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November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

‘Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdulhamit to Erdogan,’ Conference

The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, “Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?” in the Bostock Library Holsti-Anderson Room. On Friday, Nov. 3 there will be three conference panels in the Holsti-Anderson Room with local and guest experts. The conference will conclude…

Start: November 2, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: Duke University
Durham, NC 27705 United States

November 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017

‘Transnational Terrorism Today: How Do the Transatlantic Allies Deal with Terrorism?’ Conference

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…

Start: November 9, 2017
End: November 10, 2017
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Innovation and Technology in a Global Age Symposium

Innovation and technology have changed all of our lives. As the driving forces of globalization, they transcend borders and revolutionize how we teach and learn. It is essential that educators and students understand innovation and technology’s role in our world and have the skills to use them to communicate, teach and learn. This symposium will bring community college educators together with business and academic leaders to learn about the global innovation economy, cultural literacy, serious games for learning and the…

Start: November 15, 2017
End: November 16, 2017
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
Cost: 175

November 18, 2017

East Coast Asian American Student Union Campus Tour

A collaboration between 11 organizations, including the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), a non profit whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower those who are interested in Asian American Pacific Islander issues. A one day conference, the Campus Tour will include speakers, provoking workshops and opportunities to meet people passionate about a variety of issues connected to the AAPI community. Want to learn and do more in advocating for the AAPI community? Come out – this conference…

Start: November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
End: November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

SERSAS Annual Conference, ‘African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices from the African Past and Present’

This is the annual conference of the South East Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS) and the Southeast Africanist Network (SEAN). It is co-sponsored by the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. SERSAS and SEAN pride themselves on providing an open and collegial forum for the exchange of ideas. The title of the conference is “African Roots: Reflections on Origins, Identities and Voices…

Start: January 26, 2018
End: January 27, 2018
Venue: University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

February 17, 2018

Context and Relationality in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The annual conference of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University creates a space for students, faculty and the community-at-large to share ideas and develop understanding of the more pressing issues facing Latin America. This year, the conference will feature a keynote address from Arturo Escobar, entitled “Transhumancia epistémica: Reflexiones de cuatro décadas de práctica académico-política.” English translation will be provided. Other panels will examine gender-based violence,…

Start: February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 6, 2018

2018 RTI-UNC Peace, War and Defense Conference, ‘Academia, Non-Governmental Organization and Military Perspectives on Countering Violent Extremism’

This conference will showcase work done by academia, a non-governmental organization and the military to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE). Each sector offers different capabilities and unique perspectives, experiences and ideas that will not only be mutually educational, but may also generate opportunities for future collaboration and cooperation. The target audience for this event is RTI employees, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and military personnel who want to learn about current research, ongoing development initiatives and military lessons learned…

Start: March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3408
Phone: 1.919.962.2285
Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 22, 2018

GillingsX: Disrupting Disparities in Global Health

GillingsX, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health event inspired by TedX, is an annual showcase of student’s innovative and inspiring work to improve global health. Presentations will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Rosenau Hall, Room 133, with an overflow room in Rosenau Hall, Room 101, and reception to follow in the Michael Hooker Upper Atrium from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Start: March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Rosenau Room 133
135 Dauer Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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
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
300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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