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Upcoming Events: Spring 2023

May 17 (Weds): noon-1pm: International Speaker Series: Suriname

Jonneke Koomen (Willamette University): Labor and Listening in Suriname: Anticolonial Archives and Afterlives

This talk explores the work of labor organizer and poet Anton De Kom, based on his book about Dutch colonial rule from the vantage point of those who sought to overthrow it. De Kom’s efforts to uncover the resistance of enslaved people in Suriname (formerly known as Dutch Guyana), as well as ongoing scholar-activism to recover and reclaim anticolonial archives in the Netherlands, Suriname and beyond will be discussed.

The talk is past but the session was recorded, and Powerpoint slides are posted. See the links on the Speakers page.

May 25 (Thurs): 10am-noon: Focus Awards Ceremony

May 25 (Thurs), 10am – noon: Focus Awards Ceremony

In person: Sylvania PAC Lobby

Talk: “Political values and democracy around the world”, Robert Asaadi, PCC faculty
Presentation of awards (Global Studies Focus Award, Asian Studies Focus Award, China Studies Focus Award)

June 9, 11am-1pm: ISC monthly meeting (Internationalization Steering Committee)

All faculty and staff are welcome! Email rbekey@pcc.edu to get the zoom link.


This is a special funding opportunity, available to both part-time and full-time faculty, directly from PCC!

The PCC Mini-Grant Application process for 2022-23 is now closed, but there is still funding available from NIEA. Please check their website for application information.

Speed Culturing

We have a variety of ways to connect your students with International students, including the traditional Speed Culturing, Zoom Speed Culturing, and Penpals. See the links above for details, and for a link to sign up. Also, check out the  Talk Time Cafe and ESOL Club.

International Events outside of PCC (some online and some in person):

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