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February 2023

Ambassador W. Robert Pearson “Turkey’s Difficult but Powerful Role in Russia’s War Against Ukraine”

February 9 at 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join us as we welcome Ambassador W. Robert Pearson on February 9th to discuss “Turkey’s Difficult but Powerful Role in Russia's War Against Ukraine.”

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Demystifying ESG: Charting a Career in Sustainability

February 10 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Carolina Club, 150 Stadium Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise to learn about career paths in sustainability and to address the opportunities and risks of an environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) centered approach to financial decision-making. ESG has become a major talking point for a growing number of financial and corporate firms driven by a desire for values-based investing while delivering competitive financial returns. There will be presentations from industry leaders, career advice, and a featured debate with top UNC scholars on…

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Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforested Futures in Indonesia

February 21 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In cooperation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to co-host Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforest Futures in Indonesia with Bonnie Etherington Dr. Etherington is Lecturer in Literary & Creative Communication in the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies

February 23 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyde Hall, University Room, 176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo will deliver the 2023 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 23 with a presentation titled “Slavery as History and Memory.” The lecture will examine the recent international developments surrounding the fall of pro-slavery monuments and demands of symbolic and material reparations for slavery and colonialism. By exploring the history of the public debates about slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, the lecture aims to illuminate why and how these debates…

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March 2023

The Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies 20th year anniversary: Comedy and Hip-Hop Show

March 3 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Auditorium, 209 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Free

Students, faculty, and members of the community are all invited to join us for an evening of entertainment featuring Tehran Ghasri, a Black-Persian stand-up comedian, followed by a performance by Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum and accompanied by Palestinian-American musician Ronnie Malley and NC local DJ Rang.   More about the performers: Tehran Ghasri is a comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, and philosopher with a law degree. Self-described as part Black, part Persian and part amazing, Tehran has been compared to a mix of Dave…

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Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director

March 7 at 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10 – $72

Mitsuko Uchida, one of the greatest Mozart interpreters of our time, shares a long-term collaboration with the MCO, focused on Mozart’s piano concertos. Mitsuko Uchida leads the orchestra from the keyboard. The partnership brings Mitsuko Uchida and the MCO to major venues and multiple-concert residencies across the world. It kicked off in January 2016 with an extensive European tour with 5 concerts in Spain (Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Oviedo, and Bilbao) and further performances in Luxembourg, Salzburg, and Frankfurt. Each concert…

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April 2023

UNC Gamelan Nyai Saraswati

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

FEATURING UNC Gamelan Nyai Saraswati directed by Dr. John Caldwell

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