International Speaker Series

IUSB International Programs Presents:
International Speaker Series November 2015

Sam Joyce – “Contemporary Race Relations in Brazil and Racial Representations in the Media”  Monday November 9, 11:30am NS 036

Dr. Samantha Joyce is Assistant Professor of Mass Communications in the Raclin School of the Arts. Born in Brazil, she received her undergraduate degree at Universidade Federal Fluminense before moving to the US for graduate work. Dr. Samantha Joyce explores the role of media in cultural formations and cross-cultural communication as well as the role of the media and social change, ethics, class, gender, and sexuality.

Jeff Luppes – “Why Germany Still Matters” Monday November 16, 10am DW 1275

Dr. Jeff Luppes is Assistant Professor of German. His published research focuses on postwar memory, Germany identities, and German sports. Dr. Luppes teaches all levels of German language, literature, and culture. His greatest joy as a teacher is helping students discover what they find most fascinating about German culture.

Monica Tetzlaff – “Ghana Today” Monday November 16, 1pm, DW 1275

Dr. Monica Tetzlaff is an Associate Professor of History. She spent the last academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana. In addition to her interest in African History, Tetzlaff specializes in African American History, Women’s History, and the history of social movements.

Aynur Onur “Turkey Today” Tuesday November 17, 8:30-9:45am in WD 1275 and repeats at 11:30-12:45 in EA 1010

Originally from Turkey, Aynur Onur is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research focuses on the relationship between gender equity goals, secularism, and military service in Turkey, a secular Muslim state.

Haiyan Yin and Joe Chaney – China and Hong Kong panel Tuesday November 17, 2:30pm 1290 DW
Haiyan Yin “Doing Business in China Today” and Joe Chaney “Hong Kong Today”

Dr. Haiyan Yin is an Associate Professor of International Business in the Leighton School of Business and Economics. Prior to joining IU South Bend, Dr. Yin conducted research with the World Bank in Washington DC.  She teaches courses in international finance, international business, corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions.

Dr. Joe Chaney is Professor of English and Director of the Master’s of Liberal Studies Program. His published research includes work on Shakespearean drama, Renaissance rhetoric, and eighteenth-century autobiography. He spent the 2009-2010 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong and advised eight universities on best practices in general education programs. He will be the co-trip leader for a new study abroad opportunity to Hong Kong and Japan 2016.

Dora Natella – “Italy today” Tuesday November 17, 4 pm NS 113

Dora Natella is Associate Professor of Fine Arts in the Raclin School of the Arts. Raised in Italy, she studied figurative sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. Her roots in Italy and Venezuela as well as her experiences learning and teaching in the US have shaped her art. In 2016, Professor Natella will lead a study abroad trip to Italy in 2016

Shawn Nichols-Boyle – “Embracing and Erasing the Past: Exploring the Complexity of Modern Ireland” Tuesday November 17, 5:30 pm DW 1185

Dr. Shawn Nichols-Boyle is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and Director of the English as a Second Language Program. In 2017, Dr. Nichols-Boyle will lead a new study abroad experience to Ireland. Dr. Nichols-Boyle received her Ph.D. in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College Dublin and lived in the Dublin area for five years.

Anurag Pant – “India Today” Wednesday November 18, 1pm

Originally from India, Dr. Anurag Pant received a BA from Mumbai University and a Master’s degree in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr. Pant is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Leighton School of Business and Economics and teaches courses related to consumer behavior and marketing research.

 Eric McGinness – “Teaching English In China,” Thursday November 19 11:30am EA 1019

Eric McGinness is student in the IUSB Masters of Education program. He has traveled widely and has lived in in France and Israel. In his talk, he will discuss his experiences teaching English for three years in China.

Yuri Obata – “Japan’s Shimane Prefecture: The Land of Eight Million Gods” Thursday November 19 2:30pm DW 1290

Originally from Japan, Dr. Yuri Obata received a Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder in August of 2005. Her research and teaching interests are communication law and culture, Japanese and international mass media and popular culture, and laws on pornography

Harry Vasilopoulos – “Greece Today” Thursday December 3, 10am EA 1019

Professor Harry Vasilopoulos has expertise in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Change Management, Instructional Design, and Industrial Relations.  Originally from Athens Greece, Professor Vasilopoulos is the trip leader for a new study abroad opportunity in Greece in 2016.



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