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Global Citizenship the Focus of Kellogg Events for International Week

Elizabeth Rankin • March 28, 2017

TorresKellogg events for this year’s International Week, an annual celebration hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, focus on how globalization is expanding notions of what it means to be a citizen, as well as on the diverse cultures of Latin America.

—On Tuesday, April 4 at 12:30 pm, as part of the Kellogg Lecture Series, Carlos Alberto Torres, distinguished professor of social sciences and comparative education at UCLA, will speak on “Global Citizenship Education.”

According to Torres, who holds UCLA’s inaugural UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and directs the university’s Paulo Freire Institute, multiple globalizations are slowly but surely altering the way we understand education and learning in the 21st century.

He will discuss ideas from his recently coauthored book, Global Citizenship Education and the Crises of Multiculturalism (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016), which argues that global citizenship education offers a new educational perspective for making sense of dilemmas of multiculturalism and national citizenship deficits in diverse societies, taking into account equality, human rights, and social justice. Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium.

—On Friday, April 7, two events cosponsored by the Kellogg Institute will look at global citizenship in the context of democracy and human development in the Andes.

Democracy in the AndesAt 12:30 pm, the panel “Democracy, Gender, and Local Politics in the Andes” will bring together Kellogg Guest Scholar Victor Maqque and Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo to engage with two filmmakers who have explored the meaning of global citizenship at the individual level in several acclaimed films. Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, C-103.

At 7pm that evening, Faculty Fellow Thomas Anderson will introduce the documentary Soy Andina II: The Return. The film examines the complex challenges faced by Nélida Silva, who grew up in New York City, when she returns to her native village of Ancash, Peru as an adult and attempts to generate opportunities for human development—culminating in a run for mayor. (More info here.) Location: Hesburgh Library, Carey Auditorium.

Additional Events Cosponsored by Kellogg

—On Wednesday, April 5 at 8pm, noted Argentinian new-tango musician Hernán Reinaudo will present a “concert-lecture,” an intelligently articulated combination of music and reflections on the recent developments of the tango. Faculty Fellow Vanessa Miseres was instrumental is organizing Reinaudo’s visit to campus. This is a free but ticketed event—tickets available here. Location: Debartolo Performing Arts Center.

Portuguese Cultural Events run all week, including:

  • TangoApril 3–6 (Monday–Thursday) – Photo Competition Exhibit (open to photos from French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese-speaking countries—see finalists here), O’Shaughnessy Great Hall

  • Monday, April 3, 5pm – The Second Mother—Film Screening and Discussion, 103 DeBartolo Hall

  • Wednesday, April 5, 5–7 pm – Poetry Open Mic (in four languages) & Photo Contest Awards Ceremony, O’Shaughnessy Great Hall

  • Saturday, April 8, 1–4:30 pm – Soccer Tournament, Western Soccer Field (McGlinn Fields)

All events are free and open to the public.

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