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March 2020

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Virtual Europe Week 2020

March 29 at 8:00 am - April 3 at 5:00 pm

2020 Schedule of Europe Week Virtual Events   In-person Europe week events have been canceled, but the Center for European Studies hopes you join them for their live virtual events! Two talks will be recorded if you'd prefer to watch them later.   European Trivia March 30, 12:00 - 12:30 P.M.   Reconstruction or a New Beginning? 30 Years of German Unification from a Micro-Perspective  March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.   Music by Moissonneur Deperles April 1, 4:30 -…

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CANCELED: Erhard Busek, ‘Has the European Union Still a Future?’ | Europe Week

March 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Erhard Busek has a distinguished career in public service and international affairs. A former vice chancellor of Austria, minister of science and research, minister of education, and deputy mayor of Vienna, he has been active in the Austrian People’s Party in position ranging from legal advisor to General Secretary. Busek has held a number of important positions: secretary-general of the Austrian Federation for Trade and Commerce, editor of a monthly newspaper 'Wiener Journal', chairman of the Institute for the Danube…

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CANCELED: Lecture by Brenda Yeoh

March 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Brenda S.A. Yeoh is Raffles professor of social sciences, department of geography, as well as director, humanities and social science research office of deputy president (Research & Technology), National University of Singapore (NUS).  She is also the research leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, NUS. Her research interests include the politics of space in colonial and postcolonial cities, and she also has considerable experience working on a wide range of migration research in Asia, including…

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April 2020

CANCELED: US-EU Relations: Perspectives From the Atlanta EU Consuls General | Europe Week

April 1 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Center for European Studies for a visit from European consul generals based in Atlanta, Georgia, during Europe Week 2020. Belgium Consul General William De Baets took up his position at the Consulate of Belgium in Atlanta in 2016. His jurisdiction covers Alabama, Arkansas, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (Except the counties Campbell and Kenton), Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Mr. De Baets brings to this posting 16 years of diplomatic experience acquired in Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Brussels, where he…

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CANCELED: Bill Sharman, ‘Third-World Refugees and Asylum in Divided Germany’

April 3 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hamilton Hall, Room 569, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

During the 1970s and 80s, tens of thousands of refugees from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia began seeking asylum in West Germany each year. While scholars have examined how the West German media, state, and society responded to refugee “crises,” this talk draws on archival sources, documentary films, poetry, and oral histories to examine the intellectual and social worlds of refugees themselves. As individuals and in groups, a number of non-European refugees developed critiques of nationalism and racism,…

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Hannah Bardell, ‘Scottish Independence: What For?’

April 8 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Hannah Bardell is Scottish National Party member of parliament and is the SNP spokesperson on international engagement. She worked in television and corporate communications before she was elected to represent Livingston in 2015. Bardell is one of the ten out LGBTQ SNP MPs in Westminster and is part of the 52 strong LGBTQ cross party House of Commons caucus. This event is moderated by Graeme Robertson, UNC professor of political science. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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Book Talk: Monkia Gosin, ‘The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami’

April 9 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host Monika Gosin for its 2020 Author's Discussion Series. She will be talking about her book The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami. The event is free and open to the public. Book Description: The Racial Politics of Division deconstructs antagonistic discourses that circulated in local Miami media between African Americans, "white" Cubans, and "black" Cubans during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the 1994 Balsero Crisis.…

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Annie Griffiths, ‘Help a Woman, Help the Planet’

April 14 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will present a lecture, 'Help a Woman, Help the Planet', followed by Q&A. This touches on all aspects of the Ripple mission of assistance to women globally, and will have a component on Syria and the refugee crisis. She will also show the Ripple Short Film The Water Wheel shot in a refugee camp by Ripple photographer Lynn Johnson, with music written by Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali. A reception will follow the lecture. One of the…

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CANCELED: Christopher Browning, ‘Ordinary Men Revisited: The Evolution of Holocaust Perpetrator Studies’

April 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program for 2020 will feature Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will feature historical perspectives from a leading global expert on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the demise of democracy in Europe during the 1930s. The program begins Thursday, April 16, with a public talk focusing on responses to Browning’s classic book, Ordinary Men, and his recent work on Holocaust perpetrators. His presentation on Friday, April 17, will examine similarities…

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CANCELED: Christopher Browning, ‘Two Crises of Democracy: The Interwar Period and the Present’

April 17 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hyde Hall, 176 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Uhlman Family Distinguished Scholar Program for 2020 will feature Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will feature historical perspectives from a leading global expert on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and the demise of democracy in Europe during the 1930s. The program begins Thursday, April 16, with a public talk focusing on responses to Browning’s classic book, Ordinary Men, and his recent work on Holocaust perpetrators. His presentation on Friday, April 17, will examine similarities…

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