Santa Monica College will celebrate International Education Week Nov.
18-22 with a lively festival featuring food, games, and international
The event will also include an informative session on the benefits
and options of studying abroad through SMC, a talk on the politics
driving immigration policy, and more.
All events are free, and the public is invited.
SMC's International Education Week events are sponsored by the SMC
International Education Center, Global Citizenship, Department of
Communication/Film Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures,
Dance Department, and SMC Associates, a private organization that funds
speakers and special programs on the Santa Monica College campus.
is one of the many organizations nationwide that will celebrate
International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. State and
For more information, go to www.smc.edu/international or contact Joan Kang at 310.434.3962 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The lineup of events, all held on the main SMC campus at 1900 Pico Boulevard is:
Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11:15 am (Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165):
Lecture – “The Cyclical Politics of Immigration Policy, from 1986 to
Today.” Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Political Science
at UC Riverside, will discuss his research on immigration policy and the
rise of state and local legislation on immigration over the past
decade. Ramakrishnan is also Director of the National Asian American
Survey. The talk is part of the Global Connections Lecture Series
sponsored by the SMC Associates.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11:15 am (Business 111): Informational Meeting – “Study Abroad.”
Staff from the International Education Center and SMC faculty will
talk about studying abroad as part of the academic program at SMC, the
value of living and learning in another culture, the destinations being
planned for Summer 2014 and Winter 2015, and related topics.
Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm (Campus Quad): Global Citizenship Day Festival.
Take your taste buds traveling at a festival featuring a kaleidoscope
of free food, music, games, and dance performances by SMC’s Global
Motion World Dance Company. Information will also be provided on how
campus departments are engaged in SMC’s Global Citizenship initiative.
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