Session Schedule

February 14, 2022

Unpacking the power relations in transnational musical exchanges can help to make visible colonial traditions and logics. Focusing on the extraction of musical resources and the exploitative dynamic of global creativity, this talk focuses in on several key case studies in musical collaboration and adds to the critical vocabulary.

10:00am to 10:50am

Mawwell Schnurer, Communication

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Cendejas started a nonprofit (InspireONE) to support education projects around the world. His organization has facilitated the placements of over 30 volunteers in two countries. They have also bought a school and work with a range of grassroots organizations.

11:00am to 11:50am

Matthew Cendejas, College of the Redwoods

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Is American nationalism rooted in shared beliefs? If so, what are they, and how do they manifest themselves in the context of international diversity? Join this conversation about the global effects of America's stated ideals and ritual commitments.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Sara Hart, Religious Studies

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With historical roots in Christendom, by 2050, 60-80 million Muslims will make Europe diverse. Education decisions made today can instill social, economic, and political values that build peaceful pluralism.

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Vincent Biondo, Religious Studies

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Study Abroad alumni will share about their experiences abroad.

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Student Panel

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An "occasional" look at the changing terms, meanings, and translations between words, cultures and times.

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Mary Scoggin, Anthropology

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February 15, 2022

Covid created the largest disruption of education systems in history. Education is a primary driver for economic development and all 17 SDGs, thus Covid presents significant challenges to development progress.

10:00am to 10:50am

Beth Wilson, Economics

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Peace Corps as a career option. Information session. 

11:00am to 11:50am

John Keller

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Students of color often find study abroad a different kind of challenge. Hear from the current INTL peer mentor and INTL alums on their experience of study abroad - and the major! Hosts: Doug Smith (AACAE Coordinator and INTL alum) and Debora Rios (INTL peer mentor), Ashley Wolfe, Taiden Partlow and Marie Lopez.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Hosts: Doug Smith (Umoja Center Coordinator and INTL alum) and Debora Rios (current INTL peer mentor) with INTL alums: Marie Lopez, Ashley Wolfe and Taiden Partlow

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This movement engages students, faculty and staff in education initiatives and make
movement part of the daily campus culture

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Young Sub Kwon, Kinesiology

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This talk explores international cultural policy and the construction of pan-national identity through music. Using the cello as a case study, I discuss the development of al-musiqa al-‘arabiyya (“Arab music”) in the early twentieth century and the associated controversy over Western European instruments such as the cello.

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Kira Weiss, PhD student ethnomusicology (INTL alum)

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State Department Diplomat in residence

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Ryan Gliha , Diplomat in Residence

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Discover internship, volunteer and work international virtual opportunities. COVID-19 and other barriers to travel need not be a barrier to continued personal/professional development.

4:00pm to 4:50pm

Nora Montoya, Academic and Career Advising Center

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Mary Akpovi, PhD, MBA, MBT, CPA

5:00pm to 5:50pm

Mary Akpovi, PhD, MBA, MBT, CPA

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February 16, 2022

Latin America has long been subject to the overwhelming political, economic and cultural influence of the United States. This talk offers an alternative perspective by exploring the role played by Great Britain in the region throughout the twentieth century.

9:00am to 9:50am

Tom Mills, Lancaster University UK Diplomatic History

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Teaching in Auschwitz to connect the the acts of violence and subjugation in North America and Eastern Europe to advance mutual understanding and work towards soothing societal fractures

10:00am to 10:50am

Kerri Malloy, San Jose State, Global Humanities

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In the context of communal violence and forced displacements, cultural performances serve a critical function for Myanmar's refugee populations. Learn how creative expression is used to overcome the trauma of war and violence.

11:00am to 11:50am

Tani Sebro, Politics

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Humboldt Peace Corps Certificate - NEW. Information session

12:00pm to 12:50pm

John Keller

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A discussion of the benefits of Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs, specifically those offered summer 2022: The Nantes Program (France) and The León Program (Spain)

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Joseph Diémé & Matthew Dean, World Languages and Cultures

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Exploring an international conversation about the importance of land in Pan African discourse.

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Doug Smith, Umoja Center Coordinator

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Discussion on the great value of international experiences when applying to job opportunities. Tips on highlighting these experiences on the application process: resume, cover letter, interview.

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Nora Montoya, Academic and Career Advising Center

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February 17, 2022

Diplomat in Residence, Ryan Gliha will offer information and insights on internships with the State Department

11:00am to 11:50am

Ryan Gliha, Diplomat in Residence

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Humboldt's strategic plan calls for our campus to be more "global" what does that mean to students?

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Alison Holmes, International Studies

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Stories of communities coming together to harness their own solar power. Real people, projects, impacts...and failures. Free raffle for a copy of To Catch the Sun - https://www.tocatchthesun.com.

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology

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A consideration of the subjectivity of experiences abroad and the change in conversational context that occurs when we return. How do essentialism, appropriation and relativism apply to the stories we tell about our time abroad? How can we consider these ideas to remain respectful and avoid misrepresenting? A presentation based on personal experience.

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Jonathan Maiullo, College of the Redwoods

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The relationship between the US and the UK - two of the most powerful countries in the world - has often been called "special'. This session examines the future of this relationship from the perspective of the ambassador as their power begins to wane.

3:00pm to 3:50pm

Alison Holmes, International Studies

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February 18, 2022

Examines how gold as a global commodity is predicated on exploitation of labor, land, and bodies in the Peruvian Amazon

10:00am to 10:50am

Gordon Ulmer, Anthropology

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Exploring how our food choices and food systems connect us to social, cultural, political, and economic questions at the global level.

11:00am to 11:50am

Noah Zerbe, Politics

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An introduction to this grass-roots Indigenous organization that gathers research and knowledge on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous peoples.

12:00pm to 12:50pm

Viridiana Preciado, Sovereign Bodies Institute (INTL alum)

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