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CCU observes International Education Week

November 11, 2013

Coastal Carolina University has planned a series of events in conjunction with International Education Week, Nov. 11 to 14. The events include films and lectures that are international in their subject or origin. The public is invited to attend the events and sessions.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is one part of a larger effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for success in the global environment and promote the U.S. to those from abroad as a dynamic and welcoming location to study, learn and exchange experiences. Each year since 2010, CCU has celebrated this week with a variety of activities representing a collection of college, departmental, club and individual initiatives.

International Education Week activities at CCU were coordinated through the Office of International Programs and Services.

Following are the week’s activities:

Monday, Nov. 11

Documentary: “Kicking It” (2008)

The lives of homeless people are changed forever through an international soccer competition. This film follows six players as they set off for Cape Town, South Africa, to play in the Homeless World Cup. 6 to 7:45 p.m., Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Speaker: James O’Sullivan, “Global Trade and Its Impact on the USA and the American Worker,” 6 p.m., Edwards 247. Sullivan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of London and an M.B.A. in international economics from the University of Notre Dame. He is retired from decades of strategic planning, investment banking and pension fund management.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Film: “Outsourced” (2006). 6 to 8 p.m., Wall 309. After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Speaker: Samhi Baalbakki, “The Middle East, Today!”

6 to 8 p.m., Wall 309. Baalbaki was born and raised in Lebanon and spent the last 17 years of his career in the Middle East before retiring in the U.S. in early 2012. His legal consulting work took him to more than 20 countries in the Middle East. Through formal and informal discussions (and observation) of the business, social and religious aspects of life in the area, Baalbaki gained a deep insight into the dynamics of the Middle East. Personal experience and extensive reading (in English, French and Arabic) enhanced his thorough understanding of the people and the problems of the area.

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs and Services at 843-349-2445 or 843-349-2054.