Selected Archived Events

Dilemmas of European Integration following Brexit

December 7, 2017

A lecture by Hon. Bronisław Komorowski, Former President of the Republic of Poland (2010-2015) on the Dilemmas of European Integration following Brexit. Hon. Bronisław Komorowski has served the Republic of Poland as a Member of Parliament, Minister of National Defense, Speaker of the Sejm, and, from 2010-2015, as President. A historian and activist, he now runs the Bronisław Komorowski Institute, dedicated to the promotion of freedom, dialogue, and security.

Sponsored by: Global AffairsDepartment of German and Russian, Department of Political Science, International Relations Program, Migration Research Cluster and the UC Davis Humanities Institute in the College of Letters and Science; School of LawUC Davis ExtensionTaube Philanthropies

International Center Grand Opening

April 21, 2017, program at 1:15 p.m. followed by open house and international activities

Sponsored by: Global Affairs

Provost's Forum, Allen E. Goodman

May 8, 2013

The UC Davis Provost Forum provides perspectives on how administrators, faculty and students are dealing with the rapidly changing international environment. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education speaking on, “From Mandalay to Memorial Union: How Public Universities Keep Dreams Alive.”

Sponsored by: Global Affairs (formerly University Outreach and International Programs)

Lecture by Consul General of China Gao Zhansheng

November 19, 2012

Consul General Gao will discuss education and youth exchanges, including a story about Milton Gardner, a resident of Kuling, China who later returned to the U.S. and became a Professor of Physics at UC Davis. Professor Gardner's story emphasizes the important role of people-to-people contact in bringing two nations together.

Sponsored by: Global Affairs (Formerly University Outreach and International Programs), Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, Graduate School of Management, College of Letters and Science, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Hands Across the Educational Borders: UC Davis Part of Graduate Student Exchange Program Between Brazil and United States

May 23, 2011

Dr. Jorge Guimarães will present the main activities of Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and show the increasing importance of international cooperation to promote high-level study among international centers of excellence, followed by an opportunity for questions.

Sponsored by: Entomology Department; Graduate Studies; Global Affairs (formerly University Outreach and International Programs)

Ambassador of Germany Lecture

March 9, 2011

Dr. Klaus Scharioth, ambassador of Germany to the United States, will be discussing the partnerships between the United States and Germany and how to use them to tackle global problems. Ambassador Scharioth will give a 30 minute lecture followed by time for questions.

Sponsored by: Global Affairs (formerly University Outreach and International Programs); Department of German and Russian; Institute of Governmental Affairs

The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa

April 2, 2010

Deborah Bräutigam presents her new book, The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford Press, 2010). One of the world’s leading experts,she provides the first comprehensive account of China’s aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Bräutigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their “going global” strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the U.S., Bräutigam shines new light on a topic of great interest.

Sponsored by: African American and African Studies; East Asian Studies; Human and Community Development; Institute of Governmental Affairs; Global Affairs (formerly University Outreach and International Programs)

Building Bridges Reception

May 7, 2007

A reception in honor of UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef and the UC Davis delegation who participated in the first Building Bridges Summit in Egypt in March. Building Bridges was created to provide a platform for culture exchange, enhanced communications and progressive collaboration between the U.S. and Middle East in an effort to expand the space for peace. They will share their experiences and accomplishments as well as the potential opportunities in front of us.

Rigoberta Menchu Talk

Oct. 21, 2005, at the Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall

Nobel Peace Prize-winner and Human Rights and Indigenous Rights activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum and her namesake foundation take the indigenous peoples' ancestral spirituality, as a source of wisdom, interpretation, inspiration and energy, a base for the construction of balanced, harmonic relationships. As Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Indigenous woman and survivor of genocide in Guatemala, she seeks the observance of A CODE OF ETHICS FOR AN ERA OF PEACE as her contribution to humanity.

Sponsored by: Hemispheric Institute on the Americas; Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas; Spanish and Classics; Native American Studies; Chicana/Latina Research Center; School of Law; UC Davis Extension; Campus and Community Relations; Davis Humanities Institute; College of Agriculture and Environmental Science; College of Letters and Science Division of Social Sciences and Division of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies

Shirin Ebadi Lecture: "Human Rights, Democracy and Islam"

May 17, 2005, 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and social-justice activist who won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a free talk about human rights and freedom of speech at UC Davis.

Sponsored by: UC Davis School of Law; The Middle East/South Asia Studies Program; Global Affairs (formerly University Outreach and International Programs)

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation was an opportunity for Global Affairs staff to meet with representatives from other units to discuss opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.

Past Guests


  • Rachel Goodhue, 2014-15 Vice Chair, Academic Senate and Andres Resendez, Chair, International Education committee (April 27, 2015)
  • Brad Pollock, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences (May 4, 2015)


  • Andres Resendez, 2013-14 CIE Chair (January 6, 2014)
  • Steven Baissa, Koby Rodriguez, Cross Cultural Center (March 31, 2014)
  • Elias Lopez, Campus Registrar (May 19, 2014)


  • MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian (2-11-2013)
  • Bruno Nachtergaele, 2012-13 Divisional Chair, Academic Senate (3-11-2013)
  • Baki Tezcan, Director, ME/SA (4-1-2013)


  • Walter Robinson, Director, Undergraduate Admissions (10-24-2011)
  • Flagg Miller, Director, Middle East/South Asia Program (2-27-2012)
  • Anupam Chander, Director, CILC-Center For International Law and Policy (4-9 12)
  • Daniel Kono, Director, International Relations and Katy Pattison, Major Advisor (5-21-2012)


  • Sudipta Sen, ME/SA Director (12-13-2010)
  • Wil Agatstein, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship (2-14-2011)
  • Jeanette Money, Chair, Academic Senate CIE-Committee on International Education, (3-14-2011)


  • Karen McDonald, Associate Dean, College of Engineering (11-9-2009)
  • Lora Jo Bossio, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs (3-29-2010)
  • Frank Wada, University Registrar and Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions (3-29-2010)


  • Suad Joseph, Director, Middle East/South Asia Program (11-3-08)
  • Zeev Maoz, Director, International Relations & Professor of Political Science (2-9-09)
  • Jim Hill, Assistant Dean, CAES International Programs Office (4-20-09)


  • Bob Blake, Director, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching
  • Laurie Lewis, UC Davis Centennial (11-27-07)
  • Charles Walker, Director, Hemispheric Institute of the Americas (1-14-08)
  • Marj Dickinson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Govt. and Comm. Relations (4-14-08)


  • Don Roth, Executive Director, Mondavi Center/University Cultural Programs (4-2-07)
  • Kevin Johnson, Associate Dean, School of Law (5-7-07)


  • Subhash Risbud, Director, Internship and Career Center (10-3-05)
  • Jim Hill, Associate Dean, CAES, International Programs Office (10-10-05)
  • Pam Burnett, Director, Admissions (10-17-05)
  • Randy Siverson, Director, International Relations (10-28-05)
  • Steven Baissa, Director, Cross-Cultural Center (2-27-06)