Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events
International Education Week Nov. 16-20
International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting a virtual event with limited sessions this year.
*Students – attend and participate in events to earn exciting prizes like an Echo Dot, UC swag and more!
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 9 a.m.
Sumita Chakraborty Workshop and Conversation
Poet Sumita Chakraborty will read from her book “Arrow.” She will also be conducting a workshop and conversation about poetry at 9 a.m. Both events open to any and all who are interested.
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Meeting ID: 898 1439 2105
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 11:15 a.m.
Sumita Chakraborty Reading and Q&A
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Meeting ID: 854 0556 3483
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 12-1 p.m.
Exploring Study Abroad Experiences: A Look Back at Spring Break in the Yucatan of Mexico
Learn about past study abroad trips to Mexico during spring break and view a photographic trip through the Yucatan and the Mayan culture. Professor Jeff Rubel will share adventures about his prior trips to Mexico with UC Clermont students. Join him to learn more about Mexican culture and this exciting region.
Meeting ID: 968 0592 8330
Thursday, Nov. 19 | 10-10:45 a.m.
Forum with Charge d’Affaires Wendy Green – U.S. Embassy in Malta
Gwendolyn “Wendy” Green, a career member of the Foreign Service, assumed her position as Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Malta in August 2020. Prior to arriving in Malta, Green studied National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. She also served as a Career Development Officer, mentoring and counseling mid-level Foreign Service Political Officers. From 2014 - 2017, Wendy served as the Chief of Consular Services at the United States Consulate General in Dubai, which also oversees U.S. visa services for Iran. Previously, Green served as the Chief of Political Military Affairs for Afghanistan in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, which built upon her two years in Eastern Afghanistan as the Chief of Interagency Operations and Plans. Her other overseas assignments include Paramaribo, Suriname; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Pretoria, South Africa.
In other Washington, D.C. assignments, Green served as a member of the Civilian Response Corps in the Secretary’s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Operations in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. A four-time Superior Honor Award recipient, Green also received the Secretary of State’s Award for Expeditionary Diplomacy and twice received the Secretary of Defense’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, where she received a Master of Military Operational Art and Science, and the National War College, where she earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. Green speaks Dutch, French, Arabic and some Farsi.
Meeting ID: 961 2373 8881
Monday, Nov. 16–Friday, Nov. 27
International Photo Display
Share a photo of yourself from a favorite international adventure! Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Nov. 20 to be included in our Facebook photo collage. Be sure to include your name, the destination and any special significance associated with the photo (i.e. honeymoon, graduation adventure, family trip).