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April 23, 2019

Vítězslav Sommer, Visegrad Talk, ‘Social Sciences and ‘Socialist Life Style’ in Czechoslovakia 1968–1989′

Although Stalinist ideologues and artists highlighted the idea of “new socialist man” in the 1950s, and reform communist scholars critically explored the issues of consumerism and leisure under socialism in the 60s, it was a “consolidated” sociology after 1968 that made “socialist life style” a crucial research topic in social sciences and humanities. The research agenda was rigidly ideological, highlighting sharp dichotomies between socialist and capitalist societies while aiming to contribute to welfare and cultural policies of Czechoslovakia after the…

Start: April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 23, 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

Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, ‘Going West to Find the ‘East’: Japanese Architect Itō Chūta’s Travels Throughout the Ottoman Empire and His Thought on Oriental/Tōyō Architecture’

Itō Chūta (1867–1954), the architect who created the Japanese word “Kenchiku” as a translation of the English word “architecture” in Meiji, Japan, is also the first historian of Japanese architecture. In 1904, he embarked on a world trip lasting three years and three months to prove his own theory. During his trip passing through China, Burma, Malay, India, the Ottoman Empire, Europe and the U.S., Itō gradually changed his thoughts and started to think about what we call now “Tōyō/Oriental”…

Start: April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 24, 2019

Arin Savran, ‘When Power Symmetry Doesn’t Advance Negotiations: Discussing the Failure of the Peace Process Between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), 2009-2015’

In 2006, secret talks began between Turkey and the Kurdish PKK rebels with the aim of negotiating a political solution to the armed struggle. The negotiations lead to significant progress that concluded in a ceasefire and PKK withdrawal from Turkey. In 2014, the process arrived at a turning point as the consequences of the war in Syria reconfigured the power dynamics between the two sides, ultimately leading to the collapse of the ceasefire in the summer of 2015. The Turkey–PKK case challenges conventional wisdom on structural…

Start: April 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: Hamilton Hall, Room 271
Address:
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Susan Thornton, ‘Can We Live With China? US–Chinese Relations in Tumultuous Times’

This is a discussion featuring Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary and principal deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs in the U.S. Department of State from 2016 until 2018. She is now senior research scholar at Yale University’s Paul Tsai China Center and a fellow at the Brookings Institute. The event will be introduced and moderated by Klaus Larres, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event is part of the…

Start: April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 25, 2019

David Ambaras, ‘Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire’

In this presentation, David Ambaras will examine the histories of people who moved, the relationships they created and the anxieties they provoked, in the spatial and social borderlands between Japan and China from the 1860s to the 1940s. Japan’s imbrication in new geopolitical structures and spatial flows engendered forms of intimacy that were seen as problematic, or even horrific, because they transgressed notions of territory marked by stable, defensible borders and notions of place marked by distinct identities and social…

Start: April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End: April 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Discussion with Masha Vlasova

Using film and sculpture, artist Masha Vlasova will explore the shifting social, political and historical roles of monuments, public sculptures and yard art in Central Asia and the United States. Her talk will address three modes of public marking within an urban space where previously distinct boundaries become imprecise: Lenin’s monument in Kyrgyzstan, the public works by the American sculptor John Henry and one man’s exquisite yard art collection. Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She holds a masters of…

Start: April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 27, 2019

Rachel Schaevitz, Afroz Taj and John Caldwell, ‘Cities of Cinema: Hollywood and Bollywood’

Located on opposite sides of the globe, the cities of Los Angeles and Mumbai are homes to thriving international film industries known as Hollywood and Bollywood. This Dialogues seminar will compare and contrast these two industries and the cinematic traditions that have grown out of each. What has been the economic and cultural impact of these industries on their home countries, and how have their exported films influenced cultures all around the world? Speakers will explore the types of films…

Start: April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: April 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Cost: 65

May 14, 2019

”The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women,’ Discussion with Ashley Mattheis and Charlie Winter

This event will launch a report co-authored by Ashley Mattheis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at International Center for the Study of Radicalization. The role of women in extremist movements today is as multifaceted as it is extensive. They are active across the ideological spectrum and, in the context of identitarianism and jihadism in particular, are considered to be especially fundamental for in-group survival, both as child-bearers and vehicles for…

Start: May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: King’s College London

June 11, 2019

Understanding the Value of Co-Creation in Public Services for Transforming European Public Administration

This seminar will specifically explore value creation and citizen engagement as main characteristics in reforming the design and delivery of public services in Europe. Associate professor Greta Nasi and assistant professor Maria Cucciniello from the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy will conduct the seminar. This seminar is co-organized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

Start: June 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End: June 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

June 19, 2019

Shelly Weiner and Rachel Kizhnerman, ‘Two Hidden Children: A Holocaust Story’

Shelly Weiner was born in Rivne, Poland, and was four when Nazis invaded her town. Laws forbidding Jews from work and school were passed, and her family realized all Jews would be killed or deported to camps. A farm family in a nearby village where Weiner’s aunt lived served as hiding for 28 months on top of a barn and in an underground bunker. There were four in hiding: Weiner, Weiner’s mother, Rachel Kizhnerman, and Kizhnerman’s mother. In 1949, after World War II, Weiner’s family came to the…

Start: June 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End: June 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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
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