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February 26, 2018

Jennifer Gates-Foster, ‘Achaemenids, Royal Power and Persian Ethnicity’

This lecture explores the way that the Achaemenid concept of cosmic, kingly rule engaged with the ethnic and cultural identity of the diverse peoples subject to their imperial control. These ideas worked at both the metaphorical and practical level, as the imperial administration was faced with the task of governing an almost infinitely varied landscape in its far-reaching satrapies. Using examples from Persepolis and the Achaemenid heartland, as well as from the provinces, this lecture considers the diversity of peoples…

Start: February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 27, 2018

Rudolf Scharping, ‘Beyond Trump: The US, Europe, China and the Emerging New Global Order’

Rudolf Scharping is the former German Secretary of Defense, candidate for Chancellor, SPD chairman and Prime Minister of Rhineland Palatinate. He now is CEO of the RSBK consultancy company which focuses on public-private partnership matters and strategy and business development issues in China and Germany. He is the president of the Federation of German Cyclists and was a visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. ​As Minister of Defense, he was particularly instrumental for Germany’s…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Mary Jo Arnoldi, ‘Contemporary Monuments in Bamako, Mali: Materializing a National Narrative’

Mary Jo Arnoldi is the curator of African Ethnology and the Arts for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and has worked extensively in Mali. She is trained in both anthropology and art history and is interested in many forms of material and expressive culture. Her research in Africa focuses on the roles that material and expressive culture play in the construction of identities: local, national and global. She is especially interested in the post-colonial public culture in West Africa.…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hanes Art Center, Room 218

Dieter Dettke, ‘Germany in Crisis and the Future of Angela Merkel’

Dieter Dettke served as the U.S. Representative and Executive Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Washington, D.C., from 1985 until 2006. He now is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington D.C. In 2006 and 2007 he was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars working on his book, Germany Says ‘No’: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy.…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 1, 2018

Edward Vargas, ‘Latina/o Families, Immigration and Health’

This talk will examine the role of immigration policy on the physical and mental health of Latina/o populations. Edward Vargas earned his doctoral degree from the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. This lecture is presented by the Working Group on Migration, Gender and Health in the Americas, part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Start: March 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: March 1, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: Gillings School of Public Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium
Address:
135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 5, 2018

A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss

This event marks a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to hear firsthand from a Holocaust survivor whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. Eva Schloss was the step sister of Anne Frank. Reserve your ticket now on the Duke University website. Tickets are free for students and educators and $18 for the general public. This event is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Department of Political Science, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Federation…

Start: March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Duke University, Page Auditorium
Address:
402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States

March 6, 2018

Graeme Robertson, ‘Constructing Dictatorship from Above and Below: The Emotional Foundations of the Putin Regime’

This lecture is part of the Lunch and Learn series presented by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. Graeme Robertson is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A specialist in comparative politics, Robertson’s work focuses on political protest and the dynamics of competition between rulers and their challengers in contemporary authoritarian political systems, most notably Russia. His recent publications include work on political institutions in authoritarian regimes, and have appeared in…

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

March 7, 2018

Ella Shohat, ‘On Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited’

This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the once-linked Semitic figure into “Arab” and “Jew” and its ramifications for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims. Examining the shifting Orientalist imaginary in the wake of the Enlightenment and colonialism, the lecture traces contemporary assumptions about a longstanding Arab / Jewish divide — and the ambiguous position of the Arab-Jew within it — back to crucial shifts in 19th century representation, thus providing an historical lens which…

Start: March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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

March 8, 2018

Agata Hauser, ‘Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System’

Agata Hauser is a lecturer in the Constitutional Law Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Her research focuses on judicial protection of individuals by the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights; the interactions between the EU and the Council of Europe; and application of the EU law by national courts of the member states. This talk is hosted by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,…

Start: March 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: March 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Knapp-Sanders Building
Address:
400 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Marisa Fuentes, ‘Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence and the Archive’

In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa Fuentes creates a portrait of urban Caribbean slavery in this colonial town from the perspective of these women whose stories appear only briefly in historical records. Fuentes takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with an enslaved runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; in the midst of a white urban household in sexual chaos; to the gallows where enslaved…

Start: March 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
End: March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Bull's Head Bookshop
Phone: +1.919.962.7392
Address:
207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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