Next week will see not two, but three London Undergraduate Program events taking place:
Chris Renner, President of Helios Partners Europe, starts the week with an Alumni-Student lecture on “London and the Olympic Games: An Historic Journey“.
A Notre Dame alum, with a strong international background and a successful track record in marketing some of the world’s biggest sporting events, Chris Renner is one of the industry’s most experienced executives. Having developed marketing and sales programs for sports properties as diverse as the Olympic Games, Asian Games, and Major League Baseball, Chris has worked and delivered on projects in Europe, Asia and the United States, and has had a 20 year career marketing the Olympic Games, beginning with the IOC’s TOP program in 1991.
Students and alumni wishing to attend should should email email@example.com to reserve a seat. Please put “Renner Talk” in the subject line.
This will be followed on Tuesday by a “Flashpoint” with Professor Robert Schmuhl on “Easter 1916”
Flashpoints is a series of informal discussions for small groups of students led by LUP faculty on areas of faculty expertise linked to urgent social developments and controversies around the world.
Professor Schmuhl is a leading authority on the Irish 1916 Easter uprising against British rule and the role of print media in the ways this tragic event was represented in Ireland, Britain, and the United States. This is a rare opportunity for student interested in the history of Anglo-Irish-US relations, past and present.
Wednesday evening will see a world music concert in Conway Hall’s Student Activity Centre. The world acoustic music of Melange spans a huge range of styles from the Gnawa music of the south Moroccan desert, popular North African rai and chaabi songs, exotic Middle Eastern and Turkish melodies and improvisations, through Central Asia, and across to the fiery Tango of Argentina and the street Choro of Brazil. All their music is given fresh arrangements, and much space for jazz- influenced improvisations. This diversity of styles is brought together by the backgrounds and musical interests of the band’s members and a shared love of acoustic music, interest in music around the world, and improvisation.
This concert is part of the LUP “Music in London” class, and all LUP students are warmly invited to attend. No advance booking required.