International Education Week

Roanoke College's international education week will take place November 12 - 16 and features the events listed below.

Monday, November 12
"Oh Calcutta, 2007"
Dr. Ranajoy Bhattacharyya, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
Images from Calcutta, India with discussion on contemporary India.
Noon Garrett Seminar Room Upstairs in Colket Student Center

Tuesday, November 13
"Blood Diamond"
An ex-mercenary turned smuggler (Leonard DiCaprio) and a Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou)
join to recover a rare pink diamond and rescue the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier
in Sierra Leone's civil war. Discussion with Dr. Ann Genova, Assistant Professor of History.
7:30 p.m. Lounge in Multicultural Affairs Upstairs in Office of Student Affairs in Alumni Gym

Wednesday, November 14
"Latin America's Paradigm Shift - The Role of Asia and
the Rise of the New Left"
Emil Caillaux, 2007 RC graduate from Peru
Lecture and discussion with former editor of Brackey-Ack who interned with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Lima.
Noon Garrett Seminar Room Upstairs in Colket Student Center

Thursday, November 15
"A Future for Iraq"
Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President of AMIDEAST
Lecture by expert on the Arab world and former U.S. ambassador to Syria and United Arab Emirates
Noon Pickle Meeting Room Colket Student Center

Friday, November 16
"Like Water for Chocolate"
Magical movie from Mexico about love, food, and other relationships
7:30 p.m. RC After Dark Kresge Lounge

Latin Dance Lessons
Free salsa lessons by Ecuadorian dancer Sandra Meythaler
8:15 p.m. RC After Dark Pickle Meeting Room

Los Gatos
Afrocuban, Latin jazz, and salsa band
9:30 p.m. RC After Dark Cavern

"Freedom Writers"
An amazing true story of strength, courage, and achievement in the face of adversity. A diverse group of at-risk African-American, Latino, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Caucasian high school students shatter stereotypes and rechart their futures with the support of an idealistic young teacher (Hilary Swank).
10:30 p.m. RC After Dark Kresge Lounge