March 31, 2017
Thinking about studying abroad? Interested in Australia or New Zealand? Come to this general information session to learn more about study abroad opportunities with a focus on programs in Australia and New Zealand.
Thinking about studying abroad? Interested in Spain or Latin America? Come to this general information session to learn more about study abroad opportunities with a focus on programs in Spain or Latin America!
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 3, 2017
Drawing on his forthcoming book entitled Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe, Dimitar Bechev will explore the complex political, security and economic ties between Russia and Turkey. Starting from the early 1990’s, the two former imperial rivals have developed a pragmatic relationship based on growing levels of interdependence in the area of energy as well as on converging foreign policy preferences. They have sought to minimize conflicts and frictions in the Black Sea region, the Balkans and wider Eurasia. Strongmen in…
Join the Center for European Studies for an introduction by John Pickles, the Earl N Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the film afterwards. Fire at Sea is an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first non-fiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a…
April 5, 2017
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, please stop in during Walk-In Wednesdays to ask the Credit Transfer Specialist quick questions.
Join the Center for European Studies for a reception followed by an Italian film! Amy Chambless of the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give a brief introduction to the film, and student winners of the 2016-2017 Europe Week Photo Contest will present their images of Europe. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
April 6, 2017
Firat Oruc, ‘Translation as an Ideological State Apparatus: The Universal Library of the Turkish Cultural Revolution’
Firat Oruc is an assistant professor of English and humanities at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his doctorate in literature from Duke University in 2010. His teaching specialties include contemporary global literature, twentieth century Anglophone writing, literatures of the Middle East and world cinema. His current book project is a comparative study of world literature and institutions of translation in Turkey, Egypt and Iran. This talk is presented by the Carolina Seminar on Global and…
Patrick Weil is a visiting professor of law, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow, a senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship and church-state law and policy. This event is part of Europe Week.
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, ‘Standing in Cement: Possibilities Created by Ravan on the Chhattisgarhi Plains’
Framed by recent interest in the agency of materiality, this talk analyzes, through a performative-ethnographic lens, possibilities created and questions raised by the cement images of Ravan, the antagonist of the Ramayana epic tradition, found throughout the plains of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. While in Ramayan verbal narratives, Ravan dies; here in Chhattisgarh, materially he stands and is much more visible than the hero-god Ram. The materiality of Ravan images create the possibility of a spectrum of Ravan-dominant ideologies/theologies and…