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April 2022

Screening: Living Galápagos

April 26 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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This semester, "MEJO 584: International Projects" students traveled to San Cristóbal island in the Galápagos over spring break. The group of student reporters, photographers, videographers, web developers, designers and marketers worked on a multimedia storytelling project that covers many facets of the unique struggles, triumphs and culture of the ever-evolving islands. The resulting videos from the trip will be screened in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium on  April 26, 2022, and the full multimedia project will be available at www.livinggalapagos.unc.edu the same day. A reception…

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Africa Across the Disciplines: New Research at Carolina Graduate Student Symposium

April 28 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The African Studies Center brings together Africanist students, faculty, and staff from across the university, and it reaches out to the wider public to share research and information about Africa. This year, the Center is starting a new tradition, activating our representation of the whole University by bringing together graduate students who study Africa from an array of disciplinary perspectives, whether as Africanist specialists or as non-Africanists whose research includes attention to Africa. The Center has solicited proposals from graduate…

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Ukraine << Rewind Film: The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

April 29 at 7:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Ukraine << Rewind presents a curated selection of films by Ukrainian filmmakers about the war in Ukraine since 2014. Exquisitely shot and bold in its storytelling approach, director Iryna Tsilyk’s documentary follows single mother Anna and her four children as they document their lives under siege in Eastern Ukraine. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and the UNC Center for European Studies. For venue and parking info, please…

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Introductory Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

April 30 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This two-part workshop will provide a brief overview of the social, cultural, and political context of Malawi with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff, and faculty planning research, service, or internships in Malawi. Sessions will be held on April 23, 2022 and April 30, 2022, from 10 AM – 12 PM. Attendance at both sessions is strongly recommended. Space is limited – Kindly register to attend. Questions? Please contact Ada Umenwaliri at africa@unc.edu. Priority will be given…

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May 2022

Carolina Seminar: What Time is the Global East?

May 5 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Elena Trubina is a professor of social theory and philosophy at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where she also directs the Center for Global Urbanism. Her book Gorod v teorii  took issue with the Eurocentrism of urban theories and has become widely read and used in universities across the post-socialist space. Her research focuses on social and urban theory, the relationship between urban space, politics, memory and subjectivity. She is the recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including those from the…

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Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

May 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs for a virtual information session on Thursday, May 19 at 12 p.m. to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the application process, and tips and resources.  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…

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The Making of Modern China in Four Acts: Empire, Republic, Party-State, Superpower

May 21 at 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Free

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Michelle King, Associate Professor of History. The twenty-first century may be China’s century. With the world’s largest population and the second largest, most rapidly growing economy of the major nations, China is positioned to play a dominant role in world affairs for decades to come. China’s current ascendancy seems natural to many today, but a century ago few could have predicted its rise. Join one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s distinguished historians of Modern China, Dr. Michelle…

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Charity Concert to Support Ukrainian Front-Line Paramedics: Celebration of Ukrainian Music, Art, & Culture

May 22 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium, 135 Cameran Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Please come with friends, acquaintances, neighbors, and everyone who cares about Ukraine and who wants to learn more about Ukrainian culture to a charity concert of Ukrainian music in Moeser Auditorium. We hope our event will be interesting and enjoyable. We will display the traditional Ukrainian art as well as very recent artworks (by children and known artists) created during the three months of the war. We will also have a table with some Ukrainian crafts for sale (by donation).…

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June 2022

Krasno Global Events Series: ‘The Age of the Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy’

June 9 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Krasno Global Event Series for a virtual talk with Gideon Rachman,Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist of the Financial Times and author of The Age of the Strongman (Penguin, 2022) on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. eastern. Introduced by Professor Manlio Cinalli, University of Milan, Italy Moderated by Professor David Jacobson, University of San Francisco Principal discussant Professor Klaus Larres, Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill Join via Zoom. This event is co-hosted by the Krasno Global Events…

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Info Session: Fulbright US Student Program at UNC-Chapel Hill

June 28 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs for a virtual information session on Tuesday, June 28 at 12:00 p.m. 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…

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