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November 2019

Seeking Asylum in the United States: The Expert Witness Training Project

November 15, 2019 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
School of Law, Van Heche Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Expert testimony can be critical to the outcome of asylum hearings. Academics and others with knowledge of country conditions and medical and mental health professionals can harness their expertise to support asylum-seekers fleeing harm.

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February 2020

‘Peru: Ancient and Modern’ | Conference

February 21 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

"Peru: Ancient and Modern" is a two-day conference held on both the UNC and Duke campuses. The first day of the conference will focus on the Moche and Chimu civilizations and will feature Brian Billman and Gabriel Prieto, the archaeologist who recently made international headlines through his discovery of graves of mass child sacrifices near Trujillo. The second night will focus on the political violence of the late-20th-century, with the award-winning Peruvian historian Ponciano Del Pino.

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Global Is Local: Eastern North Carolina Community College Workshop

March 20
Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590 United States
Intersecting street signs that read Global and Local

The Global is Local Initiative is a collaboration between North Carolina global industries, North Carolina community colleges and World View at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It will provide World View’s Community College Partner Institution leaders and faculty a unique opportunity to hear from local industry leaders about meeting needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. How will industry change? What are the skill sets and traits needed and required by current and future workers? What role…

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CANCELED: North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies

March 20 - March 21
University of North Carolina Charlotte Center City, 9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are pleased to announce the second annual North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NC/CLAS). NC/CLAS 2020 seeks to bring together scholars, specialists, and graduate students in North Carolina engaged in the diverse and multiple disciplinary domains dedicated to Latin American and Latino/a studies, past and present. The NC/CLAS 2020 organizers are pleased to invite…

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POSTPONED: Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the EU and the US

March 26 - March 27
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Note: This event has been rescheduled for November 5-6, 2020. Please visit the conference web page for the full schedule. This conference takes up the question of how fantasy and science fiction are used to address minority issues, specifically as they relate to environmental concerns in the European Union and the US. Scholars will gather from the EU and the US to present and discuss work on female and ethnic minority authors and directors using fantasy to engage with environmental issues, and…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Global Is Local: Piedmont Triad Community College Workshop

April 2 - April 3
Forsyth Tech Community College, 2100 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 United States
Intersecting street signs that read Global and Local

The Global is Local Initiative is a collaboration between North Carolina global industries, North Carolina community colleges and World View. It will provide World View’s Community College Partner Institution leaders and faculty a unique opportunity to hear from local industry leaders about meeting needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. How will industry change? What are the skill sets and traits needed and required by current and future workers? What role will the community college play in meeting the needs…

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POSTPONED: Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture Workshop

April 3 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall, Room 116, 301 Pharmacy Ln
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 United States
A man and woman shaking hands

Postponed: Tentatively Scheduled for June 2020, Dates are not set yet   This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi.  Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. Please register by emailing…

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CANCELED: 17th Annual Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference

April 4 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Flyer for Spring Conference

NOTE: Public lecture is canceled. Please join the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center for the 17th Annual Rotary Spring Conference! The theme this year is "Voices of Peace". Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research and sharing examples of hope, peace-making, and positive change from every corner of the world. The conference will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center from 8.30 am to 4:00 pm. Speakers include: Asha Asokan — India Sarah Champagne — Canada Narayan Chetry —…

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CANCELED: World View K-12 Workshop, ‘Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives’

April 24
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
plant foods on a table

A World View workshop for K-12 educators of all disciplines to learn about food, food systems and how food is used to express culture and identity in our state and globally. Includes curriculum resources. Visit the World View website for more information and to register.

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May 2020

Muslims, Motherland, and Minoritization’

May 6 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The sixteenth annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference will take place on March 2nd from 9:00 - 4:30 in room 1009 in the FedEx Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s conference is “Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization.” This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and…

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