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April 2021

Virtual: Ambassador John Tefft, ‘Russia and the Biden Administration’

April 20 at 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Diplomatic and Security Challenges and the Near Abroad UNC-Chapel Hill will host Ambassador John Tefft for the expert talk, “Russia and the Biden Administration,” at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Ambassador Tefft, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Georgia and Ukraine, will focus on Russia’s near abroad policy and the implications of Russia’s increased military and diplomatic power on the international stage. Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, senior fellow at Harvard University and member of the board of directors at the American Academy…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 20 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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Virtual: Faculty Tea with Professor Whittaker

April 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for tea (or coffee!) and casual conversation with Professor Erinn Whitaker. Erinn Whitaker, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. State Department, is a professor of the practice in the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense (PWAD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With nearly 15 years of experience overseas and in Washington, she draws on active teaching methods to underscore themes such as the dynamic between…

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Virtual: ‘Comics and the Cold War’

April 26 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies on April 26 at 12:00 p.m. for a presentation by Eliot Borenstein, a professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. Register here for this event.  From their earliest days, American comics either reflected the consensus about the country’s national interest or did their part in bringing that consensus about (as in the case of America’s involvement in World War II).  After the war, the fight against communism…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 28 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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May 2021

Virtual: Pysanky Workshop with the Russian Flagship Program

May 6 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Take a study break with the Russian Flagship Program and learn how to make beautiful Ukranian easter eggs from home. In this virtual session just a few days after Orthodox Easter, you will learn about the wide range of traditional Ukrainian folk art designs and their history and get the chance to create your own psyanky egg. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Meredith Doubleday, assistant director of the UNC Russian Flagship Program, at m.doubleday@unc.edu for…

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