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February 2022

Jane Austen and India, Jane Austen in India

February 11 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University, Netherlands) will speak on “Jane Austen and India, Jane Austen in India.” This talk is free and open to the public, and will be held virtually over Zoom. This event is run by Jane Austen & Co, a free public Zoom series focused on the life, histories, and writings of women living in the Regency era., and co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center. This year’s series from Jane Austen & Co is “Asia & the Regency,” which will look…

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Virtual ‘Peace, Power & Prestige’ Curator Conversation

February 11 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Susan Cooksey (Harn Museum of Art) in conversation with Victoria L. Rovine (Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill) Join the Ackland Art Museum for a free virtual conversation about Peace, Power & Prestige, with exhibition curator Dr. Susan Cooksey (Curator Emerita of African Art, Harn Museum of Art) and Victoria Rovine (Professor of African Art History, Department of Art and Art History, UNC-Chapel Hill). Learn about highlights of this exhibition, which explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying, and enhancing…

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‘Water in Israel/Palestine’ with Nadav Tal (EcoPeace)

February 14 at 11:15 am - 12:05 pm

UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Carolina Seminar on Middle East Studies, organized by Professor Sarah Shields in conjunction with her course, “HIST 276: The Modern Middle East.” Each lecture features a guest expert on contemporary events. Nadav Tal is Water Officer at EcoPeace. EcoPeace Middle East, formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East, is a regional environmental peacebuilding organization in the Middle East, bringing together Jordanians, Palestinians, and Israelis to create shared solutions for…

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Careers in International Affairs and Global Development

February 15 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Ambassador (Ret.) Liliana Ayalde has dedicated her distinguished, 38-year diplomatic career to foreign affairs, development, defense and security in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Careers in International Affairs and Global Development, Ayalde will discuss these topics in a live interview with host Navin Bapat, professor and chair of the Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will engage with the audience in a Q&A. This public event will take place in person at the Nelson Mandela auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center and virtually via Zoom. Should weather and COVID event protocol allow it, pizza will be served after the…

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Virtual: Intro to COIL Workshop for Faculty

February 17 at 9:30 am - 10:45 am

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs is hosting a workshop for faculty interested in participating in the Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World initiative to incorporate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) activities into their courses. The workshop is 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, via Zoom. This workshop will include:   •  An introduction to COIL, a flexible pedagogical approach that allows instructors to partner with peers from across the world to develop collaborative activities that connect…

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Pride and Prejudice as Angels’ Ladder: Jane Austen in Takarazuka Musical Theatre

February 17 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Haruko Takukawa (Ochanomizu University, Japan) will speak on “Pride and Prejudice as Angels’ Ladder: Jane Austen in Takarazuka Musical Theatre,” connecting British regency literature to modern-day Japanese popular culture. This talk is free and open to the public, and will be held virtually over Zoom. This event is run by Jane Austen & Co, a free public Zoom series focused on the life, histories, and writings of women living in the Regency era., and co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center. This year’s series from Jane…

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UNC Russian Flagship Program Info Session

February 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you interested in joining the Russian Flagship Program? Attend an information session and learn about the program, career opportunities, study abroad opportunities and more! The U.S. government designates Russian as one of the languages vital for national security and economic competitiveness. The Russian Language Flagship Program is a national initiative created to answer that critical need. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Russian Flagship Program (UNCRFP) is a federally funded initiative that supports motivated undergraduate students of all…

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Global Career Night 2022

February 23 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Hear from a virtual panel of phenomenal UNC alumni in globally focused careers! Panelists represent a variety of career options: government, private industry, NGOs, and more. They will share their professional journeys from studying at UNC, through the career searches, networking, and life choices that led them to their current roles. In the Q&A, panelists will take questions on everything from advice on the job hunt to sustainable career growth over the years. Wherever you are in your UNC experience,…

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Radical Healing and Decoloniality: Museums in Transition: Talk by Amanda Maples

February 24 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the African Studies Center for a virtual talk by Amanda Maples, Curator of African Art at the NC Museum of Art. With the advent of global protests urgently calling for social justice and the end of systemic racism, museums have been called upon to reflect on their own institutional histories and grapple with the role they have played in perpetuating stereotypes and inequities—both in gallery and collections representation, and within their administration. A critical aspect of this relatively recent…

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Reckford Lecture with Magdalena Zaborowska

February 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magdalena Zaborowska will deliver the 2022 Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 24, 2022. Zaborowska is a professor of American Studies and Afroamerican and African Studies at the the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Her research includes literary and cultural studies and African American literature, with a particular emphasis on James Baldwin. Her first book, James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile, received an Honorable Mention for the Errol Hill Award from the American…

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