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Dean Goldgeier and Students on Election Night

The School of International Service strives to provide engaging and educational events that reflect the broad interdisciplinary interests of SIS students and faculty. Guest speakers include current and former government officials, civil society leaders, environmental stewards, human rights activists, social entrepreneurs, and more.

Spring 2015 Events:

Dean's Discussion:
The Peace Corps Today
Speaker: Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps
Tuesday, January 13
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
RSVP Requested

Carl LeVan Book Discussion:
Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria
Wednesday, January 14
6:00-8:00 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
RSVP Requested

Kay Spiritual Life Center, Human Rights Defender Series:
A Day at AU with John Prendergast, SIS/MA '90
Speaker: John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project
Thursday, January 15
Online Lecture and Q&A with John Prendergast 11:00-11:55 AM
SIS Alumni in the Atrium: John Prendergast 12:00-12:55 PM
Kay Spiritual Life Center: Human Rights Defender Series 2:00-4:00 PM
RSVP Requested

SIS Community Dialogue:
How to Create Greater Understanding Across Race and Ethnicity
Tuesday, January 20
1:00-3:00 PM
Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
RSVP Requested

NGA & SOC: International Cinema Series:
Brazilian Film Series
Presented by SOC, SIS, National Gallery of Art and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies
Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

  • Friday, January 23
    • 6:30 PM - Opening Night pre-screening reception
    • 7:00 PM - Iracema directed by Jorge Brodanzky and Orlando Senna 
  • Sunday, January 25
    • 4:30 PM - Housemaids directed by Gabriel Mascaro 
    • 5:45 PM - Santiago directed by Joao Moreira Salles
  • Friday, January 30
    • 7:00 PM - Like Water Through Stone directed by Marilia Rocha 
  • Friday, February 20
    • 6:30 PM - Opening Night pre-screening reception
    • 7:00 PM - Black Orpheus directed by Marcel Camus 
  • Sunday, February 22
    • 4:30 PM - Isle of Flowers directed by Jorge Furtado 
    • 4:45 PM - ABC of a Strike directed by Leon Hirszman 
  • Friday, February 27
    • 4:30 PM - Socorro Nobre directed by Walter Salles 
    • 5:00 PM - Central Station directed by Walter Salles 



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