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International Seminar Series: Cancelled until further notice

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Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the International Speaker Series at Illinois State University has been cancelled until further notice. 

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 Spring 2020 series will focus on “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.” The talks, which begin January 22,  are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. A free buffet lunch is included, and time is provided for audience questions and answers. This is a “Zero Waste” event.

Upcoming events include:
March 18
Ballroom I, Bone Student Center
“How Sweet It Is! International Consultation with Specialty Onion Growers”
Professor David Kopsell, Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University

March 25
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
“Bringing Fishermen to the Center: The Value of Local Knowledge for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania”
Professor and Chair Joan Brehm, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University

April 1
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
“Mystery-Solving in the Siberian Taiga: An Environmental History of Tunguska Investigations”
Associate Professor Andy Bruno, Department of History, Northern Illinois University

April 8
Ballroom I, Bone Student Center
“Can Arctic Sea Ice Fluctuations Influence U.S. Summer Weather?”
Professor and Chair Dagmar Budikova, Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University

April 15
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
“Contested Geographies of Natural Resource Extraction in Peru”
Associate Professor Matthew Himley, Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Illinois State University

April 22
Old Main Room, Bone Student Center
“Embodying a Troubled Planet: Art in Response to the Ecological Moment”
Associate Professor Melissa Oresky, Wonsook Kim School of Art, Illinois State University; and Associate Director and Professor of Painting and Sculpture Melissa Pokorny, Department of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

See all speakers on the Office of International Studies and Programs website.

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