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November 9, 2018

Russia and the EU Panel Discussion

This event is organized by political science professor Milada Vachudova, and this panel will feature Samuel Greene. Greene is director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London and senior lecturer in Russian politics. Prior to moving to London in 2012, he lived and worked in Moscow for 13 years, most recently as director of the Centre for the Study of New Media and Society at the New Economic School, and as deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. His book, Moscow…

Start: November 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: November 9, 2018 @ 2:00 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

Devin DeWeese, ‘Islamization in the Golden Horde and Communal Identity among the Turkmens: The Subtle Social Legacies of a Fourteenth-Century Saint’

Devin DeWeese’s focus on religious studies have led him to make important interventions in Central Asian history. Come to learn how the Golden-Horde era Islamization legends have shaped the communal identities of Central Asian peoples. This event is organized by the Islamicate Graduate Student Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; the Central Asia Working Group; the Carolina Asia Center; the Department of History;…

Start: November 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
End: November 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 13, 2018

Wolfgang Ketterle, ‘New Forms of Matter with Super Cold Atoms: Superfluids and Supersolids’

Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures? Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space? In his talk, Wolfgang Ketterle, a Nobel laureate, will discuss new forms of matter, which only exist at extremely low temperatures. Of special interest are superfluids which can flow without dissipation. Recently, he and his team have observed a supersolid which is gaseous, liquid and solid at the same time. The Heidelberg…

Start: November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Richard Verma, ‘Modern Indian Studies Initiative’

Ambassador Richard Verma is an American diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to India from 2015 to 2017. During his tenure, Verma oversaw an unprecedented nine meetings and three summits between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which resulted in initiatives and more than 40 government-to-government dialogues. Verma is currently the vice chairman of The Asia Group. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center.

Start: November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: The Carolina Inn
Phone: +1.800.962.8519
Address:
211 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 14, 2018

Discussion with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Stephanie Griest will share from her new book, a seven year collection of stories from Southern Texas on the impact of international borderlines. This area has transformed as the nation’s most common crossing ground for undocumented workers. Griest is an associate professor and the Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reception and book signing to follow.

Start: November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 15, 2018

Kyrah Malika Daniels, ‘Fragments of Glass, Flashes of Spirit: Mirror Divination and Ritual Arts in Southwestern Congolese Religion’

Kyrah Malika Daniels is an assistant professor of art history and African & African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. Her research interests and course topics include Africana religions, sacred arts and material culture, race, religion and visual culture, and ritual healing traditions in the black Atlantic. Her first book manuscript (When the Spirit is Ill, in progress) is a comparative religion project that examines key ritual art objects used in healing ceremonies to treat spiritual illnesses and mental health conditions…

Start: November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 15, 2018 @ 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

November 19, 2018

Sitao Xu, ‘Trade War: The US-China Rivalry and What to Do About It’

This is a lecture and discussion with Sitao Xu, a chief economist and partner with Deloitte China. Panelists include Christian Lundblad, a professor of finance and associate dean at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Klaus Larres, a professor of history and international affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill. This event is part of the Krasno Event Series.

Start: November 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

November 28, 2018

Charlie Winter, ‘The The Islamic State’s Utopia: A Visual Tour of the Caliphate’

Charlie Winter will give the lecture, “The Islamic State’s Utopia: A Visual Tour of the Caliphate,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 in Room 104 of Peabody Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Winter is a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalism (ICSR) at King’s College London. Alongside his work at ICSR, which is supported by Facebook as part of the Online Civil Courage Initiative, Winter…

Start: November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Peabody Hall, Room 104
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Cost: Free

‘European Identity: Borders of Europe,’ Panel Discussion

Student think tank European Horizons hosts a panel featuring three experts on Europe. Panelists will discuss the topic of European identities in the context of contemporary politics and culture. Panelists include:  Christiane Lemke Professor of Political Science at the University of Hannover; Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill John Pickles Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill Brett Whalen Associate Professor of History…

Start: November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 30, 2018

Spencer Boyer, ‘The Future of Political Warfare: Russia, the West and the Age of Global Digital Competition’

Spencer P. Boyer is an adjunct professor in the BMW Center for German and European Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a senior fellow at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. His areas of analysis include transatlantic security relations, the future of the European Union,…

Start: November 30, 2018 @ 12:25 pm
End: November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 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
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