The Spring 2023 International Seminar Series, The Fifa World Cups of Soccer - Joy and Context , will highlight the joys and controversies surrounding one of the most beloved sports in the world. With the men's World Cup taking place this past fall, and the women's World Cup coming up this summer, the spring semester presents a perfect opportunity to take an in-depth look at how these events are shaping the world stage. International sporting events unite fans from around the globe through shared passion and excitement for the players, teams, and comptetitions. However, there is a dark undertone of corruption, gender inequality, and human rights and labor violations that surround these events. This series aims to take a comprehensive look at some of these topics and provide a broader context for how these events impact issues beyond the world of sports.
The International Seminar Series has become one of the most popular internationally focused events on Illinois State University’s campus and continues to provide international perspectives on important issues around the world. Those who have questions, or need accommodations to participate fully in the series should contact Emmy Buonomo at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of International Engagement at 309-438-1651.
The Office of International Engagement (OIE) requests proposals for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 International Seminar Series no later than Monday, March 6, 2023. We invite applications for semester-long international seminars focused on global, comparative, or trans-area international themes. Priority consideration will be given to applications jointly sponsored by at least two faculty or academic staff who work in different academic programs. Proposals should be emailed in pdf format to Matt Schwab.