» 2015 Conferences & Events

Explore the following tabs for highlights of conferences and events hosted by the Center for Global Education in 2015.

+ - International Education Week 2015

The Center for Global Education's International Education Week at Chapman was held November 2nd-7th. The week consisted of an international food fair, art displays, international dialogues, and much more to show the importance and relevance of international and cross-cultural events on campus.

International education is for everyone: A video highlighting the beauty of an international experience.

See the list below for all of the events:

Ongoing Events:

Angels from the private collection of Donna Ford Attallah ’61 and the Angel Series of paintings by Isa D’Arleans located @ Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, 2nd floor Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University. Exhibit Dates: August 28th–November 8th, 2015

A Country Called Syria: An exhibit illustrating different foods, attires, trades, cities, and contributions of Syria @ Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections Leatherby Libraries 4th floor. Archives Exhibit Dates: August 31st – December 15th, 2015

Photo Contest Display: View winners of the Center for Global Education annual Photo Contest on display in the Student Union for the month of November.

Monday, 11/2/15

Family Pre-Departure Meeting for Spring 2016: Families of students going abroad next spring semester are welcome to attend and learn more about their student's experience going abroad. A recorded version will be available later. Beckman 404, 6 p.m.

"VETERAN"  A screening with Director Ryoo Seung-wan, 4-7pm Folino Theater  (Dodge College)
Moderated by Nam Lee (Assistant Professor of Film Studies)

VETERAN is Korean action maestro Ryoo Seung-wan’s latest, action-packed crime drama about the showdown between the top major crimes detective and the tyrannical heir to a conglomerate who believes he is above the law. It was Korea’s top-grossing movie of the summer this year in Korea and the third biggest hit of all time.  Since taking the Korean film scene by storm with his ultra-low budget ($60,000 USD) debut feature, DIE BAD, Ryoo Seung-wan has been making noteworthy films in the action and thriller genre such as ARAHAN, CRYING FIST, and CITY OF VIOLENCE. Nicknamed “Korean Cinema’s Action Kid,” Ryoo’s crime thrillers are characterized by his hard-edged style with an emphasis on lavishing action sequences. VETERAN is an exhilarating blend of the director’s trademark pulpy action and humor. Ryoo is known for his sharp observation into corruption in privileged classes of the modern Korean society and blends social critique into commercial action genre.

Tuesday, 11/3/15

International Food Fair: Sample various cuisines from around the world! This is a free event for the Chapman community. Attallah Piazza, Noon -1 p.m.

I’m Not Leaving: Experience Rwanda through the eyes of the only American to remain in the country through the 1994 genocide with Carl Wilkens.  Sponsored by College of Educational Studies, Freshman Foundations Program, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Peace Studies Program and the Delp/Wilkinson Fund.  Beckman Hall 404 7:00pm

Wednesday, 11/4/15

Through my Eyes: A Foreign Lens: Listen to stories and see the winning photos from study abroad students who won the Center for Global Education Photo Contest! Special guest speakers Karyn Planett '70 and Geoff Thompson, authors of How To Capture Your Travel Stories In Words & Pictures, will discuss travel photography from their journeys around the world and experiences on Semester at Sea. Join this event if you are interested in studying abroad or photography! Refreshments will be served.  November 4th, 5:00-6:30pm, AF 201

From the Syrian Refugee Crisis to Disarmament: Ambassador Daerr will speak about crisis management, from conflict prevention to peace consolidation, and about the refugee crisis challenge, based primarily on his own involvements and experiences. Beckman 404, 7 p.m.

La Serata: Italian Conversation Evenings: This is a monthly meeting open to all who want to interact in a friendly environment in order to improve their language skills, regardless of their academic affiliation. Come to share aspects of the culture and to converse with native speakers, members of the local community, and other students of Italian. Location: BK 4th Floor Small Patio 7:00-8:00pm.

Thursday, 11/5/15

First Year Associates Program: Learn about global education opportunities and hear from alumni talking about their experiences abroad – Davis Community Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Windows of the World: International and domestic students at Chapman will discuss commonalities and differences of a theme chosen by students. Students will feel a greater sense of community and learn from the perspectives of others.  All students interested in learning about other cultures are invited. Location: AF 209B 12:00pm Lunch will be served! :)

Saturday, 11/7/15

Lessons from Abroad: Come learn how to integrate your international experience within your academic, personal, and professional lives. You don't want to miss this! UC Riverside, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

+ - Global Citizens Conference: Frozen Conflicts

"Frozen Conflicts" is Chapman University's annual Global Citizen Conference on Thursday, April 16, hosted at the Conrad N. Hilton Center for Business, Loyola Marymount University. Co-sponsors of the conference include Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California Center for International Studies, University of Southern California School of International Relations, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.

In the world today, there are numerous simmering conflicts of neither overt hostilities nor resolution. The conference examines several of these controversies that have been “frozen” in place. Despite attempts to bring closure to these armed standoffs—some attempts have gone on for decades—the sides remain eyeing each other warily. Clearly, something must change with the dispute resolution models that are being followed. We hope in the conference to discover commonalities among the conflicts, and explore new ideas to resolve them. The conference will examine these conflicts through panels on Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh; Ireland; Kashmir; and the Koreas.

Schedule and Panel Speakers:

Arrival: Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California

8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks

8:45 AM Panel 1 — Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine
Moderator: Robert English, USC
Doris Barnett, member of German Parliament
Edward W. Walker, University of California - Berkeley
Honorable Sergei Aloshyn, Consul General for Ukraine in San Francisco

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM  Panel 2 — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh
Moderator: Wenshan Jia, Chapman University
Asim Mollazade, member of Azerbaijan Parliament, Member of German Parliament
Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board, Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation
James Coyle, Chapman University

11:45 AM Lunch

1:00 PM Panel 3 — Ireland
Moderator: David Koranyi, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Paul Arthur, Director of Peace Studies, Chapman University
Bryan Bland, Chaplain, Palo Alto University and Senior Consultant, Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM Panel 4 — Kashmir
Moderator: Bharath Gopalaswamy, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council
Kathleen Stephens, former US Charge d’Affaires to India
Charloette Kennedy, former Australian Diplomat

3:45 PM Break

4:00 PM Panel 5— Korea
Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council
David Kang, USC
Lynn Turk, Board of Directors, Pacific Century Institute
Bruce Bennett, RAND Corporation

5:00 PM Closing Remarks

For speaker bios and information about each panel topic, download the Frozen Conflicts Conference Program.

+ - The Ottoman History During World War I

Chapman University Center for Global Education
Orange County Turkish American Association (OCTAA)
American Turkish Association of Southern California (ATASC)
Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA)
The Pax Turcica Institute

jointly present

 The Ottoman History During World War I

Sunday, January 18, 2015
1:30pm - 5:00pm

Chapman University
Bush Conference Center
Beckman Hall, Room 404
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Featured Speaker
Prof. Edward J. Erickson, Marine Corps University

Professor Erickson will talk about the historical controversy and inter-ethnic conflict during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, based on his groundbreaking book “Ottomans & Armenians: A Study of Counterinsurgency”. Dr. Erickson is a Professor of Military History in the War Studies Department at the United States Marine Corps Command & Staff College, Quantico, Virginia. He is the author of eleven books and specializes in the history of the Ottoman army during the period 1876-1918. He also serves on the board of governors of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.

Free Admission.
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