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Pepperdine Celebrates International Education Week 2006
The Pepperdine community celebrates International Education Week 2006 beginning Monday, Nov. 6, through Friday, Nov. 10, with many different events open to the University community and the public. Initiated by President Bill Clinton in 1999, the joint initiative of the United States (U.S.) Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
The official International Education Week takes place Nov. 13 through 17 and contributes to the governmental departments' goal to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment as well as attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.
International Education Week events begin on Monday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Hahn Fireside Room, when Khalil Jahshan, director of Pepperdine's Washington D.C. Internship program, speaks at a special convocation. The convocation, titled "A Christian Looks at the Middle East," will address recent events in Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine from the perspective of a Christian who once lived in those areas. Seating is limited and available on a first come basis.
During the week of Nov. 6, Sami Khalil from Sodexho will also prepare special international festival menus in the Waves Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The international menu includes exotic food items such as Indian, Japanese, French entrees, and many more. Meals may be paid for with cash or Pepperdine food points.
Ending the week on a high note, the Pepperdine International Club presents International Carnival Coffee House in the Sandbar Cyber Café on Friday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. The International Coffee house will offer attendees the chance to see an international band comprised of Pepperdine student musicians and student performers. The event, which will feature samples of international foods and boba tea, is free to attend.