Williams World Views

“Williams World Views (WWV) is an informal, weekly meeting in which students present on their academic work or experiences concerning international issues, trends, or events. WWV thus bridges the gap between the academic experience at Williams and the diverse experiences that Ephs have outside of the classroom–providing a space for discussion and learning where students and recent alumni can share their stories and learn from each other in an engaging and cross-disciplinary way.”

Note: All meetings are in Griffin 3 with the exception of Oct 16 and Nov. 6. These lunches will take place in Griffin 2.

Monday, February 24 in Griffin 3, 12:20 – 1:00 pm

Join WWV in the spring semester for informal conversation and stories that extend beyond our campus.  We will hear from Zoe Grueskin ’14, Lindsey Vandergrift ’16, and Erica Lansberg ’14 about their international experiences in the SPEC 26 Winter Study course in Maine.  Senior IS concentrators receive 1/2 colloquium credit for attendance, and pizza will be served!

Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Griffin 3, 12:30 – 1:10 pm

Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire? Sushi Thai

Anna Rahmawaty will be speaking about everything Jakarta as the capital of the world’s most populous Muslim nation – from the Radical Muslim movement to the contrasting hedonistic nightlife. Sultan Toure will speak on what it’s like to be from the French speaking Ivory Coast, as well as its current developmental challenges.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in GRIFFIN 2
Note location change!
12:20 – 1:10pm, but we welcome you to come in late and leave early as your class and activity schedules demand. Spice Root lunch provided.

Abdullah Awad ’13 is journeying through the politics of exile and the transformative power of art while on an incredible Watson Fellowship year. Catch up with Abdullah as he skypes in from India.

For more details on Abdullah’s research, go to:

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
12:20 – 1:10 pm in Griffin 3. Sushi Thai Garden provided.

Missing your friends in South Africa? Sam Green ’15, Robyn Shapiro ’15, Niha Pendurthi ’15, and Long Dang ’15 will skype in from Cape Town and share about classes, internships, Xhosa language lessons, and grappling with issues of race and poverty.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
12:20 – 1:10 pm in Griffin 3. Spice Root provided.

Come listen to Lourdes Orlando ’14, Rose Courteau ’14, and Alex Akridge ’15 share their experiences couch-surfing and WWOOFing abroad while enjoying a free lunch!

Can only come early or late because you have class? No problem! We’d love to have you anyway.
Can’t come this week but really wish you could? That’s okay too; Williams World Views meets every Wednesday, same time same place. There will always be awesome stories and delicious food. We hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions or want to suggest a future speaker (self-noms are totally cool), please email sam3, mfy1, or bsy1.