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Any event included in the SWS-gRAM will qualify for World Studies Passport Points. Please bring in a record of having attended the event (ticket stub, borchure, etc.) to the SWS Advising Office to receive Passport stamps. Please see for additional events and opportunities.

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Guantánamo: When Command and the Constitution Collide
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00– 8:00pm, Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond.
Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, as the commanding general of the Joint Task Force ordered to prepare and operate the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay after Sept.11, faced an ethical dilemma unlike anything most of us will ever experience. Now the former commander is a leader in the discussion about why the prison should be closed.
For more information check the Jepson Leadership Forum schedule.

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20th Annual International Business Forum
Wednesday, October 22nd, 3:30pm-5:30pm, University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom. The VCU International Business Forum is one of the university's premier yearly events. Students, faculty and community members are invited to hear and interact with a panel of invited speakers focusing on a specific topic of importance to the buisness world. This year's Forum will focus on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility. Panelists from Altria, Capital One, Ford Motor Company, and Ritz Carlton will provide insights into the role that social responsibility plays in the business model. For more information, please contact Rebecca Jones (


----------------------------------------------------------Friday, October 24th-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Locomotion, Childbirth and the Evolution of the Human Hip
Friday, October 24, 3:00–4:30pm, VCU Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.
As part of the Fall 2014 Anthropology Speaker Series. Kristi Lewton is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at Boston University. For additional information see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Christopher Brooks .

Trends in Global Philanthropy
Friday, October 24th, 9:00am-4:00pm, University of Richmond. For this first course in Global Philanthropy it will discuss how to deal with international prospects: not only those living abroad, but also those in the United States who are first- or second-generation immigrants. For more information: or visit their website.

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Humanities Research Center Speaker Series: E. Patrick Johnson
Wednesday, October 29th, 8:00 pm, Grace Street Theater. Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, E. Patrick Johnson, will perform his play Sweet Tea, based on his book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) on October 29. Professor Johnson will also give a lecture on October 30 about his current research project on queer sexuality and performance in the black church. These two events are co-sponsored by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.