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
8/31-9/3 Various Louisville WorldFest. WorldFest runs through Labor Day weekend. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Monday, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Belvedere, at Fifth and Main Streets. Admission is free with international food, spirits, beer and crafts available for purchase. 
9/6 7:00 p.m. Hilary J. Boone Center The Immigrant Roots of American Whiskey, Noah Rothbaum, editor of The Daily Beast's Half Full section. 
9/8 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Downtown Courthouse Plaza Japan Festival.
9/8 7:00 p.m. Singletary Recital Hall Crossing Boundaries: An Evening of American and Chinese Dance. Free and open to the public.
9/12 4:00 p.m. Young Library Auditorium Immigration Today, Deborah Boehm, Jenna Loyd, Alison Mountz.
9/14 3:00 p.m. Main Building Lexmark Room Unaccompanied Child Migrants in Cincinnati, OH, and the Politics of Integration, Leila Rodriguez, University of Cincinnati.
9/14-9/16 Various Various Festival Latino de Lexington.
9/17-10/26 M-F 8:00-5:00 p.m. King Library Special Collections Research Center Los Códices: An exhibit of illustrated books from indigenous Mesoamerica
9/17 4:00 p.m. Patterson Hall 218 The Universal Language: Latin, Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg
9/19 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery The Codex Mexicanus: Religion, History, and Medicine in an Aztec Codex, Lori Diel, Texas Christian University.
9/19 4:00 p.m. Patterson Hall 218 Confucianism and Nature: Ecological Motifs in Kang Youwei's Great Community, Ban Wang, Stanford University.
9/19 7:00 p.m. Student Center Worsham Cinema Film screening: Human Flow, 2017. Introduction by Diane Loeffer.
9/20-9/25 Various Various Staged reading of Aristophones' Women at Thesmophoria, rated R.
9/24 4:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Early 20th Century Perceptions of American Dancer Isadora Duncan in Russia, Elena Yushkov
9/26 4:00 p.m. Young Library Alumni Gallery Culture and Credibility in 21st Century Economics, John Cirigliano, CEO of Clearbrook Companies.
9/26 4:00 p.m. Young Library Auditorium 80 Minutes around the World: Immigration Stories Storytelling Show, Nestor Gomez.
9/26 7:30 p.m. Transylvania University Carrick Auditorium
Did Greek and Roman Writers take the Jews Seriously, Erich Gruen, University of California Berkeley, free public lecture. Carrick Auditorium is at the corner of Transy's campus near the intersection of Fourth and Upper Street. Parking available in lot next to Carrick.
9/27 7:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Songwriters with St. Lenox, Andrew Choi.
9/28 3:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Lecture-Demonstration with St. Lenox: Issues of Immigration in the Visual Album Ten Hymns from My American Gothic
9/28 7:30 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Acoustic Performance with St. Lenox and band
10/2 7:00 p.m. Singletary Recital Hall Zhou Family Band.
10/3 7:00 p.m. Student Center Worsham Cinema Film Screening: Un Padre No Tan Padre, 2016. 
10/4 3:00 p.m. Little Library Niles Gallery Rethinking the ‘Gold Standard’ of Racial Profiling: §287(g), Secure Communities and Spatially Discrepant Police PowerMathew Coleman, The Ohio State University. 
10/4 7:00 p.m. Young Library Auditorium The Lesson from Afghanistan: Government By and For the People is Essential to SecuritySarah Chayes
10/8 4:00 p.m. Patterson Hall 218 Lecture on K-pop, Roald Malianglay, Australian National University.
10/10 11:00 a.m. Student Center Executive Boardroom (A375) Heritage Sites in Contemporary China, Luca Zan, University of Bologna.
10/11 4:00 p.m. Student Center 330E Fear of a Queer Planet: Activism, Culture Wars, and LGBT Human Rights, Ian Lekus, consultant for Amnesty International and host of Radio Free Qtopia.
10/16 4:30 p.m. Patterson Office Tower 145 Jordan, Land of Wonders by Fulbright TA Abeer Khlaifat.
10/15 12:00 p.m. TBD Cook-Talk and Lecture, Pati Jinich, chef. Check link for location.
10/18 Various Little Library Niles Gallery Medieval Studies Symposium in honor of Anibal A. Biglieri. (Attending any lecture or performance duing the symposium will count).
10/19 2:00 p.m. Patterson Office Tower 1745 Careers in History: A Conversation with John Bell, '85, About International Affairs. Bell spent 20 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, working and living in England, Germany, Ethiopia, and now works in corporate security in Washington D.C.
10/23 5:00 p.m. Student Center Theater From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami, Robert Lang
11/2 3:30 p.m. Main Building Lexmark Room Sexuality, Gender, Migration and the Latin Community, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, American University.
11/7 7:00 p.m. Student Center Worsham Cinema Film screening: Zwei Leben, 2012. Introduction by Jeff Rogers, MCLLC. 
11/9 6:30 p.m. The Food Connection Memorias con Sabor: Immigration stories through foodAlexis Meza, Montzerrat Centeno, & Luis Martinez
11/9-11/11 Various Singletary Concert Hall UK Opera Theatre presents Silent Night.


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