Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feb 12 Mestenhauser Award Ceremony

Friday, February 12, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Walter Library Room 101 (East Bank)

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is pleased to announce Paidamoyo Chikate as the recipient of the 2016 Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization, named in honor of Dr. Josef Mestenhauser (1925-March 14, 2015), who was a Distinguished International Emeritus Professor. We warmly invite you to celebrate at the award ceremony.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10 by em
ail to Elizabeth Schwartz at schw1304@umn.edu.

Feb 16: Culture Through Cuisine: Kurdistan

Culture Through Cuisine: Kurdistan
Tuesday, February 16; 6 - 8 pm; Babani's
Find out more and register

HHH--note scholarships for study & projects in China

HHH students--there are grants available for students studying or doing projects in China--look at the China Center page http://chinacenter.umn.edu/scholarships/ for more information.

Deadline for Summer Projects: March 4, 2016


Feb 10 Spanish Conversations Group Sponsored by PASA

Wednesday, February 10, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Freeman Commons 205

Interested in improving your Spanish professional skills? Would you like to connect with other Spanish speakers and organizations in MN? Would you like to know more about Latin American culture and political context? Join us! We are a group of Spanish speakers at the Humphrey School and we want to create a community between people who are interested in the Hispanic language and culture and to get opportunities to increase our skills and networks.

It is a free activity that will continue during Spring 2016.

For any information contact Camilo Molina or Camila Fonseca.

WIIS membership org for women in international affairs--check out membership & Jobs Hotline

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in the international peace and security field.


Check out the new Jobs Hotline!

Women In International Security (WIIS)
1779 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036, United States 

Feb 29 Reconsidering Development issue event--also, journal team members sought

New Issue: Language in Development + Live and Online Panel Discussion with the Authors

February 29, 4:00 PM (CST)
Live: Wilkins Room (215)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Online: Click Here to Watch

Reconsidering Development, an open access e-journal on the theory and practice of international development, is pleased to announce its latest special issue, on the role of language in development. The journal will be hosting a panel discussion with the authors on Monday, February 29, at 4:00 pm CST, whose work was featured in the latest issue. The discussion will be broadcast live on Hangouts (https://goo.gl/LOuwRl). Questions can be taken during the panel, or in advance, by tweeting to @Reconsidering.

Want to join the team? We are currently recruiting peer reviewers, copy editors, and board members who represent a variety of disciplines and geographic areas of interest. Learn how you can get involved and apply at goo.gl/zsv1Ag or email mailto:editor@umn.edu.

Visit our website, Facebook or Twitter for more information about Reconsidering Development.

Lily Osborne
Master of Development Practice Candidate 
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 9 – Audrey Dorélien on Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every other Tuesday. The sessions are held from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School.

The next two presentations are:

February 9 – Audrey Dorélien on Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics
February 23 – Ed Goetz on Exclusion and Citizenship in French Urban Housing Policy
Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy

Professor Audrey Dorélien   Humphrey School
Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics

12:45 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 9

The Stassen Room (Room 170) Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

Many ecological factors such as rainfall and plant productivity are seasonal; and because human lives are based on a calendar, many social and behavioral factors are also seasonal. But while seasonality has many direct and indirect effects on human life, it is often understudied. Professor Dorélien will present findings from two related pieces of her research. In the initial piece, Professor Dorélien provides the first contemporary documentation of birth seasonality for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a region that has some of the largest seasonal fluctuations in births worldwide. The second study examines the relationship between birth month and early health outcomes in SSA. She finds that month of birth is strongly predictive of child health and survival. She also tests whether birth month is a proxy for differing social and ecological events that occur at conception, in utero, or during infancy, or whether the effect associated with birth month is due to confounding.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served
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