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“The Bonjour Effect” with authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow

 

After hosting a debate with author Rod Dreher on the virtues of living in a community with shared values in our present century, on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7 at 3PM we will focus on a quite different setting and community, and explore the codes and idiosyncrasies of the French, meant as a language, its speakers and a state of mind. In their acute and funny book, “The Bonjour Effect“, authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow offer a retour d’experience, that is, some feedback and comment on what they have learnt in years of travelling or living in France.

Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don’t communicate, they converse.

Codes and conventions of a language and the culture it conveys are of course a major topic for anyone with some intellectual curiosity, but it should in particular appeal our students of International Relations and Diplomacy given their penchant and inclination to work on such topics.

 

Bonjour Effect Nadeau Barlow

Open House / Career Day

 

Schiller International University Heidelberg presents this year‘s Career Day combined with an Open House Day

Regional and International Employers present themselves on Schiller International University Heidelberg Campus – Program with Short Presentations, Lectures, and Check of Application Documents

Many of you are graduating with successful Bachelor and MBA diploma but this may not guarantee a kickstart to your career. Schiller International University creates and imparts knowledge for their students and is eager to support their ambitious career goals. For this, we partner with regional and international employees to connect with our students, showcase their company’s service, and build valuable relationships during our Career Day on November 10th, 2017.

Career Fair offers valuable insights
Companies will be provided a table to set up their display and will be able to comfortably interact with students while showcasing products and services. Within workshop sessions, exhibitors and alumni provide training in the application procedure. Additionally, there will be an open stage with interesting lectures as well as dorm tours and lectures from business coaches – all open to the public. This will be a day to talk to instructors and professionals in the field and discover what’s possible for the future.

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Heidelberg Library Resources on Russian Revolution

Russian revolution is not similar to any other revolution; it was a coordinated planned revolution and the culmination of series of protests, political reformations and civil insurrection succeeded in 1917. Each one of these events that led to the Russian Revolution have their own kind of story, full of mystery, intrigue and drama. There are many fictions, movies, articles, documentaries and scholarly content on Russian Revolution and you may have seen or read some of them. But how can you determine if the information you have retained from watching a movie about the Russian Revolution is based on the truth? How can you evaluate your source of information and identify the most valid and reliable source from those that contain biased or flawed information?

In the first session of our Dissertation Workshops held on September 20 in the computer lab, students learned how to understand if a particular source can be used in their academic paper. This interactive workshop primarily helps the Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy students to find and evaluate primary and secondary sources of information on political science and international relations.

For instance you may look for primary sources to find photos of Battle of Tsushima and a museum archive can give you access to non-interpreted or unanalyzed picture of this battle:

(source: https://archive.org/details/battleofseaofjap00klad)

If you intend to study a map from the Empire of the Tsars, you may find Eropeana.eu very helpful:

http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200387/BibliographicResource_3000117267223.html?q=tsar+map

Secondary sources can tell you the story of the Russian Revolution more steps removed from the original photos or museum archived documents. You can use LIRN to get access to the scientific databases and find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles on Russian Revolution.

Rasputin’s hypnotic powers, his influence on the last Russian’s Tsar and his brutal demise have been always one of the most fascinating side-stories of the Russian Revolution. You may be wondering what the truth about Rasputin mythology is. The following article available on Lirn.net can be absorbing for you:

Pares, B. (1927). Rasputin and the empress: Authors of the russian collapse. Foreign Affairs (Pre-1986), 6(000001), 140.

If you need guidance on using e-Resources and finding more material on Russian Revolution, or you want to attend the next Dissertation Workshop, please contact your Librarian. You can also use other libraries’ resources that we provide you for free through the Inter-library loan services.

Please send an email to Ms. Leili Erfanian for more information.

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On the topic of the Russian revolution, see also a brief comment on “A People’s Tragedy” – a major classic on the subject – and a short portrait of one of its less known actors, Alexander Kerensky.

Winter Ball 2017

We are excited to announce this year’s Winter Ball: Celebrate another successful year at Schiller International University Heidelberg! The chosen venue is Level 12 with stunning views of the city. Reception will be at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner, speeches and dancing. Join us for one of the best nights of the year!

It is sure to be a classy event.

Ticket prices: € 25

Please Student Council member Cheung Ahfook to reserve your spot.

 

Winter Ball Event Program

 

1900-1930 (30 minutes)

Guests will arrive and be seated.

1930-1945 Opening speech (15 minutes)

Speeches made by Mrs. Ward and SIU SC President Sameer Kahn

1945-2100- Dinner Served (3 course meal) (1hr and 15 min)

After speech guests will be served dinner

2100-2130 Announcement Speech (30 minutes) (DJ starts, Photographer arrives)

The announcement of the 2018 SIU SC President, Vice President, and Treasurer plus

Incoming President and Treasurer speech (Mrs. Ward/ SC)

2130-2145 (15 minutes) (Hosted by Ayoub)

Recognition announcement

2145-2200 (15 minutes) (Hosted by Sarah/ Romana)

Raffling begins, and ending speech by Mrs. Ward and Student Council

2200-0100 (3hr)

Floor is open to guests (dancing, pictures, etc.)

Winter Ball 2017

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Student Council 2017-2018

SIU Paris Student Council 2017 -2018

Student Council 2017-2018

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff

I am delighted to announce the election results of this year’s Student Council elections and the creation of the student council of the Paris campus of Schiller International University.  Participation in the election was fantastic with almost 3 out of 4 students voting. Congratulations and credit are due to the four students who campaigned for the student council. Many thanks for their dynamism and spirit!

Without further ado, here is your Student Council resulting from the Fall 2017 elections:

President – Ariana McAuley
Secretary – Rebeca Belkacemi
Treasurer – Thato Mphuti

Contact email: siuparisstudentcouncil@gmail.com

The Campus staff and faculty look forward to working them, just as I am sure the Campus student body looks forward to their drive and initiative!

Regards,

James Brown, PhD.
Director

Student Council 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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