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July 2021

Virtual: Curator’s Conversation: Introduction to Visions of Venice

July 9 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Dana E. Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950, for an in-depth look at Visions of Venice. In this virtual discussion, participants will learn more about the circumstances of Whistler’s 1879 trip to Venice, his unique views of the floating city, his experimental working method, and how his works were received back in London. Visions of Venice: Etchings by James McNeill Whistler from the Collection of Ambassador C. Boyden Gray showcases thirty of Whistler’s etchings of Venice…

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Virtual: Latin America Cultural Kitchen Series for NC Educators

July 27 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators have put together a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series via Zoom for NC educators and community members this summer. In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered participants with a list of ingredients to follow in advance. This session focuses on…

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Virtual: Europe Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators

July 29 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators have put together a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators and community members this summer. Registration Link: go.unc.edu/culturalkitchen Please join the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers for free, virtual global cooking sessions via Zoom. In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered…

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Virtual: TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

July 30 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel on Friday, July 30. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Alumni will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory. Please email Sarah Hutchison to RSVP for the event or with any questions. TAM ALUMNI PANELISTS: DALE KOCH ’18 – PANEL MODERATOR Dale studied in Bremen as…

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August 2021

EUROFest 2021

August 25 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Online Location Instructions To attend virtually, please email Brett Harris at brett.harris@unc.edu for information on our synchronous programming. Description All students are welcome at EUROFest 2021: The Center for European Studies' Open House. We will have free food, stickers, and games, as well as information on CES scholarships, grants, and study opportunities. Come out and meet advisors, current students, and have a great time learning about European Studies and careers at UNC and beyond!

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TransAtlantic Trends 2021 with Brandon Bohrn of the Bertelsmann Foundation

August 27 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series. Brandon Bohrn joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in January 2020 as Manager of Transatlantic Relations. Specifically, he manages the German-American relations project. Before joining Bertelsmann, Brandon served as an intern with the U.S. Embassy Berlin, U.S. Consulate Düsseldorf, and U.S. Senate. He also participated in the Fulbright program as an English teaching assistant in Wanne-Eickel, Germany. Brandon completed the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) in political science at the University…

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Film Screening: ‘La Dea Fortuna’ (The Goddess of Fortune)

August 27 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Polk Place Chapel Hill, 27516 United States

ROMS (Romance Studies) Film Club’s first screening of Fall 2021! La Dea Fortuna (The Goddess of Fortune) 2019 – LGTB Drama/Comedy – 1h 58m Dir: Ferzan Özpetek Country of origin: Italy Language: Italian with English subtitles In case of rain, meet in the Toy Lounge

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September 2021

Virtual: Art & Lit, ‘Visions of Venice’ and Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’

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

Join the Ackland Art Museum in reading (or re-reading!) Italo Calvino’s 1972 classic novel Invisible Cities, which features a fictional Marco Polo describing fascinating vignettes of his travels to an aged Kublai Khan. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring James McNeill Whistler’s captivating 1879 etchings of Venice, on view June 18-September 12 in the Ackland’s newest exhibition Visions of Venice. As the exhibition comes to a close, join us on Zoom for a lively virtual art and literature discussion with…

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The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences

September 17 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

How did the US and UK governments respond in the days, weeks, and years following the major terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 7/7 2005? What have both countries learned about dealing with the threat of terrorism? Panels of American and British former leaders will examine these questions. American panelists: • Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair  • Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence John McLaughlin • Ambassador James Dobbins • Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Lawrence Wright British panelists: • Former Chief of the British Intelligence Service Sir…

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October 2021

Carolina Seminar on Transnational and Global Modern History

October 11 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Sascha Auerbach, a lecturer in modern British and colonial history at the University of Nottingham and currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow will speak about Transnational and Global Modern History on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. His paper is entitled: “‘You Don’t Do Justice Betwixt I and Master:’ Early Responses to the Overseer State, 1823-1836.” The paper is part of his book project, an historical re-assessment of the transition from slavery to Indian and Chinese indentured labour in Britain’s tropical…

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