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August 22, 2018 - December 8, 2018

‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora,’ Exhibition

Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora features select Persian artwork and artifacts that provide a glimpse into a culture that has cultivated an extensive legacy of art over the past 5,000 years. Many art forms have flourished through the millennia, including architecture, calligraphy, miniature painting, weaving, pottery, metalworking and sculpture. This exhibition explores Persian art through objects of everyday use borrowed from Iranian community members in North Carolina, as well as select reproductions from the Ackland Art…

Start: August 22, 2018
End: December 8, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

September 21, 2018

Rachel Epstein, ‘Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond’

Rachel Epstein is a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and academic co-director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between the economy and security outcomes, international organizations and domestic compliance, the politics of finance, states in transition and civil-military relations. Epstein’s current research focuses on the role of banks in the European debt and currency crises, the developmental prospects for the EU’s newest member states and the consequences…

Start: September 21, 2018 @ 12:25 pm
End: September 21, 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

‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora,’ Exhibition Opening Reception

The exhibition Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora will be on display August 22 to December 8, 2018 at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 21, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center. Welcoming remarks by Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies…

Start: September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 3, 2018

International Coffee Hour

Join in for a monthly social hour at the EspressOasis Cafe in the FedEx Global Education Center to meet international students, staff and faculty and learn about great global and community resources. This free event happens throughout the academic year and is open to the wider University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, friends and family. This event is co-hosted by the Writing Center and University Libraries.

Start: October 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, EspressOasis Café
Phone: +1.919.962.0342
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Dariusz Brzostek, ‘Collecting Vinyl Records Behind the Iron Curtain: Piracy, Technology and Social Network’

The collecting of vinyl records and music tapes in communist Poland was prohibitively expensive, not to mention that official releases of recordings by Western artists hardly existed in the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, informal social networks of listeners and collectors emerged in the spheres of economic collaboration (purchasing of expensive original releases), recording practices (coming together to copy music from original sources with high quality audiophile gear), distribution (sharing records and tapes) and social status (people who could…

Start: October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 3, 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

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018

‘New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Holodomor’ Conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, in collaboration with the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina and with support from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, is hosting an international scholarly conference in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. The conference will spotlight new interdisciplinary research on the Holodomor within the context of other man-made famines. Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and author of Red…

Start: October 5, 2018
End: October 7, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 26, 2018

István Hegedűs, ‘Populism in Central Europe and Beyond: The Hungarian Case’

Are we witnessing a populist momentum (Zeitgeist) worldwide? In Europe, especially in the central European region, where former communist states have been successfully transformed to liberal democracies, we see the emergence of populist political forces as a significant tendency in the last decade. Hungary has received a special status in this process: the country has become the first member state of the European Union, where the national government led by Viktor Orbán started to deconstruct the constitutional order and the…

Start: October 26, 2018 @ 12:25 pm
End: October 26, 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

November 6, 2018

Simon Miles, ‘On Guard for Peace and Socialism: The Warsaw Pact, 1955–1991’

Throughout the Cold War, policy-makers in the United States and its allies crafted strategy with one principal audience in mind: the Warsaw Pact, particularly the Soviet Union. This new book project by Simon Miles tests whether the strategic concepts that guided U.S. and NATO policy actually operated on their targets east of the Iron Curtain in the way that practitioners and scholars claimed. Taking an international archival approach, it rejects the trope of Moscow as puppet-master and treats the Warsaw…

Start: November 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: November 6, 2018 @ 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

International Coffee Hour

Join in for a monthly social hour at the EspressOasis Cafe in the FedEx Global Education Center to meet international students, staff and faculty and learn about great global and community resources. This free event happens throughout the academic year and is open to the wider University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, friends and family. This event is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Start: November 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, EspressOasis Café
Phone: +1.919.962.0342
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 7, 2018

2018 UNC Global Passport Drive

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. These sessions will be on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept passport applications and renewal applications (forms available at the event). Students, faculty, staff and their families…

Start: November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am
End: November 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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