» CGE Conferences and Events

The Center for Global Education hosts many opportunities for the Chapman community to get involved internationally, without ever leaving campus! Become a global citizen by attending one of the many events the CGE hosts each semester. Read on to learn more about current and past events of the Center for Global Education.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events:

  • Welcome Back Reception: Study Abroad, Travel Course, and International Internship Alumni are invited toconnect with other students who have gone abroad, learn about how you can continue your international experience, and get access to resources you might need upon return. Food will be served! RSVP on Facebook.
  • Equity in the Maya World: from traditional healing to supporting students of color in STEM fields. Speaker: Andrea Medina. Tuesday, Feb 13, 4-5:30pm, AF 201. 
  • Study Abroad Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Attallah Piazza. Stop by and chat with representatives from various study abroad programs!
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Info SessionStudy abroad at one of the world’s best universities located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. Study business, media, communication, education, sciences, social sciences, creative arts, and more at this diverse campus. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3-4pm at the CGE (576 N. Glassell)
  • SACI Florence Italy Info Session: Learn about this art, fashion, and design semester abroad program on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Cross Cultural Center (AF 304) - Resilience Room
  • SIT Study Abroad Info Session: Lean about programs in South Africa, Jordan, and Vietnam! Dive into the culture and learn language, do homestays, and complete a research project about a topic of your choosing. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Cross Cultural Center (AF304) - Resilience Room
  • Suffolk Madrid Info Session: Learn about this semester abroad program in Madrid! Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the CGE (576 N. Glassell)
  • Arcadia Study Abroad Programs MixerInterested in an Arcadia study abroad program? Join an Arcadia representative and Arcadia study abroad alumni to learn more about different options! Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1:30-2 p.m., LLB03 (Programs in England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain)
  • Branding your International Experience Workshop: Tuesday, February 27, 12-1 p.m., BK 404. Study Abroad, Travel Course, and International Internship returnees are welcome to this event to learn how to tell your story and articulate the skills you gained from your experience abroad in a meaningful way during job interviews. Lunch will be served! RSVP here
  • Around the Globe: Meet with study abroad alumni who will share their photos and experiences from abroad! Get inspired and learn about different countries and courses you can take abroad. Snacks will be served. Tuesday, February 27, 6-7 p.m., BK401. RSVP on Facebook
  • Taiwanese Cultural Fair: Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Attallah Piazza. Experience authentic Taiwanese food, play games and enjoy cultural performances.
  • Taiwan and the World Conference: Wednesday, April 18, 9:30-5:30 p.m., BK404. Panel topics include: Taiwan and the United States, Cross-Strait Relations between China and Taiwan, and Taiwan and Business.
  • National Taiwan University of Arts Taiwanese Dance Perforance: Tuesday, May 22, 6-9 p.m., Memorial Hall. Celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week of Orange County with the Da-Guan Dance Theater from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Free!

Past Events

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Click on each year to read information about past conferences listed below.


  • International Education Week: November 13-18
  • Taiwan Dance Group: May 16
  • Bordering Russia: Politics Now: March 9


  • Iran:  Rising Power in the Middle East: October 13, 2016 
  • International Education Week: November 14-18, 2016. Student organizations and departments at Chapman hosted various events, speakers, film screenings, and activities for the Chapman community to explore the importance and relevance of international education at Chapman.


  • International Education Week: November 2 - 7. Events this week include the International Food Fair, photography displays, international dialogues, and a study abroad alumni conference.
  • Global Citizens Conference: Frozen Conflicts. Thursday, April 16, 2015. Co-sponsored with LMU, USC, LA World Affairs Council and Atlantic Council
  • The Ottoman History During World War I: January 2015. Co-sponsored with Orange County Turkish American Association (OCTAA), American Turkish Association of Southern California (ATASC), Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), and The Pax Turcica Institute
2004 - 2014
  • Triangle of Evils, Assad, Iran Regime, ISIS & the U.S. Interest: November 2014, co-sponsored with the The Syrian Institute for Progress, and the California Society for Democracy in Iran
  • "Walesa Man of Hope" Screening: September 2014, co-sponsored with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland
  • International Education Week: September 2014
  • Sixth Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition: February 2014, co-sponsored with World Affairs Council
  • Geopolitical Implications on the Southern Corridor Conference: May 2014
  • Facts and Myths about the Syrian Conflict - November 2013
  • International Cultural Awareness Program - April 2013
  • Struggle Between the Seas - March 2013
  • Fifth Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition - February 2013
  • New Perspectives on the 1973 Arab-Israeli War - January 2013
  • Inaugural International Education Week - November 2012
  • Think Transatlantic: The United States & Germany in the 21st Century - September 2012
  • Enchanting Taiwan - April 2012
  • Two Sides to Every Story: Syria - March 2012
  • Fourth Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition - February 2012 (also 2010 & 2009)
  • Sister Cities International, Southern California Annual Conference - February 2012
  • Conversation with Ambassador Mohamed Salah Tekaya - February 2012
  • Rise of the Independent States Global Citizens Conference - November 2011
  • Do Deutsch & the German Olympics - October 2011
  • Energy Futures Near and Far - April 2011
  • What Would Richard Nixon Think? - October 2010
  • Taiwan Film Festival - October 2010
  • Conversation with former Secretary of State George Shultz - October 2010
  • Global Environment and Sustainable Development: Solutions - April 2009
  • Grass: The Untold Story - April 2009
  • Human Rights Conference - April 2007
  • Aznar - May 2004