Global Voices Public Programming

International House serves the University and the Chicago-area community as a cultural center through an array of public programs. Each year, I-House offers more than 200 events through the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Program, marketed throughout the city. These include musical and other performances, outreach programs with international organizations, collaborations with foreign consulates, language exchanges, and forums led by distinguished guest speakers. These programs provide Chicago’s citizens, universities, cultural institutions, community groups, and our residents with opportunities for meaningful engagement with artists, scholars, and other leaders on the world stage.

Through the Global Voices Community Co-sponsorship Program, International House also offers its space and professional support to educational and cultural organizations as part of an ongoing effort to foster programs that raise awareness of contemporary global issues. Whether it’s a world music or dance performance, lecture, conference, or international film festival, International House presents public programming that promotes opportunities for civic discourse on community, national, and world affairs.

When you support Global Voices Public Programming, you bolster the International House’s role as a locus for multicultural engagement and exchange. Alumni and friends of the College may be especially interested in supporting Global Voices programming, funding one or more of the Metcalf Internships devoted to the program each year.