Ishmael Beah to deliver keynote address for International Education Week

Author and activist Ismael Beah will be the keynote speaker for International Education Week, which runs Nov. 11 through 18.

His address is free and open to the public.  He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Wait Chapel. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The week is sponsored by the Center for Global Programs and Studies, the School of Law, Campus Life, Latin American and Latino Studies, French Studies, Rethinking Community and the Dean of Students.  It will feature numerous events throughout the week.  A schedule is here.

A native of Sierra Leone, Beah is the author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and the novel “Radiance of Tomorrow.”

Dr. Justin A. Chen, a psychiatrist, will address Wake Forest faculty and staff in a presentation on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 401 (Ammons Gallery).  Registration is required.  The presentation will, in part, focus on learning more about the experience of international students studying in the United States and potential strategies for improving international student emotional wellness.