sustainability through the planting of millions of trees on the African subcontinent: "We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all." ~ Stephen Scanlan
#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

I stand on the shoulders of amazing Black women! I choose to follow in their path. I choose to challenge the notion that...
03/08/2021

I stand on the shoulders of amazing Black women! I choose to follow in their path. I choose to challenge the notion that women must be shrink themselves and conform to sexists and racist notions to be accepted. I choose to challenge the notion that women must be mothers/sisters/daughters/aunts/etc. to gain respect ~ Bose Maposa
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Rachel Carson was an American biologist, environmentalist, and author of Silent Spring (1962) which warned of the ecolog...
03/08/2021

Rachel Carson was an American biologist, environmentalist, and author of Silent Spring (1962) which warned of the ecological harms from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT and questioned the scope and direction of modern science. She inspired the modern environmental movement: "The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction." ~ Stephen Scanlan
#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Deep space engineer and tech innovator Mary Spio. Her first job was at a McDonald's. Since then, she has served in the A...
03/08/2021

Deep space engineer and tech innovator Mary Spio. Her first job was at a McDonald's. Since then, she has served in the Air Force and created content and technologies for global titans such as Boeing, Lucas Films, Universal Music, Miami Children's Hospital, and Microsoft Xbox. Today, she is the head of CEEK VR, a developer of innovative content solutions and tools for distributing virtual-reality and augmented-reality experiences. Spio is also the author of It's Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Achieving Uncommon Success, in which she shares inspirational stories to spur readers to move beyond their comfort zones into creating impact and significance ~ Faustina Mensah

#ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

https://futureofstorytelling.org/speaker/mary-spio

Nzambi Matee of Kenya is one of the 2020 “Young Champions of the Earth” winners selected by the United Nations Environme...
03/08/2021
Kenyan woman invents method to turn plastic into construction cubes that are 'stronger than bricks'

Nzambi Matee of Kenya is one of the 2020 “Young Champions of the Earth” winners selected by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Matee’s company, Gjenge Makers, takes plastic waste and turns it into building materials. Matee boasts that “Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete.” #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Nzambi Matee of Kenya is one of the 2020 “Young Champions of the Earth” winners selected by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Matee’s young company, Gjenge Makers, takes plastic waste and turns it into building materials. According to...

Swati Mohan emigrated from India to the United States when she was 1 year old, and was raised in Northern Virginia / Was...
03/08/2021
Swati Mohan - Mars 2020 Guidance & Controls Operations Lead | People Profile

Swati Mohan emigrated from India to the United States when she was 1 year old, and was raised in Northern Virginia / Washington DC metro area. She completed her B.S from Cornell University in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and her M.S. and Ph.D from MIT in Aeronautics/Astronautics. She is currently the Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations Lead, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Swati Mohan emigrated from India to the United States when she was 1 year old, and was raised in Northern Virginia / Washington DC metro area. She completed her B.S from Cornell University in Mechanic [...]

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organiz...
03/08/2021
History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2021. Dr Okonzo-Ijeawala served as Nigeria's finance minister and worked for 25 years as a specialist in development economics at the World Bank. #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General.

The Black Lives Matter Movement was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi from the USA.  BL...
03/08/2021
Herstory - Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter Movement was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi from the USA. BLM was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

In 2013, three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George…

Stacey Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of R...
03/08/2021
About Stacey Abrams | Fair Fight

Stacey Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017. She founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression, in 2018. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for her efforts in the 2020 election, and is credited with boosting voter turnout in Georgia. #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Meet Our Founder Stacey Abrams is a political leader, voting rights activist and New York Times bestselling author. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Democratic Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, winning at th...

Frida Kahlo is fierce inspiration to all us Latina artists out there!  #ProfilingWomen #OhioWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInterna...
03/08/2021
Frida Kahlo: 100 Paintings Analysis, Biography, Quotes, & Art

Frida Kahlo is fierce inspiration to all us Latina artists out there! #ProfilingWomen #OhioWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021 Daniela Grijalva

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.

The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and courageous women peace laureates—Rigoberta M...
03/08/2021
Nobel Women's Initiative

The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and courageous women peace laureates—Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee—to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. They spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and movements around the world. The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006. #ProfilingWomen #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021

Women Nobel Peace laureates united to promote peace, justice and equality!

Once a very wise man told me "Life is a matter of engagement, participation and to never accept the status quo - change ...
03/08/2021

Once a very wise man told me "Life is a matter of engagement, participation and to never accept the status quo - change the world around you, be the best and fly free like an eagle". It became my fight song against any challenges including gender bias and stereotypes.
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #OhioUInternationalWomensDay2021 ~ Hayasa Tahmazyan

The CIS, Women’s Center, BSCPB, Multicultural Center, ISFS, Department of History and Department of Geography invite you...
03/08/2021

The CIS, Women’s Center, BSCPB, Multicultural Center, ISFS, Department of History and Department of Geography invite you to join us as we honor International Women’s Day!
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #OHioUInternationalWomensDay

The Center would like to invite students to a talk by Jennifer Bowie TODAY, March 5, from 4:30 pm to learn about the Cas...
03/05/2021
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The Center would like to invite students to a talk by Jennifer Bowie TODAY, March 5, from 4:30 pm to learn about the Case Advancement Internship Program. The CASE Advancement Internship Program, an eight-week (June 7 – July 30) summer internship, provides an exciting opportunity for students to explore educational advancement through eight-week paid internships. Interns work in advancement offices at host institutions throughout North America. The program is only available to current Ohio University students.

The Communication & Development Colloquium series invites everyone to a talk by Dr. Arvind Singhal TODAY  from 3:00PM. T...
03/04/2021

The Communication & Development Colloquium series invites everyone to a talk by Dr. Arvind Singhal TODAY from 3:00PM. The theme of the discussion is “The Positive Deviance Approach: A Problem-Solving Method of the Macroscope”. Zoom meeting details can be found on the flyer below.

The Center would like to invite graduate students to a talk with Mr. Rudy Perecin Mareño on Thursday March 4, from 4:30P...
03/03/2021

The Center would like to invite graduate students to a talk with Mr. Rudy Perecin Mareño on Thursday March 4, from 4:30PM. Mr. Mareño will be discussing the internship opportunities available this year at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) - the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.
Internship Posting: https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/careers_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/ifc+careers/recruitment+programs/global+internship+program


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As the American Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, I'm thinking about the international students in Athens. From a personal experience, these holidays can be very difficult for international students who are away from their family abroad. This year the challenge is coupled with the financial difficulties due to the pandemic. Would you please support your fellow Bobcats?
Hello, CIS! During Homecoming Week, the Ohio University Alumni Association hosted a delightful panel event called "Bobcats in the U.S. and Abroad – Alumni Impact in Global Communities" featuring moderator Omar Kurdi and Panelists Jacqueline Gayle Bony, Edward C. Chow, Debra Budiani-Saberi, and Musonda Kapatamoyo. Join OUAA again on WEDNESDAY at Noon (Nov. 18 at 12:00 PM EST) for an Encore Watch Party (https://youtu.be/4WZWKYXS39o) as part of International Education Week (www.ohio.edu/iew) Sneak Peek: https://youtu.be/HQkweaOjeok https://youtu.be/Xsu5gsRCN5w And the Livestream Watch Party (Nov. 18 at Noon EST) can be found HERE: https://youtu.be/4WZWKYXS39o
New Year greetings to all of you! May the year 2020 bring you success, happiness, peace and good health. If you are looking for a new, interesting, cross-discipline and community oriented course, sign up for this one, "2900/5900 Special Topics on International Studies: Southeast Asian Languages, Foods & Cultures." Limited space, sign up soon.
Proposals due February 15, 2020. Contact: Charles S. White, Executive Director, Social Science Education Consortium ([email protected]). Facebook: SSEConsortium
A great opportunity to be a student leader!! One World Languages Ambassador position is open this year. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight of September 13. Who are eligible to apply? A sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a Global Studies major, or one of the certificate programs, and enrolled in one of the world languages offered on the Athens campus in fall 2019 or a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in any academic program on the Athens campus, and enrolled in one of the languages offered by CIS (Akan, Hindi, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, or Wolof) in fall 2019 or before If selected, that person will receivea stipend for two semesters ($1,275 x 2) for 10 hours of work per week. The selected person will receive a “World Languages Ambassador” badge and the opportunity to represent the World Languages program in different social, cultural and academic venues. A certificate in recognition of service will be presented as well!!
International Community Day outreach for International students happening this Saturday, August 17 at Lifepoint. Please share this with your friends, new international students and in your networks. Even if you're not a new international student and in need of any of these items, feel free to join us as well. Help us spread the word!
TGIF, without cherry blossom in Ottawa, sigh, Tim
Did you know that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)changed and are now referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).With just 28 days to the International Education Week Conference hosted by the CIS, take advantage to find out as much as possible about these key issues. The IEW Conference hosted by CIS will take place on November 14&15, plan to join us.
Did you know that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)changed and are now referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).With just 28 days to the International Education Week Conference hosted by the CIS, take advantage to find out as much as possible about these key issues. The IEW Conference hosted by CIS will take place on November 14&15, plan to join us.
A free community event hosted by LifePoint Pentecostals for new and returning international students this Saturday. Help spread the word. Thanks!
Hi Everyone. 😊 If you know anyone coming in new and in need of furniture and kitchen stuff, please let me know. I would like to have them out by the 10th of Aug. Dm me if interested. Thanks.
i am interested in studying at the centre for international studies this fall