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January 11, 2017 - July 21, 2017

2017 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open Jan. 11 and run through July 21, 2017 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have been…

Start: January 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 21, 2017

Asia Week 2017: Southeast Asian Language Workshop

Learn Vietnamese, Thai and Bahasa Indonesia in free, three-part workshops at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bahasa Indonesia will be taught by Margie Secord, Thai will be taught by Rungsima Kullapat Lefferts and Vietnamese will be taught by Eric Henry. These workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

Start: February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

‘Wars and Veterans,’ Panel Discussion

Please join Persian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for panel on the variety of lived experiences and literary expressions of the Iran-Iraq War with moderator Brian Gibbs. Amir Khadem, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at University of Alberta, will present “The Evil Benevolence of War in Iranian Sacred Defense Literature.” Using examples from the pro-state Iranian literature during and after the 1980-88 war against Iraq, this talk will offer an analysis of the narrative schemes and thematic…

Start: February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 22, 2017

Asia Week 2017: Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

From Feb. 22 to 25, Geshe Palden Sangpo from the Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa Tradition will create a sand mandala in the FedEx Global Education Center. Lauren Leve, an associate professor of religious studies, will give opening remarks at 10 a.m. Sand mandalas are an ancient sacred form of Tibetan Buddhist art. The word mandala itself is a Sanskrit word meaning circle, and at its deeper levels a mandala represents the wholeness and harmony…

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End: February 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Asia Week 2017: Asian Studies at UNC and Abroad Workshop

Interested in majoring or minoring in Asian studies? Thinking of studying abroad in Asia? Don’t miss this info-packed workshop on Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and abroad. Bring your questions and a notebook. Refreshments will be provided. Featured speakers include Li-ling Hsiao, the associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Asian Studies and the study abroad advisor for Chinese programs; Jing Liu, the Asia programs director at the UNC Study Abroad Office;…

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 12:20 pm
End: February 22, 2017 @ 1:20 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Study Abroad Walk-In Wednesday: Credit Transfer Info

Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the Study Abroad Office website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, feel free to stop in during Walk-In Wednesdays to ask the credit transfer specialist quick questions.

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
End: February 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Study Abroad Office, Room 2009
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

Carmen Diana Deere, ‘Women’s Land Rights, Rural Social Movements and the State in Twenty-First Century Latin American Agrarian Reforms’

This lecture will address the disjuncture between Latin American women’s formal land rights and their attaining these in practice. Carmen Diana Deere will examine the four agrarian reform programs carried out by progressive governments after 2000 in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela.   Deere finds that while all four governments strengthened women’s formal land rights, only the reforms in Bolivia and Brazil resulted in a significant share and number of female beneficiaries.  In both countries, strong national rural women’s movements were…

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 24, 2017

Asia Week 2017: UNC System Asia Scholar Network Conference

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.

Date: February 24, 2017
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 25, 2017

Asia Week 2017: Asian Culture Festival

Join the Carolina Asia Center for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first ever Asian Culture Festival. The Carolina Asia Center, Pi Alpha Phi Asian Interest Fraternity, the Asian Students Association and Sangam are proud to present this celebration of Asia for the campus community. The festival will include tables, activities, presentations, workshops and dances from 15 of UNC’s more than 40 Asia-related student organizations. Don’t miss this unprecedented showcase of Asia-related activities at UNC. This event is…

Start: February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am
End: February 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 27, 2017

Silvia Kargl and Friedemann Pestel, ‘Ambivalent Loyalties: The Vienna Philharmonic Between National Socialism and Post-War Austria’

Silvia Kargl, of the Historical Archives of the Vienna Philharmonic, and Friedemann Pestel, of the Department of History at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, will speak about how the Vienna Philharmonic occupied a special position under the Nazi regime as a private association in a cultural-political environment which imposed repressive rules of institutional and ideological conformity. In order to preserve its self-administrative structures, traditions and performance capacity, the orchestra actively cooperated with the Viennese Nazi authorities after the integration of Austria into the German…

Start: February 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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