The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political, and social topics.

The Fall 2019 series will focus on contemporary China. The talks are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center.

November 13
Chang Su-Russell
“Parents’ Childbearing Decisions in the Era of the Two-Child Policy in Mainland China”

November 20
Archana Shekara
“Designing Cross-Cultural Awareness Through Typography: Understanding Heritage and Cultural Identity of China”

This presentation will describe teaching methodologies adopted in the advanced typography course at Shanghai Normal University and the Special Topics in Graphic Design course at Illinois State. Shekara is an associate professor of graphic design at Illinois State. She is a multidisciplinary socio-cultural designer, and design researcher with 23 years of professional experience designing for diverse industry clients.

For more information, contact the Office of International Studies and Program at (309) 438-5276, or go to the website.