Future Programs

China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

Thursday, December 2nd at 7pm JOIN ZOOM EVENT NOW Meeting ID: 825 3640 6705 Password: 437198 Peter Martin is Bloomberg’s defense policy and intelligence reporter in Washington, DC and author of “China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” He was previously based in Beijing, where he wrote extensively on escalating tensions in the […]

International Education in the Land of Lincoln

Tuesday, November 16th at 7pm In part of International Education Week at UIS, various local organizations will share how they support international education in central Illinois. Learn more about these organizations and how you can get involved! World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI) WACCI is a civic organization dedicated to educating the public in […]

Mexican Women Today: Entrepreneurship and Activism From Digital Strategies to COVID Responses

Dr. Karla Kral and Dr. Claudia Prado-Meza This event is in collaboration with the UIS ECCE Series. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:00pm via Zoom JOIN ZOOM EVENT NOW Meeting ID: 825 3640 6705 Password: 437198 This event will feature two current professors and researchers from the University of Colima, Mexico (UCOL).  Dr. Karla Kral will […]

The Need for R2P: Addressing Atrocity Crimes in Myanmar

Dr. Andy Knight Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:00pm via Zoom JOIN ZOOM EVENT NOW Meeting ID: 825 3640 6705 Password: 437198 W. Andy Knight is the Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Alberta. Professor Knight’s presentation, The Need for the Responsibility to Protect  (R2P): Addressing Atrocity Crimes in […]

“Why Protest”

Event Date: Monday, May 3rd, 2021 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Presenter: Dr. Susan Stokes Dr. Susan Stokes teaches courses that reflect her research interests in political development, political parties and democracy, comparative political behavior, and distributive politics at the University of Chicago. People face many inconveniences and obstacles when they think about joining […]

Climate Change Action: A Civic Responsibility

Event Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Event Time: 7:00 PM via Zoom Presenter: Professor Don Wuebbles Spring 2021 ECCE Speaker Series Event   Co-Sponsored by UIS Department of Environmental Science, UIS Sustainability Committee, and World Affairs Council of Central Illinois Recording available April 5th What is climate change and how serious is it? How do […]

“The Hacker and the State”

Event Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Event Time: 7:00 PM via Zoom Presenter: Dr. Ben Buchanan Tracing the conflict of wills and interests among modern nations, Ben Buchanan reveals details of how China, Russia, North Korea, Britain, and the United States hack one another in a relentless struggle for dominance. His analysis moves from underseas […]

“Viruses, Vaccines, and Vaccination – Bringing an End to a Global Pandemic”

Event Date: February 18, 2021 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Presenter: Dr. Rajesh Govindaiah Rajesh Govindaiah, MD, is the Memorial Health System senior vice president and chief medical officer, responsible for administrative and clinical leadership and coordination. He collaborates with physicians, advanced practice providers, trainees, and the administrative/clinical staffs of all health system affiliates […]

“Water Diplomacy in the Middle East”

Event Date: November 9, 2020 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Presenter: Dr. Rachel Havrelock Dr. Rachel Havrelock will explore water diplomacy in the Middle East, highlighting the region’s water history and the innovations making new forms of water use and distribution possible. After appraising new projects on the horizon, she will discuss their applicability […]