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.
UT’s Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to experience a taste of Spain on Thursday, April 18, at the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will headline the College of Communication and Information’s annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. Rogero will deliver the keynote address and also will be presented with the 2013 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.
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.
Wars. Major storms. Terrorist attacks. With all of these making frequent headlines, UT is hosting a timely two-day multidisciplinary symposium on disasters, displacement, and migration, and human rights February 8 and 9.
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.