IAP Study Abroad Student Panel

Study Abroad Student Panel: Ask an Alum
Wednesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00PM
TITU, Red Gym


Hear directly from UW students about their time abroad – the challenges, the triumphs, and the day-to-day routines that made their experiences unique. Past participants will discuss why they chose to study abroad, the program selection process, and how their time abroad complimented their studies at UW-Madison. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, and after a moderated panel there will be additional time for Q&A.  Lunch is provided.  Register for the event here. Use this link to submit your questions for our student panel no later than Wednesday, November 22nd.

Diplomat in Residence Campus Visit

Melissa Martinez will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers in the foreign service, specifically as Diplomat in Residence for the State Department. International Internship Program & SuccessWorks are hosting her visit. She will be hosting talks at the following times:

Tuesday, November 14 in 336 Ingraham Hall

2:30-4pm: Drop-ins with a Diplomat. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

4-5pm: Careers in the State Department Info Session

Wednesday, November 15 in SuccessWorks, 3rd Floor UW Bookstore

10am-12pm: Diplomat Office Hours. Stop by at any time to chat and ask any questions!

12-1pm: Becoming a Foreign Service Officer: Test & Assessments Information


Ultimate + Virtue = Ultimate Virtue? Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Possibility of Virtuous Ultimate Reality

The talk on Thursday, November 9th at noon focuses on the sectarian polemics in the Kagyü and Sakya traditions of Tibetan Buddhism regarding what can be described as the “inherently virtuous nature of reality.” While Buddhist thinkers agree that on the ultimate level nature is pure, what exactly that ultimate nature is—whether it is neutral or virtuous— is the subjects of debates. Komarovski will discuss how conflicting understandings of the ultimate nature by Buddhist thinkers affect their diverse approaches to virtue. Join us in Ingraham Hall to learn more.

Rightwing Populism in Germany: the Rise of the AFD and the Political Situation after the German Elections

Dr. Sebastian Voigt, Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. In contrast to other European countries, a right wing populist party had not been successful in Germany for a long time. However, in the context of the European economic solidarity measures, the Eurosceptic AFD was founded in 2013. In the following years it managed to get into many state parliaments. The refugee crisis contributed to a further rise of the AFD, changing the political environment in Germany.

Join us Monday November 6th, from 3:45-5:45 in Curti Lounge, Mosse Humanities Building.

Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series

Roudabeh Kishi and Najia Hichmine, both part of the Center for Research on Gender & Women Visiting Scholars, will host lectures as part of the Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium Series on Thursday, November 30th, at 3:45PM in Room 3401 of Sterling Hall. Kishi will be speaking on “Political Violence against Women: Introducing the Gendered Repression Dataset” and Hichmine will be speaking on “Women in the Moroccan Security Forces: Do we Really Know our Cultural Tradition?”