The Malala Phenomenon: What Does it Mean for Girls’ Education Around the World?

September 19th, 2014, 5:00-7:00PM, Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium RSVP Required

Moderated by Dana Burde, Assistant Professor of International Education, NYU Steinhardt

Panelists include:
Zama Coursen-Neff
Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Shahla Hussain
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Wheaton College
Jennie Matthew
New York Correspondent, AFP

Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, has become a symbol for girls’ education in the West. This panel will discuss the dichotomy of the West’s acclamation and the East’s mistrust of Malala’s actions and aims and the effects this has had on girl’s education world wide. Specifically, the panel aims to address the questions: What has or has not changed in the field of girls’ education? Has the number of NGO projects addressing girls’ education increased? Has the “Malala phenomenon” changed things for better or worse? What does Malala’s fame in the West mean for girls’ education around the world? What is next for girls’ education in Pakistan?

For more information about the speakers, and to register for this event, click here.

Special Event to Support Education with Celebrities – #UpForSchool Youth Rally

NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South Monday 22 September, 4.30 – 6.00 pm.  Followed by a public gathering in Washington Square Park at 6:00pm.

Rally with youth leaders from over 100 countries as they launch a global call to action – the #UpForSchool petition – to demonstrate unprecedented support for education. Joining the youth will be international leaders including UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown, international advocate Graca Machel, #BringBackOurGirls leader Hadiza Bela Usman, Avaaz founder Ricken Patel, Rovio & Angry Bird’s Peter Vesterbacka, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi, A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown, and CNN’s Isha Sesay. The event will also feature the UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage Awards.  Space is limited: please RSVP at www.aworldatschool.org/rally

Please arrive for event registration no later than 3:30 pm; program will start promptly at 4:30. The public are welcome and encouraged to attend the #UpForSchool Rally in Washington Square Park from 6:00 pm

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship 9/23/14 12:00 Noon

You are invited to a special Luncheon to learn more about the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship
When:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12-:00pm; Where: The Green Room,  907, Silver Center

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans awards 30 fellowships annually to immigrants or children of immigrants pursuing a graduate degree (including, but not limited to MD, PhD, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP) for up to $90,000 in support over two years. Program Director Craig Harwood, as well as some current fellows who attend NYU, will be providing an overview of the program and answering questions you may have regarding the application process. Refreshments will be served. For more information and eligibility criteria, visit http://www.pdsoros.org.

International Advisory Committee – September 24, 2014

Connect with other globally-minded students by joining NYU Steinhardt’s International Advisory Committee (IAC).

The IAC is open to all Steinhardt students interested in intercultural exchange, international diversity, and being involved in student activities.

Learn more at the semester’s first meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge.

Details and RSVP here. Lunch is served.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – September 22, 2014

Are you a Steinhardt F-1 visa holder planning to pursue off-campus employment prior to or upon completion of your studies?

RSVP here.

Join Alison Jackson, International Student Advisor in the Office of Global Services, for a conversation about off-campus employment. The workshop will cover eligibility, application process, and other details about Pre-Completion and Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Express Steinhardt! Contest Due Fri. 9/12

Our summer reading, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed explores themes of self-discovery, and finding one’s place and purpose in the world. Just as Strayed charted her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, in what ways have you mapped your life, and what have you learned about yourself, the world, and your environment throughout your journey?

Represent your new department by showcasing your interest in the book and the lessons that most resonated with you through a creative means of expression! You may work individually or collaborate within a group. Selected submissions will be shown at the Dean’s New Student Convocation on October 7th, 2014.

Requirements

  • What can I do?
    Some examples include but are not limited to video, photography, painting, poetry, speech, sculpture, short stories, music, and dance. You could even create a .gif image if you wanted! Use your creativity.
  • Where do I submit?
    Submit a digital version on our Tumblr page. Photographs must be uploaded in high resolution. Include a description of what theme stood out to you and how your submission incorporates your chosen theme. Make sure you have a title and a hashtag to go along with it. Use #ExpressSteinhardt and #(yourtheme).
  • Do I need a Tumblr?
    No! You do not need a Tumblr account to submit in our page. Be sure to encourage your friends to like and re-blog your post! If you are having trouble posting please feel free to contact us at steinhardt.orientation@nyu.edu.

Please make sure to submit by September 12th, 2014 at 12:00pm (EDT)
We look forward to seeing your posts, and how they connect back to themes from Wild. The top submissions will be represented at our Dean’s New Student Convocation on Tuesday, October 7th and winning students will receive a prize!

Important Links
Tumblr: http://steinhardtorientation.tumblr.com
Community Standards: http://ow.ly/kGRfP

 

African Consciousness in Reggae Music

The New York University Institute of African American Affairs (NYU-IAAA) presents Linton Kwesi Johnson, Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Johnson will conduct a series of events that will examine the field of Caribbean cultural expressions in poetry and reggae music, from both sides of the Atlantic. Johnson will take the opportunity to draw on the expertise of some eminent friends to engage students and members of the public in the discussions.

For more information, http://www.nyuiaaa.org/event-items/linton-kwesi-johnson-african-consciousness-in-reggae-music/

 

Let’s Talk International – September 16, 2014

We hope to see you at the first Let’s Talk International of the semester! Learn more about the program, meet new friends, and explore this week’s topic:

We don’t always stop to recognize the skills we develop when working with people from different cultures or living in other countries. What are these valuable skills? How do we articulate them to others? How do they serve us personally and professionally?

Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Details: Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

 

 

Get a Taste of a New Language and Culture Without Leaving Home! NYU Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Speaking Freely classes begin the week of September 15th and conclude November 21st. For more information or to register go to http://speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu/page/home