International Festival at GWB April 12 and 16

From traditional foods to informative presentations and lively entertainment, international students in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work will offer a taste of their homelands during the 10th annual International Festival April 12 and 16.

The theme of this year’s festival, which is free and open to the public, is “Citizens of the World in Celebration.”

The celebration will kick off with a forum on globalization, called “The International Perspective of GWB,” from 5-9 p.m. April 12 in Brown Lounge.

Andrew Mertha, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, will be the featured speaker for the event. After his lecture, a panel of international students will discuss the impact of globalization on marginalized populations of the world.

On April 16, students will offer an international banquet from 6-8:30 p.m. in Brown Lounge. Attendees can sample food from more than 20 countries and view exhibits about the students’ homelands.

After the banquet, students will present dance, music, song and poetry from around the world in Brown Hall, Room 100.

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