International Education Week

Schedule of Events

Nov. 18-19, 2014

Student standing underneath flags of various countries

SCC celebrates International Education Week with free seminars, events and film screenings. All events take place in the Auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building (SSB) unless otherwise noted.

"Israel: Peace or Apartheid?"

11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Paul Roesler, professor of political science, will discuss the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the future of Israel. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are not allowed to vote in Israeli elections, but will soon outnumber Jews in Israel. Without a peace deal leading to a separate Palestinian state, Israel cannot be both democratic and Jewish.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Paul Roesler
proesler@stchas.edu
636-922-8265

"Human Trafficking and Its Relationship to the Status of Women: A Post-New Delhi Gang Rape Movement"

1 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Since the horrific New Delhi gang rape galvanized India in December 2012, women’s safety has been a central topic of national conversation. This presentation will examine the effectiveness of some of the post-New Delhi gang rape women activists groups that have sprouted everywhere and are gathering momentum. What would it take to get the attention of policy makers, the legal system and the government to take action and pay attention to women’s issues and the fair implementation of existing laws, while simultaneously raising the levels of collective social awareness regarding atrocities that are committed against women? In the end, will these conversations be adequate to change the archaic system that has repeatedly been insensitive to women’s issues (to put it mildly), and be able to change the attitudes of the multitudes that tends to be apathetic to women’s rights and equality issues?

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Vi Rajagopalan
vrajagopalan@stchas.edu
636-922-8624

"Seducing Doctor Lewis," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 18, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Film description from imdb.com:

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island.Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Study Abroad in Canterbury"

11 a.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Canterbury, England.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Debra Crank-Lewis
dcrank-lewis@stchas.edu
636-922-8324

"Culture Shock," ESL Student Panel

Noon Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Ever wonder what it is like to be an international student at SCC? Come hear from a panel of SCC students about their experience here and how it differs from their native country.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Dawn Huffman
dhuffman@stchas.edu
636-922-8574

"Study Abroad in Cannes"

2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Learn about the opportunity available to SCC students to study abroad in Cannes, France.

This International Education Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

"Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis," Film

7 p.m. Nov. 19, 2014
SSB Auditorium

Film description from imdb.com:

Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the south of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the far north of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell.

This International Education Week and Projections International Film Series event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Denise McCracken
dmccracken@stchas.edu
636-922-8447

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email access@stchas.edu with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

Contact Info

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Mandi Smith
asmith@stchas.edu
636-922-8469