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October 2020

Virtual: Study Abroad Week

October 19 - October 23

Study Abroad Week: Oct. 19-23 During Study Abroad Week, students can get a taste for the variety of global opportunities available through UNC-Chapel Hill! - Mid-day info sessions will include the following topics: research, internships, academic credit and funding. - Evening sessions will provide an overview of programs in a particular region or academic discipline. - On Friday, Oct. 23 hear from students at panel events! Register and receive login details to view the meeting details for the study abroad…

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Virtual: ‘In and Out of South Korean University: New Inter-Asia Mobility in Higher Education’

October 23 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“In and Out of South Korean University” will present examines a collection of original research projects that examine South Korea as an important node of the increasing inter-Asian mobility in higher education. In the late 1990s, South Korean students became the third-largest group of international students in the world, with the majority heading to the West. However, within a decade they began heading to other Asian countries instead, and South Korea itself became a popular destination for Asian students pursuing…

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Virtual: ‘Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience: A Workshop on the Intersection of Medical Advocacy and Medical Ethics’

October 26 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As biomedicine globalizes, questions of international medical ethics become increasingly apparent. The People’s Republic of China is the country with the steepest increase in the number of transplants in the past 20 years. As of today, it claims to perform at least the second-highest number of annual transplants. The number of human organs available for medical transplantation has been augmented by the practice of forcibly harvesting organs without free, voluntary consent from people incarcerated in their prison system, principally political…

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Virtual: WeChat, TikTok, Potential Bans, and the US-China relationship

October 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WeChat and TikTok are tremendously popular apps out of China—one for communication, payments, and all kinds of personal business, and the other for social media and entertainment content. They have also become political footballs over the past several months, as American politicians present them as a threat to U.S. national security and push for new business arrangements if they are to remain accessible to American markets. This panel will discuss the applications, their use in China and the United States,…

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Virtual: Korea: Still a Global Hotspot, From the Korean War to North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

October 28 at 5:30 pm

Organized by the Krasno Global Events Series Thursday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Introduced & moderated by Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill This lecture features: Abraham Denmark Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia & Senior Vice President at the National Bureau of Asian Research Sue Mi Terry Senior Fellow & Korea…

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