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Past Events

Want to see what Walker Institute has been up to? Check out our images and videos from some of our past events. 

Selected Events

The Hodges Forum on International Affairs: The Jasmine Revolution and the Future of the Middle East

Date: March 21, 2017

Guests of Honor: Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia from 2011-2014; Jim Hodges, Former Governor of South Carolina

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page and you can watch the entire event on sc.edu

Palmetto Forum Seminar: MERS, Ebola and Zika, Oh My!

Date: December 7, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Helmut Albrecht, MD Professor and Chair of Clinical Internal Medicine at USC

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page.  

Racing Genre: Choral Performances of an Authentic Haiti featuring Lauren Eldridge

Date: November 18, 2016

Details: Featuring Lauren Eldridge, Spelman College

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page.

Global Studies Informational Session with Advisors

Date: November 17, 2016

Details: This informational session allowed students to ask advisors any questions about the global studies degree.

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page

Images of Arabs and Muslims in American Popular Culture with Dr. Jack Shaheen

Date: November 15, 2016

Details: This talk was a part of the 2016 International Education Week at the University of South Carolina.

More Information: You can find more images from this event on Facebook and you can watch the entire talk on YouTube

Of Graphs, Maps, and 30,000 Muslims: Premodern Arabic Texts and the Digital Humanities

Date: November 14, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Maxim Romanov-Research Fellow, Universitat Leipzig

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page.

Palmetto Forum Seminar: Who will win in this WEIRDEST election ever?

Date: November 2, 2016

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page.

2016 Spring Awards Reception

Date: April 15, 2016

Details: A celebration for the end of the semester and our awardees for the academic year of 2015-2016! 

More Information: You can find more images from this event on our Facebook page.

Varieties of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, pre-1940 and post-1990

Date: April 12, 2016

Details: The democratization of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe since 1989 stands in marked contrast to the political travails seen in the region during the 1920s and 1930s. An obvious difference between the two periods is the vastly more conducive and supportive environment for democratization that existe

More Information: You can watch the entire event on YouTube

Capoeira Charleston Workshop

Date: February 18, 2016

Details: Latin American Studies Program hosted a Capoeira Master Class held by Jesse Colon from Capoeira Charleston.

More Information: You can watch the entire event on YouTube

Syrian Refugee Information Panel

Date: November 11, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Phil Dorroll, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College.

More Information: You can view an excerpt of the event on YouTube.

23rd Annual Conference on Taiwan Studies

Date: October 2-4, 2015

More Information: You can watch the welcome video on YouTube

Anupama Bhagwat: Soulful Strings

Date: September 22, 2015

Details: Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, the School of Music at University of South Carolina, and the Society of Indian Performing Arts hosted sitarist, Anupama Bhagwat on Saturday, September 5, 2015 for a free Indian Classical Music Concert. She is accompanied by Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

More Information: You listen to the music on YouTube