SBS Joins in UA International Education Week

The College of SBS is offering several events for UA International Education Week (Nov. 13-17), including events supporting women’s empowerment and human rights. SBS is a campus leader in global research and instruction we offer 15 study abroad programs and nearly half of our faculty work across international borders!

International education advances cultural understanding and the protection of cultural heritage while also preparing individuals to work in a global society. Honoring those benefits and others associated with international education and global exchange, the UA is hosting a series of events during International Education Week (IEW), which is Nov. 13-17. The week is coordinated by the UA Office of Global Initiatives.

SBS Events

  • 13th Annual Tinker Symposium – Nov. 9, 8AM-4:30PM, Student Union, Sabino Room –Presented by the Center for Latin American Studies, the symposium will feature presentation from 15 different graduate students who completed field research in Latin American during the summer of 2017. Details
  • "Us" and "Them": Shifting Lines of Exclusion and the Legacy of Ned Spicer – Nov. 13, 2PM, Social Sciences 411 -- This panel commemorates the re-release of UA anthropologist Edward Spicer's classic book Impounded People: Japanese-Americans in the Relocation Centers. Details
  • Film and Talk – 'Celebrating Pedro Infante: Shared Collective Memories Beyond Boundaries' —Nov. 13, 5:30PM, Center for Creative Photography. Details
  • The Tent Village – Nov. 14, 6PM, The Loft Cinema -- This documentary film by Nilima Abrams provides a rare view of roadside dwellers in India filmed by their children. Details
  • Visual History Workshop Series “Doing History with Images – Photographic and Audiovisual Experiences – Nov. 15, 16, and 17 –Ana Mauad, a history professor at Universidade Federal Fluminese, will offer a series of workshops on using photos, videography, and other imagery to interpret history, with a focus on Brazil. This series is offered by the Center for Latin American Studies. Details
  • Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan – Nov. 17, 7PM, Temple of Music and Art – This one-woman play by Dipti Mehta raises awareness and break down the social stigma that exists around sex workers. Details (Both Tent Village and Honor: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan are part of events supporting women’s empowerment and human rights.)

Study Abroad
Many departments and programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have created UA faculty-led study abroad programs to share their expertise and field experiences with interested undergraduate and graduate students. Study abroad locations include Rwanda, South Africa, Ukraine, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Oman, and Dubai. These programs allow students to earn UA credit for the courses they take and provide many students with the opportunity to engage in independent research projects, service learning, and international internships.

Students who participate in these SBS-faculty led programs develop close and lifelong relationships with UA faculty and their peers. They are transformed personally, academically, and professionally by their experiences. To learn more, click here.

International Research 
SBS is a campus leader in global research, pedagogy, and collaboration. Our Center for Latin American Studies and our Title VI-funded Center for Middle Eastern Studies are flagship hubs for international and comparative research and outreach. Many of our academic units focus on global/international concerns, and nearly all other units offer courses with significant global/international content.

Nearly half of our faculty (188 in total) work across international borders on a diverse array of issues, including global health, migration, human rights, language preservation, and environmental change.

We are the People College and we are global.


Published Date: 

11/07/2017 - 1:12pm