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

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
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
28
Thu
2019
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
2
Sat
2019
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
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
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
15
Fri
2019
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]
Mar
19
Tue
2019
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)

Mar
20
Wed
2019
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
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Apr
16
Tue
2019
Interfaith Night at the Peace Center/ Come From Away
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm

SPECIAL OFFER for the Interfaith Community:

We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Peace Center for a special Interfaith Night at Come From Away on April 16, 2019. The Peace Center has generously provided a special ticket offer to the Interfaith community to be used for the Tuesday, April 16, 7:30PM performance of Come From Away. You may access select tickets 10% off with promo code INTERFAITH and enjoy savings on handling fees. To purchase your discounted ticket click here, visit us in person at the box office, or call us at 864-467-3000 and mention promo code INTERFAITH. This offer is not valid on previous purchases and is available in select price levels.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Turkish Cooking Demonstration with Lunch
Apr 19 @ 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). April is Turkish Baklava.

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