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October 2020

Virtual: Robert Buxton and Jocelyn Neal, ‘Cities of Music: Vienna and Nashville’

October 24 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cities usually become influential because of their economic or political prominence in national histories, but they can also become famous symbols for cultural and artistic creativity. This seminar focuses on two very different cities that share a reputation for exceptional musical cultures. Since the post-1780 era of Mozart and Schubert, Vienna has been known as a city of great classical composers, and twentieth-century Nashville became equally prominent as the center of country music and the Grand ole Opry. This Dialogues seminar will analyze…

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Virtual: ‘Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience: A Workshop on the Intersection of Medical Advocacy and Medical Ethics’

October 26 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As biomedicine globalizes, questions of international medical ethics become increasingly apparent. The People’s Republic of China is the country with the steepest increase in the number of transplants in the past 20 years. As of today, it claims to perform at least the second-highest number of annual transplants. The number of human organs available for medical transplantation has been augmented by the practice of forcibly harvesting organs without free, voluntary consent from people incarcerated in their prison system, principally political…

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Virtual: Studio Arts College International (SACI) Info Session

October 26 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is a good counterpoint to having spent so much time in quarantine? How do you want to emerge from such an unusual academic year? It’s time to start thinking about the possibilities of Study Abroad in Summer of 2021. Come hear about Study Abroad in Florence, Italy in this special virtual info session for UNC Art + Art History students on Monday, October 26 at 3:00pm. Meet Rory Sommers from SACI (Studio Arts College International) and learn more about this…

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Virtual: Congress and the Making of US Policy on Latin American Policy

October 26 at 6:00 pm

Speaker: Geoff Thale Geoff Thale is president of the Washington Office on Latin America, (WOLA), whose 27 person staff conduct research and advocacy to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas. He leads the organization and supports its program, communications, fundraising and administrative staff. Thale follows Latin America human rights issues, and U.S.-Latin American relations, and works with staff on advocacy strategy. A long time activist, Thale joined WOLA in the mid-1990s, started its Cuba program, and supported…

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Virtual: Female Founders, Starting a Successful Women-Owned Business in the US and Europe

October 27 at 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The Triangle British American Business Council of NC (Triangle BABCNC) and the UNC Center for European Studies (CES at UNC) have organized a panel of female entrepreneurs and experts to offer their perspectives on starting their own successful businesses in a wide range of fields both here in North Carolina and in Europe. Each will offer their own recipe for success and the various ingredients needed. They will provide their advice to potential entrepreneurs on using digital media, collaborations, and…

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Virtual: Sir Christopher Meyer, ‘Dear Boris: What If Trump Doesn’t Accept Defeat?’

October 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event is organized by Ted Leinbaugh, professor in the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature. For most updated event details and to register, visit the registration page. Please join Sir Christopher Meyer, British ambassador to the United States (1997–2003), ambassador to Germany (1997), chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (2003–2009) — in conversation with UNC-Chapel Hill professor Ted Leinbaugh, Carolina students, and the wider community: How should the UK Prime Minister handle the US election? See Sir Meyer’s…

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Virtual: WeChat, TikTok, Potential Bans, and the US-China relationship

October 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WeChat and TikTok are tremendously popular apps out of China—one for communication, payments, and all kinds of personal business, and the other for social media and entertainment content. They have also become political footballs over the past several months, as American politicians present them as a threat to U.S. national security and push for new business arrangements if they are to remain accessible to American markets. This panel will discuss the applications, their use in China and the United States,…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

October 28 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC's study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 91700106134 More info about Where to Start.

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Virtual: Credit Transfer Drop-In Hours

October 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the UNC Study Abroad website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, meet the study abroad team virtually on Zoom during Credit Transfer Drop-In Hours to ask a credit transfer specialist some quick questions. Join Zoom Meeting

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Virtual: Korea: Still a Global Hotspot, From the Korean War to North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

October 28 at 5:30 pm

Organized by the Krasno Global Events Series Thursday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Introduced & moderated by Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill This lecture features: Abraham Denmark Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia & Senior Vice President at the National Bureau of Asian Research Sue Mi Terry Senior Fellow & Korea…

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