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November 14, 2018

Discussion with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Stephanie Griest will share from her new book, a seven year collection of stories from Southern Texas on the impact of international borderlines. This area has transformed as the nation’s most common crossing ground for undocumented workers. Griest is an associate professor and the Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reception and book signing to follow.

Start: November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 14, 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

Cancelled: Rainer Weiss, ‘Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves’

Rainer Weiss, 2017 Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at MIT, will give a lecture at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at the FedEx Global Education Center titled “Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves.” The observation of gravitational waves from the mergers of compact binary sources opens a new way to learn about the universe, as well as test General Relativity in the limit of strong gravitational interactions – the dynamics of massive bodies traveling at relativistic speeds in a…

Start: November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 15, 2018

Kyrah Malika Daniels, ‘Fragments of Glass, Flashes of Spirit: Mirror Divination and Ritual Arts in Southwestern Congolese Religion’

Kyrah Malika Daniels is an assistant professor of art history and African & African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. Her research interests and course topics include Africana religions, sacred arts and material culture, race, religion and visual culture, and ritual healing traditions in the black Atlantic. Her first book manuscript (When the Spirit is Ill, in progress) is a comparative religion project that examines key ritual art objects used in healing ceremonies to treat spiritual illnesses and mental health conditions…

Start: November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 15, 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

Virginia Olmsted McGraw, ‘Revolutionary Legacies and the Moscow House of Design’

Virginia Olmsted McGraw, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present on “Revolutionary Legacies and the Moscow House of Design” as part of the Carolina Seminar on Russia and its Empires. Olmsted McGraw’s dissertation explores the roles of fashion and consumption in the Cold War competition between the U.S. and USSR. To receive a copy of the chapter, please email etasar@email.unc.edu. The Carolina Seminar: Russia and its Empires, East and West is co-sponsored by the…

Start: November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

November 19, 2018

Mikhail Krutikov, ‘Der Nister on Architecture and Revolution’

Mikhail Krutikov is Preston R. Tisch professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1905-1914 (Stanford University Press, 2001) and From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener (Stanford University Press, 2011). His new book, Der Nister’s Soviet Years: Yiddish Writer as Witness to the People, is forthcoming with Indiana University Press. Since 1999 he has served as…

Start: November 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: November 19, 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

‘Israel Rocks!’ (Israel, 2006)

A documentary that features some 20 Israeli singers, bands and choirs playing and singing in various styles, from pop and rock to blues, folk and rap. Each one of the revealing songs depicts the major problems facing the people of Israel from politics to poverty, and their dreams for, and their attempt to create a better future. It also includes an interview with Shimon Peres. This series of events is sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies, The Carolina Center…

Start: November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 19, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 28, 2018

‘European Identity: Borders of Europe,’ Panel Discussion

Student think tank European Horizons hosts a panel featuring three experts on Europe. Panelists will discuss the topic of European identities in the context of contemporary politics and culture. Panelists include:  Christiane Lemke Professor of Political Science at the University of Hannover; Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill John Pickles Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill Brett Whalen Associate Professor of History…

Start: November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 29, 2018

Ben Tran, ‘Air-Conditioned Socialism’

“Air-Conditioned Socialism” examines the transformative atmospheres of modernity in Vietnam, from the days of revolutionary struggle to the rise of market socialism. This transformation is most starkly visible during the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam War, when America’s chemical and artillery bombings attempted to kill not the enemy’s body, but to make the environment lethal—what Peter Sloterdijk has called atmoterrorism. This talk extends the concept of atmoterrorism as modernity’s technological design and its all-encompassing violence that manipulate the biological…

Start: November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: November 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 30, 2018

Spencer Boyer, ‘The Future of Political Warfare: Russia, the West and the Age of Global Digital Competition’

Spencer P. Boyer is an adjunct professor in the BMW Center for German and European Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a senior fellow at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. His areas of analysis include transatlantic security relations, the future of the European Union,…

Start: November 30, 2018 @ 12:25 pm
End: November 30, 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

December 4, 2018

Joseph Tucker, ‘Pay-It-Forward Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing for Gay Men in China’

The final China Speaker Series will feature Joseph Tucker, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC Chapel Hill and director of UNC Project-China. Is kindness contagious among gay men in China? We designed a quasi-experimental study to examine the effect of a pay-it-forward STI testing program in China. The pay-it-forward program has has one person receive a gift (and STI test), then asks the same person if they would like to give a gift (STI test) to…

Start: December 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: December 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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