Chatham University

Global Focus Past Events

 
August 29, 2011
Global Focus Picnic

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 412-365-1679
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:
Location : Quad


 
September 2, 2011
Vietnamese Independence Day Celebration
Chatham's celebration of Sept 2 Independence Day. Featuring a historic perspective of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Presentation of Vietnamese Independence Day traditions. Refreshments served.

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Global Focus
Year of Southeast Asia: Vietnam
Year of Southeast Asia: Vietnam
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room


 
September 2, 2011 to September 2, 2011
2nd Annual Global Focus Art and Writing Competition: Open for Submissions
Submit your finest creative work relating to this year's country of focus: Vietnam. For details see the official call for entries, at http://www.chatham.edu/globalfocus/events

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Global Focus
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Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location : all campus


 
September 15, 2011
Comedian Dat Phan
Dat Phan is the original winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. His appearances include “The Tonight Show”, and “The Family Guy”. Hilarious and insightful comedian inspecting stereotypes and the experiences of being American with a Vietnamese heritage.

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Global Focus, Student Affairs
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Cafe Rachel
Dat Phan's website


 
September 29, 2011
Doing Business In Vietnam Today: Challenges and Opportunities
Local manufacturing firms II-V and Duane Morris, LLP presenting on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room
Duane Morris


 
October 6, 2011
Visit by His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong Ambassador from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Join us in honoring the Ambassador with an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service. Reception to follow.

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Global Focus, Office of the President
Contact Information
Contact : Jean Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room
Directions :
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Vietnam Embassy Website


 
October 19, 2011
Women in Vietnam: Student Panel Discussion and Dinner
Join Vietnamese students to discuss women's roles in their society. Is there a feminist movement in Vietnam? What struggles do we share? In collaboration with Living Learning Communities.

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Laughlin Residence Hall


 
October 25, 2011
The Quest For Justice For Agent Orange Dioxin Victims
Presentation by Ngo Thanh Nhan of NYU Representing the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, who concentrate on US and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange, on the continual environmental impact of dioxin (agent orange) sprayed during the Vietnam war, and the struggle for reparations. Light refreshments will be served.

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall
Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign
Agent Orange Record


 
October 26, 2011
Musical Performance of traditional Vietnamese musical instrument dan trahn
Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn will perform the string instrument dàn Tranh. Made of wood and seventeen steel strings tuned in a pentatonic scale,the dàn Tranh’s enchanged music is profoundly beautiful. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location : Welker Room


 
October 27, 2011
Profiles in Activism: Merle Ratner
Born in the Bronx, New York City, Merle Ratner is a long time peace and justice activist. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign and a member of the Program Committee of the Brecht Forum. She is trained as a legal researcher and works at an international labor rights organization. Light refreshments will be served

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
November 3, 2011
Vietnam and Southeast Asian Regionalism in Global Perspective
Dr. Hgo Vinh Long of University of Maine Light refreshments will be served

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:30 AM to 5:45 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
November 3, 2011
Author John Balaban: "Vietnamese Literary Culture" and readings from celebrated translations.
Di ra mot ngay, e mot sang khon" [Go out one day, come back with a basket of knowledge.]

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Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: In Country: A Vietnam Story
In Country: A Vietnam Story (60 min/ color film / director Chris Moore / USA 2007) courtesy of WQED Talkback with filmmaker Chris Moore to follow screening. In 1971, Chris, Boone and Perry were just three average American guys, serving their country in Vietnam. Though painful and destructive, the conflict would forge a friendship that would always connect them. Then Chris met the Friends of Danang, a humanitarian organization made up of veterans dedicated to helping the sick and poor children of Vietnam's city of Danang. Together, they rediscover a land and a people they never thought they'd see again. Funny, touching and real, "In Country" is a story of hope and healing.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Indochine
From the years of French colonial imperialism to the days when American presence made itself feltand the country became known as Vietnam, Indochine is a story of romance and separation told through the backdrop of a country in turmoil. With stunning cinematography of the Vietnamese landscape, this film is not to miss on the big screen.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Chronicle of a Tape Recorded Over
Chronicle of A Tape Recorded Over (28 min / color video / director Nguyen Trinh Thi / Vietnam 2010) courtesy of Hanoi DOCLAB Using ‘exquisite corpse’, a method by which a collection of stories and images is collectively assembled, Nguyen Trinh Thi began her journey through Vietnam and asked local villagers to contribute their tales, merging reality with fiction in her search for the meaning of collective cultural memory and its relationship to ideas of space and sight. Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based independent documentary filmmaker and video artist. She studied journalism and photography at the University of Iowa and Southeast Asian studies and ethnographic film at University of California, San Diego. Her documentary and experimental films have been screened at festivals and exhibitions in the USA, Europe, China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Festivals include San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Vesoul Asian Film Festival, Jean Rouch International Film Festival, Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, and the Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF). In 2009, she founded Hanoi DOCLAB, a center for documentary filmmaking and video art in Hanoi.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Apocalypse Now and the Abandoned Field
Nguyen Nguyet is a second-year PhD student in History at American University, Washington, D.C. She completed her MA degree in Communication at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation will examine the role of ordinary Vietnamese people in carrying out diplomatic missions during the second Indochina War largely to isolate the U.S. in the international arena.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival:Dust of Life
Shortly after the Fall of Saïgon, internal disruption further destroys North and South Vietnam. Determined to change the Southern population, North Vietnamese Soldiers (Bo Doi) roam the streets picking up orphaned Amerasian boys for transport to rehabilitation camps. Living conditions at these camps are deplorable, especially for Bob, Son and Shrimp who are struggling to survive. They attempt to escape by building a raft and riding the rapids to freedom.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location : Beckwith Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Long Bien Picture Show
Long Biên Picture Show(Films Only) (48 min / color video /Vietnam 2010) From Hanoi DOCLAB Documentary Filmmaking and Video Art Center http://www.hanoidoclab.org/ Long Biên is a district in the city of Hà N?i that is home to about 170,000 inhabitants. For the last year, it has also been under intense scrutiny from a group of photographers and filmmakers who tried to capture the district’s everyday (and night) rhythm of life and now their experience is on display. Welcome to Long Biên! Eyes Open by Tran Thanh Hien Eyes open, I listen to stories told by the people living beneath the bridge. Eyes open, I look for the shadows rushing across the bridge into the city. Eyes closed, I try to remember them. Hien’s short experimental film is vigorously observational – both pushing the viewer to reconsider the everyday and pulling us into the unfamiliar. Hard Rails over a Gentle River by Pham Thu Hang Minh is a bridge guard stationed on the Hanoi side of the Long Bien Bridge. His official responsibility ends halfway across the river at section number 8. But his personal responsibility extends beyond to the lives he and the filmmaker encounter next to the tracks, the people who come to get away or because there’s nowhere else to go. At Rivers Edge by Do Van Hoang The quiet island in the middle of the Red River is a place where swimmer's bodies are cooled in the waters rushing by and lives mingle in unexpected ways. A community of men finds a natural place away from the city’s pressures to swim and exercise in the nude, a young couple celebrate an anniversary in a unique way and a woman seeks redemption through the filmmaker’s lens. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.< The Mouth Gets Wet by Tran Thi Anh Phuong In the streets beneath the Long Bien train station, in one small intersection, four people labor in small sidewalk businesses to make a daily living. Some leave at sundown, others arrive in the evening to take the vacated patch of sidewalk and set up shop. Each shares a small history both unique and too familiar. And through it all, the trains arrive and the trains leave. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : Beckwith Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Festival Reception
Join us for refreshments and mingling before the WQED feature In Country: A Vietnam Story

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Scent of Green Papaya
Like a poem, The Scent of Green Papaya is a tranquilly beautiful film about a lost Vietnam, a peaceful, orderly place not yet touched by wartime. Told through the story of a young girl, it is so visually seductive and evocative it barely needs dialogue.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: All About Dad
All About Dad (82min / color film / director Mark Tran / USA 2009) courtesy of Cinequest Overbearing dads? Sibling rivalries? These are Vietnamese variations on a series of themes, and they are likely to hit home no matter what culture one grew up in. With the directorial touch of a Wes Anderson with soul, small, quirky details pop to the foreground and take on unexpected significance: a tilting tree, an action figure and the occasional burst of magic.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Buffalo Boy
Buffalo Boy - director Minh Nguyen-Vo (102 min / color film Vietnam 2004) courtesy of Global Lens Collection and Global Film Initiative In the haunting watery wilds of Vietnam shortly before North and South were violently parted, this languorous, beautifully shot feature, centers on a teenager, Kim, whose journey from innocence to knowledge is also a twinned meditation on both the natural and very unnatural state of things.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Talkback with writer and filmmaker Marc Nieson and Actor and Chef Hal Klein Set in modern Hanoi, Vertical Ray of the Sun follows three sisters (Suong, Khanh and Lien) through their relationships with each other and with the men in their lives. Stunningly photographed, it paints a portrait of Vietnam to the music of noted Vietnamese songwriter Tr?nh Công Son, as well as The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Arab Strap, and The Married Monk.

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Global Focus
Global Focus
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Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

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Time : 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 14, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Documentary Film Showcase
Selections from the Goethe Institute's Hanoi DOCLab, Ateliers Varan workshops in Vietnam, and the Vietnam Ministry of Culture Best Documentary Collection. Featuring a wide range of subjects, personal narratives, disability infrastructure in Vietnam and new perspectives on Vietnamese Independence. From Hanoi DOCLab, Film School: (www.hanoidoclab.org/) Friendgrandma by Pham Mai Phuong - 8 min. 45 sec. An exploration of family relationships and love over generations through a conversation between a young girl and her grandmother. The Medium by Cao Trung Vinh, Tran Thanh Hien & Do Yuyen Trang - 13 min A young man is thought to channel the ancient spirits of the Goddess Mother religion. Through this exploration the film discusses the modernization of religion. Underneath it All by Do Van Hoang, Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh & Pham Thu Hang - 16 min. 45 sec. Children garbage and factory workers expose gender dynamics among this segment of the population. From Ateliers Varan Film Workshops: (www.ateliersvaran.com/) Roads by Nhung con Duong - 31 min Tung became blind as a child, a victim of Agent Orange contracted by his father during the war. He is a teacher and musician in the traditional instrument Vietnam: The monotone. It is his grandfather, who takes care of him and accompanies him everywhere in his concerts, which was initiated. Dung is deaf mute. She is still in high school, his parents are worried for her future. She knows what she wants to be: an artist. Dust / Bui by Nguyen Thi Thuy - 29 min Once upon a time ... one elderly woman, a boy and a dog. They grow together a cart, wandering around the corners of the city to glean, and do not return when everyone is asleep. From Vietnam Ministry of Culture Best Documentary Collection: Story of Kindness by Tran Van Thuy - excerpts - 30 min A woman with terminal leprosy works at resolving her life relationships while she builds a house for her son before she dies. Homeland by Sy Chung - excerpts - 30 min The film addresses the lives and priorities of rural Vietnamese who decide to move to the city.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Chatham Gallery
Directions : visit website for up to date location, or contact globalfocus@chatham.edu
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 15, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Scent of Green Papaya
(in HIS231W Instructor: Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène) Like a poem, The Scent of Green Papaya is a tranquilly beautiful film about a lost Vietnam, a peaceful, orderly place not yet touched by wartime. Told through the story of a young girl, it is so visually seductive and evocative it barely needs dialogue.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 15, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Long Bien Picture Show
(with HIS213-01 Special Topics: The Rise of the Third World -Instructor Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène) Long Biên is a district in the city of Hà N?i that is home to about 170,000 inhabitants. For the last year, it has also been under intense scrutiny from a group of photographers and filmmakers who tried to capture the district’s everyday (and night) rhythm of life and now their experience is on display. Welcome to Long Biên! Eyes Open by Tran Thanh Hien Eyes open, I listen to stories told by the people living beneath the bridge. Eyes open, I look for the shadows rushing across the bridge into the city. Eyes closed, I try to remember them. Hien’s short experimental film is vigorously observational – both pushing the viewer to reconsider the everyday and pulling us into the unfamiliar. Hard Rails over a Gentle River by Pham Thu Hang Minh is a bridge guard stationed on the Hanoi side of the Long Bien Bridge. His official responsibility ends halfway across the river at section number 8. But his personal responsibility extends beyond to the lives he and the filmmaker encounter next to the tracks, the people who come to get away or because there’s nowhere else to go. At Rivers Edge by Do Van Hoang The quiet island in the middle of the Red River is a place where swimmer's bodies are cooled in the waters rushing by and lives mingle in unexpected ways. A community of men finds a natural place away from the city’s pressures to swim and exercise in the nude, a young couple celebrate an anniversary in a unique way and a woman seeks redemption through the filmmaker’s lens. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.< The Mouth Gets Wet by Tran Thi Anh Phuong In the streets beneath the Long Bien train station, in one small intersection, four people labor in small sidewalk businesses to make a daily living. Some leave at sundown, others arrive in the evening to take the vacated patch of sidewalk and set up shop. Each shares a small history both unique and too familiar. And through it all, the trains arrive and the trains leave. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
November 16, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Em Be Ha Noi
Em Be Ha Noi (The Little Girl from Hanoi) (93 min / black and white film / Vietnam 1975) courtesy of the Vietnam Embassy A moving account of the Vietnam war told from the perspective of a young North Vietnamese girl. This film is a depiction of the domestic side of Vietnamese life; a fairly happy family, during the bombing of Hanoi. A political movie filmed in wartime North Vietnam it shows a dramatically different perspective and agenda from the story Americans have learned since the 1970s.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website


 
January 23, 2012
Tet Vietnamese Lunch Menu
Eat lunch in Anderson in celebration of the Vietnamese New Year. Selections of Vietnamese food will be available at the buffet.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/Parkhurst
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
February 9, 2012
Global Focus: LeLy Hayslip in Heaven and Earth
Author and Philanthropist Le Ly Hayslip will visit Chatham University to screen a short documentary and discuss her life and work. In cooperation with her organization Friends of DaNang Association (www.globalvillagefoundation.org)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/East Meets West Foundation
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall


 
February 16, 2012
Global Focus: Combatting the Trafficking of Vietnamese into modern-day Slavery
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, PResident and CEO of Boat People SOS will speak on the subject of the thousands of Vietnamese Americans who fled from Vietnam in the late 20th century.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/Vietnamese American Community of PIttsburgh
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
February 23, 2012
Global Focus: How US Foreign Policy is Made - The bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Lecture by Greg May of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
March 9, 2012 to March 9, 2012
Global Focus: Speak Peace Exhibit- American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings
34 Riveting children's paintings from Ho Chi Minh City and reactions from American poets. This touring exhibit through the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University will be on loan for much of the month of March. Come view the artwork and create your own poetic responses. Closing reception and public reading with local writers on Friday March 30. http://speakpeace.net

Event Sponsor
Global Focus and Wick Poetry Center
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center


 
March 20, 2012
Global Focus: Life Lessons of a Vietnam Veteran
Bill Korber of the Heinz History Center wasawarded a Bronze star for his service in Vietnam. He encourages students to ask hard questions, as personal questions and engage with him in a conversation about America's relationship to Vietnam.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center


 
March 22, 2012
Global Focus: Vietnam Today - Which path to Follow?
Nguyen Ngoc Bich, former Director of the Vietnamese section of Radio Free Asia will speak about the changing face of Vietnam.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/Vietnamese American Community of PIttsburgh
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room


 
March 30, 2012
Global Focus: Closing Reception and Reading - Speak Peace Exhibit- American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings
34 Riveting children's paintings from Ho Chi Minh City and reactions from American poets. This touring exhibit through the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University will close Friday March 30. View the artwork and create your own poetic responses. Closing reception and public reading with Chatham University students, community members and poets from the Speak Peace exhibit. http://speakpeace.net

Event Sponsor
Global Focus and Wick Poetry Center
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center


 
April 5, 2012
Global Focus: Hoan Do - Succeeding in the Real World
A celebrated Vietnamese American speaker, Hoan Do shares unique insight into the attainment of a successful life and addresses the challenges students face in the 21st century. The first 50 people will receive a free copy of his book "Succeeding in the Real World: What School WONT Teach You." Following the performance, please stay for a reception and book signing.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/Office of Student Affairs
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Welker Room James Laughlin Music Hall
Directions : Video Invitation by Hoan himself!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-V4FhbyInY
Video Invitation by Hoan himself!


 
April 17, 2012
Global Focus: Student Panel Dinner and Discussion - Higher Education in Vietnam
Vietnamese students sketch comparisons between American universities and institutions of higher learning in Vietnam as well as the educational system that lead to them.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus/Office of Student Affairs
Global Focus Webpage
Contact Information
Contact : Lindsey Scherloum
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Laughlin Intercultural Residence Hall


 
August 13, 2012
Global Focus: Mr. Alfred Nobel and His Prize
Presentaion by Hilary A. Kinal, Attorney at Law in Pittsburgh

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Location : Coolidge 237
http://www.nobelprize.org/alfred_nobel/


 
August 26, 2012
Year of Scandinavia kick-off Picnic
Celebrate the Year of Scandinavia together. Parkhurst, our dining services will be serving Scandinavian food. There will also be activities and music!

Event Sponsor
Student Affairs
Contact Information
Contact : Stephanie Reynolds
Phone : (412)-365-1657
Email : sreynolds@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location : Quad


 
September 6, 2012
Global Focus: "Diplomacy and Righteousness: Raoul Wallenberg" by Pastor Eric Andrae
Pastor Eric Andrae of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh speaks on Swedish humanist Raoul Wallenberg and the celebrations around the centennial of his birth.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Location : Coolidge 237
http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/


 
September 13, 2012
Global Focus: "Mr. Alfred Nobel and His Prize" by Attorney Hilary A. Kinal

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Location : Coolidge 237
http://www.nobelprize.org/alfred_nobel/


 
September 18, 2012
Global Focus: "Scandinavian Welfare States" by Professor Emeritus Eric Einhorn (U-Mass)
Eric Einhorn, Professor Emeritus at U-Mass Amherst discusses the topic of his book on "Scandinavian Politics and Policy in the Global Age"

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Mellon Living Room


 
September 26, 2012
Global Focus film & discussion series: "In a Better World"
A Danish doctor, Anton, who works in an African refugee camp separates from his wife, a situation that causes intense stress for their two young sons. The oldest of the two, Elias, befriends a new boy in school, Christian, when he protects Elias from a bully. Christian, who has recently suffered the loss of his mother, leads Elias into increasingly more dangerous activities, leading to the intervention by the boys’ families.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall


 
October 10, 2012
Global Focus: Norwegian theme lunch
Enjoy!

Event Sponsor
Parkhurst Dining Services
Contact Information
Contact : Leslie Ekstrand
Phone : (412)365-1659
Email : lekstrand@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
October 12, 2012
Norwegian theme lunch

Event Sponsor
Parkhurst Dining Services
Contact Information
Contact : Leslie Ekstrand
Phone : (412)365-1659
Email : lekstrand@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
October 12, 2012
Global Focus: Singer-Songwriter Maria Kizirian
Live music by Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Café Rachel
http://www.mariakizirian.com/


 
October 24, 2012
Global Focus: Danish film & video conference with director Lone Scherfig: "Italian for Beginners"
This work was filmed in the style of the Dogme 95 movement, using handheld cameras and minimal effects. Unlike other films in this genre, it is a romantic comedy that follows the lives of three men and three women in a Danish town who end up together in an Italian class. They find that they all have much more in common than any of them previously imagined. Despite the sudden incapacitation of the Italian teacher, the class culminates with a romantic trip to Venice.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall


 
October 26, 2012
Welcome HE Jonas Hafström, Ambassador of Sweden to the USA
The Ambassador will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Chatham University and give a speech to the community.
Contact Information
Contact : Sean Coleman
Phone : (412)365-1164
Email : scoleman1@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room
Fee : Free


 
October 26, 2012
Global Focus - Informal Meeting with Chatham Students and the Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Chatham University students are invited to meet Jonas Hafström, the Ambassador of Sweden to the United States.

This event is part of Global Focus Year of Europe: Scandinavia at Chatham.

Space is limited. You must register on myChatham to attend.
Contact Information
Contact : Karin Chipman
Phone : 412-365-2714
Email : kchipman@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location : Mellon Center Living Room
Fee : none


 
November 16, 2012
Global Focus & Music Department:
Walter Morales (piano) plays Kuhlau, Gade, Nielsen, Langgaard...

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Pauline Rovkah
Phone : (412)365-1679
Email : rovkah@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : James Laughlin Music Hall


 
November 27, 2012
Global Focus:

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : David Burke
Phone : (412)365-2786
Email : dburke@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location : Art & Design Center Bridge


 
November 28, 2012
Global Focus: Scandinavian films and discussion series:
Directed by Louise FriedbergI. Inspired by the memoir "With the Best Intentions" written by Tine Bryld, this film portrays the story of Gert, a nurse who is charged with the care of 16 Greenlandic children, who have just returned from Denmark after a year-long cultural “modeling.” Intended to set an example for their fellow Greenlandic natives, the children have been taken from their families and are now returning their homeland. An initial believer in the experiment, Gert must deal with the serious challenges that the children face as they return home, the decreasing support of the Danish government and her rising doubts about the intentions of the project.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Fickes Residence Hall


 
December 11, 2012
Global Focus:
Dr. Strinberg, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Calif.), author of the book "Islamism" discusses the tensions around the integration of Muslims in the fabric of Scandinavian societies. (Link to the book provided below)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location : Online
http://books.google.com/books?id=JLvM5I6KTvEC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=fals


 
December 13, 2012
Global Focus: Swedish Theme Lunch (St. Lucia Day!)

Event Sponsor
Parkhurst Dining Services
Contact Information
Contact : Leslie Ekstrand
Phone : (412)365-1659
Email : lekstrand@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
January 18, 2013
Global Focus & Music Department: Nordic Sound, Sweden
Walter Morales (Piano) plays Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, Petersen-Berger...

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Pauline Rovkah
Phone : (412)365-1679
Email : rovkah@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : James Laughlin Music Hall


 
January 23, 2013
Global Focus Scandinavian Films (Sweden)
In lieu of “The Director” previously scheduled, we will show this tale (1900s) of a working class woman with an alcoholic husband and 7 children who wins a camera in a raffle and soon sees her universe totally transformed...(By 5-times Oscar nominated writer/director Jan Troell; “The Emigrants”, “The New Land”)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Woodland Residence Hall


 
January 25, 2013
Global Focus: Icelandic Theme Lunch (Thor Day!)

Event Sponsor
Parkhurst Dining Services
Contact Information
Contact : Leslie Ekstrand
Phone : (412)365-1659
Email : lekstrand@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
February 3, 2013
Global Focus: Design Bash with a presentation by Danish designer Doris Short

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : David Burke
Phone : (412)365-2786
Email : dburke@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Art & Design Center


 
February 26, 2013
Global Focus: Finnish Theme Lunch

Event Sponsor
Parkhurst Dining Services
Contact Information
Contact : Leslie Ekstrand
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : lekstrand@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall


 
February 27, 2013
Global Focus: Scandinavian Films and discussion series:
Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
When a new girl, Eli, moves in next door, Oskar, a 12-year old boy, befriends her despite her strange habit of only leaving the house at night. Around the same time that Eli moves in, however, a rash of disappearances and grisly murders are discovered in the region. Oskar soon realizes Eli is a vampire, not actually a child, but several hundred years old. Oskar is still in love with Eli, and, as it becomes clear to the community that her appearance initiated the strange string of murders, the two find themselves in increasingly dangerous situations.


Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Laughlin Residence House


 
March 27, 2013
Global Focus: Scandinavian Films & discussion series:
Directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Considered one of Ingmar Bergman’s greatest works, Persona follows the story of Alma, a nurse charged with the care of the mute actress, Elisabet Vogler. During their stay together, Alma becomes attached to Vogler and confides in her, until she finds a letter in which the actress regards her as an interesting and even humorous distraction. Tension between the two women grows, and Alma believes that her identity becomes merged with Vogler’s after a prophetic dream.


Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person
Same as contact person
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Fickes Residence Hall


 
March 28, 2013
Global Focus:

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room


 
April 1, 2013
Global Focus:
S.t Olaf College (Minnesota) professor discusses her book "Cultures and Customs of Norway". (Preview of the fascinating text and illustrations available in the link below.)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Same as contact person.
Same as contact person.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sène
Phone : (412)365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
http://books.google.com/books/about/Culture_and_Customs_of_Norway.html?id=MmceC9bpMggC


 
April 19, 2013
Global Focus & Music Department: Nordic Sound, Norway
Walter Morales (piano) plays Halvorsen, Grieg, Sinding, Tellefsen...

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Pauline Rovkah
Phone : (412)365-1679
Email : rovkah@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : James Laughlin Music Hall


 
September 1, 2013
Film Festival
"The Motorcycle Diaries" - Dir. Walter Salles
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free
Directions : Coolidge Building


 
September 21, 2013
Dieciocho
A day long celebration of Chile’s independence day, involving the Chilean community in Pittsburgh, music, food and a dance performance.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 1:00 PM
Location : Quad or AFC (rain location)
Fee : Free


 
September 26, 2013
Reading and talk by Daniella Gitlin, translator of Operation Massacre
Daniella Gitlin has translated Argentinean writer Rodolfo Walsh's book Operation Massacre, making it available in English for the first time. Operation Massacre is Walsh's detailed account of the repercussions and actions taken against Argentinian civilians after the military coup in 1956, in which charismatic President Juan Peron was ousted. Gitlin will be reading from the translation, discussing how the translation came to be and holding a Q & A session. Gitlin is a writer, translator and editor. She studied comparative literature at Princeton University and received her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where she taught for two years.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Mellon Living Room
Fee : free


 
October 3, 2013
Tributo a Chile: Musicians from Chile, Panama, Venezuela and Peru present a concert of roots-inspired, Latin American fusion.
Come out for an exciting opportunity to hear musicians perform, on piano, vibraphone, bass, guitar and percussion, South American songs and original compositions that are inspired in roots music of Chile and the Andes. Please see attached Press Release, found below or under "Download Event Flyer," for more information.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Hall
Fee : free
www.chatham.edu/globalfocus


 
October 3, 2013
Chilean Music
A musical performance by Chilean musicians.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room
Fee : Free


 
October 4, 2013
Chilean Musical Traditions Concert
A grand musical concert at the University of Pittsburgh

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM
Location : Bellefield Hall (Oakland)
Fee : Free


 
October 6, 2013
Film Festival
"Monte Grande" - Dir. Franz Reichle How is it possible for body and mind to exist as an integrated whole? The Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
October 18, 2013
Word Circus/Wine Tasting
MFA students will read select poems and passages by Chilean authors. With wine tasting (for graduate students only.)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Most Wanted Fine Gallery
Fee : Free
Directions : 5015 Penn Ave.


 
November 2, 2013
Chilean Arts & Crafts Display
As part of Family & Friends weekend, Chilean artists set up booths to show and sell their art.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time :
Location : Quad
Fee : Free


 
November 3, 2013
Film Festival
"In The Heart of Chile" - Dir. Stacy Barton. This documentary focuses on memory and free-expression in the post-dictatorial turned democratic society of Santiago, and the important role of women, activism, and creativity within that transitory structure.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
November 4, 2013
Visit by His Excellency Felipe Bulnes Ambassador of Chile to the United States

Honorary Degree Presentation, followed by Q & A

Ambassador Felipe Bulnes was appointed Ambassador of Chile to the United States in April 2012.

Ambassador Bulnes most recently served as Chile’s minister of education (2011) and minister of justice (2010-11). He also previously served as a member of the Political Commission of the Renovación Nacional Party elected for three successive periods (2001-2010), and director of the Law and Justice Chapter of the Grupos Tantaucos organization, in charge of preparing the presidential program of then-candidate Sebastián Piñera (2008-10).

In addition, he is a top-ranked litigation lawyer who has worked for several well-known law firms in Chile, his latest position being senior partner with Bulnes, Pellegrini, and Urrutia (2006-10). Ambassador Bulnes also worked in academia, including as professor of civil law and professor of law and economics at the Catholic University of Chile and at the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Ambassador Bulnes has been a member of various legal bodies, including the Board of the Chilean Bar Association (2001-05); the Arbitration Body of the National Arbitration Center and the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (2006 and 2009); the Consulting Board of the School of Government at the Adolfo Ibáñez University (2008-10); and the Antitrust Chapter of the Chilean Bar Association (2008-10).

He holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Chile and was the recipient of the Catholic University of Chile Scholarship in 1995, the same year he was awarded the Fulbright scholarship. From 1995 to 1996, he studied at Harvard Law School, where he obtained a master’s in laws. Born in Santiago in 1969, Ambassador Bulnes is married to Mónica Pellegrini and they have a son.



Event Sponsor
Global Focus
http://www.chatham.edu/globalfocus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room
Fee : Free


 
November 7, 2013
All-Campus Author Public Reading and Book Signing
Chilean author, Marjorie Agosín, addresses her life in Chile discusses her book Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir (University of Arizona Press, 2008)

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Fee : Free


 
November 12, 2013 to November 12, 2013
The Colors of Chile
Beltrán exhibits his watercolors and paints live.
He closes his exhibition by showing one of his short films and leading a discussion on it.


Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location : Woodland Gallery
Fee : Free


 
December 1, 2013
Film Festival
"No" - Dir. Pablo Larrain. An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
December 3, 2013
Reflections on Chilean Society and Politics
From 09/11/1973 to 09/11/2013

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
January 16, 2014
Insights on Major Policy Issues in the Chilean Education System
Jose Guzman,from the Universidad de los Andes, lectures about the educational system in Chile and the role of student organizations.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : TBD
Fee : Free


 
February 2, 2014
Film Festival
Join us for this month's Film Festival screening, "Machuca" directed by Andres Wood. In 1973, in the time of Allende and Pinochet, two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. Local Chilean filmmaker Carolina Loyola-Garcia will be introducing the film and holding a panel discussion afterward. There will be free pizza, popcorn and soda. We hope to see you there!

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
February 4, 2014
Debate: Differences Between Chilean and American Education
Betsy Davis, spouse Pablo Espinoza, and Chilean graduate students will be discussing the differences between the educational systems of Chile and America.

The Chilean Embassy in Washington DC states:
“Encompassing a diversity of public and private schools and institutions, Chilean education is managed through a combined system, in which the government has a conducting role; there is a decentralized public education; and a strong private participation in the school system.”

Please join us to learn more about this exciting debate!

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Founder's Room
Fee : free
Directions : Next to Welker Hall in the James Laughlin Music Center


 
March 2, 2014
Film Festival
"Nova: Emergency Mine Rescue" - Dir. Kate Dart. Trapped under nearly a half-mile of solid rock in a collapsed mine in Chile’s remote Atacama desert, 33 miners fight for survival, battling 95 degree heat, minimal lighting, and most dangerous of all the risk of losing all hope of rescue.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : Free


 
March 18, 2014 to March 18, 2014
Victories and Challenges of Andean Voices
Kichwa (quechua) indigenous woman from Ecuador and UCLA lecturer visits Chatham University

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time :


 
March 19, 2014
Sobre las Olas: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.
Carolina Loyola-Garcia shows her new movie about flamenco and discusses her creative process and cultural heritage.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Location : Coolidge 130
Fee : Free
http://www.flamencodocumentary.com/HOME.html


 
March 20, 2014
GLOBAL FOCUS RECOMMENDS: “The General and the Music Teacher: Tracing Orality in the Dirty War Archives of Chile”
The fascinating archival trail of a remarkable music teacher kidnapped and disappeared by the Chilean secret police in 1974 provokes a new approach, methodologically and substantively, to the "dirty war" history of Chile and South America. The lecture will draw out the oral foundations of written archives, the human issues at stake during the "dirty war" dictatorship, and a dramatic direct connection to General Augusto Pinochet.

By Steve J. Stern (Vice-Provost for Faculty and Staff and Alberto Flores Galindo and Hilldale Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh

For more information contact:
Laura Gotkowitz lgotkowi@pitt.edu
or Luz Amanda Hank lavst12@pitt.edu
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 4:30 PM
Location : University of Pittsburgh, Room 2500, Posvar Hall


 
March 29, 2014
GLOBAL FOCUS RECOMMENDS: Open City of Amereida, film
As part of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, please come to see Open City of Amereida, a film by Andres Tapia-Urzua.

In 1970, students and teachers from the faculty of Architecture at the Catholic University of Valparaíso founded the Open City of Amereida in Ritoque, Chile. This city is conceived as an architecture laboratory with an existential premise from where to inhabit, rediscover, and refound the American continent based on an original, creative, and non-colonial idea of identity. Here, for several decades, work has been done in one of architectural education's most radical experiments. Through the fusion of architecture with poetic thought, and a particular mythology of life, the "open citizens" imagine a social habitat that is different from traditional architecture and society. Based on the testimonies of its inhabitants, this documentary narrates the origins, the history, and the cultural legacy of this community that for over 40 years has explored a way of living where "...the rhyme between the word and the action..." becomes reality.

Event Includes: Post-screening Q&A with Director Andres Tapia-Urzua and reception featuring Chilean wine!
Presented in Conjunction with: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 9:00 PM
Location : Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Fee : You may purchase tickets here: http://www.cmu.edu/faces/
http://www.cmu.edu/faces/films/amereida.html


 
April 17, 2014 to April 17, 2014
Chilean Music
Emily Pinkerton lectures about Chilean music, using Violeta Parra and other bands as examples.

Event Sponsor
Global Focus
Contact Information
Contact : Dr. Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee : Free


 
August 24, 2014
Global Focus Community Picnic
Celebrate the official start to the Global Focus 2014-2015 year of South(ern) Africa!
Contact Information
Contact : Student Affairs
Phone : 412-365-1286
Email : osa@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 5:00 PM
Location : Quad
Fee : free


 
September 7, 2014
OUT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL
In collaboration with Sembène - The Film & Arts Festival, we will be screening "Come Back Africa." The film chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959. Directed by Lionel Rogosin.

Free pizza, popcorn and soda will be provided.

A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : free
Global Focus Website
Come Back Africa Website


 
September 18, 2014
“A Burning Hunger and from Whence it Came”
Journalist extraordinaire and author Lynda Schuster discusses her critically-acclaimed 2006 book about a family’s agency in the fight against apartheid.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location : Welker
Fee : free
www.lyndaschuster.com
www.chatham.edu/globalfocus


 
September 26, 2014
Apartheid's Influence on Black South African Literature
Sabata Mokae, award-winning South African writer visiting from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, will discuss his experience of this topic.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Location : Conover Room, basement of Mellon


 
October 5, 2014
OUT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL
In collaboration with Sembène - The Film & Arts Festival, we will be screening "Rough Aunties." This documentary chronicles the fearless, feisty and resolute "Rough Aunties," a remarkable group of women who were unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. Directed by Kim Longinotto.

Free pizza, popcorn and soda will be provided.

A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Fee : free
Global Focus Website
Rough Aunties Trailer


 
October 16, 2014
Alison Bernstein: Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations
Dr. Alison Bernstein, director of Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership, is a distinguished scholar of Humanities and Women’s and Gender studies. Her research interests include 20th century U.S. political, social, and cultural history with a special focus on American Indians and women’s and gender history, as well as comparative history between the U.S. and South Africa.

Dr. Bernstein will be discussing her book,
Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations: Conversations about Difference in the United States and South Africa.

Please join us for this very special event!

Contact globalfocus@chatham.edu for access
to excerpts from the book.
Contact Information
Contact : Jean-Jacques Sene
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : jsene@chatham.edu

Event Information
Time : 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room