Rioters: Global Spotlight

Past Events: 2009


Mar. 10, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
Engineers Without Borders Project in Uganda

Presenter: Brian Bell, Engineers Without Borders student chapter


Mar. 26 - 28, 2009

Seismic Shifts: 20th/21st-Century International French and Francophone Colloquium
Organized by the Dept. of French & Italian


Apr. 14, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
Slaking a City’s Thirst: The Quest for Water in Raaso, Ethiopia
Presenter: Raaso Relief Organization in North America


Apr. 23 - 24, 2009

International Symposium: African Musics of the Portuguese- and French-Speaking Worlds
Organized by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese


Apr. 27, 2009

INCOGNEGRO: A Memoir of Exile & Apartheid
Organized by the Dept. of English


May 12, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
Democracy Lite: Furrow Societies, Water User Associations, and the Transformation of Community Water Conservation in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania

Presenter: Frances Vavrus, Asst. Professor, College of Education and Human Development


Jun. 18, 2009

Roundtable discussion with the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization and Basin Commission
Organized by the Large Lakes Observatory, UMD


Jun. 22, 2009

Annual Law and Policy Conference: Refugee Protection around the World
Organized by the Advocates for Human Rights


Jun. 30, 2009

Puntland State of Somalia: A Presidential Briefing
Organized by the Humphrey Institute and the College of Education and Human Development


Sept. 5, 2009

Welcome Week: Taking Responsibility for a Great River

Members of local community organizations and the National Park Service provided students with a narrated trip on the Mighty Mississippi as a part of Welcome Week for new freshmen. After disembarking at St. Anthony Falls, home to such world-wide brand names as Pillsbury and General Mills, they traveled downstream through the Mississippi River gorge, hearing how this river has supported people’s spiritual and physical lives for many centuries. With the goal of learning the importance of community engagement, along the way students heard from organizations that are working to make the Mississippi River an environmental asset to the city. Students stepped off the boat knowing that they can make a difference in the protection of this river during their time at the University.


Sep. 15, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
An Evaluation of an International Program: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Lusaka, Zambia

Presenter: Stephanie Hengst, School of Public Health


Sep. 30, 2009

Water for Peace: An Iraqi-U.S. Partnership
Organized by the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Muslim Peacemaker Teams, College of Education and Human Dev., and Global Spotlight


Oct. 2, 2009

Books for Africa Symposium: Education and Literacy in 21st-Century Africa

The Global Spotlight partnered with the non-profit organization Books for Africa to present a conference on the important topic of education in today’s Africa. The conference featured a keynote address by Ambassador Johnnie Carson, the new assistant secretary of state for African affairs; workshops on key issues affecting education and literacy in Africa; and a panel discussion among visiting African ambassadors. The closing reception included African food, entertainment, informational kiosks, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the key stakeholders in African development.


Oct. 13, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
Climate Impacts on the Great Lakes of Africa

Presenter: Robert Hecky, Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD


Oct. 15, 2009

Colonial Aesthetic: Slavery & the Culture of Taste
Organized by the Dept. of English and the Institute for Advanced Study


Oct. 23, 2009

The Africa You Don’t See
Organized by the African Student Association


Oct. 28, 2009

Film Screenings: Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube (2006) and Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in S. Africa (2009)
Organized by Dept. of English, Global Spotlight, and MN Film Arts


Nov. 9, 2009

CARE International Gallery Walk Poster Session
Organized by the College of Education & Human Development


Nov. 10, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
The Circle of Eritrean Culture and Community through Digital Storytelling

Presenter: Sophia Neguse and Walt Jacobs, Assoc. Professor, College of Liberal Arts


Nov. 30, 2009

World AIDS Awareness Presentation
Organized by the GPS Alliance (formerly the Office of International Programs)


Dec. 2, 2009

Sanitation and Wastewater Use in Botswana: Challenges & Opportunities in a Semi-Arid Climate
Organized by the Learning Abroad Center


Dec. 4, 2009

Translating Treatment Policy and Research to Practice by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Organized by the Program in Health Disparities Research, Medical School


Dec. 8, 2009

2Tuesday Lecture Series
Responding to Challenges in South Africa: Developing Research Collaborations through a U of M Graduate Student Study Tour

Presenter: Claudia Parliament, Professor; College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences with graduate students

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