International Education Week

Want to increase your global IQ?
Interested in attending dozens of free events on campus?

Celebrate the spirit of International Education Week (IEW) throughout November!  Take advantage of the many ways that NYU infuses a global perspective into academic and co-curricular programs. 

IEW is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international exchange and foster greater global awareness.  Although IEW is from Monday, November 17- Friday, November 21, 2008,  NYU celebrates this initiative throughout the month of November.

See the complete calendar of over 35 events at

Highlights include:

IEW Photography Exhibit: What is Home?
Monday, November 10 – Friday, November 21
8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
Location: On display in Kimmel Center Commuter Lounge, 2nd Floor FREE

This annual exhibit features thirty poignant images taken by NYU students and staff members, celebrating the unique notion of what home means to them.

IEW Performance: Chris Southgate
Thursday, November 20,  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Manhattan Theatre Source, 177 MacDougal Street (between 8th Street and Waverly Place) FREE

English poet Dr. Christopher Southgate reads from his new dramatic work, T.S. Eliot and the Women. Sponsored by the OISS in collaboration with Ground Up Productions.

IEW Panel, Film Screening and Live Performance: African Underground:
Democracy in Dakar
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on 4th floor FREE – Advance Reservation Required at

Join the OISS and The Center for a screening of this film following rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal, which examines hip-hop’s role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

Movie: Arranged
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: 246 Greene Street, Kimball Hall, 3rd floor FREE

Two young women, an Orthodox Jew, and a Muslim, meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are in arranged marriages. This event is sponsored by the Steinhardt International Education Forum and the Office for International Students and Scholars. Send email to or via facebook

Items from Ten Thousand Villages, one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations will be sold from 7 p.m. until the movie’s beginning.

IEW is coordinated by the Office for International Students and Scholars with over 15 sponsoring organizations and offices. If you have any questions, please email or go to

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