Film Screening and Discussion. “Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise.” 6:30-8:45 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-5599, free. A screening of a film by the same name, preceded by a reception. U. of C. economist Robert M. Townsend will sign copies of his new book, “Chronicle from the Field: the Townsend Thai Project.” For more information, call 773-834-2240. For speciall assistance, call 773-753-2274.