October 28-November 1 — International Education Week

International Education Week
October 28-Nov. 1

Sponsored by Office of International Education

CHINA Town Hall Logo

October 28 — 7th Annual China Town Hall

— live webcast with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Read her bio below.
When and where: 7-9 p.m., Morgan Room, Aiken Hall
(more details will follow)

Following the live webcast, Champlain’s Associate Professor Craig Pepin will speak on the topic of:  “Education and Authority in Modern China. ”pepin

As China moves towards a more dynamic, market-driven economy, its leaders have identified a more flexible education system as critical to long term success.  But encouraging more flexibility, creativity, and inquiry-driven learning in the educational system threatens to undermine the leading position of the Communist Party.   Using the educational system as an example, Professor Pepin will lead a discussion on the Chinese attempt to combine freedom in the marketplace with lack of freedom in political sphere.

Sponsored by Champlain College’s Office of International Education & The Vermont Council on World Affairs.

Biography of Madeleine K. AlbrightAlbright

Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.

In 1997 Dr. Albright was named the 64th, and first female, Secretary of State of the United States. At the time, she was the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Dr. Albright is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation and a member of an advisory body, the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
International Round Table


When and where: 3 p.m., Hauke Conference Room
Who is Simon Bolivar?  What is Nahuati?  Where is Teotihuacan?  Come find out!
Ciaran Buckley, visiting instructor from Ireland will host this lively round table discussion on world affairs.


Wednesday, Oct. 30
One World Festival

When and where: 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Hauke Conference Room
Office of International Education & CCA Cultural Community Alliance hosts this celebration of global education.

Students will showcase international culture, study abroad, foreign internships, service learning and faculty-led travel experiences through displays, food & music.  Learn to write your name in another language.  Door Prizes!

Thursday, Oct. 31
Voices of Jordanian Women: Speaking the Unspeakable

Rula Quawas, Fulbright Scholar-In- ResidenceRula
When and where: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Aiken Hall, Morgan Room
This presentation & discussion will address the current initiatives by young Jordanian women to combat violence against them.  Dessert will be provided.


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