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August 22, 2017 - December 8, 2017

‘Image of Ukraine (Образ України),’ Exhibition

“Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting” highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance of traditions central to the lives of Ukrainian families both in North Carolina and Ukraine. Included in the exhibition are numerous examples of traditional embroidery…

Start: August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 20, 2017

Lecture by Louise Howard

Please join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a lecture from perinatal psychiatry visiting scholar Louise Howard. Howard is a professor of psychiatry and head of the section of women’s mental health in the Health Services and Population Research Department at King’s College, London. She will discuss the prevention of mental disorders in children, whether pregnancy is the place to start and share new evidence on the identification and treatment of perinatal mental disorders. Lunch…

Start: October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Bondurant Hall, Room G-010
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

October 26, 2017

Sarah Lemmen, ‘In Exile: Political Emigration from Eastern Europe During the Last Decades of the Cold War’

Contrary to the prevalent rhetoric of the Cold War, the 1970s and 1980s were a time of intensive exchange across the “Iron Curtain”. Particularly in the context of the international human rights movement, a Western public grew more interested in the activities and plight of East European opposition groups. East European political exiles in Western Europe and North America played a significant role as intermediaries between East and West. They also provided opposition groups across the Iron Curtain with information,…

Start: October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: October 26, 2017 @ 8:00 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

October 27, 2017

Duncan McDonnell, ‘Respectable Radicals and the Euro-Nationalist International: Explaining Right Wing Populist Alliances in the European Parliament’

Duncan McDonnell is a senior lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University in Brisbane. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His main research interests are populist parties, Euroscepticism and party organizations. He is the co-author (with Daniele Albertazzi) of Populists in Power and the co-editor (with Nadia Marzouki and Olivier Roy) of Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion. He is currently working on a book with Annika…

Start: October 27, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
End: October 27, 2017 @ 1:45 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

November 2, 2017

Madison Hayes and Nicole Accordino, ‘In Our Backyard: The Realities of Post-Resettlement Life and Community-Based Approaches to Rebuilding Home’

Real-life stories – beyond the facts and figures, de-bugging some of the myths. What are the realities of daily life as a refugee? What are the barriers to refugee support efforts, how do we make them sustainable, what are the benefits and challenges of academic and community partnerships, and what solutions can we provide within the local community, to integrate refugees and respond to the need? Join Madison Hayes and Nicole Accordino as they engage with refugee community leaders, share their stories, celebrate…

Start: November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 2, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
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

November 7, 2017

Boris Kolonitsky, ‘100 Years Later: Memories of Revolution in Contemporary Russia’

Boris Kolonitsky is a professor of history at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is considered one of the leading scholars of the 1917 Russian Revolution and has published extensively on the subject. Kolonitsky is a member of the editorial boards of Kritika and Vestnik Permskogo universiteta: Seria istoria (Journal of the University of Perm: A Series History) as well as a member of the editorial board of the international project Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922: The Centennial Reappraisal.

Start: November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 13, 2017

‘Return to Authoritarianism in the Balkans?’ Panel Discussion

Though the Western Balkans are making progress to membership in the European Union, politics in the region diverge from the script laid out in Brussels. International watchdogs and local civil society raise concern about democratic backsliding. The rule of law is shallow, the media fall under political control and parliamentary opposition fails to hold power-holders accountable. The 1990s crop of nationalist leaders has been replaced by a new generation who talk the talk of Europeanization and democracy, but rarely walk…

Start: November 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 13, 2017 @ 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

November 15, 2017

Michal Kopeček, ‘The Politics of History in East Central Europe After 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars’

The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in east central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants of politics of memory being used as expedient political tools. The most visible of these was the anti-communist memory politics symbolized by newly created, powerful…

Start: November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 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

November 16, 2017

Ian Baird, ‘The Hmong and the Communist Party of Thailand: A Transnational, Transcultural and Gender Relations-Transforming Experience’

In the 1960s, a large proportion of the Hmong people living in the mountains of northern Thailand joined the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) due to various injustices and abuses. The Hmong became an important group within the CPT. However, by the early 1980s most Hmong and non-Hmong in the CPT had given up and taken advantage of the amnesty offered by the government in 1980 and 1982. Here Baird generally explains the history of Hmong involvement with the CPT,…

Start: November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010
Phone: (919) 962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Porter, ‘International Civil Servants by Day: The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967’

This presentation will focus on a chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the 1950s and 1960s. It presents a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. Detailing the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Soviet professionals recruited by the state as part of a broader Soviet campaign to challenge Western domination of…

Start: November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: November 16, 2017 @ 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
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