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October 2021

Ending the Longest War: America’s Wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan in Comparative Perspective

October 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2021 the United States declared an end to its military operations in Afghanistan and announced the withdrawal of US troops. While many in the media have heralded this as the end of America’s “longest war,” many others would argue that America’s military engagement in Vietnam was just as long and just as fraught – both for those who fought and for the country in conflict. Additionally, as the Taliban quickly conquered the whole of Afghanistan in August 2021, observers…

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Lecture: ‘Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice’ with Carlos Alonso Nugent

October 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the UNC Latina/o Studies Program on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. for a virtual visit from Carlos Alonso Nugent, who will present a lecture titled “Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice” followed by discussion with the audience. Dr. Nugent will offer readings of El Teatro Campesino’s performances, César Chávez’s speeches, Helena María Viramontes’s novels, and a range of previously unstudied texts and images to show how migrant farmworkers and their allies have helped publics think—and transform—the…

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November 2021

The BBC’s Framing of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

November 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series. Sergul is a Turkish national. While in TAM, she studied in Prague and Paris. Following four years in journalism and corporate communication, she started a PhD in media and communications at Galatasaray University, Istanbul in 2015. She now lives in Utrecht. Since early 2020, she has worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam as a lecturer and primarily teaches organizational and corporate communication & supervises BA and MA Thesis…

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Leadership in a Pandemic

November 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series. This talk will be on leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and how forward-thinking leaders can make cities more resilient economically, structurally, socially, and environmentally. Deputy Mayor Miguel Pinto Luz has been developing a new vision for the future of cities and has successfully implemented strategies in Cascais. He is internationally recognized for this work, having been invited as a keynote speaker around the world on the topic…

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