» 2018 Conferences & Events

Conferences and events hosted by the Center for Global Education in 2018.

+ - International Education Week 2018

Chapman's annual International Education Week was November 12-16. The Center for Global Education 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! Global Fest 2016: Highlights from a previous Global Fest to celebrate the international and diverse cultures of Chapman University.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, November 12

Global Fest: Kick-off event to start International Education Week! Co-sponsored by Chapman University Student Government Association. International and domestic students will participate in an international flag procession. Ice cream and snacks will be served! Join us for the inaugural performance of Ballet Folklórico de Chapman, presented by the Latinx Faculty & Staff Forum. Latinx Students, Faculty and Staff will perform a Mexican folklórico dance on the Wells Fargo Stage. Please join us in welcoming this new dance group to the Chapman community. Student clubs such as Kapamilya (traditional Filipino tribal tattoos with Tappin' Tattoo), Asian Pacific Student Association (Chopstick Challenge), Taiwanese American Student Association (Boba tea and games), and the German club will be tabling during this event to promote cultural awareness and causes. Attallah Piazza, 12-1 p.m. 

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. Co-hosted by STA Travel. Center for Global Education (576 N. Glassell),  3-4 p.m.

I Am that Girl Meeting: Deliberative dialogue about culture shock, reverse culture shock, and some of the realities of studying abroad. Henley Basement JBCR, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13

Viajes - A Latinx Perspective of Study Abroad: Join us for a panel discussion of former study abroad participants. Latinx students will share their experience and explain the impact of facing challenges to pursue their dreams of traveling abroad. Cross-Cultural Center (AF304), 3-4 p.m. Free snacks! Co-sponsored by the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum and Latinx student club.

International Student Mixer: Mixer for international students and student/staff/faculty allies. Food will be provided. Hosted by the Chapman Diversity Project and the Center for Global Education. Cross-Cultural Center (AF 304), 5-7 p.m. 

Around the Globe: Thinking about studying abroad or an international internship 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! AF201, 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

Summer 2019 International Internship Deadline: Experience a foreign work culture for 8 weeks during the summer in one of 7 locations worldwide. Earn 3 Chapman credits. Deadline is at 4 p.m.

No Wednesday evening events scheduled for International Education Week. Enjoy Winterfest and Doy's Holiday Tree Lighting! Attallah Piazza, 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, November 15

Arabic Film Screening: Omar Sharif's Movie "Struggle in the Nile Valley''--Egypt 1954. Arabic food will be served. Classmates, friends and relatives are welcome. Sponsored by Chapman University's Arabic Language Club. Hashinger Science Hall Room 327, 7 p.m.

Ricordi Italiani: Students will present their study abroad experiences to their peers and answer any questions they may have. Sponsored by Chapman University Italian Club. AF 119A, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, November 16

Sikh Arts & Film Festival: Celebrate the world premiere screening of the Sikhlens Original Content at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts from 7-10 p.m. The festival will continue through November 18 in Santa Ana at The Frida Cinema. For tickets and screening details, visits Sikhlens.com. To reserve seats to any of the events, please contact mhutchinson@fcsinet.com.

+ - Taiwan and the World Conference

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. George Bush Conference Center - Beckman Hall 404

No RSVP necessary, drop in anytime. 

Roundtable Discussion

  • China-Taiwan Relations
  • US-Taiwan Relations In A Global Context
  • Taiwan And The Evolving Security Environment Of East Asia
  • The Taiwan Strait Security Challenge: Implications For The Future Of US Foreign Policy


Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst focused on Indo-Pacific security issues. Grossman has over a decade of experience in the Intelligence Community, where he served as the daily intelligence briefer to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs at the Pentagon. Previously, Grossman worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) and served at the CIA and on the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) staff. He holds an M.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in U.S. National Security Policy and received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Asian Studies. He has published articles for China Brief, Cipher Brief, Defense Dossier, Global Taiwan Brief, International Security, Journal of International Security Affairs, Lawfare Blog, Newsweek, PacNet, Studies in Intelligence, The Diplomat, The National Interest, and War on the Rocks.

Ryan Hass is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Hass focuses his research and analysis on enhancing policy development on the pressing political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia.
From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) staff. He joined President Obama’s state visit delegations in Beijing and Washington respectively in 2014 and 2015. Prior to joining NSC, Hass served as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Embassy Beijing, where he earned the State Department Director General’s award for impact and originality in reporting, an award given annually to the officer whose reporting had the greatest impact on the formulation of U.S. foreign policy.
He graduated from the University of Washington and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies prior to joining the State Department.

Kharis Templeman is a social science research scholar at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), and the program manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, a part of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

His current research includes projects on party system institutionalization and partisan realignments, electoral integrity and manipulation in East Asia, the politics of defense spending in Taiwan, and the representation of Taiwan’s indigenous minorities. His most recent publication is The China Model: How Successful Is the Chinese Regime? a review essay in the Taiwan Journal of Democracy. He is also the editor (with Larry Diamond and Yun-han Chu) of Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years (2016, Lynne Rienner Publishing). Other work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies and the APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter.
Dr. Templeman currently also serves as coordinator of the American Political Science Association’s Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) and as a regional manager for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project. He holds a BA (2003) from the University of Rochester and a PhD (2012) in political science from the University of Michigan.