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September 13, 2017

Discussion with Shane Stephens

Consul General Shane Stephens assumed his post in Atlanta in July 2015 as the second Irish Consul General for the U.S. Southeastern region. Since joining Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2001, Stephens has served at Ireland’s Embassies to Tanzania, the Holy See, the European Union, Nigeria and Malaysia. Topics of discussion will include foreign relations and business collaborations between Ireland, the United States and North Carolina.

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

September 14, 2017

‘Image of Ukraine’ Exhibition Opening Reception

The exhibition Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting is currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception on Thursday, September 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will feature the keynote lecture “Ukrainian Folk Art: Magic and Meaning” by Natalie Kononenko, professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta…

Start: September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

September 15, 2017

Niklas Helwig, ‘EU Defense Cooperation in the Trump Era’

Niklas Helwig is a transatlantic postdoctoral fellow in international relations and security (TAPIR) currently based at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. In his work, he focuses on German and European Union foreign and security policy, EU politics and EU-NATO relations. Previously, he was based at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. and worked as a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. He has…

Start: September 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
End: September 15, 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

September 18, 2017

‘DACA in Crisis,’ Panel Discussion

On Monday, Sept. 18, there will be a panel discussion and info session titled “DACA in Crisis,” which brings together five panelists working on various aspects of DACA and undocumented issues on campus and in the community. The purpose of this panel is to provide information about the current status of DACA, its impending repeal and related undocumented student concerns on campus. Being undocumented comes with its own obstacles and this requires special attention from university faculty, staff and students. This session…

Start: September 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

September 19, 2017

Chad Bryant, ‘Lost and Found in Prague, 1847’

This presentation focuses on Prague’s first Czech-language guidebook and its author, Karel Vladislav Zap, to explore various forms of belonging in early nineteenth-century Prague. It asks how writing helped Zap to establish a place among the city’s emerging Czech-speaking elites. The lecture will also discuss how this Prague native relied upon local history and the practice of strolling to establish for his readers a sense of belonging within a German-dominated, modernizing city. Chad Bryant is an associate professor in the Department of History…

Start: September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
End: September 19, 2017 @ 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 Panel Discussion: ‘What Future for Britain and Europe?’

Join the Center for European Studies for a panel discussion hosted by professors Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks. Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the EUI, Florence. She was born and educated in Belgium and received her doctorate from the KU Leuven. After a one-year Fulbright fellowship at Cornell University and a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, she joined the University of Toronto. In 2000,…

Start: September 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 19, 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

September 20, 2017

Marko Dumančić, ‘Stonewall Never Happened: Conceptualizing Queer History and Rights in Russia and Eastern Europe’

For the LGBTQ+ community in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, 1989 held out the promise of new freedoms and opportunities. As communist regimes collapsed across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union disintegrated, emerging liberal democratic regimes seemed to herald a bright future to LGBTQ individuals. 1989 was supposed to be for queer East Europeans what 1969 and Stonewall symbolized for LGBTQ Americans: a year of sexual liberation and political emancipation. This talk explores how LGBTQ rights in Eastern…

Start: September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 20, 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

September 21, 2017

Lisa Ann Richey, ‘Batman Saves Congo? Strategic Partnerships for Humanitarianism’

Lisa Ann Richey is a professor and director of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University in Denmark, and she has written extensively on celebrity humanitarianism. She is a visiting professor during the 2017-18 academic year at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics. Richey is also a researcher with the Research Network on Celebrity and North-South Relations, and the author of Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations. This talk is part of the Thursday Jama series sponsored by the…

Start: September 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Marko Dumančić, ‘Being A Father Is Not a Sissy Business: The Cult of Soviet Fatherhood After Stalin’

This presentation examines a fundamental shift in how Soviet cinematographers reconfigured the notion and practice of fatherhood. After Stalin’s death in 1953, Soviet directors made active and emotive paternity central to what it means to be a Soviet man. This shift was significant because men’s identities were “domesticated” and their lives more firmly tied to the home rather than the public sphere. The “drama” of men’s lives—as depicted in post-Stalinist film—occurred around the family hearth rather than the blast furnace or…

Start: September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: September 21, 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

September 22, 2017

David Coates, ‘Jeremy Corbyn and the Future of the European Center-Left’

David Coates holds the Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University. Born in the United Kingdom and educated at the universities of York and Oxford, he came to Wake Forest University in 1999, having previously held personal chairs at the universities of Leeds (in contemporary political economy) and Manchester (in labor studies). He has written extensively on UK labor politics, contemporary political economy and U.S. public policy. This event is part of the fall Friday lecture series presented by the…

Start: September 22, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
End: September 22, 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
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