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October 2021

‘Being and Belonging’ Opening Programming

October 5 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina

A program celebrating the opening of Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an art exhibition at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be held on Oct. 5. Programming will begin at 5:30 p.m., with remarks starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium. Each artist has been invited to speak about their work.  Being and Belonging brings together 13 artists of Latin American heritage from across North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment and home. The…

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The US-Japan Alliance: A Dialogue with Ambassador Koji Tomita

October 6 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Koji Tomita, ambassador of Japan to the United States, will discuss U.S.-Japan relations—the strong foundations of the alliance and the promise of future cooperation—in a virtual dialogue hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA) on Oct. 6, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The event is part of the OVPGA’s Diplomatic Discussions series, which brings diplomats and foreign relations practitioners to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss current issues in diplomacy and…

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NCTAN & SCCTA Present K-16 Workshop on Taiwan: History, Food, and Popular Culture

October 9 at 8:45 am - 12:15 pm

Want to learn more about Taiwan? Join the North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) and South Carolina Teaching About Asia (SCCTA) for a virtual, half-day overview of Taiwan from historical, culinary, and anthropological lenses with experts from the University of North Carolina and University of South Carolina. This event will be virtual, free and open to the K-12 and community college educators. For any questions regarding this event, please direct your questions to NCTAN Director Shuyi Lin at shuyilin@unc.edu or to SCCTA Director Krista Van Fleit at vanfleit@mailbox.sc.edu

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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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Book Talk: Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution

October 12 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution Kriolas Poderozas EDITED BY TERZA A. SILVA LIMA-NEVES AND AMINAH N. PILGRIM Terza A. Silva Lima-Neves is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University. Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution: Kriolas Poderozas documents the work and stories told by Cabo Verdean women to refocus the narratives about Cabo Verde on Cabo Verdean women and their experiences. The contributors examine their…

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Ambassador Stephen Mull, ‘Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland’

October 12 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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UPDATE: In light of the University Wellness Day on Oct. 12, this event will be livestreamed in addition to being held in-person in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Join the livestream. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host former Ambassador Stephen Mull for the expert talk, “Bolstering Security and Democracy in Today’s Poland,” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Mull, former U.S. ambassador to Poland and vice provost for global…

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Russian Flagship Program Info Session

October 13 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 13, Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of interest through coursework at…

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African Studies Center Book Talk: The Charisma Machine

October 14 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom book talk on the recently published monograph, The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, By Morgan G. Ames, moderated by Shakirah Hudani.

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Lecture: ‘The Well and the Water Machine: The History of Desalination and Fossil-Fueled Water in the Long Shadow of Arabia’s Climate-Altered Future’

October 18 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It is an undisputed truism that the story of the 20th-century Arabian Peninsula is synonymous with the story of oil. Particularly after the 1973 oil crisis, exploding oil prices launched the region into significant socio-economic transformations. And while oil infrastructure has rightfully been understood as the lifeblood of this growth, another infrastructure remained virtually invisible, desalination facilities. Despite this seeming invisibility, desalination has become a defining material feature of life in the Arabian Peninsula. Since the 1970s and even before,…

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Virtual Tour: Saratov

October 18 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Russian Flagship Program to travel across the world (virtually) with Daria, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. Daria will take you on a tour of Saratov, Russia, her hometown, and share more about her life in the region. Register for the tour. The Russian Flagship Program, a federally funded initiative, provides Carolina students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience in their field of…

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