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February 20, 2019

Jeffrey Stout, ‘Goodness Beyond Melodrama: Compassionate Awareness in Ozu’s Tokyo Story’

Tokyo Story (1953), the most famous film in Ozu Yasuji’s so-called ‘Noriko triology’ and regularly ranked first among the top-ten greatest films of all time, is based loosely on Leo McCrarey’s 1937 American melodrama, Make Way for Tomorrow. An elderly couple from Onomichi travel to Tokyo to visit their children who greet them with indifference and ingratitude. Only their widowed daughter-in-law Noriko shows them kindness. Ozu contrasts Onomichi, a city known for its Buddhist templates (in Hiroshima Prefecture), with the urban sprawl…

Start: February 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Hyde Hall, University Room
Address:
Chapel Hill , 27514 United States

Hiro Yoshikawa, ‘Improving Early Childhood Development Among Syrian Refugees in the Middle East Refugee Response Region’

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is pleased to host Hiro Yoshikawa for a visiting lecture in the FPG lecture series. Hiro Yoshikawa is a community and developmental psychologist studying the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He conducts research in both the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. is current projects include providing programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East and Rohingya…

Start: February 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Discussion with Chef Njathi Kabui

Njathi Kabui is an internationally celebrated organic chef, urban farmer and food activist. Kabui was born in rural Kenya to a coffee farmer mother and restaurant owner father, both of whom took an active role in the Kenyan independence movement. Immigrating to the United States at the age of 20, Kabui earned a masters degrees in both medical and urban anthropology at the University of Memphis and a bachelors degree in political science and philosophy studies at the historically black…

Start: February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010
Phone: (919) 962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 21, 2019

Erica Bjornstad, ‘Acute Kidney Injury in Malawian Trauma Patients: Incidence, Epidemiology and New Tests on the Horizon’

The Office of International Activities (OIA)’ Global Health Forum takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:00pm until 1:00pm at the UNC Hospital Starbucks. For more information, feedback or to suggest a topic or speaker, contact the OIA program manager, Shay Slifko. View previous presentations.

Start: February 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End: February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: UNC Hospital Starbucks
Address:
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Kiran Klaus Patel, ‘The Making of a European Alternative: Cooperation and Integration in Western Europe After 1945’

Kiran Klaus Patel is professor and chair of European and global history at Maastricht University. He also serves as Jean Monnet Chair and head of the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Before joining Maastricht University, Patel was a joint chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an assistant professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has been a Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Study at Harvard University, a visiting professor…

Start: February 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 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

Dakota Irvin, ‘Regionalism, Local Government and the First Months of White Rule in Ekaterinburg, August-November 1918’

Dakota Irvin will discuss a chapter of his dissertation, which looks at the febrile experience of state building on the local level during the Russian Civil War. The lecture examines attempts by anti-Bolshevik forces (Whites) in Ekaterinburg to reconstruct a functioning system of local government after eight months of Bolshevik rule and the “dictatorship of the proletariat.” Specifically, it focuses on the efforts by liberal Lev Krol’, who founded the Regional Provisional Government of the Urals, dedicated to establishing a…

Start: February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 22, 2019

Linda Sarsour, ‘Advocacy for Change’

Advocacy is an integral aspect of social change. This year’s theme of the Minority Health Conference, Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future, honors how advocacy efforts are instrumental in advancing the health of minorities. For the 40th year, the conference honors past activist successes and set the stage for communities to continue their work as advocates or as changemakers. Linda Sarsour is an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist, seasoned community organizer and mother of…

Start: February 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am
End: February 22, 2019 @ 10:45 am
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Tze Loo, ‘Okinawa’s ‘Shrine Problem’: Reconfigurations of Okinawa’s Religious Landscape, 1879-1945′

Mainland shrine Shinto and its practices of kami worship spread in prewar Okinawa as part of the imposition of Japanese colonial rule in the prefecture. This spread was visible not only in the establishment of new Shinto shrines but also in the conversion of utaki sacred groves and other spaces of Okinawa’s indigenous ritual practices into jinja. Despite these developments, shrine Shinto’s presence in prewar Okinawa cannot be left only as a story of the successful top-down imposition of practices…

Start: February 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
End: February 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Edwin Castellanos, ‘Climate change and Central American Migration’

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in North Carolina after fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. How does climate change factor into this migration? Edwin Castellanos, leading scientist on climate change, will discuss recent changes in rainfall patterns in Northern Central America that have added additional stress to small farmers in the region and have increased the food security and poverty problems. Castellanos will discuss future climate models and what’s at stake…

Start: February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 23, 2019

Yaron Shemer and Michael A. Figueroa, ‘Art Beyond Hostilities: Music and Film in Israel and Palestine’

Often described as the “world’s most intractable conflict,” the crisis embroiling Israel and Palestine has been making headlines for more than 70 years. But behind the violence and deep political and religious divisions lie human stories, told through artistic interventions into the conflict that reflect the possibilities for, and limitations of, Israeli-Palestinian collaboration. This Dialogues seminar will focus on cinema and music as examples of Israelis and Palestinians creating art that goes beyond hostilities. We’ll look at the Oscar-nominated Israeli-Palestinian…

Start: February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: February 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 65
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