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July 2021

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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August 2021

Virtual: Asia Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators

August 3 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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Panel Discussion: Afghanistan in Context

August 20 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Over the past two weeks, events in Afghanistan have unfolded with dizzying speed. The images of Afghans desperate to flee the country and Taliban leadership flanked by heavily armed fighters in the presidential palace are shocking to many. How can we understand the situation on the ground in Afghanistan right now? Why are people fleeing and who is most at risk? Why did the country fall to the Taliban so quickly? What can and should the U.S. and the international…

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Asian American Center Open House

The AAC will be hosting an open house at their new space on Friday, August 27 from 1-5pm. Come by to learn about the Asian American Center, pick up community and student organization information, and meet some new folks! Students are welcomed to stop by the house for snacks and swag and mingle on the lawn with representatives from different organizations.

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September 2021

Cultural Event: Mehndi Ki Raat

September 10 at 7:30 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, The Great Hall, 206 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
$15

The UNC-Chapel Hill Pakistan Society is hosting an event in an effort to celebrate Pakistani culture in the form of singing, dancing, music, food and clothing. UNC-CH Pakistan Society is a cultural organization aiming to promote the educational, social and political awareness of Pakistan. Tickets are $15 and available online. More information. Please abide by the UNC-Chapel Hill Community Standards when attending in-person events. Sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Pakistan Society.

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20 Years in Afghanistan: A Foreign Correspondent’s Long View

September 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hussman School of Journalism and Media will host a Wednesday, Sept. 29 webinar with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Zucchino ’73, who has been reporting from Afghanistan for two decades. Zucchino, a Terry Sanford High School (Fayetteville, NC) and UNC Hussman graduate, is a contributing writer for the New York Times. He has reported from more than three dozen countries. Join Zucchino and Dean Susan King for a discussion followed by a Q&A session between Zucchino and the webinar…

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October 2021

‘Afghanistan and the Future of American Foreign Policy:’ A Conversation with Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

October 27 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (Ret.) shares his experience with the U.S. Foreign Service and his thoughts on the current state of American foreign policy. Register Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (Ret.) served as the U.S. ambassador to Peru (2007-2010), Colombia (2010-2013), Afghanistan (2014-2016) and Brazil (2017-2018). His earlier postings include assignments in the United Kingdom, Mozambique, Uganda and Belgium. As deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Mission to the European Union (2004-2007), McKinley helped conclude the EU-U.S.…

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Ending the Longest War: America’s Wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan in Comparative Perspective

October 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2021 the United States declared an end to its military operations in Afghanistan and announced the withdrawal of US troops. While many in the media have heralded this as the end of America’s “longest war,” many others would argue that America’s military engagement in Vietnam was just as long and just as fraught – both for those who fought and for the country in conflict. Additionally, as the Taliban quickly conquered the whole of Afghanistan in August 2021, observers…

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November 2021

Screening: ‘The Problem with Apu’

November 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join us for a screening of the film The Problem with Apu (2017), as part of a suite of events on the depiction of South Asians: “From Dave Carson to Apu: Global Circulations of Indian Brownface and Brown Voice.” In this film, comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons, and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities. This screening will be held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx…

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An Evening with Comedian Hari Kondabolu

November 15 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, The Great Hall, 206 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event will be the culmination of a short series on Comedian Hari Kondabolu will be joined by Kumi Silva, UNC-Chapel Hill Communications, and Kellen Hoxworth from Florida State University Theatre Studies, moderated by Michelle Robinson UNC-Chapel Hill American Studies to discuss stereotypes and mischaracterizations of South Asians in the media in the U.S. and beyond. They will unpack the ways that brown communities have been presented, examine the global roots of these images and share their own research and activism…

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