News and Announcements 

Global Talk Series 2015-2016 

International Student Success Series: Spring 2016 Schedule 

CWRU and Office of Education Abroad Comment on Zika Virus

Join the Center, Global Cleveland, and Visiting Education USA Delegates at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Friday Mix: March 4, 2016

Confucius China Studies PhD Fellowships: Applications Due February 15, 2016

Bold STEM Innovators of the Past and Future: February 15, 2016

Call for Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program -
CIES is currently seeking Fulbright Scholar alumni across different disciplines for review committees.


Center for International Affairs
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community, cultivating a dynamic international presence and inspiring a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


First Annual Lunar New Year Celebration a Success 
Over 500 students, faculty, staff, and community members lined up to attend the first university-wide Lunar New Year Celebration and Fireworks on Monday night in the Tinkham Veale University Center. Case Western Reserve community members received a free plush monkey and traditional red envelopes filled with prizes and good fortunes to help kick of the Year of the Monkey. 

"The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is an incredibly important holiday for billions of people around the world," said Cami Ross, Coordinator of Programming for the Center for International Affairs. "It's a special time to bring friends and family together all over the world and now on our campus."

Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and Chinese Student and Scholar Association President Yang Ding spoke at the event, highlighting the importance of traditions and community during the Spring Festival season. Sesame balls, tea, and hot chocolate were served to represent the sweetness of the holiday and to keep everyone warm while viewing the fireworks outside over Freiberger Field. 

The celebration and fireworks were organized as a collaboration between the Center for International Affairs, First Year Experience, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of the Provost, and Residence Life. 

School of Law's Jessup Team Competes in World's Largest Moot Court Competition

Case Western Reserve University's Jessup International Law Moot Court Team competed in the national round of the international competition in Chicago in early February. The Jessup Competition, founded 52 years ago, is the largest moot court competition in the world. This year's Jessup problem involved cyber espionage, cyber attacks, and leaked top secret documents. 

Law students Stephen Perrott, Noah Golberg, Alpha Taylor, Eric Connon, and Jessica Joyce went undefeated in the four preliminary rounds, earning second seed going into the quarter-finals. They won the quarterfinal round and then lost a close decision in the semi-final round. 

Third year law student Stephen Perrott won the second best overall speaker award and second year law student Eric Connon won the third best overall speaker award out of more than 100 competitors. The team also won the 5th best brief award out of 24 teams. 

Dean Michael Scharf, Professor Avidan Cover, and alumnus Conor McLaughlin coached the team with the assistance and collaboration of several professors and alumni who judged the practice rounds. 


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