The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and Middlebury’s International Student and Scholar Services office have announced an impressive line-up of internationally focused events to celebrate International Education Week. Launched in 2000, International Education Week is a joint project of the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education aimed at highlighting the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 

Middlebury’s events kicked off yesterday with the annual Study Abroad Photo Contest in the lobby of the Davis Family Library (on display through Friday, Nov. 15). The schedule includes lectures, films, and art exhibitions, culminating with the popular International Students Organization Cultural Show on Saturday, Nov. 23.

A full schedule of events follows (Click on a link for more details):

Tuesday, November 12

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Museum of Art. Various exhibits, including Asian and European art. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13

The Franco-Algerian War and the Dispute between Camus and Sartre, a lecture by Alek Toumi, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14

Diwan Baladna: Two Jordanians’ Perspectives on the Middle East, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Brave Genius: A Scientist’s Journey from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, a lecture by Sean Carroll, Dana Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 15

The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: Russians Remember the War, an International and Global Studies Colloquium, presentation by Nina Wieda, Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/11 to, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

Korean Art Comes to Middlebury, presented by Sarah Laursen, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents Searching for Sugar Man, Dana Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17

Middlebury College Choir “In Nature” with the Middlebury College Orchestra: featuring music of Nature, Bohemia and Bohemian nature. Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 18

Timely and Untimely Politics: Art, Protest and Everyday Life in Early 1960s Japan, a lecture by William Marotti, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

Women’s Activism in Muslim and Jewish Religious-Political Movements, a lecture by Lihi Ben-Shitrit, Sunderland Language Center Room 110, 4:30 p.m.

MAlt Dominican Republic Atwater Dinner, a themed dinner in support of the Middlebury Alternative Break Trip to the Dominican Republic, Suggested $5 donation for students – RSVP to by November 11, Atwater Dining Hall, 6 p.m.

African Music and Dance Ensemble, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20

Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: Transnational Justice and Politics of National Reconciliation in Post-communist Europe, a lecture by Michael Kraus. Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21

Pentecost, a play by David Edgar performed in twelve languages. Wright Memorial Theatre, 7:30 P.M. on November 21-23. $6 tickets for Middlebury students.

Friday, November 22

A Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War, an International Global  Studies Colloquium presented by journalist and author Shahan Mufti ’03.  A career conversation with the author will be held for students at the Center for Careers and Internships from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/18 to Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 23

International Students Organization Cultural Show 2013: where dances and songs meet to showcase spectacular performances!  McCullough Social Space, 5:30 p.m. ($6 sampler show) and 8:00 p.m. ($7 full performance) Purchase tickets now at the Box Office.