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February 14, 2018

Nicolai Petro, ‘The Tragedy of Ukraine’

What are the origins of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine? What are Russia’s strategic objectives, and why did the Minsk Accords fail? Based on his experience and observations as a Fulbright Scholar in Odessa, Nicolai Petro will address these and other questions in relation to the deep domestic roots of the conflict, now in its fourth year. Petro is a professor of political science and the Silvia-Chandley Professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island.

Start: February 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: February 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

‘Brexit: Why, How and What’s Next?’ Panel Discussion

A conversation with Leo Mirani (news editor for The Economist) and Reginald Dale (veteran journalist and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council) about the forces that shaped Brexit, what options the U.K. and E.U. now face and how the news media shaped the Brexit conversation. This conversation will be moderated by Susan King, dean of the School of Media and Journalism. This free event is open to all.

Start: February 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: February 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: Carroll Hall, Room 33
Phone: 919.962.1204
Address:
Carroll Hall, CB 3365
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Nicolai Petro, ‘Are We Reading Russia Right?’

A quarter century after the collapse of the USSR, Cold War patterns of thinking about Russia show few signs of weakening. To avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, Nikolai Petro is suggesting we look at Russian society in a fundamentally different light. His lecture will examine Russia as a struggling democracy that shares similarities, as well as differences, with the West. Petro is a professor of political science, and the Silvia-Chandley Professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of…

Start: February 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 15, 2018

Colleen Woods, ‘The Freedom Sun of the Katipuneros: Anti-Communism, Race and the Politics of Covert Warfare in Cold War Southeast Asia’

This talk will focus on the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organization created by a group of Filipino veterans and U.S. CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia. In the 1950s and 60s, the Company moved through U.S. military and intelligence networks throughout Southeast Asia, putting Filipinos—rather than Americans—on the ground in a strategy described by one CIA official as “Asiatics working with Asiatics.” Formed in Manila in 1954 and tasked with training and aiding anti-communist groups in…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 1:45 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Porter, ‘The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967’

A chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under N. S. Khrushchev and L. I. Brezhnev, this paper provides a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. It investigates how these Soviet specialists from a range of backgrounds interpreted their foreign work environment by creatively appropriating Soviet narratives of international affairs in the…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 19, 2018

Malachi Hacohen, ‘Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Ishmael: The Future of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations’

Malachi Hacohen, a professor at Duke University, will give this year’s Graduate Student Network academic lecture, titled “Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Ishmael: The Future of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations.” The Holocaust and the State of Israel transformed the traditional paradigms of Jews’ relations with non-Jews. Jacob and Esau, typologically Jews and Christians and traditionally enemies, have reconciled. Isaac and Yishmael, typologically Jews and Muslims and traditionally less hostile, have grown apart. This talk provides a panoramic overview of the…

Start: February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 21, 2018

14th Annual African American History Month Lecture by Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne will deliver the fourteenth annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill African American History Month Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Horne currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Horne’s research spans a broad range of subjects, including race and race relations, labor and labor history, Japanese and African American relations, civil rights, international relations and socialism in African American and U.S. history. He has also written extensively…

Start: February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

February 22, 2018

Joseph Mensah, ‘African Immigrants in Canada and the Racial Discrimination Boomerang’

The black population in Canada today is highly diverse; it includes the Canadian-born descendants of those who came through the slave trade; the descendants of those who migrated from the U.S. before and after the Civil War; and blacks who immigrated from the Caribbean, African and other countries in recent decades. Notwithstanding this diversity, portrayals of blacks as a homogeneous group abound in the Canadian public discourse and academic writings. This presentation will deal with the immigration, socioeconomic conditions and…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Zia Haider Rahman, ‘Brexit: The Reckoning’

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is thrilled to announce Zia Haider Rahman, author of the highly acclaimed 2014 novel In the Light of What We Know, will deliver the 24th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies. Rahman is Bangladesh-born but raised and educated in Great Britain. He is currently the Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and has been appointed a 2018 Director’s Visitor at the Institute…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Hyde Hall, University Room
Address:
Chapel Hill , 27514 United States

Jim Rutenberg, ‘Moment of Truth: How Russian-Style Reality Came To America’

Misinformation. Misdirection. Fake News. Russian meddling. After more than a year in a new, Russian-style fog machine, the American public has learned one thing: sunlight remains the best disinfectant. Real information—provided by professional, credible journalists with standards and ethics—still has the power to cut through the confusion. Investigative journalists have rallied to unearth new details about the Russia investigation, secret changes at federal agencies and presidential business dealings, cutting through distortions and conspiracy theories with solid, undeniable facts. The problem…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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