Key Organizations and Documents
Annual International Programs Focus
Each year, North Central College turns its attention to a particular global issue in order to examine it in the cultures of particular regions of the world. During this third year of the College's 3-year series, "Global Human Rights," we will focus on Global Poverty Reduction. Several classes across the curriculum will be devoting attention to this focus, while co-curricular events (lectures, films, concerts, and art exhibits) will take place each term. The year will end with a special symposium in spring term devoted to global poverty reduction. Students are encouraged to enroll in these specially designated classes, many of which fulfill general education requirements. For further details, please visit the Annual International Focus page.
These resource lists are prepared in support of this focus.
Spring 2014 International Focus Events
All events co-sponsored by International Programs; Leadership, Ethics, & Values; and Multicultural Affairs. See the Annual International Focus web page for more information.
Monday, Apr 7, 2014: Film: "Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace."7-9:30pm, Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St.
This critically acclaimed film depicts the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, theologian and resistor to the Nazi regime who was executed just before the end of the war.
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014: Lecture: “Religious Opposition to Oppression: German Traditions.”7-9pm, Koten Chapel, Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St.
Speakers include Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman professor of humanities and professor of German, German theologian Michael Lunberg, and campus Chaplain Rev. Lynn Pries
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014: Film: “Disruption” and documentary film workshop4-6:30pm, WAC (2nd floor), 325 E. Benton Ave.
Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis return to campus to present their latest documentary, which chronicles the quest for economic rights in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014: Film: "Stuck" and discussion led by Dawn Stark of Both Ends Burning7:30 p.m., WAC (2nd floor), 325 E. Benton Ave.
The award winning documentary, "Stuck," tells the stories of four children on their individual voyages from orphanages in their native countries to homes with families in the United States.
TED Talks: Bono on Eradicating Poverty