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September 2014
Free

“Not My Life” film screening and discussion

September 11, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Surbeck Center, SDSM&T, 501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701 United States
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The Dacotah Territory International Visitors Program and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, in collaboration with the South Dakota World Affairs Council, will host a screening of Not My Life; a documentary about human trafficking that was written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer. The documentary about child exploitation around the world will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Surbeck Center at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. “We thought the 9/11…

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SDWAC Board of Directors Meeting

September 18, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Board members meet Sept. 18, 2014 in the Campanile Room of the SDSU Foundation to hear committee reports and talk about issues facing efforts to honor its mission statement to "facilitate programs that provide information and educational opportunities about current world affairs, cultures, and critical issues for the people of South Dakota and the region."  

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October 2014
Free

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

October 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Daktronics, 201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections takes place across the United States to provide Americans the opportunity to discuss issues regarding relations with China with leading experts through a broadcast webcast followed by an on-site specialist in each location. The eighth such event takes place October 16, 2014 at Daktronics, Inc. in Brookings. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will feature a live webcast with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, as part of the Conversations at The Carter Center speaker series,…

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25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Dakota State University, Brookings, 57006 United States + Google Map

“The Wall is down; You will have to leave,” describes the little-known untimely circumstances for 428 Black Namibian children whose sojourn in East Germany was cut short when the Berlin Wall fell.

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Pulitzer/Lusk Lecture “Bishan: Reinventing China’s Empty Countryside”

October 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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October 28, 7 PM SDSU Volstorff Ballroom, Brookings   Pulitzer/Lusk Lecture “Bishan: Reinventing China’s Empty Countryside” –  Writer & artist Sun Yunfan & journalist Leah Thompson take a new look at China’s rapid urbanization. Nearly 100 Chinese villages—and their distinct cultural heritage, clan identities and folk traditions—disappear daily. But, a back-to-the-land movement has begun in a village called Bishan, and two Chinese artists are attempting to revitalize the rural way of life.

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December 2014

“Irish economy & Ireland-US relations”

December 3, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
Daktronics, 201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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December 3, 11:30 PM, Brookings- Daktronics, Brookings 7PM, Gilbert Science Center, Augustana College, Sioux Falls   Consul General Aidan Cronin, Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago – Consul General Cronin will talk about Ireland, the Irish economy & Ireland-US relations as well as Irish links to South Dakota. Reservations are needed by Nov. 24 for a boxed lunch at Daktronics in Brookings.       The location for his evening presentation in Sioux Falls will be at the Gilbert Science Center on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Consul…

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January 2015

Food and Water Security Symposium

January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - January 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
SDSU Volstorff Ballroom, Student Union
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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Professor and developing country agricultural consultant George Norton kicks off our annual topical symposium with a Thursday evening Harding Lecture on Food & Water Security in the developing world.

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