Anthropologist to speak for International Education Week

Ian McIntosh, an Australian anthropologist, will share research from two of his key areas of interest during Western Carolina University’s annual International Education Week, November 16-20.

Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh

MacIntosh is the director of international partnerships at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and the associate director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis. He will be delivering a lecture titled “Promoting Peace Through Health Care in Kenya,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the University Center’s Multipurpose Room.

A second presentation, “Virtual Study Abroad in Conflict Zones: A Gaza Case Study,” will be shared by McIntosh at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the University Center Multipurpose Room.

Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Services, IEW brings a slate of events offering a wider worldview to the campus and its community.

Other IEW events during the week include:

  • “Teaching African History at WCU,” a lecture by Saheed Aderinto, assistant professor of history, 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in the UC Multipurpose Room
  • A performance by the world-traveling Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Coulter Recital Hall, with a reception to follow
  • “Discovering Japan Through the Movie ‘Maiko Haaan,’ ” presented at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in McKee 135
  • An origami workshop, “Learning the History of Origami” offered at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in McKee 121

To learn more about IEW, contact IPS at 828-227-7494 or