Through images shot on mobile phones, a project called Everyday Africa to capture the mundane on that continent has spread across the globe.
Conceived by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, and featuring numerous contributing photographers, the project is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty, and disease.
Merrill, a writer and editor based in New York, will be at South Dakota State University in a public lecture at 7 p.m. in Bailey Rotunda D on Thursday, April 16.Find out more »
Health care for a growing world population ranks as one of the most complex issues facing governments and citizens in developed and developing nations in 2016. The South Dakota World Affairs Council has chosen global health as its annual symposium theme. The symposium will be Jan. 28-29 at the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom on the South Dakota State campus. SDWAC aims to bring local residents a perspective of the opportunities and challenges affecting people in all corners of the…Find out more »
Click here for parking information! The symposium continues Jan. 29 in the same location with the following schedule: 8:30 a.m. Coffee, Meet the Speakers 9 a.m. Using the Health Care Sector as a Model for Nation Building. Presented by: Kenneth Walker, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta; and Archil Undilashvili, M.D., Partners for International Development, Atlanta. 10 a.m. The Global lnterface between Animal and Human Health. Presented by: Christopher Chase, SDSU Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences; Joy Scaria,…Find out more »
Putting a Human Face on Syria Syria’s civil war has forced nearly half of the nation’s prewar population of 22 million people to be displaced and caused the death of nearly 500,000 others. Syrian native Jihad Qaddour, an associate professor at Illinois State’s College of Applied Science and Technology, will attempt to answer how one lives in a country divided by civil war or what happens to the people who have become refuges as a result of the fighting. His…Find out more »
Speaker: Dr. Marc Lynch, George Washington University professor of political science and international affairs September 22, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Crothers Engineering 204 Free and open to the public Sponsored by South Dakota World Affairs Council and South Dakota Humanities Council Additional information South Dakota Humanities Council – 605/688-6113 or www.sdhumanities.orgFind out more »
Black Rivers, Green Ambitions: the politics of environmental protection in China Over the last four decades, no county has moved up the economic ladder as quickly as China. China’s nine percent annual growth, faster than any country in history, has lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens out of poverty. However, it has also placed a tremendous strain on the natural environment. Sixteen of the twenty most polluted cities in the world are in China and it is estimated that…Find out more »
Pulitzer Center journalist Robin Shulman delves into Syrian refugee resettlement. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Visiting Journalist Robin Shulman South Dakota World Affairs Council Members are welcome to visit these classes where Robin Shulman will be the guest lecturer Monday, Oct. 24 9 a.m. MCOM 210: Newswriting & Reporting Helland Yeager Hall 212 Topic: Reporting news around the U.S. and the world 11 a.m. MCOM 316: Magazine Writing Helland Yeager Hall 210 Topic:…Find out more »
Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. She authored Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, and co-authored Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscurred the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times…Find out more »
5:30 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017 Bio-Stress Building, North Stadium Road, SDSU Campus 5:30-6:30 pm: Food and beverage reception for SDWAC Members 6:30-7:00 pm: Annual Membership Business Meeting * Welcome and call to order: Chairperson Bob Burns * Minutes of May 12, 2016 SDWAC annual meeting: Secretary Amanda Quam * Financial Report: Treasurer Toby Uecker * Old Business: Review of SDWAC 2016-2017 Annual Report (copies distributed) * New Business: + Election of SDWAC Board…Find out more »
Presented by Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D. Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D., is a professor of American politics and foreign policy at the faculty of policy management at Keio University and is an adjunct fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. Professor Nakayama, who was a high school exchange student in Watertown, will provide a broad assessment of past U.S.-Japan relations and the current state and future direction of that relationship.Find out more »