Spring 2020 Hispanews

Have you checked out the latest edition of the official magazine of Hispanic Studies, Hispanews.

As you will see, the department packed a lot into this past academic year of 2019-2020.

Global Ambassador’s Program in The College TODAY

Students from Ambassador Melville’s Global Ambassador’s class. From left to right Morgan Rice, Madison Daniel (front row), Lydia Cook (back row), Nicole Simon, Jennifer Smith-Pickering and Grace Parker. Not pictured – Morgan Eppley.

The College TODAY writes, “Global Ambassadors Program Shows Students the World

Check out the full article HERE! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Jim Melville and Ambassador’s Corner guest Deborah James, former Secretary of the Navy talks to students from Melville’s Global Ambassador’s class.

Student Morgan Eppley makes an appearance on CNN Town Hall!

Following in the footsteps of her mentor Ambassador Jim, German, History, and PoliSci triple major and Global Ambassador Morgan Eppley made an appearance on a CNN town hall last week and asked Mayor Bloomberg a great question! In case you hadn’t seen it. See below:

Bloomberg: “Staple A Green Card On Every Degree” To Prevent Immigrants From Going Back To China, India

Final touches going on in the LCWA International Lab

Global Ambassadors Program 2020

Don’t forget that the Global Ambassadors Program is currently taking applications! 

https://lcwa.cofc.edu/student-resources/global-ambassadors-program/index.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

  • Up to 8 students will be selected for the duration of the program, which will run for two semesters (typically fall and spring). Students may apply after their first two semesters on campus, but some preference will be given to students who will be a Global Ambassador in their third or fourth year at the College. Participants will not be restricted by major.
  • For consideration for the program, students should submit: a resume; a personal statement describing their achievements to date at the College, as well as interest in the program and goals for participation (1-2 pages); 2-3 references from faculty. Students must have at minimum an overall GPA of 3.25.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • Regular meetings during the first semester of the program, including advising, mentoring, and discussion sessions with the Director and guest speakers. Students will enroll for an independent study or experiential learning (1 credit hour) within their major or within International Studies.
  • The second semester of the program will consist of consultations with the Director and an independent project on a global issue (e.g., written research; service learning; internship; performance). Students will enroll with the approval of the Director and the Chair/Director of their major department for an independent study or experiential learning (2 credit hours) within their major or within International Studies.
  • During Spring Break students will travel with the Director for a week in DC where they will participate in special programming, such as visits to think-tanks, NGOs, and service organizations. The cohorts will also take in the sites in DC. This trip will be paid for by the program, provided a student’s performance in the program is judged satisfactory by the Director.
  • Guest presentations by and strategic interactions with experienced leaders in international service. Participants will attend lectures associated with the LCWA World Affairs Colloquium and the Ambassador’s Corner.
  • Membership in the World Affairs Council

 

LCWA International Lab furniture has begun to arrive!

The furniture has begun to arrive! It’s so exciting to see the pods installed and beginning to look like a real International Lab!

 

French 201 La Couscousmania

Professor Lauren Ravalico’s French 201: Intermediate French class had a delicious and fun La Couscousmania event! Check out these photos of them cooking North African couscous in the McAlister Kitchen!

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Spring 2020

We’re happy to announce this Spring’s LCWA World Affairs Colloquium’s

Special lecturer Andrei S. Markovits is an Arthur Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan.

On March 2nd he will be presenting his talk, “Vile Nature of Fandom.” This will be at 6:30pm in Addlestone Library, room 227.
Virtually no weekend passes in which we do not read of yet another blatantly racist incident on one of Europe’s football grounds be they in England, Italy or pretty much anywhere in Europe. Why is this the case? This lecture will highlight how virtually all fandom encapsulates the potential for such counter-cosmopolitan behavior, but why its most ugly manifestation has become so ensconced in the world of Association Football, aka soccer.

On March 3rd he will presenting his talk, “Women’s Soccer: International-Cultural Phenomenon.” This will be at 6:00pm at the Charleston Library Society.
Women in North American soccer entered a field that was more open for them, since men were busy covering multiple playing fields and cultural spaces: baseball, football (American and Canadian), basketball, and ice hockey. Their European counterparts were forced to contest what has arguably been the most male-dominated field/space in European public life. Both of these roads harbored immense obstacles. Both entailed challenges of their own that these pioneering women had to overcome. Come, learn more about their struggle and victory, and how it has changed the international scene.