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April 2020

Jaafar Aksikas, ‘Beyond Al Jazeera and the “Arab Spring”: Media, Politics and the Struggle over Modernity in the Arab World Today’

April 28 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hyde Hall, University Room, 176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Recent accounts of Arab media, both in the Arab world and in the West, tend to focus on Al Jazeera or on social media during and after the “Arab Spring” of 2011. Jaafar Aksikas considers how other newly popular forms of media, such as reality TV, use the ideals of modernity – such as citizenship, democracy, freedom and equality – to present corporate culture as a champion for globalization and modernization and as an ally for younger audiences especially. Holding…

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VIRTUAL: European Trivia (Part 2)

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

Join the Center for European Studies for part 2 of virtual European Trivia. (Please still join if you missed part 1 during the Virtual Europe Week!) Enjoy more clever questions and the commentary of their amazing interns. Please RSVP by April 29 at 9 am!

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Urdu Majlis

April 30 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations on Saturday September 8 for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of poet Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810), the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants are…

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May 2020

Russian Tea and Conversation Hour

May 1 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dey Hall, Room 413 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the Carolina Slavic Club on Thursdays for Russian tea and conversation hour! Beginner to intermediate level speakers are welcome from 5 to 6 p.m., and intermediate level to native speakers from 4 to 5 p.m. Please contact the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages with any additional questions.

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Federal Application Writing Workshop

May 6 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
R.B. House Undergraduate Library, 203 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Diplomat-in-Residence and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library, room 205! The Diplomat-in-Residence, Kathryn Crockart, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, and she will lead this session sharing insight and tips on how to write applications for federal jobs and programs. In her current role, Crockart helps a diverse cross-section of Americans who want to serve and represent our country…

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Muslims, Motherland, and Minoritization’

May 6 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The sixteenth annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference will take place on March 2nd from 9:00 - 4:30 in room 1009 in the FedEx Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s conference is “Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization.” This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and…

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VIRTUAL: Peace Corps Questions Answered

May 8 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 8, 2020

Have your Peace Corps questions answered from the comfort of your home with a coffee in hand! Drop-in on Fridays anytime between 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for a virtual cup of coffee with your local Peace Corps recruiter! Ask questions about life as a Peace Corps volunteer, application tips and how to ace the interview! Online registration is required to attend. Questions? Contact Mira at peacecorps@unc.edu. Click on the date below to register for the event: April 10 April 17…

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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Information Session

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

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. The goals of the program include: to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and to develop a pool of international experts…

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Rumor, Chinese Diets, and Covid-19: Questions and Answers about Chinese Food and Eating Habits

May 14 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The current pandemic has brought fresh attention—much of it based on negative stereotypes—to Chinese cultures of food and hygiene. Ranging from debunked rumors of “bat soup” in Wuhan to the eschewing of Asian food in the US early in the pandemic, the diet of an imagined “Chinese people” writ large has become a source of fascination, revulsion, and moral discussion. Alongside a very real concern that bats, pangolins, or another animal may have been the initial reservoir for the deadly…

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Global Neurology: Cases from Zambia

May 21 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dr. Deanna Saylor is a neuro-infectious diseases specialist and assistant professor of Neurology and Director of the Hopkins Global Neurology Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Saylor completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry and molecular genetics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and obtained her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Masters in Health Sciences in Clinical Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in…

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