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December 2022

Rioting for Representation: Local Ethnic Mobilization in Democratizing Countries

December 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Ethnic riots are a costly and all too common occurrence during political transitions in multi-ethnic settings.  Why do ethnic riots occur in certain parts of a country and not others? How does violence eventually decline? Drawing on rich case studies and quantitative evidence from Indonesia between 1990 and 2012, this book argues that patterns of ethnic rioting are not inevitably driven by inter-group animosity, weakness of state capacity, or local demographic composition.  Rather, local ethnic elites strategically use violence to…

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January 2023

FLAS Information Session

January 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm

What is FLAS? Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. The goals of the program include: to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and to develop a pool…

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February 2023

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

February 21, 2023 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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