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

Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Auditorium 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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 … Read more


Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director

Memorial Hall 114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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 … Read more

$10 – $72

Diplomatic Discussion with Rana Foroohar, Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst

FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, Thomas Friedman declared globalization the new economic order in The World Is Flat. But the reign of globalization as we’ve known it is over, argues Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst Rana Foroohar, … Read more

African Studies Center Language Fair 2023

Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Celebrate African Languages at UNC-Chapel Hill. The African Language Fair has become one of UNC’s traditions of celebrating Africa’s linguistic and cultural presence on campus. This year’s event will be mostly in-person with student performances and guest artists. Swahili (Jabali … Read more

Driving off a Cliff: Where Are US-China Relations Headed?

Kenan Center 204 Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Over the last 2-3 years, there has been a souring of the bilateral political relationship between the U.S. and China. Many U.S. firms are re-thinking their presence in the Chinese economy; a significant number are considering moving their operations out … Read more

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

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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 … Read more

Gamelan Concert: Saraswati – Goddess of Music

James and Susan Moeser Auditorium 135 Cameran Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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.” … Read more


Environmental Diplomacy: Student Experiences from COP27

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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 … Read more

2023 Asia Scholar Network Conference

FedEx Global Education Center 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The Asia Scholar Network exists to create a community of scholars working on Asia-related topics in North Carolina. (This has grown out of strong partnerships across the 16 UNC system campuses and the North Carolina Community College network, but welcomes participation from any … Read more