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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

June 22, 2019

Singapore and Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition

Singapore and Chicago became vibrant centers of global commerce in the late 19th century, and they remain major cities in contemporary economic and cultural life. They are also places in which the most notable patterns of modern social life continue to evolve, though in the different contexts of Southeast Asia and the American Midwest. Two experts in social and economic history, both long-time Chicago residents, will examine how these cities have evolved through changing economic contexts, urban redevelopment, modern socio-political…

Start: June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: June 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

June 29, 2019

Authoritarian Populism and Endangered Democracies

The end of the Cold War led some analysts to believe that the demise of communism in Eastern Europe would ensure a steady expansion of democracy throughout the world. Democratic values and institutions are currently facing new challenges around the globe, however, and this seminar will examine some of the places in which anti-democratic trends are evoking concerns. Interdisciplinary faculty from Carolina will discuss recent events in Turkey, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Britain and Germany, providing perspectives to interpret the meaning…

Start: June 29, 2019 @ 9:15 am
End: June 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Conference, “Indigenous and Minority Languages: Living History and Opportunities for the Future”

UNESCO estimates that approximately 600 of the world’s languages have disappeared in the last century, and the loss continues at a rate of one language every two weeks.  At this rate, up to 90% of the remaining languages will be lost by the end of this century. Language is a key component of cultural identity; consequently, language loss threatens the preservation of traditional knowledge, makes customary laws and systems of governance more difficult to comprehend, and undermines a people’s ability…

Start: July 1, 2019
End: July 12, 2019
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

July 13, 2019

Pillars of Antiquity: Space and Time in Egypt, Greece and Rome

People in the ancient world developed complex ideas about time and place to help them understand their place in the geographic and cosmological order. This seminar will provide new perspectives on how ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece and Rome described the meaning of the cosmos, the importance of prophecies and the significance of time in human lives. Join us for a discussion of how the ancient world created social practices and cultural legacies that endured for centuries in the Mediterranean…

Start: July 13, 2019 @ 9:15 am
End: July 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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