Top 5 events for the week of April 11 [International Edition]

Hello, studiers and academics (who like to get out and mingle). We've got a new treat for you.

Connect2Mason’s Top 5 are our staff's picks for the week's best academic and learning events. Every Monday, C2M will post a new Top 5 which will highlight some of the most interesting, informational and creative academic events going on at campus this week.

We'll likely be at some of them. If you see us, say hi. We're friendly folks.

This week is Mason’s annual International Week and to celebrate, this week’s Top 5 will be all international events. A complete list of events for International Week 2011 can be found here.


CISA Student Research Showcase and Dessert Social

WHAT: In 2005 Hurricane Katrina captivated Americans as they watched the event unfold on television. The event was also significant around the world and people from different countries watched in shock. The Center for International Student Access (CISA) is sponsoring an event which will showcase international student’s research on the international perspectives of Hurricane Katrina. The students come from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Desserts from around the world will also be available at the event.

WHEN: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Johnson Center, Bistro

COST: Free (RSVP recommended, sign up here)

MORE INFO: Lindsay Kenton, (703) 993-4711

EXTRA: CISA is also sponsoring two other events this week including a research collaborative on April 13 and an identity forum called “Am I the only one?” on April 14. Find more information here.



Love Goes Global

WHAT: This event will be a discussion about dating and relationships in the U.S. and around the world. The discussion will cover a variety of topics from the expectations of dating and some of the differences in dating around the world. The Office of Sexual Assault Services is hoping to have students dictate the conversation. A free international buffet will also be provided at the event.

WHEN: 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Johnson Center, Room 239A

COST: Free

MORE INFO: Office of Sexual Assault Services, (703) 993-9999



African Dance Workshop

WHAT: If you’re looking to get some exercise while still having fun, the African Dance Workshop may be the solution. Professor Kukuwa Nuamah from the Department of Performing Arts will help rejuvenate your spirit through African Dance. Check out a video of last year’s class here.

WHEN: 10:30-11:45 a.m.

WHERE: de Laski Performing Arts Building, Room 3009

COST: Free (Registration is required, sign up here)

MORE INFO: Office of International Programs and Services, (703) 993-2970



Non-Violent Resistance Today – Issues, Strategies and Challenges

WHAT: A discussion with speakers Dr. Jeevan Kumar, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Gadhian Studies at Bangalore University and Melanie P. Kumar an independent writer and journalist in Bangalore, India. Lunch will also be served at the event.

WHEN: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mason Hall, Edwin Meese Conference Room

COST: Free

MORE INFO: School of Public Policy, (703) 993-8200



Tastes and Sounds from Around the World

WHAT: This will be the closing event for International week. The international dinner dance offers a festive celebration including performances and food. The event will feature some of best dance groups of the past week.

WHEN: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

COST: $15 (purchase tickets here)

MORE INFO: Office of International Programs and Services

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