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FALL 2014

Dr. Boris Briker just came back from Chernivtsi, Ukraine, where he participated in the International Festival, Meridian Czernowitz. This festival began five years ago as a series of poetry readings, inspired by the fact that the great German language poet, Paul Celan, was born in and grew up in Chernivtsi (then Czernowitz). Now the festival has evolved into a superb international festival of culture, books and poetry .

It is especially significant now given the bloody conflict on the South-East of Ukraine.  Together with Dr. Briker’s  colleague, Anatoly Vishevsky from Grinnell College, he presented and participated in a public discussion of the book that they compiled and edited, Chernovtsy Tales. They also authored one of the book’s six chapters which featured writers with different styles and a range of genres, the book presents the city, Chernovtsy, during the post-World War II Soviet period. The presentation of the book took place outside, on the main and the most beautiful street of the city.

Dr. Matthew Perry

The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies' Global Impact Series, Japanese Language and Cultural Studies welcomes Dr. Matthew Perry on Nov. 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm. Dr. Perry a decendent of Commondore Matthew Perry will speak on "Japan Connections with Commodore Matthew Perry : Then and Now".

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies’ Chinese Program  Mid Autumn Festival will be held on Wed., September 17th from  6-8pm in the Garey Hall Courtyard. The Mid Autumn Festival is a time of gathering with food, music and Chinese Culture. Join us to learn more about The Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies’ major and the Critical Languages. All are welcomed.

Arab Language and Cultural Studies presents Dr. Anwar Abdelkaream who will speak on the “Recent Events in Egypt: Where is Egypt Heading?"
Dr. Abdelkarean is currently Vice-Dean of the College of Arts, Damietta University, Egypt. His prolific publications cover a wide range of topics which include English Literature and his major area of specialization, gender and women's studies.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th  4:30-6pm in the  Garey Hall Alumni Event Room .
This event is co-sponsored by Africana Studies, CAIS, GWS and Political Science

Contact Information

Dr. Chiji Akoma
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
(610) 519-6967

Ms. Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant

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