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April 2021

Virtual: Krasno Global Events Series: ‘The QUAD: New Pillar of Stability or the Attempt to Contain China?’

April 15 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will moderate the discussion on the U.S., India, Japan, Australia & the Indo-Pacific. Speakers Admiral DENNIS BLAIR (former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet & Director of National Intelligence during the Obama administration) The Honorable BOB CARR (former Foreign Minister of Australia & Premier of New South Wales; author of Diary of a Foreign Minister, New South Wales UP, 2014) Ms. NATSUKO SAKATA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan /…

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Virtual: ‘Teaching about the Middle East through Underreported Stories with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’

April 22 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This session with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on April 22 at 5:00 p.m. will explore reporting on the MENA region and curricular resources that can be used to connect underreported news stories to the classroom. It will outline ways to engage students in global issues through journalism, develop media literacy, encourage critical thinking about the MENA region, and connect with a journalist for a conversation about their experience reporting from the Middle East. For more information and registration…

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Virtual: Ackland Film Forum Watch Party and Panel for ‘A Fantastic Woman’

April 27 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum for the final film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Global Queer Cinema Series, A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio, 2017, Chile). The series is a collaboration with the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and features a selection of four international films presented in connection with the Ackland’s Close Looks digital initiative. View the selected films on your own or join us for a watch party. Watch parties…

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Virtual: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Keynote Moderated Dialogue with Kal Penn

April 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Office of Student Life & Leadership and the Asian American Center for our moderated Q&A on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. with esteemed actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Kal Penn. Renowned for starring in movie franchises like Harold and Kumar and serving several roles within the Obama Administration, join us as we learn about his life, his career in film and politics, and to celebrate the importance of…

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May 2021

Virtual: ‘The Model Minority: History, Myths, and Lived Experience’

May 10 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In 1966, Asian Americans were labeled the “model minority”: law-abiding, economically successful, and assimilating. This image of Asian Americans has deep historical and policy roots. Today, the idea still strongly persists, furthering racial division and concealing the diverse backgrounds and needs of Asian Americans. Heidi Kim will outline the history of the term and how this damaging stereotype of Asian America has been maintained up to the present day. Drs. Suzanne Harris and Kamakshi Rao will join to discuss the…

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Virtual: Off the Shelf Author Talk with Finis Dunaway

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

Join UNC University Library for a talk with Finis Dunaway as he discusses his book Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice on May 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Dunaway is a professor in the history department at Trent University. This virtual event will be hosted by John Blythe, assistant curator and collection development librarian at UNC University Libraries. This talk is part of Off the Shelf, a collaboration between the University…

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Virtual: ‘New Books in Asian American Studies: A Conversation between Heidi Kim and Nitasha Sharma’

May 27 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Asian American Center’s director Heidi Kim and fellow Nitasha Sharma for a conversation about their new books on May 27 at 8:00 p.m. Register here for this session.  Heidi Kim’s Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities: The Cold War of Chinese American Narrative In the Cold War era, Chinese Americans were caught in a double-bind. The widespread stigma of illegal immigration, as it was often called, was most easily countered with the model minority, assimilating and forming nuclear families, but that…

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June 2021

Virtual: ‘Art, Monuments, and Power in Native American Cultures Before 1500’

June 12 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ruling elites have always wanted to show their power through monuments and artworks that celebrate their grandeur and exalted status. The Carolina Public Humanities’ Dialogues seminar on June 12 examines the linkage between power and monumental art in the societies that flourished long before 1500 C.E. in places that are now within the southeastern United States and Mexico.  How did the powerful rulers in these societies proclaim their power through the buildings, landscapes, sculptures, and artistic rituals that they commissioned…

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September 2021

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

Cooperation & Confrontation: The US, Europe and China: a Love-Hate Relationship?

October 28 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

U.S. and European relations with China are increasingly tense and dangerously complicated. This triangle relationship will be discussed at the next Krasno Global Event on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. (U.S. east coast time). The focus will be on economic and trade relations but geopolitical and security relations will also be discussed. This is a hybrid event held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center and via Zoom: Join virtually here.

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