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Ten Great European Films of the 2010s

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Ten Great European Films of the 2010s

The final Cafe CSE for this semester will be Wednesday, 1 April at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB and will feature Matt Ancell, Dennis Cutchins, and Christopher Oscarson.

Ancell is an associate professor of humanities and comparative literature and co-director of BYU’s International Cinema program. He received his PhD in comparative literature from the University of California–Irvine. His interests include the baroque in Spain and Italy, Montaigne and early modern skepticism, contemporary film, and deconstruction.

Cutchins is an associate professor of English and co-director Read More…

Public Health Response during International Emergencies

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Public Health Response during International Emergencies

Dr. Carrie Reed, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address this topic on  Wednesday, 1 April at noon in 238 HRCB.

Reed is based currently in the Influenza Division after joining CDC as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer in 2007. She now studies the severity of influenza and the impact of influenza vaccination in the U.S. and consults on similar projects with partner countries and the World Health Organization.

While at CDC, she has worked in the field and in the Atlanta-based Emergency Operations Center during public health responses to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China, and most recently the Ebola Response for cases both in the U.S. and Sierra Leone.

Reed grew up in Arizona before completing MPH and DSc degrees in epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health.

Foreign Policy Survey Regarding China

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Foreign Policy Survey Regarding China

Survey deadline: Tuesday, 7 April (midnight EST)

Are you a U.S.-based student or alum who has spent time in China or a Chinese student or alum who has spent time in the U.S.? Foreign Policy, an internationally respected magazine based in Washington, D.C., would like to announce an exciting opportunity to share your experience with the editors at FP, and potentially to contribute as a writer.

The survey includes an open field for you to express what has been unique about your experience abroad. If your entry is particularly compelling, you may be contacted by FP editors to discuss the possibility of authoring your own contribution to FP’s digital feature. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GTF36XZ

The Current Japan–U.S. Partnership

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The Current Japan–U.S. Partnership

His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, the Japanese ambassador to the U.S., will be speaking on campus  Monday, 30 March at noon in 238 HRCB.

Sasae was appointed Japanese ambassador to the U.S. in November 2012. During a long and esteemed diplomatic career, he has served as vice minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, deputy minister for foreign affairs, Read More…

Papua New Guinea: An Emerging Economy

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Papua New Guinea: An Emerging Economy

His Excellency Rupa Mulina, the Papua New Guinean ambassador to the U.S., will address a campus audience on  Thursday, 26 March at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Mulina’s assignment also covers Canada and Mexico, and he previously served as secretary of defense, secretary for finance and planning, managing director of the Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation (1997), and executive chairman for the Rural Development Bank (2003).

His work in the private sector before his appointment as ambassador included managing Ambate RG Pacific, a company promoting a geothermal project in Rabaul, and he previously worked as executive assistant to the chairman in Papua New Guinea’s Office of Climate Change.

He came to the U.S. as a graduate student on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (1987–88), studying at Boston University.

Mulina received a BS in economics from the University of Papua New Guinea and an MS in economics from Macquarie University in Sydney.