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February 15, 2018

Colleen Woods, ‘The Freedom Sun of the Katipuneros: Anti-Communism, Race and the Politics of Covert Warfare in Cold War Southeast Asia’

This talk will focus on the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organization created by a group of Filipino veterans and U.S. CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia. In the 1950s and 60s, the Company moved through U.S. military and intelligence networks throughout Southeast Asia, putting Filipinos—rather than Americans—on the ground in a strategy described by one CIA official as “Asiatics working with Asiatics.” Formed in Manila in 1954 and tasked with training and aiding anti-communist groups in…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 1:45 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Porter, ‘The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967’

A chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under N. S. Khrushchev and L. I. Brezhnev, this paper provides a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. It investigates how these Soviet specialists from a range of backgrounds interpreted their foreign work environment by creatively appropriating Soviet narratives of international affairs in the…

Start: February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 17, 2018

Context and Relationality in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The annual conference of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University creates a space for students, faculty and the community-at-large to share ideas and develop understanding of the more pressing issues facing Latin America. This year, the conference will feature a keynote address from Arturo Escobar, entitled “Transhumancia epistémica: Reflexiones de cuatro décadas de práctica académico-política.” English translation will be provided. Other panels will examine gender-based violence,…

Start: February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 19, 2018

‘Documented,’ (US, 2013): Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In our screening of Documented, we will learn about the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant and activist in the U.S. Vargas, a Filipino American, continues to be a strong proponent of immigration reform. The screening will shed light on the fact that undocumented immigrants are close to home, that they are our classmates and friends, that they are integral and important members of society, and that their desire for citizenship and belonging…

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

February 20, 2018

Study Abroad Walk-In Tuesday Credit Transfer Info Session

Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the Study Abroad Office’s website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, please stop in during Walk-In Tuesdays to ask the credit transfer specialist quick questions.

Start: February 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: February 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Study Abroad Office, Room 2009
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

Open House and Global Career Night

Join students, staff and faculty from the FedEx Global Education Center and affiliated programs to discover where global experiences and intercultural competence can lead. The reception will feature an art opening and showcase the global opportunities available to students. The reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium. After the reception, a panel discussion will take place at 6 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. On the panel, University of North…

Start: February 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 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

February 21, 2018

Study Abroad Walk-In Wednesday Credit Transfer Info Session

Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the Study Abroad Office’s website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, please stop in during Walk-In Wednesdays to ask the credit transfer specialist quick questions.

Start: February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Study Abroad Office, Room 2009
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

‘The Other Side of Hope,’ (Finland, 2017): Film Screening and Panel

Released in 2017, The Other Side of Hope depicts the fictional story of a traveling salesman’s friendship with a recently arrived Syrian asylum seeker. The panel will include Banu Gökarıksel, associate professor in the Department of Geography, Priscilla Layne, assistant professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature, and Niklaus Steiner, director for the Center for Global Initiatives. John Stephens, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for European Studies, will moderate the conversation. This event is part of Crises…

Start: February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 21, 2018 @ 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

February 22, 2018

Joseph Mensah, ‘African Immigrants in Canada and the Racial Discrimination Boomerang’

The black population in Canada today is highly diverse; it includes the Canadian-born descendants of those who came through the slave trade; the descendants of those who migrated from the U.S. before and after the Civil War; and blacks who immigrated from the Caribbean, African and other countries in recent decades. Notwithstanding this diversity, portrayals of blacks as a homogeneous group abound in the Canadian public discourse and academic writings. This presentation will deal with the immigration, socioeconomic conditions and…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: February 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

Jim Rutenberg, ‘Moment of Truth: How Russian-Style Reality Came To America’

Misinformation. Misdirection. Fake News. Russian meddling. After more than a year in a new, Russian-style fog machine, the American public has learned one thing: sunlight remains the best disinfectant. Real information—provided by professional, credible journalists with standards and ethics—still has the power to cut through the confusion. Investigative journalists have rallied to unearth new details about the Russia investigation, secret changes at federal agencies and presidential business dealings, cutting through distortions and conspiracy theories with solid, undeniable facts. The problem…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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