I-Center Events – April - May 2014

 

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All events take place at the I-Center and are FREE unless otherwise noted.

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Upcoming Events at Bechtel I-Center

 
Tuesday April 15
World Cinema Series: Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Assembly Room
Free
 
Join the Russian Student Association in a screening of Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future, a science fiction comedy. Dinner is included.

Thursday April 17
World Cinema Series: Grounding: Die Letzen Tage der Swissair
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Assembly Room
Free
 
Come check out Grounding: Die Letzen Tage der Swissair, a film about the demise of the airline Swissair in 2001. This film is brought to you by the Swiss Students Association. Dinner is included.
 
Friday April 18
Film screening: Pay It Forward
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Conference Room
Free
 
Come join us this Friday to watch Pay It Forward, and see how a simple thought ingrained in a seventh grader's mind can change the world. 
 
Dinner will be provided. Please sign up using the link so we know how much food to prepare. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CwKl3RFgpCISE5tE6OPKlpCTw7QdtYyJmAogAz69oLs/viewform
 
Friday April 18
African Cultural Show
Starts at 6:00pm
Location: Cemex
Free
 
The Stanford African Students' Association (SASA) cordially invites you to their 2014 African Cultural Show! Come celebrate traditional and contemporary African music, dance, poetry, fashion, and food! Kenyan natives Longombas, a multi-award winning Afro/pop boy band will be performing, playing a mixture of African Pop, Reggae/Dance hall, R&B, and World music.
 
Dinner will be served from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The show will begin at 7:00pm. Bring your friends!
 
Wednesday April 23
Ceramics Workshop
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Assembly Room
Free
 
Like painting? Need a Mother's Day gift? Then join us for our Ceramics Workshop. We will be painting and decorating mugs that you can keep or give as gifts. Once the mugs are finished, we will put them in a kiln and you'll be able to pick them up a week later. The cost of the event is $10 and includes the mug, painting materials, and pizza. RSVP here: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/icenter/events/ceramics.fb
 
Friday April 25
Aperitivo
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Assembly Room
Free
 
Join the Stanford Italian Society for a social mixer. They will be serving Italian drinks and tasty Italian snacks, all accompanied by live jazz music. All are welcome!
 
Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27
Romanian Film Festival
1:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Assembly Room
Free
 
The theme of this year’s festival emphasizes the Romanian individual's struggle to find a cultural and social identity in a drifting world. On Sunday we will screen Cristian Mungiu’s celebrated film "Dupa dealuri" ("Beyond The Hills", 2012), and Oliver Tataru's documentary "Anatomie eines Weggehens" ("Anatomy of a Departure", 2013). In addition, director Oliver Tattaru and actresses Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur (joint winners of the 2012 Best Actress Cannes Film festival Award for their performance in "Beyond the Hills") will be our special guests. The general public will have a unique opportunity to hear from them during our Q&As and panel discussion.
 
The festival features a selection of films by renowned Romanian directors whose realist and minimalist style, a characteristic of Romanian New Wave cinema, impressed audiences throughout the world. Films will explore the relationship between art and power, censorship and repression, the cultural and linguistic diversity of Eastern Europe, and the challenges of living through post-communism. The Romanian film festival will spark an interdisciplinary and comparative discussion on the legacy of the Soviet era in the contemporary world, and it will invite its audience to see key moments in post-1945 European history from a Romanian perspective.
 
For more details about the film festival please visit: http://rofilmfestival.wordpress.com/
 
Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3
Governing Intelligence: Transnational Threats & the National Security State
May 2 - starts at 1:30pm
May 3 - starts at 5:30pm
Location: Stanford Law School
Free
 
Please join us for a two-day conference organized by the Stanford Journal for International Law. Special speakers will include former Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, and Sir Jonathan Evans, former Head of the British Security Service (MI5).
 
The goal of Governing Intelligence is to move beyond the narrow focus of today's debate -- largely centered on surveillance -- to have a broader conversation about the power and limits of intelligence agencies in the face of transnational threats. This conference will convene academics, policymakers, business leaders, and civil society groups to analyze the challenges of intelligence governance from a comparative and international perspective.

 

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