International Events

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Thanksgiving Exchange Program
The Thanksgiving Exchange program gives UC San Diego international students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday with an American host family in and around the San Diego area. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Location: Various
Event Date: Nov 23, 2017
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The Specter of Global China
“The Specter of Global China” Nov. 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. Location: Institute of the Americas, Malamud Conference Room In her new book “The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa,” Ching Kwan Lee examines China as one of Africa’s top business partners, aggressively pursuing its raw materials and establishing a mighty presence in the continent’s booming construction market.

Location: Institute of the Americas, Malamud Conference Room
Event Date: Nov 16, 2017
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How Immigration Policy Affects Health & Human Rights
HOW IMMIGRATION POLICY AFFECTS HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS U.S. immigration policies and their enforcement are in flux. Meanwhile, uncertainty, deportation fears and prolonged detentions take a toll on the physical and mental health of immigrants and refugees, and affect their access to healthcare. At this critical time, we invite you to a discussion of these issues and the actions organizations are taking to improve the lives and health of these vulnerable populations. Q & A session follows. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 6 - 7:30 PM UC SAN DIEGO STUDENT SERVICES CENTER, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, 1ST FLOOR REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT 5:30 PM RSVP Here: https://immigrationhealthhumanrights.eventbrite.com Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/y6wun2jv UCSD Faculty Host: P. Betty Shih, MPM, PhD Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine For more information on Speaker Bios and Synopses: http://tinyurl.com/y6wun2jv

Location: Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor
Event Date: Nov 08, 2017
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Fall Quarterly Conversations in Global Health-Maternal and Child Health
Opening reception begins at 3:00pm – Panel begins at 3:30pm According to the World Health Organization, approximately 830 women died every day in 2015 from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, while more than 750 children under the age of 5 died every hour in 2012. Most of these deaths could have been prevented with access to the right resources and simple and affordable interventions. RSVP (coming soon!) Facebook Event Page Come hear from experts in the field about research going on in the field and what organizations are doing around the world to reduce these numbers. During our opening reception (3:00 – 3:30pm) join us for heavy appetizers and meet with tabling organizations who have opportunities to get involved with related issues. Professor of Anthropology & Global Health Program Director Dr. Raj’s research includes epidemiologic and qualitative assessment of gendered, social, and cultural vulnerabilities for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health. Event MC: Thomas Csordas, Ph.D. Confirmed Speakers: Anita Raj, Ph.D Director of the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health

Location: Great Hall, UC San Diego
Event Date: Nov 08, 2017
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By More Than Providence: American Power in the Asia-Pacific
Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, charts the long history of American engagement in the Asia Pacific. In his latest book “By More Than Providence,” Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation’s political philosophy and material realities.

Location: School of Global Policy and Strategy Room 3202
Event Date: Nov 07, 2017
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The Chinese Typewriter and the Future of IT
"The Chinese Typewriter and the Future of IT" Nov. 5 from 3-4:30 p.m. Location: Geisel Library Seuss Room Stanford historian Tom Mullaney, in his new book "The Chinese Typewriter: A History," tells the story of a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures and successes in the century-long quest for a workable Chinese typewriter.

Location: Geisel Library Seuss Room
Event Date: Nov 05, 2017
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Friends Ethnic Dinner: Springtime in Africa
Join us for an exploration of the foods and culture of Africa at the Friends of the International Center Annual Ethnic Dinner/Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the Great Hall at I-House. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm. Guests will enjoy a reception, music, dinner, and presentations, including a talk by evolutionary biologist, Chris Wills titled Springtime in Africa during which you will experience Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, and Tanzania through spectacular photographs and compelling stories. Please make your reservations by Wednesday, October 25th at https://ficafrica2017.eventbrite.com.

Location: Great Hall at the International House
Event Date: Nov 04, 2017
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Mexico’s 2018 Elections: What is at Stake?
In July 2018, Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new President and both houses of Congress, as well as thousands of state and local officials in 30 states. This election is the most important in Mexico’s history and comes at a time of a highly polarized electorate. The half-day conference will address the significant challenges that Mexico’s electoral authority faces. Speakers will discuss crucial issues of campaign finance, re-election and the vote of Mexicans abroad. Agenda: 9 a.m. – Registration and breakfast 9:30 a.m. – Keynote on "Mexico’s National Electoral Institute: The Role of the Arbiter" Lorenzo Cordova, President, Mexico’s National Electoral Institute 10:30 a.m. – Panel on "Elections in Divided Times" David Ayon, Senior Strategist and Advisor, Latino Decisions Eric Magar, Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico Maria Marvan, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM Arturo Sanchez, Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey Co-sponsored by Tijuana Innovadora. The event will take place at the Malamud Conference Room at the Institute of the Americas (map). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. Permits must be purchased at the top level.

Location: Institute of the Americas, Malamud Conference Room, International Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093
Event Date: Nov 02, 2017
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Xi Takes Charge
The upcoming 19th Party Congress in China, considered to be President Xi Jinping’s “midterm,” is fraught with risks and challenges for him. As Xi seeks to strengthen his hand by elevating his close supporters into the Politburo and its Standing Committee, the Party’s institutional rules and precedents require him to share power and patronage with other senior leaders. Will Xi follow the rules and preside over a normal collective process or will he flout the rules in order to consolidate his position as the core leader? What is the agenda for economic policy reform? To help us understand what has transpired under Xi’s rule in the past five years and how the 19th Party Congress could reshape China’s political landscape, the 21st Century China Center has assembled a team of UC San Diego’s leading experts on Chinese politics and economy to address a series of issues related to the 19th Party Congress. Speakers: Tai Ming Cheung, Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Professor of Chinese International Affairs, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego Margaret Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego Victor Shih, Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego Susan Shirk, Chair of 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego The event will take place at the GPS Auditorium. Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. Permits must be purchased at the top level.

Location: GPS Auditorium International Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093
Event Date: Oct 11, 2017
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Redefining Relations for North American Prosperity
Join us for a presentation of the report by COMEXI on "Redefining Relations for North American Prosperity” that outlines a series of specific recommendations for each of the main components of the U.S.-Mexico relationship: trade, security, migration and diplomacy. Panelists: Susana Chacon is a professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey University, editorialist of the Mexican newspaper El Universal and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences Luz Maria de la Mora is the country director for WEConnect International in Mexico and is also the managing director and founder of LMM Consulting Gustavo Mohar is the founder and CEO of Grupo Atalaya and has served in high-ranking positions within the Mexican Government Chairs: Ambassador Marcela Celorio, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego Co-sponsored by the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI). The event will take place in the Institute of the Americas Deutz Room. Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. Please make sure to purchase a permit at the pay stations on the top level. The venue will be a short 5-minute walk from the structure.

Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas, Deutz Room 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road 6856396, 920937
Event Date: Sep 18, 2017