International Week: ‘Meet the World Here’

Posted: April 3, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason invites all to “meet the world here” during its 29th Annual International Week celebration, April 4–11.

In addition to perennial favorites such as the cricket tournament (April 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Intramural Field 3); opening ceremony (April 6, noon, Johnson Center North Plaza,); international bazaar (April 6–10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Johnson Center North Plaza); and international dinner and dance (April 11, 7 p.m., Johnson Center Dewberry Hall), some special activities have been added to this year’s festivities.

All events are free and are held on the Fairfax Campus unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, April 6, Friends of the Congo Speaker Kambale Musavuli

    7:30 p.m., Student Union Building II, Rooms 5, 6 and 7

    Musavuli, an activist from the Amnesty International-affiliated organization Friends of the Congo, will talk about the current humanitarian situation in that African nation. In conjunction with the event, Amnesty International will conduct a cell phone recycling drive focused on reducing dependence on conflict minerals, which are used in the manufacture of most consumer electronics.

  • Thursday, April 9, Working in the United States: Mason International Alumni Career Panel

    3 to 5 p.m., Johnson Center, Room H (Gold Room)

    Mason’s international alumni will discuss how they secured full-time jobs after graduation. They will also share insights about mistakes they have observed from their peers, and things they might do differently.

  • Friday, April 10, Ethical Dimensions of a Changing World with speaker Ahmad Kamal, former ambassador and permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

    4 to 6 p.m., Johnson Center Cinema

    Kamal, a diplomat for nearly 40 years, will speak about the issues that have brought our world to where it is today and where we go from here. He will also answer questions. A reception follows.

In addition to events on the Fairfax Campus, the Arlington Campus will feature an International Week Table Display on April 7 and 8. Displays will offer information on study abroad opportunities, internationally focused scholarships, fellowships and more at the following times and locations:

5 to 6 p.m., Hazel Hall

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Original Building

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Truland Building

International Week is organized by the Office of International Programs and Services and the Office of Student Activities. Members of the Student Planning Committee for the week are Nauman Shahid, chair; Helay Said, vice chair; and Fakiha Khan, historian.

For more information and a full schedule of events, see the International Week web page.

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