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IE Week 2021, November 15-19

Since 2017, the University of Richmond has promoted the value of deeper connection to cultures through International Education Week, part of a national effort to highlight the importance of global engagement, dialogue, and cultural exchange. Our 2021 focus is Chile.

Programming & Schedule

In advance of IE Week:
Virtual Roundtable: The Writing of Chile's Constitution - October 21, 12-1:30 p.m., hosted by George Mason University and the Office of International Education, University of Richmond






Roundtable: Convención Constitucional en Chile: conversando con l@s protagonistas
Zoom, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (in Spanish)

Feminist Poetry Reading: Gladys González

The Forum, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

IE Tea: La Once
Office of International Education, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Unraveling Chile: A journalist's view of the country's democratic fabric with Gabriela Pizarro
Ukrop Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Journalism & the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

Lecture: Social and Labor Struggles in Neoliberal Chile with Dr. Ángela Vergara & Dr. Nicolás Valenzuela
Ukrop Auditorium, 2:30 p.m.

International Dinner

D-Hall, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

IE Week Reception of Thanks
INTC, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
By invitation only.

Brown Bag: Climate Activism in Chile & Virginia with guest Fabiola Barrenechea, Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, and Riley Place, '22
THC 305, 1:00 p.m. co-sponsored with the CCE


Ecochallenge (Office of Sustainability): Each year the University of Richmond community comes together to adopt environmentally-friendly behaviors inspired by engagement with another country. Through team-building and daily prompts, this week-long challenge shares knowledge about and offers positive practices for participants, the environment and our campus. Each themed action adopted by participants and teams earns points toward this friendly cross-campus competition, which draws hundreds of participants.

International Film Series
(streaming): "A Fantastic Woman" & "Machuca" -- featuring video introductions by students in Dr. Mariela Méndez's LAIS 332 class and Political Science students of Dr. Jenny Pribble; co-sponsored with Boatwright Memorial Library.

Boatwright Library Resources:
Music of Chile exhibit in the Parsons Music Library, Research Guide on Chile

Passport Café
offers Chilean cazuela, beef or mushroom

Visitors to Campus & Classrooms
Ángela Vergara, Nicolás Valenzuela (virtual), Claudia Darrigrandi Navarro, Gabriela Pizarro, Gladys Gonzalez (virtual), Fabiola Barrenechea (virtual)


Panel: Chile post-election discussion hosted by the Wilson Center, DC
Monday, November 22

Faculty Involvement

  • Don Belt

    Adjunct Instructor of Journalism

  • Kelling Donald

    Professor of Chemistry

  • Mary Finley-Brook

    Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

  • Patricia Herrera

    Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance & American Studies

  • Mariela Méndez

    Associate Professor of LALIS & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Shahan Mufti

    Associate Professor of Journalism

  • Jenny Pribble

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies

  • Lidia Radi

    Associate Professor of Italian and French

  • David Salisbury

    Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

  • Karina Vázquez

    Director of Spanish Community-Based Learning Program

Student Involvement

We're grateful for the many Richmond students who have helped shape IEW 2021. From our Chilean students providing direction on the International Dinner to Poli-Sci and LALIS classes providing detailed introductions to our IE Week films (right), Spiders from all corners have been hard at work engaging with Chile.

Exhibit: Music of Chile

Chilean Music Exhibit in Parsons Music LibraryON DISPLAY THROUGH FALL '21

In honor of IEW 2021 and UR's focus on Chile, Parsons Music Library has created an exhibit on Chilean music. The exhibit highlights items (both physical and streaming) from UR's collection as well as information about traditional Chilean instruments and dance. It also includes thumbnail biographical info on musicians Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, and Claudio Arrau. Their blog, "Listening In," contains a lot of great detail and media clips. Check it out.

Highlights from IEW 2021: Chile