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February 19, 2013

Zephyr Frank: Layers, Flows, Intersections: Historical GIS for 19th-century Rio de Janeiro

UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab and King’s College London’s Centre for e-Research in the Department of Digital Humanities will present this joint videoseminar/live web stream hosted by Zephyr Frank. A digitized map of 1866 Rio de Janeiro, with historically accurate renderings of streets and property parcels, provides the setting in which more than 300,000 historic records including names, addresses, and other detailed information have been organized in a database and plotted in space to reveal interconnections, networks, movement and change over…

Start: February 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
End: February 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Peabody, Room 8F
Cost: Free

March 27, 2013

Globalization: An Introduction for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

This course immerses educators from all disciplines and roles in an exploration of the rapid global changes in government, economics, environment and health, culture, and technology. Over six-weeks participants are required to read, discuss, and reflect on the most important issues  facing America and the world today. The course introduces educators to university and other resources for continued personal and professional learning of global issues. As a final project, each participant will present an action plan or lesson plan for their…

Date: March 27, 2013
Venue: Online
Cost: Cost Varies

May 16, 2013

Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global

This webinar – which is based on Kumar & Steenkamp’s forthcoming book: Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global (Palgrave Macmillan, with special Chinese edition by CEIBS Publishing Group) – discusses eight “pathways” that emerging market companies can take to build their brands in developed markets. The webinar is important for two groups of managers. First, for (Western and non-Western) managers that work for emerging market companies. Second, for managers in Western companies who don’t yet see the…

Start: May 16, 2013 @ 4:15 pm
End: May 16, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
Venue: Online
Cost: Cost Varies

June 7, 2013

Shifts in Scholarly Attention Among World Regions

In this lecture, Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will present his research on changing academic attention to world regions over the past 50 years, “attention” as measured by analyzing works published about each region of the world and collected in U.S. academic libraries for each year of publication since 1958.  The patterns that emerge from this research will help to inform social scientists and educational policymakers about trends and possible gaps in scholarly attention to…

Start: June 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am
End: June 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Venue: R.B. House Library, Room 205
Phone: 919.962.1355
203 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27515 United States

September 26, 2013

The Anarchist Corporation: Rewriting Business Models for Sustainability

In this webinar, P.D. Jose from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore explores the benefits and implications of rewriting how corporations engage with the world’s poor. Traditional business models focus on increasing asset ownership/accessibility, achieved by reworking cost structures, with non-negotiable corporate property rights. An “anarchist” corporation in contrast operates with fundamentally different, even radical approaches that restructure markets and rewrite the existing notions of corporate advantage. Focus changes to one of increasing benefit ownership and asset control with possible…

Start: September 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
End: September 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Online
Cost: 35

October 23, 2013

Beyond Three Cups of Chai: Hindi in the Indian Business World

In this webinar, John Caldwell from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Asian Studies explores language issues within India, specifically the tensions between English and the Indian vernaculars. Is English really as prevalent in India as many believe? Are Americans and Indians ‘divided by a common language’? Can we gain an advantage by learning Hindi? In the globalizing world, the Indian government markets India as an attractive location for outsourcing on the basis of its large English-speaking population and the quality of…

Start: October 23, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
End: October 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: Free – 35

February 6, 2014

Webinar: Country Briefing on Turkey

Mustafa Gültekin, associate professor of finance at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, will deliver a country briefing on Turkey. Due to its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a true melting pot. To understand Turkey, one must start with learning its history. This webinar will cover recent developments in the country and region. Registration is free for current UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School students, staff and faculty. For all others the cost of registration is $35. Please register here.  

Start: February 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Global Business Center
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, United States
Cost: Free – 35

September 23, 2014

Videoconference: The Scottish Referendum: Results and Implications

Launched in January 2012 by the the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh,”Conversations On Europe” is a speaker series featuring some of the country’s top experts on the European Union, including faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The series links participants and presenters via videoconferencing across several sites. Audiences at all sites are able to ask questions of the experts. This event is open to the public.  To participate, please contact Allyson Delnore,…

Start: September 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End: September 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Location TBA

April 29, 2015

Sourav Mukherji, ‘From Social Entrepreneurship to Institutional Entrepreneurship: The Case of RuralShores’

Scaling a social enterprise is a critical challenge engaging both the practicing manager and the academician and requires a deeper understanding of Institutional Entrepreneurship (IE) as applied to Social Entrepreneurship (SE). In this webinar, learn about the evolution of RuralShores – a business process outsourcing (BPO) organization that employs youth from rural India to deliver high quality transaction processing services. The presenter will discuss RuralShores as a pioneering model of rural BPO that has, so far, scaled to 17 centers spread across…

Start: April 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Online

November 18, 2015

Virtual Cultural Festival

Bring the world to your students by participating in the Virtual Cultural Festival on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. All sessions are free and open to all K–12 teachers and students. This online festival features different presentations, with each presentation starting on the hour and lasting 30-45 minutes. Questions from teachers and students are welcome during the presentation via the chat. Each presentation will be recorded and available to watch a few days after the live presentation. The presenters are UNC students who have been abroad…

Start: November 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am
End: November 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Online
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