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April 7, 2018

Annual Rotary Peace Conference: ‘Pieces of Peace: Our Commitments to Peacebuilding for a Plural World’

The 15th Annual Rotary Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, April 7 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Class XV graduating fellows will present on issues of international cooperation and conflict resolution to audiences from the university and surrounding area. This conference is presented by the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Please find more information and register on the conference website.

Date: April 7, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 13, 2018

Global Trade, Global Trade-Offs: Emerging Challenges in International Commerce

This conference will convene thought leaders from academia, the business community and government to explore the effect of international trade on society in both established and emerging markets. It is presented by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Kenan-Flagler Global Business Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The featured speaker will be Jagdish Bhagwati, a professor of economics, law and international relations at Columbia University. Please register in advance.

Date: April 13, 2018
Venue: Kenan-Flagler Business School
Address:
300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

August 31, 2018

1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in isolation from each other. This conference seeks to compare each “1968” while exploring transnational linkages that connected events, people, cultural expressions, and processes in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and beyond. Our goal is to explore a number of themes, including but not…

Start: August 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hyde Hall, University Room
Address:
176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

September 1, 2018

1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in isolation from each other. This conference seeks to compare each “1968” while exploring transnational linkages that connected events, people, cultural expressions, and processes in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and beyond. Our goal is to explore a number of themes, including but not…

Start: September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hyde Hall, University Room
Address:
176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018

‘New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor’ Conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, in collaboration with the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina and with support from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, is hosting an international scholarly conference in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. The conference will spotlight new interdisciplinary research on the Holodomor within the context of other man-made famines. Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author of Red…

Start: October 5, 2018
End: October 7, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018

2018 K-12 Global Education Symposium

World View’s K-12 global education symposium is held each October at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This day-and-a-half program explores significant global issues, offers best practices and resources in global education and provides educators an opportunity to develop a global action plan for their classroom, school or system. It’s an immersive professional development experience that will increase educators’ knowledge of global issues and global competency skills and promote global education by integrating these issues…

Start: October 17, 2018
End: October 18, 2018
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Nabokov and Translation: A Transatlantic Symposium

Standing at the crossroads of five languages and a matching number of literary traditions (English, French, German, Italian and Russian), Vladimir Nabokov experienced translation on a level unattainable to the majority of his predecessors, presaging and influencing our modern understanding of the indispensability of linguistic and cultural interconnection. Yet while the controversy stirred by his rendition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and the methodology of “literalism” he applied therein forever changed the way we conceive of translation today, the totality of his…

Start: October 27, 2018
End: October 28, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 8, 2018

Newcomers Symposium: Current Statewide Issues in Immigrant and Refugee Services

The City of Winston-Salem’s Human Relations Department is co-sponsoring a day-long Newcomers Symposium on Thursday, November 8, for agencies throughout North Carolina that assist immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center. Speakers include Matt Soerens, World Relief Organization; Nolo Martinez, Nolo Consulting LLC; Luis Lobo, BB&T; Hannah Gill, UNC-Chapel Hill; James Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Guilford College. The symposium will focus on serving the…

Start: November 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End: November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: Benton Convention Center
Phone: 336.727,2976
Address:
301 W 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States

November 10, 2018

Carolina Public Humanities Weekend Series: ‘Korean War Legacies in the US and Asia’

The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans. For more details on topics and…

Start: November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: November 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Cost: 125

November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018

2018 Community College Symposium – The Global Economy: The Future of Work

Organizations today are thinking differently about what it means to work. The global economy has greatly influenced this change in thought because exchanges by air, by sea and through technology serve to eliminate barriers that once existed. Physical location, language, culture and currency are all starting to become less difficult to navigate, yet their unique qualities remain important to acknowledge. As such, it is essential that educators explore the future of work so they can better prepare students to thrive…

Start: November 14, 2018
End: November 15, 2018
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175
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