Let’s Talk International: Cross-Cultural Conflict – Tuesday, November 3, 2015

At our next Let’s Talk International, we’ll explore cross-cultural conflict, including our own approaches to conflict and practices for navigating conflict across cultures.

RSVP here for Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm. 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.

“Belle” A Conversation and Film Screening – Thursday, October 29, 2015

NYU’s Office of the Vice Provost invites you for a conversation with screenwriter Misan Sagay and a screening of her powerful film, Belle, on Thursday, October 29th at 6pm.

Thursday, October 29th: Cantor Film Center, 6PM

Professor Renée Blake (FAS Linguistics and Social and Cultural Analysis; Director, Africana Studies) will moderate a brief conversation with screenwriter Misan Sagay before the film screening. Event begins promptly at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm.

Belle is the 2013 multi-award winning film that brings us powerfully close to a historical moment where race, class, gender and justice collide. Prior to the screening, screenwriter Misan Sagay will share her own story, reflecting on her personal connection with the main character and the 1779 painting that inspired the film.

Safe Zone Ally Training – Friday October 23, 2015 10am-1pm

Friday, October 23, 2015
10am – 1pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Sq East, 3rd Floor Lounge
Breakfast will be provided

Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of various LGBTQ resources. The three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students and those questioning their sexuality and gender identity.

All Steinhardt faculty, administrators, staff, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, of all departments, are invited to participate.

This three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Individuals who complete this training and then choose to post a Safe Zone card should be comfortable with LGBTQ students approaching them to talk about LGBTQ related issues, or to help students find campus or local resources.

Click here to register.

Abilities in the Cinema – Thursday, October 22, 2015

Join us for a viewing of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” followed by a panel discussion:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Reception
7:00 pm – 8:50 pm – Film viewing
8:50 pm – 9:30 pm – Panel discussion

Location: 5 Washington Place, Room 101

Learn more and RSVP here.

Sponsored by Steinhardt Academic Departments and the Council for the Study of Disabilities

Volunteer at the Children’s Halloween Parade – Saturday, October 31, 2015

Celebrate Halloween with the Steinhardt International Advisory Committee and Steinhardt Student Affairs as we volunteer at the Children’s Halloween Parade, a time honored tradition providing tricks and treats to over 3,000 area children, including a parade around Washington Square Park, free goodie bags, rides, face painting, live music, and more!

RSVP required.

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 12:45 pm – 4 PM
Location: RSVP above for details.

International Advisory Committee – Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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 next meeting on Wednesday, October 28th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge. Lunch is served.

RSVP here.

Mission Statement: The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community. The Committee serves as a forum for communication and recommendation between the Steinhardt student population and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs on topics of intercultural exchange, international diversity, and the unique needs of the international student population.

France on Campus Award

Are you eager to explore a new culture? Already have a passion for France? Want to share your enthusiasm for French culture with your campus community?

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with Kickstarter and OrgSync, have established the France on Campus Award under the patronage of film director Wes Anderson to celebrate and support initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways. The France on Campus Award is intended to help student organizations eager to launch or continue a major France-related project on campus by providing a unique package of funding, mentoring and networking. With this support, awardees will be expected to expose new audiences to France and French culture on their campus and beyond.

The call for application is open from October 5 through November 22, 2015. The application guidelines are available at: http://frenchculture.org/sites/default/files/fca-guidelines-17.pdf

More information is available at: http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/grants-and-fellowships/france-on-campus-award

Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights will provide several selected NYU students with $5,000 each for extended internships or research projects to be conducted in Summer 2016. 

Students will propose their own Summer projects. These should be affiliated with organizations that position themselves as working in a human rights framework and have the capacity to host students and incorporate them in the substantive aspects of their work. The host organization should also have the administrative capacity to assist students with the logistics of their stay in the country. The projects will be uncredited and, normally, unpaid.  It is anticipated that the fellowship will allow students to contribute to the organization’s work while gaining experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectories at NYU.

We take a broad and interdisciplinary approach to human rights and are open to diverse types of engagements and locales. The following are examples of the kind of projects that would qualify:

–  Working on-site with a rural community group in Kenya seeking to ensure access to potable water
–  Interning with a museum in Santiago to create an archive of material related to human rights memorials in the region
–  Building a website for an organization in Delhi on an international campaign to advance affordable access to anti-retrovirals
–  Interning at an NGO in Washington, D.C., that investigates and publicizes human rights abuses related to the War on Terror
–  Working with a Roma organization in France to raise awareness of anti-discrimination laws
–  Conducting research with an academic team at a Mexican university studying how farmers’ cooperatives practice sustainable agriculture to advance food security
–  Working with an environmental group in Abuja to address corporate accountability for oil spills in the Niger Delta
–  Working with a theater company in Johannesburg on a play about women and the truth commission in South Africa
–  Interning with the United Nations in Geneva on development policy and indigenous communities

The Fellowship Program entails a year-long commitment that involves the following:
I. Spring 2016 – Fellows are required to attend and participate actively in a 2-credit weekly seminar. Fellows must also enroll in a related 2-credit independent study with a faculty mentor (their adviser or another NYU faculty member) in which they explore some aspect of their intended project.
II. Summer 2016 – Fellows commit 9-12 weeks of full-time work on the summer internship and/or project with an organization working in the human rights field and must live on-site for the duration. Fellows must submit at least four blog posts about their experiences.
III. Fall 2016 – Fellows must present their work to the NYU community at the group’s annual Human Rights Symposium. This will involve a substantial 10- to 12-page paper and / or a panel presentation.
Eligibility: The program is open to all undergraduate students in degree-granting programs at NYU and to master’s students at Engineering, Gallatin, College of Global Public Health, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Nursing, the School of Law, Social Work, Steinhardt, Tisch, and Wagner. All fellows must plan to be in residence in NYU Washington Square in Spring 2016, and undergraduate fellows must plan to graduate no earlier than January 2017. NOTE: This fellowship was organized primarily to benefit students who have little access to such funding; therefore, applications from undergraduates will receive priority consideration.

Students selected to be fellows must commit to participate in all elements of the program as outlined above, including the seminar, independent study, blog posts and final report and presentation.

Deadline: Applications are due by midnight on Friday, October 30.

Application Process: Identify and contact an organization working in the human rights field that will agree to host you as a Fellow, and propose a viable human rights-related project. A firm commitment from the organization is not required by the fellowship application deadline but will be expected of all accepted fellows by January. You should also develop ideas for the related Spring 2016 independent study project and identify a full- or part-time NYU faculty member who can oversee it and write a recommendation letter on your behalf.

See the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights application form for detailed instructions and requirements: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/forms/human-rights.html

Conversations of Color: Cultural Code Switching – October 22, 2015

RSVP here to attend Conversations of Color: Cultural Code Switching

Dr. Charlton McIlwain,  Associate Dean for faculty Development and Diversity, will use his own biography as a foundation for this discussion about the variety of ways that we navigate this process on campus – in classrooms, dorm rooms, meeting halls, workplaces and other venues where fitting in is a matter of educational and professional survival.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm.

Lunch will be provided.

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other related topics of diversity.

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.