Ready for the World News

Islamic Studies Expert to Discuss US and Muslim World Relations After 9/11

How has the war on terrorism affected the U.S.’s relationships with surrounding countries’ governments and tribal societies? Scholar Harrison Akins will be discussing findings of the book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. The event will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Great Room in the International House.

Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers Fame Speaks Tonight

Daniel Ellsberg

Writer, lecturer and activist Daniel Ellsberg— best known for his involvement in the Pentagon Papers trial in 1971—will speak tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. It is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Issues Committee.

Ready for the World Cafe to Feature Sushi, Japanese Fare

The Ready for the World Cafe will feature sushi and other Japanese fare on Thursday, April 4. The cafe operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations call 865-974-6645 or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Ready for the World Café to Feature Southern French Fare

The Ready for the World Café will feature traditional cuisine of southern France on Thursday, March 7. The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. For tickets and reservations, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Ready for the World Café to visit Northern Italy

Say “ciao” to some culinary delights as the Ready for the World Café stops in northern Italy on Thursday, February 28. In recognition of Faculty Appreciation Week, February 25 to March 1, faculty members attending this week’s Ready for the World Café will have the chance to win Rocky Top Institute items and café tickets.

Ready for the World Café Visits Southern Italy

The Ready for the World Café kicks off its flavorful world circuit on Thursday, February 21, with traditional fare from southern Italy. The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not apply.

Senegalese Basketball Delegation Visits UT

A Senegalese basketball delegation arrived at UT last week as part of the US Department of State’s global effort to engage women and girls through sports. The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society will host the twelve female basketball players and two coaches until February 1 through the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, a global effort established by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.