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October 20, 2018

A Dialogues Seminar: Syria in Transition

The civil war in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distinguished historian of the Middle…

Start: October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: October 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 22, 2018

Anasa Hicks, ‘Servants’ Echoes: The Reverberations of Domestic Service in Post-Revolutionary Cuba’

The Institute for the Study of the Americas “On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba” Speakers Series for fall semester 2018 is dedicated to the examination of the complexities of race relations in Cuba, with particular attention to the ways that the Cuban revolution, with its doctrinal commitment to social justice and racial equality, addressed–or failed to address–inequities with deep historical antecedents. Speakers offer uniquely critical perspectives from which to assess the state of race relations in…

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 22, 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

Jia Lin, ‘Foreign Language Construct, Frameworks and Assessment’

The Carolina Asia Center’s second China Speaker series will feature Jia Lin, a teaching assistant professor of China in the Asian Studies department on “Foreign Language Construct, Framework, and Assessment.” Foreign language education is significant since it directly impact a country’s national security, economic development and international influence. Foreign language teaching and assessment should be aligned with each other in order to improve student foreign language proficiency. This presentation addresses following issues related to foreign language assessment: construct definitions of…

Start: October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 22, 2018 @ 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

October 25, 2018

Stacey Lee, ‘The In/flexibility of Race: Chinese Americans, Schooling and Race in the Jim Crow South’

A widely cited anthropologist of education, Stacey Lee is known nationally and internationally for her cutting-edge research on the educational experiences and academic achievement of two growing student populations: im/migrants and Asian Americans. Lee is the author/editor of six books and more than 30 journal articles, including the best known book Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth. Lee has been working on two research projects over the last few years. One project focuses on the formal…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Vugar Gurbanov, ‘Great Power Competition in Eurasia: The View from Azerbaijan’

Vugar Gurbanov is a political counselor and acting deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the United States. He is a career diplomat who joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2005. Prior to his current position, Gurbanov worked at the Political-Military, Security Affairs and International Security departments of the Foreign Ministry. He also worked for the Mission of Azerbaijan to NATO. For more than 10 years at the Foreign Ministry, Gurbanov…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Samba Camara, ‘Islam and the Musical Expression of Faith in Contemporary Senegal’

Samba Camara is a teaching assistant professor at the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies and serves as the coordinator of the African Language Program at the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Arts, with concentration in African literature and performance. Camara’s teaching and research interests follow an interdisciplinary path, cutting across literature, film and performance studies. He is currently working on two book projects. One…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 25, 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

‘Global is Local and Local is Global’ Fall Speaker Series Event

Hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health, this speaker series event will feature three lively 10-minute talks given by leading thinkers in the Gillings alumni community. Topics focus on the theme of “global is local and local is global” and the school’s commitment to improving health locally and globally through practice, research and service. Join as we explore our public health challenges and how we can work together to address them while we celebrate the work of the…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Gillings School of Global Public Health

‘Documenting the War in Afghanistan,’ Film Screening and Discussion

Meg Mackenzie Prior is a combat photographer and filmmaker who has embedded with U.S. Army Infantry, Combat Aviation and Special Forces Units to record the missions and operations conducted by International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan beginning in 2010 with the Surge. Over the past 10 years, Prior has filmed and photographed U.S. military and the Afghan population with uncompromising clarity and attention to detail as to the nature of the conflict in Afghanistan. She has deployed with units for…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Chapman Hall, Room 201
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Lesley Sachs, ‘Women, Prayer, Feminism and Modern Israel’

Lesley Sachs will speak about the struggle of “Women of the Wall,” (WOW) a group of Israeli women seeks the right for Jewish women to conduct prayer services, read from a Torah scroll while wearing prayer shawls and sing out loud at the Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred holy site. She will also discuss feminism in Israel, the tenuous situation at the Kotel and WOW’s challenges and successes. This event is an important space to explore the intersection of faith and the state,…

Start: October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hillel
Address:
210 W. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, 27516

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
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