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April 17, 2019

Spring 2019 UNC Global Passport Drive

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual Passport Drive provides an easy opportunity for Carolina students, faculty, staff and their family members to apply for or renew their U.S. passport. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications and renewal applications (forms available at the event). More information on forms can be found on UNC Global’s passport drive website. Participants may have their passport photo taken at the event for $7 by…

Start: April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Neal Keating, ‘Language Ecologies of the Anthropocene: Ngoi Bunong’

Language is a central medium through which cultural systems operate. In the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Peoples’ Languages, the vast majority of these languages are at risk of losing their vitality, with some already gone to sleep. The precarity of indigenous languages is closely related to the sociopolitical physical conditions in which many indigenous peoples live. In the case of indigenous Bunong peoples in Cambodia, Vietnam and now diaspora, the last two decades alone have witnessed the rapid expropriation…

Start: April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End: April 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

EU Consul Generals Visit

The Center for European Studies and European Horizons welcome the Consul Generals representing Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands to UNC-Chapel Hill for a panel discussion. Consul Generals include: Ard van der Vorst, the Netherlands Dr. Heike Fuller, Germany Louis de Corail, France Shane Stephens, Ireland

Start: April 17, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
End: April 17, 2019 @ 6:45 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Eiko Siniawer, ‘Waste and Well Being in Post-War Japan’

In this lecture, Eiko Maruko Siniawer will examine how ideas about waste and wastefulness have shifted in postwar Japan, from the mid-1940s through the present day.  Discussions of what constituted a waste of time, stuff and resources, she will show, reflected a changing if persistent search in daily life for meaning, value and well-being in a financially affluent and mass consumerist Japan. Siniawer is a professor of history at Williams College.  She is the author of Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists: The Violent Politics…

Start: April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 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

April 20, 2019

Cultural Event: Urdu Majlis

The Carolina Asia Center will host the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle’s Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of Khumar Barabankvi (1919-1999), Urdu poet and lyricist. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share. This event is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the South Asia Section of the Department of Asian Studies. Urdu Majlis is an intellectual endeavor with…

Start: April 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End: April 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 22, 2019

Southeast Asian Language Workshop

Coordinated by the Carolina Asia Center, Southeast Asian Language Workshop is open to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff and members of the community. The workshop offers three languages—Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese and Thai. To register visit the Carolina Asia Center website.

Start: April 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 23, 2019

Vítězslav Sommer, Visegrad Talk, ‘Social Sciences and ‘Socialist Life Style’ in Czechoslovakia 1968–1989′

Although Stalinist ideologues and artists highlighted the idea of “new socialist man” in the 1950s, and reform communist scholars critically explored the issues of consumerism and leisure under socialism in the 60s, it was a “consolidated” sociology after 1968 that made “socialist life style” a crucial research topic in social sciences and humanities. The research agenda was rigidly ideological, highlighting sharp dichotomies between socialist and capitalist societies while aiming to contribute to welfare and cultural policies of Czechoslovakia after the…

Start: April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 23, 2019 @ 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

Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, ‘Going West to Find the ‘East’: Japanese Architect Itō Chūta’s Travels Throughout the Ottoman Empire and His Thought on Oriental/Tōyō Architecture’

Itō Chūta (1867–1954), the architect who created the Japanese word “Kenchiku” as a translation of the English word “architecture” in Meiji, Japan, is also the first historian of Japanese architecture. In 1904, he embarked on a world trip lasting three years and three months to prove his own theory. During his trip passing through China, Burma, Malay, India, the Ottoman Empire, Europe and the U.S., Itō gradually changed his thoughts and started to think about what we call now “Tōyō/Oriental”…

Start: April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 23, 2019 @ 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

April 25, 2019

Vice Provost for Global Affairs Candidate Open Forum

The Vice Provost for Global Affairs search committee is pleased to announce details for the open forums with additional candidates. These forums are designed to give the campus community an opportunity to hear from candidates about their experience and their ideas for enhancing UNC-Chapel Hill and an opportunity for you to provide feedback. The candidates were asked to base their presentations on the following topic: As you pursued your international career in the 1990s and 2000s, what were the most…

Start: April 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
End: April 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Discussion with Masha Vlasova

Using film and sculpture, artist Masha Vlasova will explore the shifting social, political and historical roles of monuments, public sculptures and yard art in Central Asia and the United States. Her talk will address three modes of public marking within an urban space where previously distinct boundaries become imprecise: Lenin’s monument in Kyrgyzstan, the public works by the American sculptor John Henry and one man’s exquisite yard art collection. Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She holds a masters of…

Start: April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 25, 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
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