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November 2022

Russian Video Game Night: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro 2033

November 16 at 6:00 pm
Greenlaw Hall, Room 316, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Following the Stalker screening in October, the Russian Flagship Program has partnered with the Greenlaw Gaming initiative to present another way to explore the Zone! Join Jessica Ginocchio and David Hall in the Greenlaw Gameroom to experience two popular and critically-acclaimed video games from the Russian-speaking world. Both the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series (2007-2009) and Metro 2033 (2010) are based on works of Russian science fiction and developed by Ukrainian gamedevelopers GSC Gameworld and 4A Games. After a brief introduction to the…

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Global Studies MA Information Session

November 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join the Curriculum in Global Studies on November 17th from 4:00-5:00pm EST for an information session about the Global Studies MA program admissions for Fall 2023. You can join in-person in the FedEx Global Education Center Room 3024, or remotely through the Zoom registration below. Register here.

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The Art of the Warlis with Sampada Kodagali Agarwal

November 18 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Modern Indian Studies, the Carolina Asia Center, and UNC Global proudly present: The Art of the Warlis Learn the traditional tribal art of the Warlis (from Western India) and create your own work of art with local artist Sampada Kodagali Agarwal. Samosas and chai will be provided. Sampada Kodagali Agarwal is a passionate visual artist, who has spent more than 15 years exploring traditional Indian folk and tribal arts. Her work has been accepted in a number of exhibitions/shows and she…

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NCGS Seminar: Till Knobloch

November 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Till Knobloch (PhD Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill, Dept. of History) will present on The ‘Manufactured Crisis.’ The Outbreak of World War II in Europe.Comment: Chad Bryant (Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Dept. of History)For the URL please contact the NCGS graduate assistants Kevin Hoeper or Madeline James and ask them to be added the NCGS list serve.For more information, please visit the NCGS website or see the attached flier.

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The Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies 20th Year Anniversary: Comedy and Hip-Hop Show

November 21 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Auditorium, 209 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Students, faculty, and members of the community are all invited to join us for an evening of entertainment featuring Tehran Ghasri, a Black-Persian stand-up comedian, followed by a performance by Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum and accompanied by Palestinian-American musician Ronnie Malley and NC local DJ Rang. More about the performers: Tehran Ghasri is a comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, and philosopher with a law degree. Self-described as part Black, part Persian and part amazing, Tehran has been compared to a mix of Dave Chappelle…

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Conversation with Foreign Service Officer Justin Walls

November 29 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Interested in the Foreign Service? Join us for a conversation with Foreign Service Officer Justin Walls Learn about UNC alum Justin Walls’ journey as an undergraduate student at Chapel Hill to serving three tours in China as a Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State. Hear about Justin’s experience serving in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenyang, and Bangkok, as well as his future posting coming up this summer in Ho Chi Minh City. Justin speaks French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Thai.

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Film Screening: ‘The Water Diviner (Son Umut)’

November 30 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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This film the delves into the story of Australian father Joshua Connor, fantastically portrayed by film director Russell Crowe. Unfortunately, ensuing World War One’s battle of Gallipoli (Çanakkale), Connor’s three sons never return from war. After losing his wife to the heartbreak of losing her children, he leaves Australia to traverse the remaining, barren war landscapes of Gallipoli in search of them. There he meets a beautiful Turkish woman moved by his story, later offering her help and connections. The…

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Speech Competition: How Can UNC Educate a Global Citizen?

November 30 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Program for Public Discourse, the UNC Department of Communication, and UNC Global are hosting a speech competition in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. The theme is How Can UNC Educate a Global Citizen. The UNC community is invited to attend to hear and support students present their speeches. The event will be followed by a reception with pizza. No registration is required!

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December 2022

FLAS Information Session

December 1 at 11:00 am
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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What is FLAS? Foreign Language & 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…

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Rioting for Representation: Local Ethnic Mobilization in Democratizing Countries

December 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Free

Ethnic riots are a costly and all too common occurrence during political transitions in multi-ethnic settings.  Why do ethnic riots occur in certain parts of a country and not others? How does violence eventually decline? Drawing on rich case studies and quantitative evidence from Indonesia between 1990 and 2012, this book argues that patterns of ethnic rioting are not inevitably driven by inter-group animosity, weakness of state capacity, or local demographic composition.  Rather, local ethnic elites strategically use violence to…

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