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Culture Café: Global Potluck

Bring a dish to share with faculty, staff, and students in a global potluck and engage in cultural exchange through food, language, and conversation! This event will be in Cora I. Grove Spiritual Centre on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5:30pm. Join us for what's sure to be a fun and delicious event!

Culture Cafe Global Potluck Event Flyer

Names Instead of Numbers exhibition opening, Tues., Nov. 14, 5:30 in Library

Join us for the official opening of the traveling exhibition Names Instead of Numbers: Remembering the Victims of National Socialism on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30pm in the Ezra Lehman Memorial Library. Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Monika Moyers, US Program Director, Action Reconciliation for Peace (ARSP). The exhibit will run until November 29, 2023.

Names Instead of Numbers Poster

Official Opening Announcement of Names Instead of Number

Going Global: Working Internationally Workshop (VIRTUAL) 

Are you interested in finding international careers after your graduation? Do you have some plans already or just want to knowhow to get started? Come experience the various stories that highlight different countries, cultures, and traditions. Learn how to identify advantages and liabilities of working internationally, how to manage it locally and globally, and build partnerships and personal networks.

Two of the speakers for the event, Dreux Stamford and Isaac Dietrich, graduated with degrees in International Studies. Evie Betancourt, another speaker at the event, was an IS minor and is a returned PC volunteer.

Click the flyer below to learn more about this virtual event!

Going Global Virtual Event Flyer

Ali Sina Sharifi From Kabul to Ship: A Student's Story of Survival in Afghanistan

Join us on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4pm in the Orndorff Theatre at the CUB to hear Ali Sina Sharifi's story of survival in Afghanistan. Ali Sina will tell the story of growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan during the time of US occupation and war after 9/11 as well his education, childhood, the negative impacts of war and extremism on society. He will also discuss how he survived and eventually escaped Kabul in 2021 after the Taliban took over. Please join us as we listen to this tremendous story of a fellow Ship student.

Click the flyer link below to learn more about Ali Sina before the event on Tuesday!

From Kabul to Ship Flyer

Diversity Week

Join the Office of Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Equity as we celebrate Diversity Week (Sept. 25-29, 2023). There will be many events throughout the week at the campus and we look forward to seeing everyone there! Especially the All Around the World event on Monday where you'll get to see a bit into many different countries and their cultures. 

Diversity Week Flyer 2023

Diversity Week 2023 Keynote Speaker


Love blooms in Chennai, India against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Despite their physical separation, computer-savvy neighbors, Ashwin and Mitra, grow closer through texts and virtual chats. It's a journey of two young minds; their silences, their loneliness, and the little joys life brought them during the lockdown. A discussion will follow the screening of the film.

“A beautifully made romantic short that will make you smile!”

Director: Richard Anthony

Country: India

Languages: English and Tamil with English subtitles

Runtime: 36 min.

Release: 2021

Sponsored by the Biology and Sociology/Anthropology Departments and International Studies Program.

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Totally Under Control

The U.S. and South Korea discovered their first cases of COVID-19 on January 20th, 2020. Only 9 months later, America had lost 200,000 lives and suffered severe economic damage, while in South Korea, only 344 people were killed without enduring significant lockdowns and financial losses. How did a relatively small developed nation outperform a global superpower? With testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and his co-directors expose system-wide disfunction in the U.S. that contrasts with the South Korean focus on science and collective welfare. “A world view of a world-shattering event.” The Wall Street Journal

Directors: Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger

Country: U.S.

Languages: English and Korean with English subtitles.

Runtime: 123 min.

Release: 2020

Sponsored by the Biology and Sociology/Anthropology Departments and International Studies Program.

For more information, see the flyer:

Totally Under Control

Lebanese Women's Voices in Time of War

Dr. Rebeiz is an Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies & Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and a Contributing Faculty to the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Dickinson College. Her research focuses on women’s, gender, and sexuality issues in armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Her recent book, Gendering Civil War. Francophone Women’s Writing in Lebanon, examines French-language narratives published between the 1970s and the present day by Lebanese women writers focusing on the Lebanese civil war of 1975-1991. 

In her talk, Dr. Rebeiz will examine the history of Lebanon, the distinctive way in which Lebanese female writers address issues of violence, war trauma, and gender relations, and the multiple roles of war literature as it expresses trauma, attempts to render justice, and bears witness to human rights violations.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Global Languages and Cultures, International Studies Program and Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

For more information, see the flyer:

Lebanese Women's Voices

Ukraine Under Attack: History and Politics behind the Crisis

Join a panel of Shippensburg’s experts to gain deeper insights into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The panelists will give brief presentations offering their perspectives on the crisis and then take questions from the audience:

Dr. Catherine Clay (retired), specializes in Russian history and was a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev in 1999.

Dr. Mark Sachleben, specializes in European politics and international relations.

Dr. David Wildermuth, specializes in Russian-German relations and the World Wars in Europe.

Moderated by Dr. Jonathan Skaff, Director of International Studies

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

For more information, see the flyer:

Ukraine Under Attack

Peace Corps Information Session

Shippensburg’s Peace Corps Prep Program will be hosting a Peace Corps Information Session. Students can join in person or via Zoom to chat with our regional recruiter and ask questions about serving with the Peace Corps. Please refer to the attached poster for information about this event.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Register Here:

For more information, see the flyer:

Peace Corps Information Session

The Year of the Everlasting Storm

A love letter to cinema, shot across the US, Iran, Chile, China, and Thailand. Seven of today's most vital filmmakers, including Oscar winner Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”), provide glimpses of life during the COVID-19 pandemic: New life in the old house. A breakaway, a reunion. Surveillance and reconciliation. An unrecognizable world, in the year of the everlasting storm. “Disquieting and essential,” Yahoo!Entertainment

Director: Various

Country: U.S

Languages: Persian, Chinese, English, Spanish and Thai with English subtitles

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

Release: 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2022, 6:30 pm EST

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For more information, see the flyer:

The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Lessons Learned from Brazil's Fight against COVID-19: A Conversation with a Ship Alumnus

Brazil, the world’s 5th largest country, has been facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world. The response of the people and federal and state governmental authorities to COVID-19 has reflected the regional and social diversity of a country with very different standards of living and levels of education. With a president who is a mask and vaccine skeptic, it is perhaps not surprising that Brazil currently has the world’s second largest number of deaths from COVID-19 after the US. Nevertheless, the Brazilian states have carried out successful vaccination campaigns thanks to a public health system that is recognized internationally as having one of the most efficient mass vaccination models in the world..

Sponsored by the Biology and Sociology/Anthropology Departments and International Studies Program.

Speakers: Mr. Eduardo Mack

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30 pm EST

Zoom Link -

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Lessons Learned from Brazil's Fight

In The Same Breath

Award-winning Chinese-American director, Nanfu Wang, began filming during a visit to China in the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak and continued after returning to the U.S. Her documentary, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, follows the early confusion, and bungling efforts of both governments to contain the infection. The film depicts the devastating toll that resulted from the misinformation spread by both governments and social media, while also highlighting the strength and resilience of the people who risked everything to communicate the truth.

A “razor-sharp look at the pandemic.” The New York Times

Director: Nanfu Wang, U.S., 2021, 98 min., English, and Chinese with English subtitles 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:30 pm EST

For more information, see the flyer:

In The Same Breath

Sleeping Rough in Port-au-Prince


Dr. Christopher Kovats-Bernat

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

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Sleeping Rough in Port-au-Prince

Contact the International Studies Program Mowrey 246 Shippensburg University Phone: 717-477-1907