Bringing the World to Memphis

The International Studies Department hosts an annual lecture series titled “Challenges in World Politics” at the Trezevant Manor retirement community. Faculty join residents for dinner and then give a free, public lecture on themes related to world politics. IS majors have also participated by sharing their study-abroad experiences.

 Fall 2017 Series:

 Professor Kai Chen, “The Chinese Dream.”

 Professor Barron Boyd, “South Africa in Transition.”

 Professor Steve Ceccoli, “Hong Kong: 20 Years after the British Handover.”

 Professor Nikos Zahariadis, “How Relevant is the United Nations Today?”

Fall 2016 Series:

 Professor Nikos Zahariadis, “Brexit: Is this the end of the European Union?

 Professor Kai Chen, “Taiwan between the US and China?”

 Professor Amy Risley, “The Triumph of the Revolution: Cuban Nationalism and Nostalgia.”

 IS majors Lucy Right (’17) and Roz KennyBirch (‘17), “Student Reflections on Studying Abroad.”