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September 2020

Virtual: Roger Cohen, ‘The Future of Europe: An American Perspective’

September 29 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Note: This event was originally scheduled for March 17, and has been rescheduled for September 29, 2020 as a virtual event. Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on September 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, he has written a column for The International New York Times, formerly known as The International Herald Tribune. In 2009 he was named…

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Virtual: Weekly Spanish Conversation

September 30 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 11, 2020

Everyone, regardless of language level, is welcome to weekly virtual Spanish conversations hosted by the Department of Romance Studies. This is an opportunity for students of all levels to practice Spanish, make new friends and hear from a special guest every week. Join Zoom meeting Passcode: 206792

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October 2020

Virtual: ‘Damned If You Do and Dammed If You Don’t: Troubled Waters Over the Nile’

October 1 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A Discussion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with Aaron Salzberg Please join in a moderated conversation with Aaron Salzberg on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Salzberg served as the first Special Coordinator on Water at the U.S. Department of State—working on behalf of the United States to mitigate tensions over water in places where water is, or would become, a source of tension/conflict. For more than a decade (through six Secretaries of State), he worked with the Nile basin…

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Virtual: Brown Bag Italian Language Lunch

October 2 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown bag Italian language lunch featuring Jennifer Mackenzie, assistant professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for…

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Virtual: Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

October 2 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. Honors Carolina will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what you accomplished. Please register for this event.

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Transatlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

October 2 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel! The Center for European Studies is planning to hold their panel discussion on the evening of Friday, Oct. 2. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Alumni will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory. Please RSVP for this virtual event (RSVP form coming soon).

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Virtual: Roundtable Discussion: Love, Laws and Changes

October 3 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar is part of the series, “Revisiting Discourses of Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Iran and Diaspora: A Symposium in a Series of Panels.” Register in advance: go.unc.edu/Iran From their mundane to their sublime forms, love and desire have played a central role in various discourses in modern Iran. From romantic epics to ghazals, and from arranged marriages to white marriages, and from companionate love to contemporary cohabitations, desire is undoubtedly one of the most important theoretical topics for…

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Virtual: Faculty Workshop on COIL: Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World

October 5 at 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs is hosting a workshop for faculty interested in participating in the Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World initiative to incorporate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) activities into their courses. The workshop is from 3:45-5 p.m. on Monday, October 5 via Zoom. This workshop will include:  +  An introduction to COIL, a flexible pedagogical approach that allows instructors to partner together to develop collaborative courses or course units to meet original learning…

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Virtual: The Racial Politics of Military Occupation: Cuba under US Rule, 1899-1902

October 5 at 6:00 pm

On Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., Bonnie Lucero, associate professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown will discuss the racial politics of the U.S. military occupation in Cuba in 1899-1902. Please register and the Zoom link will be sent to your email the day before the event.

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Virtual: Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary

October 6 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This panel will discuss Black and Afro-Iranians in the Iranian Cultural Imaginary, featuring panelists: - “Chronopolitical Assemblages: Race/ism, Desire, and Identification in Iranian Contexts” Shadee Malaklou, chair and assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; founding director, Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center, Berea College- “The Question of Race in Simin Daneshvar’s “A City Like Paradise” Amirhossein Vafa, assistant professor of English Literature, Shiraz University - “The limitations, danger and equity regarding imagining and writing about those we are not” Priscillia…

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