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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…Find out more »
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."Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
“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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
“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.”Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 »