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March 2023

Ackland Film Forum: ‘The Last Forest’ (Luiz Bolognesi, Brazil, 2021)

March 28 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join Ackland for the next screening in the Ackland Film Forum’s Spring 2023 series Do Something: Responding to Climate Change presented by UNC Film Studies and the Ackland Art Museum. Introduction by Dr. Gustavo Furtado (Duke University) Synopsis In this urgent, intimate film we see members of the Yanomami community, a group of approximately 35,000 indigenous people in Brazil who have struggled to preserve their traditional way of life for centuries, fight off gold prospectors and others who are threatening…

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Surveying the Sounds of Protest in Myanmar

March 29 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Music is not simply something that reflects society but is a strategic tool used by people to shape their world. In this presentation Professor Gavin Douglas examines the significance of music (and a variety of other sounds) in Myanmar’s recent political transformation from dictatorship to fledgling democracy and back to dictatorship. Over this recent history, music is used to galvanize pro-democracy resistance movements, to reinforce the policies of the oppressing government, to cultivate Buddhist nationalism, and to assert minority rights.…

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Europe Week 2023: ‘Zeitenwende’ – Sea Change in European Security

March 29 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The rhetoric and reality of tectonic shifts in Europe and transatlantic relations since the Russian attack on Ukraine will be analyzed from various angles. Defense relations have been altered within Europe as well as NATO. Energy security moved front and center, altering and accelerating moves towards alternative and renewable energy sources. Despite these enormous pressures, the German traffic light coalition had difficulties adjusting its budget accordingly, while the French nuclear industry struggled to meet expectations. Beyond breathing new life into…

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Europe Week 2023: European Privacy Law: Solutions for a Digital Age

March 30 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join the Center for European Studies for a guest lecture by Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo, Professor of Public Law at the University of Helsinki. This event is part of the annual Europe Week programming and offered in collaboration with the UNC School of Law. Presenter   Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo is a researcher as the University of Helsinki. Her research includes philosophy of language, ethics, and political theory, especially theories of responsibility and justice. She has published several articles on legal interpretation.

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Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu and Nakahara Nantenbō

March 31 at 10:00 am - June 11 at 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff presents and contrasts the work of two major Japanese artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, taking its title from translations of their names. Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a Buddhist nun who became very well known as an important poet focusing on the traditional waka verse form, rendering her poems in elegant but strong calligraphy on paper and on ceramics that she often formed herself; Nakahara Nantenbō (1839-1925) was an influential and strict Zen…

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Europe Week 2023: TransAtlantic Masters Alumni Panel

March 31 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join the Center for European Studies for our Spring TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel. Reception and refreshments to follow. This is a hybrid event: you can attend in-person at the FedEx Global Education Center or online via Zoom. Panelists     Aberdeen Sabo works for the US Department of Defense. She is a 2003 graduate of the TAM Program. After completing the core module in Chapel Hill, NC, she studied at Sciences Po, while also interning at the U.S.…

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April 2023

20th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference

April 1 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Five smiling women in front of a banner with the UNC Global, Rotary and Duke Center for International Development logos.

Registration for the 20th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference is now OPEN. Register now! Our theme this year is “New Paradigms of Peace, Development, and Sustainability.” Class XX Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research, exploring new ways of thinking about peacebuilding, international development, and conflict transformation in many regions of the world. For those attending in-person, we are excited to announce that we will be resuming all of our in-person activities, including our traditional luncheon! We will…

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Gamelan Concert: Saraswati – Goddess of Music

April 5 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium, 135 Cameran Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Free

UNC’s Javanese Gamelan “Nyai Saraswati” and Angklung Ensemble presents its Spring Concert 2023: “Saraswati – Goddess of Music”   Featuring original student compositions by Chase Bonin and Matthew Bare, and a set of songs for Angklung by Indonesia’s leading woman composer Saridjah Niung, a.k.a “Ibu Sud.”  After the concert the audience is invited to try out the instruments.  Children are welcome!   Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Carolina Asia Center, and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

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Info Session: Fulbright US Student Program

April 17 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation or as part of your current graduate studies? Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs for a virtual information session on Monday, April 17 at 3 p.m. to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more…

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COP27 Student Panel

April 18 at 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, four Tar Heels participated in the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November.   This multilateral convening is the largest annual United Nations conference and brings stakeholders from across world regions and sectors to discuss climate action and diplomacy.  Hear from the students participants to learn about their experience, how they got there, what they learned and how that could be you!  Join…

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