World at Western Events Calendar
Feb. 1 | Reel World Film Series | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free
A Single Frame
While on a trip to Dubrovnik in 2007, Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the war in Kosovo. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the child. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris, and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced wartime fixer.
Feb. 8 | World Issues Forum | Noon - 1:20 p.m. | FH Aud. | Free
“Who Doesn’t Want Peace?” Peace-making in Colombia and Specters of Cuba, 1958-2016
Feb. 15 | World Issues Forum | Noon - 1:20 p.m. | FH Aud. | Free
Transforming Outlooks and Forms of Resistance: Palestinian Public Opinion Two Decades After the Oslo Accords
Feb. 22 | World Issues Forum | Noon - 1:20 p.m. | FH Aud. | Free
Standing Rock and the Media
Feb. 22 | Global Gourmets Banquet | 7 p.m. | VU 565 |
Tickets: $12 WWU students; $25 faculty/staff/community members
Global Gourmets is Western's premier international event. Coordinated by International Student & Scholar Services, the Institute for Global Engagement, and University Catering, this annual dinner showcases the cultures and cuisines of Western international students. Student volunteers work with the University's executive chef to reproduce authentic dishes from their home countries, which form the centerpiece of this elegant event. As guests enjoy taste traditions from around the world, each student shares a short presentation on their country and the significance of their chosen dish. A truly special occasion, Global Gourmets offers the University and Bellingham communities an opportunity to celebrate and connect with the world at Western.
Tickets can be purchased at the PAC Box Office, by phone at 360 650 6146, or online (additional fees apply to online purchases). Seating is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Feb. 23 | Ray Wolpow Institute | 4 p.m. | WL 170 | Free
"Speaking of Maps: Maps as Lenses on Nazism 1772-1945"
March 1 | World Issues Forum | Noon - 1:20 p.m. | FH Aud. | Free
Development Through Design
March 1 | Reel World Film Series | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the "boys' law" in her Paris neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. With dazzling visuals and music, Girlhood is a powerful and inspiring coming of age story for this generation.