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October 2014

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
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“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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April 2015

The Past, Present & Future of Korea – Brookings

April 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Dakota Art Museum, Medary Avenue & Harvey Dunn Street
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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“South Korea is a developed nation and a vital ally of the United States not just on the Korean Peninsula but around the world,” said Phil Eskeland, the executive director of operations and policy for the Korea Economic Institute of America based in Washington, DC.

“South Dakota’s 7th largest export destination is South Korea, increasing by more than a third since the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2011,” said Eskeland.”

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The Past, Present & Future of Korea – Aberdeen

April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern State University Student Center, 1200 Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401 United States
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Presentations by people from the U.S. State Department, the Washington, DC Embassy of Korea and the Korea Economic Institute of America will be given in the Centennial Rooms of the Student Center at Northern State University in Aberdeen at 7 PM April 14.

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Everyday Africa Pulitzer Lecture

April 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SDSU Rotunda D Brookings, SD 57007 United States + Google Map

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.

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January 2016

SDWAC GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM_KEYNOTE

January 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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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…

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SDWAC GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM_SESSIONS

January 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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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,…

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March 2016

Putting A Human Face On Syria

March 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
South Dakota Art Museum Auditorium, 1036 Medary Ave
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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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…

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