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November 12 - 18, 2018

International Education Week celebrates the programs, activities, research, and people that make UW-Madison one of the top universities in the world. Join faculty, staff, and students across campus for a series of special events, lectures, fairs, and opportunities for food, learning, and fun!

International Education Week kicks off with foods from around the world, a special lecture with Madison's own Iron Chef, and a night of dancing!

UW alumna and filmmaker Stacey Reiss will discuss how students can open the world with their UW degree. Following, she will present a screening of her film, "The Diplomat."

Take a break from work and studying by attending a screening of "Dear Ambassador," with an introduction and post-screening Q&A with director Luiz Fernando Goulet.

Rick Steves--guidebook author, TV host, columnist and travel expert--delivers the IEW keynote speech, "Travel as a Political Act."

Build your international career, learn how human trafficking is impacting Japan, and see another selection from the IRIS Film Series!

IEW concludes with the final film in the IRIS Film Series.
The Chinese Question:
Gold Rushes and Global Politics

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 4-6 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Room 1255
Discovery Building
Reception to Follow

Renowned scholar Mae Ngai (Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University) will discuss the role of Chinese miners in 19th-century gold rushes of California, Australia, and South Africa and the rise of anti-Chinese politics in the West. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Asian American Studies Program and The Anonymous Fund.
Human Rights Day Essay Competition
Human Rights Day Essay Competition
Write to Win an Gift Card
The UW-Madison Human Rights Program will soon be celebrating Human Rights Day (December 10th) and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signing.  To celebrate, we would like to invite you to participate in an essay competition about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the 21st Century.

We want to know what role you think Human Rights plays in our world today, and for our future.  In exchange, you will be entered to win an gift card for use on books and school supplies.

Here's how it works:

1. Write a Short Essay
Write about the following theme in 1500 words of less
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the 21st Century
The topics are not limited to, but may include, Gender, Technology, or Migration.  All essays must be original writing and sufficiently sourced. 
Each person may submit only one essay.

2. Submit Your Essay
Upload your essay online here by Tuesday November 20th at 5:00pm.

A panel of Human Rights Program Steering Committee members will evaluate all of the essays to select the winner.

3. Tune In for the Results
On Monday December 10th, Human Rights Day, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At the celebration we will reveal the winner of the essay competition.  
The winner of 1st place will receive:
     1. An gift card 
     2. Publication of their work on the  UW Human Rights Program Page 
     and United Nations Association of Dane  County website
The winners of 2nd and 3rd Place will receive:
     1. Publication on the UW Human Rights Program Page 
     2. University of Wisconsin merchandise.
Who can enter the competition?
Open to all current University of Wisconsin undergraduate students.
Global Cafe

Drop in conversation gathering over drinks and snacks. Make new friends from around the world. Catch up with other study abroad returnees. Practice a language. Learn about different cultures. Build connections around the world.
Upcoming Fall 2018 Dates
November 8
November 29

Time & Location
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
MSC Lounge, Red Gym, 2nd Floor
Returned Student Resources
We offer a base of resources for returned students on our website. Join us for events like Global Cafe, International Trivia Night, and volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair (fall) or orientation events (fall/spring). Be in the know on international related opportunities and follow what young alumni have done in our newsletter - Badgers Beyond Abroad. Stay connected. Keep in touch.
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