The World Affairs Council of Charleston is pleased to present another of its timely, pop-up lectures. On Friday, January 23 at 5 pm, Dr. Julia E. Sweig will speak about what we can expect regarding the future of Cuba—USA relations. The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the College of Charleston’s School of Mathematic and Sciences Building on the corner of Coming and Calhoun Streets. Dr. Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Dr. Sweig also directs CFR’s Global Brazil initiative.
Dr. Sweig writes a bi-weekly column for Folha de São Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper. She is the author of Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2009, 2013) and Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (Public Affairs, 2006), as well as numerous publications on Latin America and American foreign policy. Dr. Sweig’s Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (Harvard University Press, 2002) received the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for best book of the year by an independent scholar.
Dr. Sweig serves on the international advisory board of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). She was the Sol M. Linowitz professor of international relations, Hamilton College in 2011, and, from 1999 to 2008, served as a consultant on Latin American affairs for the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program.
She holds a BA from the University of California and an MA and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for
the 2015 UK Summer Institutes.
There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2015. The Summer Institute will cover the majorityof the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University,accommodation and social programme, subsistence e.g. food and drink.
The application deadline is 26 February or 5 March 2015. Please seespecific website page for particular programme deadline and information. Students will need to submit theirapplication via an online format for 2015. They should carefully read application instructions provided prior toapplication. Thank you for sharing theseopportunities with your students.
If you would like more information, please visit the website below:
Valerie Schreiner, Programme Coordinator–SummerInstitutes
The US-UK Fulbright Commission
E-mail: [email protected]
As part of the national celebration of International Education week (November 17-21), the College of Charleston is collaborating with MUSC, Charleston Southern University, and The Citadel to host the 3rd Annual World Culture Fair on Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30-7:30 pm at MUSC’s Harper Wellness Center.
This free event will offer tasty dishes from around the world as well as a variety of performances including Indian Classical Dance, Chinese Bamboo Flute, Brazilian Capoeira, Spanish Dance, Scottish Bagpipes and African Dance. The College’s own Arabic Club, Chinese Club, Spanish Club, Hispanic Latin American Club, and International Club will be participating, so join us in a trip around the world without leaving Charleston.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!