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February 2017
$20

German Language Lunch

February 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your German speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders, including Inga Pollman, an assistant professor in German, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in German. All participants will receive a short German-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30…

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March 2017
$18

Niklaus Steiner, ‘The History and Contexts of Today’s Migrants to Europe’

March 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Niklaus Steiner

What is the difference between immigrants and refugees, both subsets of migrants? This talk will explore these differences, which have important ethical and practical implications for contemporary Europe as it contends with an unprecedented flow of immigrants. It will explore national and supranational public policy implications when these terms are blurred inadvertently or deliberately and provide a clearer understanding of the contexts of Europe’s migration crisis. It is presented by Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives…

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$20

French Language Lunch

March 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Divergence,” France Tischan Wade ’17

Interested in polishing or refreshing your French language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders including Jessica Tanner, assistant professor of French, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short French-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30…

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$18

Rahsaan Maxwell, ‘The Integration of Muslims in Europe: How Important is Religion?’

March 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Professor Rahsaan Maxwell

The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and practices are incompatible with progressive and secular norms in contemporary Europe. This talk will question those assumptions by exploring the extent to which difficulties in Muslim integration reflect common challenges among all immigrant communities and explore the ramifications of thinking about the Muslim community in either religious or immigration terms. This lecture is presented by Rahsaan Maxwell, an…

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Italian Language Lunch

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your Italian speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders, including Amy Chambless, a senior lecturer of Italian, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian. All participants will receive a short Italian-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to…

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$20

Spanish Language Lunch

March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your Spanish speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders, including Emilio del Valle Escalante, an associate professor of Spanish, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Spanish. All participants will receive a short Spanish-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to…

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April 2017
$20

German Language Lunch

April 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your German language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders, including Inga Pollman, an assistant professor in German, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in German. All participants will receive a short German-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to…

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$20

Spanish Language Lunch

April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your Spanish speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders, including Frede Castelloes, a senior lecturer in Portuguese and Spanish, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Spanish. All participants will receive a short Spanish-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon…

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$20

French Language Lunch

April 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Divergence,” France Tischan Wade ’17

Interested in polishing or refreshing your French language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders including Jessica Tanner, assistant professor of French, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short French-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30…

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$20

Arabic Language Lunch

April 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your Arabic language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders, including Bud Kaufmann, a lecturer in Arabic, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Arabic. All participants will receive a short Arabic-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so…

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$65

Dialogues Seminar: ‘Russia: Then and Now’

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Historian Donald Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise to the world’s first socialist state. Aaron Hale-Dorrell will examine contemporary Russia in light of past revolutions. Shaped by the revolutionary changes wrought by the Revolutions of 1917, today’s Russia also reflects the influence of transformations during the Soviet period and the era of…

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May 2017
$20

French Language Lunch

May 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Interested in polishing or refreshing your French language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty discussion leaders including Jessica Tanner, assistant professor of French, at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short French-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30…

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