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Engage Your World

Engage Your World: Intercultural Dialogue Series began in September of 2009 as a collaborative effort between the Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue and the Center for Global Engagement. It brings together diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the global challenges we all face today. The broad scope of Engage Your World provides space for everyone to engage in a respectful conversation, where differences in opinion are not only encouraged but necessary for a deep and meaningful dialogue.

Upcoming Engage Your World Dates

Date, Time & Location Event Information
Thursday, January 24
4:30-6:30 p.m. | Globe Auditorium

Emancipatory Education: The Personal-Political Nexus in the Pursuit of Social Justice and Transformation*

Professor Sewpaul will explore the use of teaching strategies geared toward helping people appreciate that they are not passive victims of societal control. She will discuss how through heightened consciousness, validation and enhanced self-esteem, people can develop the capacity for constructive engagement to challenge sources of oppression and privilege.

This event is open to the public. Join us for a reception with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 31
4:30-6:30 PM | Globe Auditorium

Peace Communication in South Asia**
South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference Keynote

More information to follow

Tuesday, February 12
5:00–7:00 PM | Globe Auditorium
Social Justice in Cities–Planning for a More Equitable Future***
Panel Discussion
This panel discussion will feature doctoral and faculty researchers from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning who will be discussing their scholarship on subsidized housing, green gentrification, accessibility and quality of park distributions, and gayborhoods. 

Wednesday, February 27
5:00-7:00 PM | Globe Auditorium

Opportunities and Challenges: Exploring a win-win partnership in Southeast Asia?****
Ms. Dang will provide an overview of the current challenges and opportunities that face Southeast Asia and discuss the role foreign entities can play in assisting the efforts of Southeast Asian countries.
Wednesday, March 6
4:30–6:00 PM | Globe Auditorium
Makana: Art & Culture as Vehicles for Social Change*****
Enjoy a performance and talk by Makana, an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change.
Wednesday, April 3
5:30–9:00 PM | Globe Auditorium
Leviathan: Movie Screening & Discussion******

Join us for a screening of this Oscar-nominated film, followed by commentary and discussion with post-doctoral scholar Sergey Toymentsev (Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics).

Wednesday, April 18
4:30–6:30 PM | Globe Auditorium

Lecture in Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide*******
In this lecture, Eugenie Mukeshimana will share some of her personal experiences during the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda as well as the impact it continues to have on survivors 25 years later. She currently serves on UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s Refugee Congress, as an honorary delegate representing the State of Maryland.

Join us for a reception with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. The talk will begin at 5 p.m.

*This talk is co-sponsored by FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and FSU College of Social Work.

** This talk is co-sponsored by the FSU College of Communication and Information.

*** This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

**** This talk is co-sponsored by FSU Office of Research, FSU College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity, and the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series

***** This talk is co-sponsored by FSU Opening Nights and the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series

****** This talk is co-sponsored by International Affairs Annual Film Series honoring Dr. Robert Dailey and the Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series

******* This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Human Rights, and honors the Center for Leadership and Social Change’s Diversity Week. 

What is Intercultural Dialogue?

Intercultural Dialogue is a dynamic and challenging process of communication that aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds, values, and opinions together so they may engage in a respectful conversation about a variety of global issues.

Why is Intercultural Dialogue important?

Intercultural dialogue is essential to build an open-minded community that understands social, cultural, religious, and political complexities of our world today. Through this dialogue, we hope to provide a platform for fostering creative solutions to global problems.

Student Reflections

"I attended the Engage Your World discussion series for the first time and was completely surprised. It was absolutely nothing like I had imagined. I went with expectations of only scholarly individuals on the panel and discussing global events with each other. I was happy to see students both domestic and international on the panel and discussion was open to everyone in attendance. It was enlightening to see that all opinions mattered and everything was very free flowing. The concern for fellow students was stressed to take up the call as well to make an impact globally and possess the ideal of a global citizen."

Collaborate with us!

We are eager to collaborate with your academic unit or community organization to co-host an event as Engage Your World. To suggest a topic or to get involved, please contact Tanu Kohli at tkohli@fsu.edu or call 850-644-1401.

*These events qualify as one of the Global Citizenship Certificate events.

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