Upcoming Events At This Venue
August 22, 2017
“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 as well as paintings by local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, in the style of Petrykivka. Interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina illustrate how well-known forms of a folk art can be adapted to new settings and help maintain cultural traditions and identity.
A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 14, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The reception will feature a keynote lecture by Natalie Kononenko, professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta in Canada, and will be followed by demonstrations and Ukrainian food.
“Image of Ukraine” will be on display at the FedEx Global Education Center from August 22 to December 8, 2017.
The FedEx Global Education Center, located at 301 Pittsboro Street in Chapel Hill, is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on select Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The exhibition is hosted by UNC Global and is organized by the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina; the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; and Global Relations at UNC. Additional support is provided by the UNC Center for Global Initiatives; UNC Department of American Studies; and UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Special thanks to the Ukrainian American Club of Southwest Florida for allowing UNC to exhibit a number of framed embroidery pieces from their collection.
Exhibit contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of events and exhibitions, UNC Global, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, email@example.com, 919.962.4504.
October 26, 2017
Please join the Carolina Asia Center for the 2017 Korean Fall Festival and K-Pop Contest. The contest is open to the public. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff can register. Solo or group performances are welcome. To register, please contact Eunji Lee by Tuesday, October 17.
This event is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Korea Forum and Department of Asian Studies
November 9, 2017
Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the twenty-first century. The countries of North America and Europe feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic policy to deal with transnational terrorism have been made for quite a few years. So far, however, the transatlantic allies have not been able to develop a united and comprehensive strategy toward transnational terrorism. Confronting Al-Qaida was difficult enough. The rise of the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and similar organizations and the bloodshed in, for instance, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan as well as homegrown terrorism have confronted policy makers with increasingly complex issues.
This conference considers the manifold challenges involved when dealing with transnational terrorism. Understanding the nature of the threat, after all, is of crucial importance to contain and perhaps even to eradicate it in the years to come. The distinguished and experienced participants from academia and the policymaking world in the U.S. and Europe assess the situation and offer solutions for finding a comprehensive transatlantic approach to counter the threat of transnational terrorism. Among the many important issues to be discussed is the challenge of finding a balance between observing democratic values, norms and laws and the demand for the use of rather authoritarian and hardline counter-terrorism measures.
This promises to be a challenging and enlightening event. It will commence with a keynote address by distinguished terrorism expert Bruce Hofmann of Georgetown University on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. The conference takes place on Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., consisting of three panels with 12 talks in total, followed by a concluding panel discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. For details about speakers, schedules, venues and announcements, visit the conference website.