February 24, 2017
This event is part of Asia Week 2017. Events include round table discussions on Chinese language pedagogy and panels on China, India and Korea, and Southeast Asia. The conference will wrap up with a keynote speech from Allen Hicken called “Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia.” It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more details and a full list of speakers, visit the conference website.
March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
This symposium will explore the historical trends and current cultural practices surrounding “Jewish” food in and of the American South. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this workshop will feature dynamic presentations by Jewish foodways and cultural scholars, culinary critics and James Beard award-winning chefs and writers, including Joan Nathan of Washington, D.C.; Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill; and Alon Shaya of Shaya in New Orleans, Louisiana. Panel discussions will investigate what makes a food “Jewish” in…
March 23, 2017 - March 26, 2017
The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ annual conference for 2017 will be integrated into and form part of the 64th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), to be hosted by the Consortium at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Consortium is inviting Duke-UNC proposals for panels that will be incorporated into the larger 2017 SECOLAS program. More information about speakers and scheduling can be found on the conference website.
March 28, 2017 - March 29, 2017
North Carolina’s Latino population has grown 136 percent since 2000, according to the most recent Pew Research Center survey. World View’s “Latin America and North Carolina” seminar will help educators address the unique opportunities this brings to North Carolina classrooms. Delve into the history, politics, arts and culture of Latin America and learn about model programs for understanding and supporting Latino students and families. For a full schedule of speakers and to register, visit the event website.
March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Heeding novelist Chimamanda Adichie’s warning about the dangers of hearing only a single story about a person or country, World View’s 2017 Africa seminar will highlight the diversity of lived experiences within the continent of Africa and the interconnectedness of Africa with other nations, including the United States and North Carolina. For a full schedule of speakers and to register, please visit the event website.
March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Join the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a conference titled “Culinary Nationalism in Asia.” Keynote speakers will be James Watson of Harvard University and Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson of Columbia University. A number of panelists from UNC-Chapel Hill and from universities across Asia will also participate. The conference will include a free public film screening of The Search for General Tso, followed by a Q&A session with director Ian Cheney. For more information, and to…
April 1, 2017
Please join the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center on April 1 for the 14th Annual Rotary Spring Conference. The theme this year is “Bridging Divides.” Class XIV Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. The conference will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 pm. Please register for the conference here.…
April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference: ‘Black Feminist Futures: Re-envisioning Gender and Sexuality in Global Black Communities’
The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies will host their annual Global Africana Conference. Keynote speakers will be Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah; and Faye Harrison, feminist anthropologist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This conference is free. Please visit the Global Africana Conference website for more information.
April 8, 2017
Do you have plans to go abroad? Are you considering having a global opportunity? You should attend GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics. The free conference helps students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for community engagement and develop intercultural competencies. The conference covers interdisciplinary topics for undergraduate and graduate students. Whether you have been abroad 100 times or this is your first time considering a global opportunity, come join the Center for Global Initiatives for…
April 29, 2017
Historian Donald Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise to the world’s first socialist state. Aaron Hale-Dorrell will examine contemporary Russia in light of past revolutions. Shaped by the revolutionary changes wrought by the Revolutions of 1917, today’s Russia also reflects the influence of transformations during the Soviet period and the era of…