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October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017

A Century of Movement: Russian Culture and Global Community Since 1917

This two-day conference, in the centennial year of the revolution, seeks to explore the transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without Russia. The revolution, broadly defined, was a catalyst for the changes that affected the cultural developments of generations of Russian artists, writers and musicians, and significantly shaped subsequent discourse – arguably continuing into the present day. Moreover, waves of human movements and…

Start: October 12, 2017
End: October 13, 2017
Venue: Person Hall

October 13, 2017

GSDI Symposium, ‘Exploring Research-Informed Practice and Innovation: From Academia to the Field and Back’

The Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) launch and symposium will bring together practitioners from across the globe. Panel sessions will address the areas of economic security, health, workforce development, social protection, financial inclusion and education with a goal of demonstrating the reciprocal links of research, policy and practice. Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register by Sept. 29. GSDI focuses its work on enhancing the lives of marginalized populations around the world by creating innovative social development interventions,…

Start: October 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am
End: October 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.1225
Address:
325 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Human Rights and Social Justice Symposium

World View’s global education symposium for K-12 educators in Chapel Hill will feature short plenary talks and sessions on human rights issues to increase awareness of human rights and social justice issues and to provide pedagogical strategies and resources for integrating human rights and social justice issues into teaching. This program is being designed to meet the global education needs of K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, media coordinators, specials and electives teachers, other school professionals, central office and all educators seeking the…

Start: October 26, 2017
End: October 27, 2017
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175

October 27, 2017

EPIC Global Leadership Forum

This conference is presented by the Global Business Center at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Participants will have a chance to hone their cross-cultural skills by attending a morning or afternoon workshop, or participating in a full day. Features include a welcome address from Mabel Miguel, a professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, a spoken word performance by poet CJ Suitt, interactive workshops with intercultural and academic leaders and an international cuisine networking lunch. Participants are…

Start: October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Kenan-Flagler Business School
Address:
300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

‘Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdulhamit to Erdogan,’ Conference

The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, “Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?” in the Bostock Library Holsti-Anderson Room. On Friday, Nov. 3 there will be three conference panels in the Holsti-Anderson Room with local and guest experts. The conference will conclude…

Start: November 2, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: Duke University
Address:
Durham, NC 27705 United States

November 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017

‘Transnational Terrorism Today: How Do the Transatlantic Allies Deal with Terrorism?’ Conference

Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the twenty-first century. The countries of North America and Europe feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic policy to deal with transnational terrorism have been made for quite a few years. So far, however, the transatlantic allies have not been able to develop a united and comprehensive strategy toward transnational terrorism. Confronting Al-Qaida was difficult enough. The rise of the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab…

Start: November 9, 2017
End: November 10, 2017
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Innovation and Technology in a Global Age Symposium

Innovation and technology have changed all of our lives. As the driving forces of globalization, they transcend borders and revolutionize how we teach and learn. It is essential that educators and students understand innovation and technology’s role in our world and have the skills to use them to communicate, teach and learn. This symposium will bring community college educators together with business and academic leaders to learn about the global innovation economy, cultural literacy, serious games for learning and the…

Start: November 15, 2017
End: November 16, 2017
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175

November 18, 2017

East Coast Asian American Student Union Campus Tour

A collaboration between 11 organizations, including the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), a non profit whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower those who are interested in Asian American Pacific Islander issues. A one day conference, the Campus Tour will include speakers, provoking workshops and opportunities to meet people passionate about a variety of issues connected to the AAPI community. Want to learn and do more in advocating for the AAPI community? Come out – this conference…

Start: November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
End: November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

SERSAS Annual Conference, ‘African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices from the African Past and Present’

This is the annual conference of the South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) and the Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN). It is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. SERSAS and SEAN pride themselves on providing an open and collegial forum for the exchange of ideas. The title of the conference is “African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices…

Start: January 26, 2018
End: January 27, 2018
Venue: University of Florida
Address:
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

February 17, 2018

Context and Relationality in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The annual conference of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University creates a space for students, faculty and the community-at-large to share ideas and develop understanding of the more pressing issues facing Latin America. This year, the conference will feature a keynote address from Arturo Escobar, entitled “Transhumancia epistémica: Reflexiones de cuatro décadas de práctica académico-política.” English translation will be provided. Other panels will examine gender-based violence,…

Start: February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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