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February 13, 2018

Jack Matlock, ‘Russia and America: Moscow’s American Policy under President Putin’

This event will feature a lecture by Jack Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and to Czechoslovakia. Discussants include Peter Eltsov, professor at the National Defense University, and Holger Moroff, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany. Matlock served as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 and 1991, and ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1981 to 1983. He entered the Foreign Service in 1956 and became an expert in Soviet affairs…

Start: February 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 14, 2018

‘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

February 19, 2018

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful Ackland Art Museum. Each hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will let you practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 per session for all others. Register online for the classes of your choice.

Start: February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website. This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that…

Start: February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End: February 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Study Abroad 101 Info Session with Peer Advisors

Thinking about study abroad? Want to hear from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who have had this experience? Come to this information session to learn more about study abroad opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. This session will cover program types, application processes, credit information, funding resources and more. Hear from a UNC-Chapel Hill study abroad representative and study abroad peer advisors who have recently returned from abroad.

Start: February 19, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
End: February 19, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3409
Address:
3103 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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

José Torres-Tama, ‘Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evil-Doers’

Award-winning multidisciplinary performance artist José Torres-Tama brings his critically acclaimed one-man show to the Historic Playmakers Theatre. Tama deftly shape-shifts into a variety of aliens who expose the hypocrisies of a system that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits. This performance is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art.

Start: February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Historic Playmakers Theatre
Address:
202 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 22, 2018

Asian Exchanges at the Ackland Art Museum

Asian Exchanges will feature three objects from the Ackland Art Museum’s collection that demonstrate artistic exchange between East and West. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will be leading tour stops for the three different objects. This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for UNC-Chapel Hill students to learn more about Asian art, as well as demonstrate the importance of cross-cultural experiences, a mission of the Phillips Ambassadors program and the FedEx Global Education Center. This event…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 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
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