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March 19, 2019 - March 20, 2019

Latin America and North Carolina Seminar

The goal of World View’s Latin America and North Carolina Seminar is to increase educators’ knowledge of Latin America and Latin American cultures, particularly as it relates to Latinx students in North Carolina. The seminar will explore key issues and themes related to Latin America’s history, politics, economies and the diverse cultures represented in this region as well as the relevant connections between the region and North Carolina. Educators will gain knowledge and understanding of the current demographics in North…

Start: March 19, 2019
End: March 20, 2019
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

Lisel Hintz, Nora Fisher Onar, Dimitar Bechev and Erdağ Göknar, ‘Turkey in the Balkans: A Rival of the West?’

Since the early 1990s, Turkey has been intimately involved in the politics of the Balkans. From Bosnia to Bulgaria and from Greece to Montenegro, it has seen its economic footprint as well as ties to local Muslim communities grow. Turkey has championed the inclusion of the Balkans into Western institutions, such as NATO, and contributed to regional cooperation and stability. At the same time, skeptics argue that the illiberal regime established by President Tayyip Erdoğan poses a political and ideological…

Start: March 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 19, 2019 @ 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

March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019

Global Migration Seminar

The movement of people across borders in search of education, employment and to flee from war, persecution or natural disasters in their home country has triggered an international debate. Global migration has contributed to our increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Cross-border migration has risen steadily over the last three decades, and now accounts for 250 million people and 3 percent of the global population. With similar trends expected to continue, concerns originating from immigrant-receiving countries are inevitable as they contend…

Start: March 20, 2019
End: March 21, 2019
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

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Marc Helbling and Rahsaan Maxwell, ‘The Political Divides That Are Transforming the EU’

Social and political transformations are spreading across our globalized world, and especially in the EU. The economic model that led to growth, prosperity and stability in post-WWII Europe is no longer viable, and rising inequality is stoking social tensions. Long-held balances of power between center-left and center-right parties have been blown apart by rising populist parties. In 2019, it is no longer clear that the EU will continue to expand and prosper and in a few short weeks one of…

Start: March 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 20, 2019 @ 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

March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

March 22-24 Conference, ‘Conflict Over Gaza’

The March 22-24 conference ‘Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will bring together scholars and specialists from think tanks, non-governmental organizations and journalists to discuss the realities of everyday life in the Gaza Strip. Participants will discuss topics such as the Gaza economy, freedom of movement, geopolitics and humanitarian issues in Gaza. In addition to panel discussions, the conference will highlight Gazan culture, including music, films, food and art, to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges…

Start: March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 4, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Global Brexit and the Lost Futures of European Empires

This event will address global responses to the United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union, and explore the historical context of these events. The keynote panel will take place April 4, and workshop panels will take place April 4–6. More information about topics, speakers, dates and locations can be found here. These events are co-sponsored by the UNC Department of History; African Studies Center; Carolina Asia Center; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; Carolina Seminars; Center for Middle East and…

Start: April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 6, 2019

Rotary Peace Center’s ‘Action for Peace’ Spring Conference

On April 6, the Rotary Peace Center will be hosting its 16th Annual Rotary Spring Conference. The theme this year is ‘Action for Peace.’ Class ’16 Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. With limited seats, the center is expecting the spring conference to sell out early. Early bird tickets are on sale until March 1 at 11:59pm, after which prices increase to $25 minimum.…

Start: April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End: April 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Cost: 5 – 20

April 12, 2019

Europe Week: Meet and Greet Author David Machado

EU Prize for Literature winner David Machado will be conducting a meet and greet over breakfast. Discussion will be on topics including his prize-winning book The Shelf Life of Happiness. Learn more about Machado and the EU Prize for Literature, and access guided reading questions, on the EUPL page. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United…

Start: April 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am
End: April 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Creating a Global Media Center Workshop

The Creating a Global Media Center Workshop explores strategies, media content and technology tools to bring the world to North Carolina’s schools. The program is designed to help K–12 school librarians and technology facilitators better understand our interconnected world by learning with and through technology and relevant resources. The workshop offers strategies to support the creation of inclusive global media centers as well as ways to use technologies and other innovative resources to foster global learning and support teachers and…

Start: April 25, 2019
End: April 26, 2019
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: 250

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Partisan Divides Conference

The Partisan Divides workshop is hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks and the members of the Fall 2018 graduate seminar, POLI 891: David Attewell, Jacob Gunderson, Andreas Jozwiak, Jelle Koedam, Caroline Lancaster and Stephanie Shady. This workshop is funded by the Kenan and Burton Craige research funds and the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. For details on the conference and the schedule, visit…

Start: May 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
End: May 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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