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January 9, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open January 9 and run through July 12, 2019 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have…

Start: January 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End: July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Cost: Free

March 26, 2019

Film Screening, ‘Maineland’

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., Maineland (2017) is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of ‘parachute students’ from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella…

Start: March 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Carolina Asia Center
Phone: +1.919.843.9065
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 27, 2019

Sean Sylvia, ‘Early Childhood Development in Rural China: Evidence from the Qinling Cohort Study’

A growing body of cross-disciplinary research suggests that human capital deficits in early life negatively affect later life outcomes and that interventions in early childhood can substantially improve health and productivity in adulthood. Given this evidence – and growing recognition that human capital development is an important mechanism affecting the persistence of poverty and inequality – investing in early childhood has risen on the policy agenda in a number of developing countries. The goal of the Qinling cohort study is…

Start: March 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
End: March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 28, 2019

Fulbright Day

The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite aspiring Fulbright U.S. faculty, postdoc scholars and students to explore opportunities to engage in these prestigious cultural exchange programs in which selected U.S. citizens study, teach or conduct research abroad. Attendees will learn about the history and current status of Fulbright Programs and hear presentations from UNC-Chapel Hill Fulbright awardees about their experiences abroad. Afterward, participants will break out into faculty and student groups to discuss specifics…

Start: March 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am
End: March 28, 2019 @ 1:00 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

Transnational Korean Cinema and Media Conference

The Carolina Asia Center is hosting the Triangle East Asia Colloquium 2019 on the theme of Transnational Korean Cinema and Media. The events will feature short films and panelists from all around the states. The reception will take place at 5:30 pm, followed by four film screenings at 6 pm and end with a Q and A at 8 pm with directors Juhui Kwon and Nick Neon. Juhui Kwon is an independent writer-director based in New York City, hailing from…

Start: March 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Jeffrey Hardy, ‘Anti-Religious Improvisation: The Separation of Church and State in Bolshevik Prison Camps’

The Bolshevik regime that took power in 1917 aimed to construct a Marxist-Leninist version of socialism. The exigencies of civil war, the reality of being an unpopular workers’ party in a largely agrarian country and the uncertainties inherent in putting into praxis an untested ideology resulted in governing policies and practices that were often improvisational and contradictory in nature. This presentation explores the intersection of two such contradictions, concerning religion and imprisonment, by examining how Bolshevik penal authorities approached the…

Start: March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 29, 2019

Transnational Korean Cinema and Media Conference

The Carolina Asia Center is hosting the Triangle East Asia Colloquium 2019 on the theme of Transnational Korean Cinema and Media. The events will feature short films and panelists from all around the states. 8:30-9 am: Registration and coffee. 9-9:15 am: Welcome Remarks by Morgan Pitelka, director of the Carolina Asia Center. 9:15-10:45 am: Hyon Joo Yoo and Youngmin Choe, ‘Visuality and Gendered Body Across Borders.’ Joo Yoo is an associate professor of English at the University of Vermont. Choe…

Start: March 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End: March 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 30, 2019

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

This orientation is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. Topics discussed include ‘voluntourism’, the ‘White Savior’ complex, the ethics of healthcare abroad, race and ethnicity in a global context, local global opportunities, global photography and gender and sexuality in cross-cultural travel. The conference offer interactive workshops led by world-renowned faculty, staff, students and community members on the diverse contexts and challenges you may face while abroad;…

Start: March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: March 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 1, 2019

Amir Tibon, ‘Israeli Politics 101 and Upcoming Elections’

On April 9, 2019, Israelis will go to the polls. But now that the Israeli Attorney General recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, how will it impact the upcoming elections? Who are the other parties and personalities running for election? What will happen to the Israeli political landscape if Netanyahu is replaced? And how will this impact U.S.-Israel relations? Amir Tibon’s presentation will address these issues and the structure…

Start: April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019

Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand Presents Workshop and Performance

The Moradokmai Theatre Community Thailand will be teaching a workshop Monday April 1, 7-8pm and performing Tuesday April 2, 6:30-7:30pm. The two day event will feature the story of Tossakan, the king of giants, and three women: Sammanakka, Sida and Monto. They were connected, until a war began between the giants and humans. This performance, based on the Ramayana, depicts how the war began and how Tossakan lost his clan. These events are sponsored by the UNC Southeast Asian Student…

Start: April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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