» 2017 Conferences & Events

Conferences and events hosted by the Center for Global Education in 2017.

+ - International Education Week 2017

Chapman's annual International Education Week was held November 8-18. The Center for Global Education is partnered with student organizations and departments on campus to host various events, speakers, film screenings, discussions, and activities for the Chapman community to explore the importance and relevance of international and cross cultural education at Chapman! International education is for everyone: A video highlighting the beauty of an international experience.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, November 8

Evening of Aloha: Pua'ikeana welcomes you to Evening of Aloha! This event acts as a mini lu'au where guests can participate in games, eat Hawaiian food and enjoy hula performances. Argyros Forum Stage, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free!

Thursday, November 9

Global Fest: Kick-off event to start International Education Week! Co-sponsored by Chapman University Student Government Association. Students representing various countries will participate in an international flag procession and then will showcase cultural performances by Chapman students that you don't want to miss! Pua'ikeana (Hawai'i Club) will do a Hawaiian dance, a Vietnamese student will sing a pop song, Lakshya (Indian Culture Club) will perform a dance, and the Taiko Center for Los Angeles is returning a second year for a Japanese taiko drum performance! Light refreshments will be served! Various student clubs will be tabling during this event to promote cultural awareness and causes (see descriptions below). Attallah Piazza, 12-1 p.m.

Taste of South America: Hosted by Chapman's Food and Culture Club in partnership with Guayaki. Come learn about Yerba Mate the most popular drink in Argentina and the majority of South American Countries. There will be free cans of Yerba Mate as well as a Gourd Presentation done by Guayaki representatives. Attallah Piazza, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chopstick Challenge: How skillful are you with chopsticks? Come to our table during Global Fest and test your chopstick skills. Hosted by Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA). Attallah Piazza, 12-1 p.m.

Tappin' Tatoos: Hosted by Chapman Kapamilya. Learn about traditional Filipino tribal tattoos: how to earn them and how it's reviving. If you're lucky, you can get one too! Attallah Piazza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Global Brigades: Global Brigades is an international organization that brings medical, business, environmental, and legal support to under resourced countries to promote independent, sustainable development. Come see how you can be a leader in this organization and gain hands on experience in your field of study. Attallah Piazza, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arabic Studies Film Screenings: In appreciation of the Board of Directors of the Arabic Club at Chapman and the Arabic Language Students as well as our colleagues at the University and our community friends, the Chapman community is cordially invited to join the Arabic Club's Film and Food Series for the Semester (English Subtitles). All movies will be screened in Doti Hall, 101 @ 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

  • November 9 - Captain Abu Raed (Jordan)
  • November, 30 - The Prophet (United States)
  • December 7 - Falafel (Lebanon)

Friday, November 10

Traditional Arts of Taiwan: Chapman University faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend hands-on workshops to enhance the understanding of Chinese language and Taiwanese culture through our fun culture event of fan making, Chinese painting, and bamboo dragonfly helicopters. RSVP is required here. Hosted by: Chapman Chinese Program, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and the Center for Global Education. Sponsorship: 85 Degree C Bakery (Food will be provided). 2-4 p.m., BK 404

Monday, November 13

Family Pre-Departure Meeting: Family members of spring 2018 study abroad students are welcome to attend and learn about study abroad and how to support their student. 6-7 p.m., AF201

Around the Globe: Thinking about studying abroad? Meet study abroad alumni who will share their photos and experiences! Get inspired and learn about different countries and courses you can take abroad. Free food for attendees! 7:30-8:30 p.m., AF209C. 

Tuesday, November 14

Travel Workshop: Learn tips and tricks for booking international travel! This workshop will help students who have never booked an international flight, or for students looking to find good deals and learn new tricks. Hosted by STA Travel. 11 a.m. -12 p.m., Cross Cultural Center (AF304)

International Literature Book Exchange: Following an event held last semester, Chapman Feminists will host a book exchange for every taste in literature from around the world. This is a great way not only to bond, but also to share ideas that transcend culture and emphasize the voices of those who are often not heard in the US literature canon. 10 a.m. -12 p.m. in the Student Union Cubes

Stop Demolitions, Build Peace: J Street U Chapman will be speaking out against and the possible demolition of Umm al Kheir (a village in the West Bank) and any greater implications for the two-state solution. What can you do? Stop by at the table and participate in the photo campaign to help promote peace. 12:45-2:45 p.m., Outside walkway between Argyros Forum and Leatherby Libraries

"A Taxi Driver": Join the Korean Student Association to watch a historical action drama film, A Taxi Driver. In 1980, a taxi driver takes a foreign journalist to Gwangju where they were caught in the whirlwind of Korea's fight for a democratic government, the Gwangju uprising. Come find out what happens! Chapman profesor Dr. Susan Yang will also speak at this event. Hashinger 150 (Irvine Lecture Hall), 7-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15

Design your International Experience: Hosted by the Career & Professional Development and the Center for Global Education, this is a great opportunity to learn how to seek meaningful experiences when you go abroad to develop transferable life and work skills. AF 209B, 2-3 p.m.

“Lolo Rennt” (Run Lola Run) Film Screening: This 1998 movie is about a young woman in Germany who has 20 minutes to find and bring to her boyfriend 100,000 Deutschmarks before he robs a supermarket. It is full of action and different twists. Any questions email Professor Terjung at htjung@chapman.edu. Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. We hope you will join us! The movie will be shown with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m., Smith Hall 202

Thursday, November 16

Mission Environment: Global Facts and Tips for Sustainable Living: Mission Environment is Chapman's top environmental club, and will have a trifold poster board with global environmental facts as well as tips and ideas about how bring sustainability into your every day life and spread the word about global warming. Stop by and say hi at the Student Union Stage in Argyros Forum, 1-3 p.m.

International Student Mixer: Mixer for international students and student/staff/faculty allies. Light food and beverages will be provided! Hosted by the Chapman Diversity Project and the Center for Global Education. 6-8 p.m., Cross Cultural Center (AF 304).  

Arrangiarsi -Pizza and the Art of Living: From the Bay Area to Italy, Matteo Troncone search for the meaning of life in this engaging, intimage documentary. Is it any surprise to discover that pizza is the answer? There will be a Q&A with director Matteo Trocone following the film. Hosted by The Film Studies Program at Dodge College and the Italian Studies Program at Wilkinson College. Watch the trailer here. Cloobeck Screening Room G| DMAC 124, 7-9:45 p.m.

Aikido Martial Arts Class: Sponsored by the Chapman Martial Arts Club. The martial arts style of Aikido originates from the country of Japan. Along with Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Aikido was developed and derived from the style of Judo. In contrast to Jiu Jitsu which focuses more on locks and chokes used for the ground, Aikido focuses on locks, take downs, and pins. Currently Aikido can be used for self-defense, sport, and in law enforcement. It is often done with a partner, and can be done with varying degrees of cooperation. 9 p.m., AF119B. 


Friday, November 17

Sikh Film Festival Screenings: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will host the first night of international documentary screenings.  The festival will continue on November 18 in Santa Ana at The Frida Cinema. For tickets and screening details, visit http://sikhlens.com/

Saturday, November 18

Lessons from Abroad ConferenceFull day professional conference for study abroad alumni to network and learn how to integrate your international experience within your academic, personal, and professional lives. $15 registration includes lunch. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at California State University Los Angeles. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Aikido/Judo Martial Arts Class: Sponsored by the Chapman Martial Arts Club. Having evolved from Japanese roots, Jiu-Jitsu has become one of the most popular grappling martial arts in the world. It emphasizes the use of joint locks, body manipulations, and chokes in order to subdue an opponent. As of today, there are two main forms of jiu-jitsu: traditional "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" (BJJ), and "No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu". The difference the two being that BJJ utilizes a "Gi" uniform while No-Gi does not. Many jiu-jitsu schools exist throughout the world and teach the art with different emphases. Some academies focus on self-defense; while others focus on sport (this includes both pure jiu-jitsu competitions and combative matches such as MMA). Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be at 9 a.m. and Aikido/Judo class will be at 10:15 a.m., both in AF 119B


+ - Splendor of Taiwan

The Da-Guan Dance Theater from the from the National Taiwan University of Arts presented "Splendor of Taiwan," on Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium. Attendees were treated to a celebration of Taiwanese Heritage Week through cultural performances. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Dance and Department of World Languages.

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+ - Bordering Russia: Politics Now

How are the Baltic States coping with the increasing Russian threat and what impact will this have on U.S. National Security interests in Europe?

Co-sponsored by: Center for Global Education, Political Science Department, and Peace Studies Program


  • Juris Bunkis: Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia 
  • Darius Gaidys: Consul General for the Republic of Lithuania 
  • Jaak Treiman: Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia

Thursday, March 9, 6-7:30 p.m.

Sandhu Residence Hall and Conference Center, Room D & D1

For more information, please email globaled@chapman.edu