Each year, the University of Notre Dame’s International Student Services and Activities, in conjunction with other campus departments and organizations, hosts International Education Week (IEW). IEW is a national event coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education to celebrate and promote international education and global exchange. International Education Week 2012 will take place at Notre Dame from Nov. 9-16.
The following IEW events, some of which require tickets, are open to the public:
* At 7 p.m. Nov. 9 (Friday) and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 (Saturday), the Asian American Association presents Notre Dame’s cultural clubs in a variety of group and individual performances celebrating Asian heritage and culture at “Asian Allure 2012: Potluck.” The event will take place in Washington Hall.
* From 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 (Sunday), the Muslim Students Association of Notre Dame will host a screening of the film “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” and a discussion of the film presented by A. Rashied Omar of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The free event will take place in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.
* At 7 p.m. Nov. 11 (Sunday), the Indian Association of Notre Dame will host a Diwali celebration, which will include prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, followed by dinner and dancing. The event will be in the LaFortune Ballroom.
* At 8 p.m. Nov. 13 (Tuesday), the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and director Claire Dennis will screen two films, “To the Devil” and “Beau Travail,” as part of the Nanovic Institute’s Film Series: Power and Fragility.
* From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (Wednesday), Notre Dame International presents “International Taste of South Bend.” Sample free international cuisine provided by local ethnic restaurants in the LaFortune Ballroom.
* At 5:45 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday), with refreshments prior to the event, the Snite Museum of Art presents “Princess Marie Gets a Facelift.” South Bend Art Conservator Monica Radecki will explain the treatment that several of the paintings received in preparation for the exhibition “Breaking the Mold: The Legacy of the Noah L. and Muriel S. Butkin Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Art.”
* From 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday), Eric Nelson, government professor at Harvard University, will give a lecture titled “‘The Lord Alone Shall be King of America’: European Hebraism and the Republican Turn of 1776” at the 2012 Laura Shannon Prize award ceremony. The event is presented by the Nanovic Institute and will take place in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium.
* On Nov. 15 (Thursday), the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Notre Dame Program in French and Francophone Studies, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant, the Nanovic Institute and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts will together host “From Street to Screen: A Festival of North African Film.” At 6:30 p.m. they will screen “Neither Allah Nor Master,” followed by a 9:30 p.m. screening of “Bab’Aziz — The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul,” in DeBartolo’s Browning Cinema.