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February 14, 2018

Nicolai Petro, ‘Are We Reading Russia Right?’

A quarter century after the collapse of the USSR, Cold War patterns of thinking about Russia show few signs of weakening. To avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, Nikolai Petro is suggesting we look at Russian society in a fundamentally different light. His lecture will examine Russia as a struggling democracy that shares similarities, as well as differences, with the West. Petro is a professor of political science, and the Silvia-Chandley Professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of…

Start: February 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 14, 2018 @ 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

February 15, 2018

Colleen Woods, ‘The Freedom Sun of the Katipuneros: Anti-Communism, Race and the Politics of Covert Warfare in Cold War Southeast Asia’

This talk will focus on the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organization created by a group of Filipino veterans and U.S. CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia. In the 1950s and 60s, the Company moved through U.S. military and intelligence networks throughout Southeast Asia, putting Filipinos—rather than Americans—on the ground in a strategy described by one CIA official as “Asiatics working with Asiatics.” Formed in Manila in 1954 and tasked with training and aiding anti-communist groups in…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 1:45 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Porter, ‘The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967’

A chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under N. S. Khrushchev and L. I. Brezhnev, this paper provides a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. It investigates how these Soviet specialists from a range of backgrounds interpreted their foreign work environment by creatively appropriating Soviet narratives of international affairs in the…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 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

Community Conversations for Foreign-Born Residents of Chapel Hill

Building Integrated Communities has worked with the Town of Chapel Hill in the past year to improve their services and leadership opportunities for foreign-born residents. The group is holding a public meeting on February 15 at St. Thomas More for Spanish and English languages. The purpose of the meeting is for the Town of Chapel Hill to better understand the experiences of foreign-born residents and hear their recommendations for improving services, communication and leadership opportunities. All are invited to attend. For more information,…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: St. Thomas More
Phone: 919.942.1040
Address:
940 Carmichael Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 17, 2018

Context and Relationality in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The annual conference of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University creates a space for students, faculty and the community-at-large to share ideas and develop understanding of the more pressing issues facing Latin America. This year, the conference will feature a keynote address from Arturo Escobar, entitled “Transhumancia epistémica: Reflexiones de cuatro décadas de práctica académico-política.” English translation will be provided. Other panels will examine gender-based violence,…

Start: February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 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

‘Documented,’ (US, 2013): Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In our screening of Documented, we will learn about the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant and activist in the U.S. Vargas, a Filipino American, continues to be a strong proponent of immigration reform. The screening will shed light on the fact that undocumented immigrants are close to home, that they are our classmates and friends, that they are integral and important members of society, and that their desire for citizenship and belonging…

Start: February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 19, 2018 @ 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

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
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