UI provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Feb
20
Wed
2019
Challenges for the Middle East: An America and the World Lecture
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

From elections, to refugee crises, ISIL, shifting alliances and Jerusalem – instability continues to mark the Middle East.  Turmoil across the Middle East makes it harder to narrow down the main political issues, but the Syrian crisis, the fate of refugees, elections and terrorists top the list.  Dr. Buket Oztas, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, will shed light on these and other issues, and answer your questions. This lecture is the sixth of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Furman University.

Dr. Buket Oztas joined Furman’s Politics and International Affairs department as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2017. Her expertise is in Comparative Politics, with a regional focus on the Middle East. Her research interests fall broadly in the fields of political Islam and regime transitions in the Islamic world, but she also does research on European Politics, particularly on the changing institutional dynamics of the European Union.

Originally from Izmir, Turkey, Dr. Oztas received her B.A. and B.S. degrees (2010) from Bilkent University (Turkey) and Binghamton University (New York), and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida (2016).

Her most recent work focuses on the interplay between political Islam and democratization.

To read more about Dr. Oztas, please click here
Be sure to save these upcoming lecture dates….
  • February 20: Dr. Buket Oztas – Challenges for the Middle East
  • March 20: Dr. Akan Malici – The Palestine-Israel Conflict

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Feb
21
Thu
2019
Ladies’ Night Out with the UIWG
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at a local internationally-themed restaurant with the women of Upstate International Women’s Group on the 3rd Thursday of every month. A different location is chosen each month, so make sure you check back to find out where to meet!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Calling All Retired/Semi-Retired Expats Living in the Upstate
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm

 

If you are a  Retired or Semi-retired Expat living in the Upstate, we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats to share conversation about your experiences and travels.

We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month, September through May, at Roost.  We take the summers ‘off’ as we know many of our expats will be traveling across the seas during the summer months.
Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $10.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please click here to RSVP to Sandy so that she can be sure to reserve enough seating at Roost.
Feb
23
Sat
2019
Hula: the Dance of the Heart
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
E Komo Mai, come join Kaleo Wheeler, Hula Instructor, for this Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Dance.  Experience a different form of healthy exercise for the mind and body that will help you: increase your physical fitness; experience calmness, well being and joy; have a better relationship with your body and body image; improve your confidence and self-esteem and connect you to your inner essence, your self-expression and your creativity.  No dance experience necessary.
Each workshop is  $45.  Register by calling Kaleo at  914-466-0015 or emailing her at [email protected]
Feb
25
Mon
2019
English Country Dance
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Margaret Swait, internationally esteemed dance mistress and founder of the Carolina English Country Dancers, will teach for 4 weeks. She describes what brought her to this form of graceful couples dancing: “The feeling of floating and whirling to its wonderful music drew me into the world o English Country dance. The variety of its pace and mood from dreamy elegance to lively exuberance and people I’ve met keep bringing me back to it.”

When: Mondays, February 25 -March 18
7 -8 pm (teaching); 8 – 9 pm (requests and review)
Cost: $8.00 for 4-week series ($3/ for one night)
For more information:
Feb
26
Tue
2019
Fitness Walk
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Ladies’ Lunch
Feb 27 @ 11:45 am

 

Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP
Feb
28
Thu
2019
IWC Crafting Day
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come craft with the IWC on the 3rd Thursday of every month, September through May! Bring your current craft project or just come for the conversation.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

The Art of Crafting
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club at Upstate International for a fun afternoon of crafting around the world!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

                   Welcome to the 1st Annual                                         Greenville Jewish Film Festival                                  a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

February 28 @ 6:00 pm              March 2 @ 7:00 pm             March 3 @ 4:00 pm

                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
1
Fri
2019
100 Bells to Kick Off Upstate International Month
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clemson University Carillon

To Kick off Upstate International Month join Clemson University Carillon. 23 National Anthems from around the world will be performed.

Israel performed by Sarah Baum, Chemical Engineering
Canada performed by Cal Bedenbaugh, History
The United States, France, and China performed by Linda Dzuris, University Carillonneur

                Germany performed by Sam Hobson, Performing Arts

                           Belgium performed by Ashley Hodge, Sports Communication
                         Lebanon performed by Sam Ingerslew, Mechanical Engineering
                                The Netherlands performed by Erin Kelsey, Computer Engineering
Russia performed by John Lawler, Computer Engineering

Chile, Mexico, Iceland, Cuba, and the Philippines
performed by Aubrey Lawson, Graduate Computer Science
South Africa performed by Kate Mills, Nursing
Japan performed by Maria Roberts, Psychology
Sweden performed by Rachel Rosstedt, Civil Engineering

Scotland performed by Erica Snow, General Engineering

Uganda performed by Callie Stuart, Bio-Engineering
United Kingdom, Ireland, and India performed by Darby Ward, Graduate History

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Hinamatsuri Japanese Doll Festival
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm

The Japan America Association of SC is partnering with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate to offer Children’s Activities for the Hinamatsuri Japanese doll festival.
Ornamental dolls will be on display through March 3rd.
(More event details here)
The Metropolitan Opera presents: La Fille du Régiment – Gaetano Donizetti
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
World Premiere: Opéra Comique, Paris, 1840. Bergamo-born Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) our Sister City, is home of the composer of Fille du Regiment
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
Mardi Gras at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a Mardi Gras themed menu from the Swamp Cafe or Swamp Pizza area!


 

Inaugural Korea Night
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

March is Upstate International Month. The Korea Center is proud to kick off the celebration by holding its first Korea Night on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Please come and enjoy an evening of dinner, Korean music and dance entertainment, and a cash bar at the Commerce Club. For our guests who cannot attend, of course there is the option to donate. All tickets and donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
It has been five years since Greenville Korea Center first opened its doors. Greenville Korea Center is dedicated to fostering Korean American civic participation among its members and seeing the future generations grow up celebrating and cherishing their ethnicity and cultural heritage on their way to becoming engaged and caring citizens of the globe. The Center operates a Korean School and welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and various learning resources. Slowly but surely we are getting introduced to the community.
Ticket information coming soon.
1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

                  Welcome to the 1st Annual                                    Greenville Jewish Film Festival                          a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

March 2 @ 7:00 pm                     March 3 @ 4:00 pm
                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
3
Sun
2019
1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome to the 1st Annual 

              Greenville Jewish Film Festival               

a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

 March 3 @ 4:00 pm
                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
4
Mon
2019
English Country Dance
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Margaret Swait, internationally esteemed dance mistress and founder of the Carolina English Country Dancers, will teach for 4 weeks. She describes what brought her to this form of graceful couples dancing: “The feeling of floating and whirling to its wonderful music drew me into the world o English Country dance. The variety of its pace and mood from dreamy elegance to lively exuberance and people I’ve met keep bringing me back to it.”

When: Mondays, February 25 -March 18
7 -8 pm (teaching); 8 – 9 pm (requests and review)
Cost: $8.00 for 4-week series ($3/ for one night)
For more information:
Mar
5
Tue
2019
Fashion with a Flare
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a fashion show with your very own members, representing international fashion and culture!

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Upcountry History Museum
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the Upcountry History Museum. Enjoy Mardi Gras craft, festive snacks, and more.

Celebrations at UHM are FREE to Museum Members, and FREE with regular admission for all other guests.


 

Mardi Gras Mask! $25 Tuesday
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Price: $25.00
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with us! Wine & Design is not your typical art class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. Bring a friend or come alone, we promise you will have a good time. No experience needed, as we walk you through each step. We start painting AT the scheduled time of class. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ONLINE to guarantee your seat. Classes last approximately 2 hours. Bring your own snacks, or favorite beverage (BYOB).

 

Tween Scene: Mardi Gras Party
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Tween Scene for festive mask-making and treats and learn about this colorful holiday. Must be 10, 11 or 12 years old to attend.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Community Book Read, Author Talk, and Book Signing . . .
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet Daniel Stone, author of THE FOOD EXPLORER

6:00pm: Delicious treats from Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, and book sales
6:30pm: Daniel Stone talks about The Food Explorer, followed by Q&A with the audience, and a book signing.
Daniel Stone is a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany in Washington D.C. He writes for National Geographic and is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He has written for Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Vice, and Literary Hub. He teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University.
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP by clicking here.
Sponsored by: Fiction Addiction, Slow Food Upstate,
Greenville Tech Sustainable Ag Program,
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and
Grocery, and Upstate International.
Mar
8
Fri
2019
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019

Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter

Better the balance, better the world. Celebrate women’s achievements on Friday March 8, while calling for a more gender-balanced world.

International Women’s Day: Women on the Move
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women impacting Greenville. Come support a locally owned restaurant by purchasing authentic Cuban food and drinks while celebrating women in our community. Live music and dancing will begin at 8 pm.
Mar
11
Mon
2019
English Country Dance
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Margaret Swait, internationally esteemed dance mistress and founder of the Carolina English Country Dancers, will teach for 4 weeks. She describes what brought her to this form of graceful couples dancing: “The feeling of floating and whirling to its wonderful music drew me into the world o English Country dance. The variety of its pace and mood from dreamy elegance to lively exuberance and people I’ve met keep bringing me back to it.”

When: Mondays, February 25 -March 18
7 -8 pm (teaching); 8 – 9 pm (requests and review)
Cost: $8.00 for 4-week series ($3/ for one night)
For more information:
Mar
12
Tue
2019
Hiking with the UIWG
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come out and enjoy a nice hike with the UIWG on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting in September.Meet at the Starbucks on E. North St.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Mar
13
Wed
2019
International Business Conference 2019: Applying Language in the Global Marketplace
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Organized and hosted by the Language and International Trade Council. With the support of the Department of Languages

 

The purpose of the Language and International Trade Conference is:

  • To provide leadership opportunities for students of foreign languages
  • To promote student awareness of international businesses in the region
  • To provide networking opportunities for students, alumni and international firms
  • To raise awareness and understanding of globalization
  • To highlight Clemson University’s relationship to the business community
  • To promote Language and International Trade especially the importance of language and culture study for the professions
For more information: Visit their website
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Stride & Stroll
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am
Stride and Stroll with the UIWG
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am

For ladies of all ages and fitness levels, children who can walk 3 miles, babies in strollers. . .Join the Upstate International Women’s Group for Stride and Stroll on the 2nd Thursday of every month!
Meet us at the Greenville Zoo parking lot at 9 am.
Then … 2 options: 1) Some of us will walk slowly to the Children’s garden, turn around and have a snack at the cafe Spill the Beans and return to the parking lot by noon.  2) For ladies who would like to cover more miles and walk faster, please plan to  walk ahead to the  railroad bridge and come back to meet us at the cafe on your return.


Please RSVP (required) with Ursula by clicking here.

UIWG Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Mar
15
Fri
2019
National Foreign Languages Month at the Boiling Springs Library March 2019
Mar 15 all-day

Stop by The Boiling Springs Library to pick up movies, video games, books and more in different languages in the month of March!

Turkish Cooking Demonstration with Lunch
Mar 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Atlantic Institute at Upstate International on the 3rd Friday of the month to learn how to cook authentic Turkish food. (September 14th – April 19th). March is a Turkish Casserole.

Each Class is $15 and includes a full Turkish lunch! Register here for one or all.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Click here to register
Save this date for the final demonstration:
April 19 – Turkish Baklava
Mar
16
Sat
2019
Hula: the Dance of the Heart
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Upstate International Month presents for the very first time the opportunity to learn the art of Hula      

E Komo Mai, come join Kaleo Wheeler, Hula Instructor, for this Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Dance.  Experience a different form of healthy exercise for the mind and body that will help you: increase your physical fitness; experience calmness, well being and joy; have a better relationship with your body and body image; improve your confidence and self-esteem and connect you to your inner essence, your self-expression and your creativity.  No dance experience necessary.
Each workshop is  $45.  Register by calling Kaleo at  914-466-0015 or emailing her at [email protected]
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Since 2012, The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted a parade in Greenville, which has continued to grow from a small downtown march from St. Mary’s Church into a multi-unit event including multiple bands, civic groups, and charitable organizations.

 

In 2018, in order for this community celebration of Irish Culture to grow and take its rightful place as a marquee event in Greenville, members of several Irish community organizations came together to create the Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Committee. They invite you to join them in celebrating Irish heritage, civic pride, faith, family, friendship and tradition.

For more info click (here)

Mar
17
Sun
2019
24th Annual ‘Return to the Green’ Irish Cultural Festival
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Greenville’s original and best Irish celebration is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Always fun and always FREE!

Mar
18
Mon
2019
English Country Dance
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Margaret Swait, internationally esteemed dance mistress and founder of the Carolina English Country Dancers, will teach for 4 weeks. She describes what brought her to this form of graceful couples dancing: “The feeling of floating and whirling to its wonderful music drew me into the world o English Country dance. The variety of its pace and mood from dreamy elegance to lively exuberance and people I’ve met keep bringing me back to it.”

When: Mondays, February 25 -March 18
7 -8 pm (teaching); 8 – 9 pm (requests and review)
Cost: $8.00 for 4-week series ($3/ for one night)
For more information:
Mar
19
Tue
2019
Monthly Coffee & Conversation with the UIWG
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am

Join the International Women’s Club for our monthly Coffee & Conversation.  Meet new people in a relaxed and easy environment, many of us are from abroad while just as many are from the US; we love to share stories and cultures.
No RSVP.
Japanese-American Language Table
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Japan America Association of SC is hosting a Language Table at Kazoku Express Restaurant in Mauldin, 203 N Main St, Mauldin, SC 29662

(Signup link here)

Talk: Malcolm X led by Cynthia King (A Chautauqua Event)
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Cynthia King, PhD is the chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Furman University. She received her BA and MA in Communication at Auburn University and earned her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. King teaches in the areas of strategic public discourse, public speaking, U.S. Public Address, African American rhetoric, and media studies. Her current research explores the rhetoric of African American political thought.

The Malcolm X Talk is a part of Upstate International Month promoting our rich cultural diversity, heritage, and global connections through a variety of internationally themed events. Upstate International Month is produced by Upstate International in collaboration with their community partners.

Malcolm X blasted the American black liberation movement into global context by actively connecting it to African, Asian, and Latin American revolutionary mobilizations. He brought the movement into a worldview― the struggle for human rights. His ingenuity forged global awareness of the Civil Rights Struggle and catapulted the debate onto the world stage.

During the last year of his life, Malcolm X spent five months in Africa and the Middle East, and almost another month in Europe. In Africa, he built powerful relationships with anti-colonial resistance leaders and the presidents of new nations emerging from colonialism. In the Middle East, presidents and kings recognized Malcolm as the emerging leader of Islam in the United States, and gave him lavish support. In Europe, Malcolm X built relationships with the younger generations of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern leaders who were preparing for their future leadership roles through their studies at Oxford and other elite universities.

“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.” ― Malcolm X

“One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding.” ― Malcolm X

 

 

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Hispanic Alliance 2019 Annual Meeting
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us on March 20th to celebrate all the ways our community rose to new heights in 2018!
Please note that this special meeting does not fall on the traditional date of our Monthly Network Meeting. Save the date on your calendar and get your tickets soon. Lunch will be provided and space is limited.

The Palestine-Israel Conflict: An America and the World Lecture
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It has been referred to as the world’s “most intractable conflict”, with the ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip reaching 51 years.  Despite a long-term peace process Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement. Among the key issues are: mutual recognition, borders, security, and control of Jerusalem. The violence of the conflict, in a region rich in sites of historic, cultural and religious interest worldwide, has been the object of numerous international conferences and many attempts have been made to broker a two-state solution.  Dr. Akan Malici,  Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, will shed light on the issues, make you think, and engage your questions. This lecture is the last of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Furman University.

Dr. Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in Germany and received his undergraduate education in Literature and Political Science at the University of Tuebingen. He came to the United States for graduate school in 2000. At Arizona State University he received his M.A. degree in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004. He has been teaching at Furman University since 2005.

Dr. Malici’s scholarly interest is in the area of Foreign Policy Decision-Making and Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of When Leaders Learn and When They Don’t (SUNY Press, 2008) and The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy (Palgrave Press, 2008). Akan Malici is also the co-author of U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations: Enemies of Our Own Making (Routledge 2016).  At Furman, he teaches classes in International Politics and Research Methodology.

To read more about Dr. Malici, please click here
To buy tickets, click here:  Tickets

Thank you to our event sponsor:

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Mar
21
Thu
2019
Ladies’ Night Out with the UIWG
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at a local internationally-themed restaurant with the women of Upstate International Women’s Group on the 3rd Thursday of every month. A different location is chosen each month, so make sure you check back to find out where to meet!

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Calling All Retired/Semi-Retired Expats Living in the Upstate
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm

 

If you are a  Retired or Semi-retired Expat living in the Upstate, we want you (members, spouses and significant others) to join us. Come and connect with fellow expats to share conversation about your experiences and travels.

We plan to meet for lunch and conversation every 4th Friday of the month, September through May, at Roost.  We take the summers ‘off’ as we know many of our expats will be traveling across the seas during the summer months.
Roost offers a lovely lunch buffet for $10.95 that includes salad, soup and flatbread pizza buffet, or you can always order a la carte.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please click here to RSVP to Sandy so that she can be sure to reserve enough seating at Roost.
Mar
23
Sat
2019
Italian Cooking and Culture with Chef Josie
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm




 
Join UI on a trip to the Mediterranean and enjoy the flavors of Italy with chef Josie Cassandra as she prepares a special Italian meal for us and shares her cooking secrets.
Chef Josie’s cooking abilities were inherited directly from her mother, an Italian immigrant.  After enrolling in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco at age 50, Josie perfected her skills and became a world class chef.  After graduating with honors, she headed back to Los Angeles and became an Executive Chef in Beverly Hills and Malibu restaurants and even catered private dinner parties for the stars.
Josie now gives cooking lessons in the Upstate community. The evening of Italian Cooking and Culture will include delicious homemade appetizers, an entree and dessert, paired with the perfect glass of wine.  We look forward to sharing this exquisite evening with you!
UI Member Ticket  $40; Non-Member Ticket  $45
*Please note, maximum of 20 guests allowed, so please register quickly*
If you have any questions please contact Christine Hofbauer at
864-631-2188 or [email protected]
Mar
25
Mon
2019
International Book Club Meeting: The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone.  The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes – and thousands more – to the American plate.

Join us at Two Chefs Cafe & Market for our monthly discussion.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Fitness Walk
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am
Long Fitness Walk with the UIWG
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am

Get in shape with the International Women’s Group on the fourth Tuesday of every month in our long fitness walk! Meet in the Cleveland Zoo parking lot.

We’ll walk all the way to the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, and then walk back…a good 8 miles round-trip!  You’ll definitely get in your 10,000 steps for the day!

RSVP required…so we know that you are coming!  Please click here  to RSVP or to contact Margo for more information.

IWC Events are brought to you by Upstate International, a membership-based organization. Check out the membership page on our website for more information. 

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Ladies’ Lunch
Mar 27 @ 11:45 am

 

Lunch and Laugh your way into the rest of your afternoon by joining the International Women’s Group every 4th Wednesday.  We have such a good time together and look forward to welcoming you to our group.

 

No RSVP