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September 2021

Virtual Fulbright Information Session

September 1 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Visit UNC Fulbright to learn more about the program and application process. Join the event

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Remote Academic Lecture: The Oldest Guard

September 1 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past In this talk, Liora Halperin tells the story of Zionist memory in and around the private Jewish agricultural colonies (moshavot) that were established in late 19th-century Ottoman Palestine. Though they grew into the backbone of lucrative citrus and wine industries in British mandate Palestine and Israel, absorbed tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants, and became known as the “first wave” (First Aliyah) of Zionist settlement, these communities have been regarded—and…

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Lecture: ‘The 9/11 Disaster and the War in Afghanistan after 20 Years: How it Happened & How it Changed Everything’ with J. Samuel Walker

September 2 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Krasno Global Events Series for a presentation by J. Samuel Walker, author of the just published "The Day that Shook America: A Concise History of 9/11" (University Press of Kansas, August 2021). The event will be introduced and moderated by Prof. Klaus Larres (UNC-Chapel Hill; Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor; author Uncertain Allies: Nixon, Kissinger & the Threat of a United Europe, Yale UP, Nov. 2021) IN-PERSON location at 5.30pm: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC (please wear a…

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The Philippines Since 1946

September 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mark Sanchez, Research Associate in the Office of the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, will speak on the history of the Philippines, 1946-1972, with a focus on the role of the U.S. in the Philippines even beyond independence.   This event recognizes the 75th anniversary of Filipino independence from the United States, 1946-2021.   The event will be held over Zoom. More details coming soon! Any questions in the meanwhile can go to Becky Butler, becky.butler@unc.edu.

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Office of Distinguished Scholarships General Information Session

September 8 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graham Memorial, Room 039, Graham Memorial Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS) for an overview of the major scholarships that UNC endorses, gain insight into the ODS Campus Ambassador Program, and meet past scholarship recipients and committee chairs. This information session will allow students time to ask questions one-on-one with committee chairs and past scholarship recipients. This event will be hosted via Zoom, please register.

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Virtual: Art & Lit, ‘Visions of Venice’ and Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’

September 9 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum in reading (or re-reading!) Italo Calvino’s 1972 classic novel Invisible Cities, which features a fictional Marco Polo describing fascinating vignettes of his travels to an aged Kublai Khan. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring James McNeill Whistler’s captivating 1879 etchings of Venice, on view June 18-September 12 in the Ackland’s newest exhibition Visions of Venice. As the exhibition comes to a close, join us on Zoom for a lively virtual art and literature discussion with…

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2021 AAD Sisco Memorial Forum, ‘Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy’

September 9 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will host its annual Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum in person in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium on Carolina’s campus at 6 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9, 2021. The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom.  The forum, “Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy,” will examine large-scale diplomatic approaches to climate and water issues.  The evening will feature a…

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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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Kitab Talk: ‘The Arabic Collections Online Project’ with Guy Burak and David Millman

September 14 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a partnership of several major research libraries in the United States and the Middle East to digitize the Arabic monographs in their collections and make them freely accessible to the world. ACO consists of more than 17,000 volumes from most Arabic-speaking countries, Turkey and Iran. This presentation will offer an overview of the project and the collection. The speakers will discuss some of the challenges they have faced over the years. Speakers: Guy Barak, Middle…

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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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