International Activities

To complete your certificate, you will need to attend at least two activities with an international focus after you have returned to the U.S. These co-curricular activities may include lecturesperformancesworkshopsvolunteer work, or conferences. You may hear of others from professors, friends, and organizations located both on and off campus. When you attend an activity, keep in mind that you will be writing a reflective essay placing your responses to the activity within the context of the other experiences you have gained while earning the Certificate of Global Studies (including education abroad, language learning, and coursework). You may decide to take notes to this effect during the event. See this link for more info on the reflective essays; please review this info before attending the event.

This page will be updated regularly with events that are already approved for the Certificate of Global Studies. If you'd like to find out if another activity qualifies, please contact the Director of Global Studies, Dr. Julie Human (, prior to attending. In your email, provide the date, time, location, presenter name, title of presentation, and if possible, a web link to more information so the activity can be added to the list below. 

If you need information about a past event (as you are writing an essay, for example), consult the calendar archive.

Date Time Location Event
1/22 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center Recital Hall Cellist Colin Carr performs Johann Sebastian Bach
1/23 1:00 p.m. Young Library UKAA Auditorium Human rights, indigenous rights, and the current crisis at the border, Rusty Barrett
1/24 4:00 p.m. Gatton Student Center Ballroom C International Fashion Show featuring Soreyda Benedit-Begley
1/29 5:00 p.m. Patterson Office Tower 113 Music in Islamic and Arabic Contexts, Katie Mollette
1/30 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery “Indigènes entre deux rives”: Adopted and Diasporic Maghrebi Voices Queering Coloniality, Normativities and Nation-state in Literature and Film, Salim Ayoub
1/31 5:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Issam Rafea Oud Performance
2/1 2:00 p.m. Patterson Office Tower 18th Floor West End Board Room Victimhood Nationalism: A Transnational History, Jie-Hyun Lim
2/2 7:30 Singletary Center Concert Hall Canadian Brass performance with the UK Wind Symphony
2/4 7:00 p.m. Hilary J. Boone Center Diversity & Democracy: Teaching Life Writing to Jewish and Palestinian Israelis, Ilana Blumberg
2/7 4:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Intimate Publics: Remigration, Transculturality, and Culinary Coexistence in Chinese Latinx Restaurants, Lok Siu
2/8 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Drum and Banjo: African Roots/American Branches, Joan Brannon & Randy Wilson
2/8 5:30 p.m. Transylvania University Campus, Cowgill Hall 102 Virgil, Wordsworth and the anxieties of translation: literalism, lake poetry and lyric revision, Stephen Hinds
2/13 4:00 p.m. Gatton Student Center Cinema Film screening: Veteran (Drama/Crime, 2015, in Korean with English subtitles), followed by panel discussion with the director, Ryoo Seung-wan. 
2/19-2/20 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center (Recital and Concert Hall) Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. See link for info on each of the two performances.
2/26 3:30 p.m. Gatton College of Business & Economics Woodward Hall Bridging the Employment Gap, Michael Rodenburg, President and CEO of Murakami (USA)
3/1-3/3 Various Singletary Center Concert Hall University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
3/20 4:00 p.m. Whitehall Classroom Building 208 Pythia Poetrix? Pythian authorship between poetical autonomy and oracular politics, Markus Hafner
3/22 1:00 p.m. Gatton College of Business & Economics 127 Coded Messages: Political and Religious Language about the Lozhok Holy Spring, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby
3/22 4:00 p.m. Main Building Lexmark Room Wrathful Goddess or Tutelary Deity? Juno and Roman Imperialism, Lisa Mignone
3/25 4:00 p.m. Davis Marksbury Building Hardymon Theatre Betrayal With Integrity: Conformance and Estrangement in Translating Chinese SF, Ken Liu
3/25 5:00 p.m. Food Connection Bumbay Bibingka: Crosscurrents in the Making of a Philippine Dessert [Talk and Bebinca Sampling], Anna Guevarra and Gayatri Reddy
3/26 12:00 p.m. Breckinridge Hall 107 Researching Sexuality Transnationally: A Conversation with Gayatri Reddy
3/27 2:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery The place of Asian-Latin American self-representations in Latin American and World Literature, Ignacio López-Calvo
3/27 4:00 p.m. Blazer Hall 3rd floor Food, Memory and Writing: A Conversation with Anna Guevarra, International Village
3/28 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Naturalizing Rape in the Enlightenment: A Bitter Legacy, Mary McAlpin
4/2 2:00 p.m. Young Library Auditorium Forced Migration & the Limits of Citizenship: Puerto Ricans Crossing Diasporas, Lisa Ortiz, Yasmin Hernández, Jennifer Hinojosa
4/2 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Catel and Benoîte Groult: Simultaneous Life Narratives in Women's Comics, Jeorg Sauer
4/3 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Great, Greater, Greatest: Louis XIV and the Logic of Royal Glory, Hall Bjørnstad
4/4 5:30 p.m. Jacobs Science Building 121 Fear of Immigrant Women: What can ancient Athens tell us about the current debates?, Rebecca Futo Kennedy
4/5 12:00 p.m. Gatton Student Center 330 E Tracing Gender in the Personal, Familial, and Socio-Political History of Nelson Mandela, Kammila Naidoo
4/8 7:00 p.m. Young Library Alumni Auditorium The Messages We Send When We Send Messages with Clothes, John Ferrari
4/8-4/9 Various Gatton Student Center 330 A & B International Symposium: Comparative Perspectives on #MeToo (Free but required registration deadline: March 15). 
4/11 7:00 p.m. Young Library UK Athletic Association Auditorium Sexual Ethics in the Early Church and in Contemporary Politics, David Wheeler-Reed
4/11-4/13 Various Various Attend any panel, keynote, or performance during KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference.
4/12 2:00 p.m. Taylor Education Building 158 (Auditorium) Suzanne Savoy performs Je Christine: A Medieval Woman in Her Own Words
4/15 3:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Welcoming Refugees into the Commonwealth: A Discussion with Practitioners, Scholars, and Refugees, Mary Beth Diener McGavran, Elisha Cito Mutayongwa, Diane Sumney, and Emily Jones
4/17 1:00 p.m. Gatton College of Business & Economics 330 The Development of the Perfect in Gothic, Moses Katz
4/18 6:00 p.m. Gatton Student Center Martin Luther King Center On the Road with the Migrant Caravan: A conversation with Dr. Alice Driver and the Latino Student Union
4/25 3:30 p.m. Main Building Lexmark Room From Africa to Bluegrass and Beyond: Ancient Greek and Latin in the Post-colonial World, Chikondi Medson; discussants Erika Krause and Anthony Parenti
4/26 & 4/27 7:30 p.m. Singletary Center Concert Hall UK Symphony Orchestra and the UK Chorale present Amadeus Live


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