FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003

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FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
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+1.919.962.2435
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

October 30, 2017

Nina Lemmens, director of the DAAD North America Office in New York, will hold a breakfast meeting for alumni and two information sessions for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and faculty interested in applying for DAAD funding. All events will take place in Fedex Global Education Center, Room 4003. This information session is for students interested in funding for research and study in Germany through the German American Exchange Service.

Start: October 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am
End: October 30, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

November 13, 2017

Though the Western Balkans are making progress to membership in the European Union, politics in the region diverge from the script laid out in Brussels. International watchdogs and local civil society raise concern about democratic backsliding. The rule of law is shallow, the media fall under political control and parliamentary opposition fails to hold power-holders accountable. The 1990s crop of nationalist leaders has been replaced by a new generation who talk the talk of Europeanization and democracy, but rarely walk the walk. At the same time, past years have seen a true surge of civic activism in the region. From Tuzla to Belgrade to Skopje, popular protests have put pressure on elites and institutions, demanding accountability, rule of law and social justice. The roundtable explores the challenges to democratic development in the Balkans and address the question of whether citizens and bottom-up mobilization can compensate for the tilt to authoritarianism and the deficits and blindspots of EU conditionality.

Participants include Florian Bieber of the University of Graz, Jasmin Mujanović of the EastWest Institute, Jelena Subotić of Georgia State University and Milada Vachudova of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The discussion will be moderated by Dimitar Bechev.

This event is part of the newly launched Working Group on Southeast Europe (WGSEE), supported by the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Start: November 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

November 14, 2017

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. These sessions will be on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept passport applications and renewal applications (forms available at the event). Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend. Have a passport photo taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. We recommend that you get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.

Passport Services will no longer accept passport photos with eye glasses on. The applicant must remove their glasses. For additional requirements please review the photo requirements on the U.S. State Department website. To learn more about the required materials and the amount of payment, visit the UNC Global Passport Drive information page.

Start: November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End: November 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

November 15, 2017

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. These sessions will be on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept passport applications and renewal applications (forms available at the event). Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend. Have a passport photo taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. We recommend that you get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.

Passport Services will no longer accept passport photos with eye glasses on. The applicant must remove their glasses. For additional requirements please review the photo requirements on the U.S. State Department website. To learn more about the required materials and the amount of payment, visit the UNC Global Passport Drive information page.

Start: November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End: November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

November 16, 2017

This presentation will focus on a chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the 1950s and 1960s. It presents a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. Detailing the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Soviet professionals recruited by the state as part of a broader Soviet campaign to challenge Western domination of UN administrations, the chapter investigates how these specialists interpreted their foreign work environment by creatively appropriating Soviet narratives of international affairs at that time.

Louis Porter is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Start: November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm