Campus to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 11 to 18

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will observe International Education Week (IEW) with a host of events to be held on campus Nov. 11 to 18 (Sunday to Sunday), including a keynote lecture Nov. 15 by Robert Einterz, director of the Indiana University Kenya Partnership.

Einterz has been affiliated for more than 18 years with the Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH), the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization that has worked to dramatically improve the lives of Kenyans infected with HIV/AIDS. In addition to providing free medical treatment, AMPATH operates farms and a food program that feeds tens of thousands of people each week and provides skills training that leads patients to self-sufficiency after treatment.

Scheduled IEW events are:

* Nov. 11, 7 a.m. – prayer service for peace, Clarke Memorial Fountain

  • Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m.; Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 5p.m. – booth featuring merchandise from Ten Thousand Villages, one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Great Hall, O’Shaughnessy Hall
  • Nov. 12, 6p.m. – international dinner and talks on war and ethics by Notre Dame faculty members, $5 includes buffet, Greenfield’s International Caf
  • Nov. 13, 12:30p.m. – lecture by Rev. Robert Pelton, C.S.C., professor of theology at Notre Dame, “Medellin and Puebla: Dead or Alive in the 21st Century Catholic Church?” Room C103, Hesburgh Center
  • Nov. 14, 6:30p.m. – “Careers with the State Department” featuring foreign service officer Brian Flora, Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
  • Nov. 14, 7p.m. – film, “Working Women of the World,” Room C100, Hesburgh Center
  • Nov. 15, 4:15p.m. – lecture by Hewlett Visiting Fellow Cecilia Vaisman and Gary Marx, former Havana bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, “Cuba from Inside,” Room C103, Hesburgh Center
  • Nov. 15, 7p.m. – keynote lecture by Einterz, Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science
  • Nov. 15, 7p.m. – lecture by Jackie Smith, professor of sociology and peace studies at Notre Dame, “Global Democracy and the World Social Forums,” Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
  • Nov. 17, 7 and 10p.m. – film, “Linda, Linda, Linda” (Japan), Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
  • Nov. 18, 5p.m. – seminar, “Challenges in Education,” featuring 1997 Notre Dame graduate Anthony Pohlen, who will speak about teaching in Uganda, Room 316, Coleman-Morse Center

A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, IEW aims to celebrate and promote global exchange between the United States and other countries.

Notre Dame’s celebration is sponsored by the Office of International Studies, International Student Services and Activities, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Kellogg Institute, Career Center, Senate Social Concerns Committee, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Center for Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Center for Social Concerns, and Millennium Development Initiative.

Contact: Bethany Heet, ISSA, 574-631-2702,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory at on November 07, 2007.