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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

Transferring Skills and Meeting Needs in Chaos and Insecurity: Life in NGOs in 2014

Jeff Ratcliffe has more than 18 years of experience as a grants manager, country director, and programs manager in post-conflict and international development. He has spent almost his entire career working abroad throughout Africa (including Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, and Zambia). He has also worked in the Philippines, Haiti, and Honduras.

Ratcliffe has managed grants for work funded by USAID, USDOL, CDC, and private donations. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and speaks Hausa and French. He holds a Master of Public Administration (Utah) and a Master of Humanitarian Services Administration (Connecticut).

Social Justice Week: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

Join us at 5:00 p.m. in GHH G01 for "Reclaim the Thunder: Words, Music and Social Change!" Taina Asili will guide a discussion on ways music has been used as a tool to transform our world, and share inspiration she has gathered from her 20 year history writing and performing songs that seek to reclaim power, inspire, break barriers and unite. She will then guide participants in a hands-on songwriting exercise, first turning their ideas into lyrics, and later bringing the word to the song. Taina Asili’s band will be set up as the “house band” for participants to experiment with their creations. This workshop is open to people of all artistic levels from beginner poets to experienced mcees and singers. Join us in this interactive radical music jam to reinvent our world!

Confronting ISIL: Policy Challenges and Considerations

A faculty roundtable discussion about the challenges that America faces with regards to the spread of ISIL in Iraq and Syria. 

Study Abroad: Chile

An informational meeting for all students interested in participating in the Winter 2015 Intersession in Chile.

Global Music Café: Ribab Fusion Acoustic Open Jam

A feverishly funky sign of a new era, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture as it flies from '70s-style funk to Afropop vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-response. The one-stringed bowed ribab weaves legacies of music past and present, sometimes gritty, sometimes soothing.

The Global Music Café Series is an opportunity to take a break from a busy week, and engage informally with musicians and music from around the world. This week, musicians are especially invited to join a musical dialogue with this great band. Anyone interested, musician or not, is welcome to drop by. 

The band is coming to Rhode Island thanks to FirstWorks, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. They'll be performing at FirstWorks’ Urban Carnavale on September 20 at 5:30 p.m., at Kennedy Plaza. For a taste of Ribab Fusion's work, watch this video of their song "Agadir Oufella" or their acoustic version of "Agadir Oufella."

Study Abroad Info Session: Dominican Republic

Info session about a faculty-led study-abroad program in the Dominican Republic during Winter Intersession. The program will be led by Professor Paola Prado and Professor Autumn Quezada-Grant.

Unity Day

How will you make a difference in your community? What matters to you? Are you someone who believes in equality and social justice? Do you want to learn more about diversity on campus and get a chance to meet students who share the same passions, interests and values as you? Be part of our second annual RWU Leadership Unity Day!

At Leadership Unity Day, you will:

• Form lasting memories with your classmates over faculty workshops, meals, games, and other fun activities!

• Meet other students who want to engage in diversity and social justice issues and who want to become involved in social change at RWU.

• Be introduced to student leaders that are engaged in social justice already and get a chance to learn about involvement opportunities through Student Programs and Leadership and the Intercultural Center. 

Study Abroad Application Workshop

Stop in to review last minute questions for your application packets for SPRING 2015.

Study Abroad Info Session: Central & South America

Information on our programs in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile; Mendoza, Argentina; Costa Rica