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October 2021

Ending the Longest War: America’s Wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan in Comparative Perspective

October 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2021 the United States declared an end to its military operations in Afghanistan and announced the withdrawal of US troops. While many in the media have heralded this as the end of America’s “longest war,” many others would argue that America’s military engagement in Vietnam was just as long and just as fraught – both for those who fought and for the country in conflict. Additionally, as the Taliban quickly conquered the whole of Afghanistan in August 2021, observers…

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Lecture: ‘Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice’ with Carlos Alonso Nugent

October 29 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the UNC Latina/o Studies Program on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. for a virtual visit from Carlos Alonso Nugent, who will present a lecture titled “Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice” followed by discussion with the audience. Dr. Nugent will offer readings of El Teatro Campesino’s performances, César Chávez’s speeches, Helena María Viramontes’s novels, and a range of previously unstudied texts and images to show how migrant farmworkers and their allies have helped publics think—and transform—the…

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Alexander and Catherine: ‘Greats’ and Their Empires

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

What makes a leader “great?” Join Carolina Public Humanities for a review of two charismatic and important figures in world history, Alexander of Macedon and Catherine of Russia, both of whom share the superlative. These leaders conquered territory, consolidated power, and left large political and cultural legacies in their wake. This Dialogues seminar will examine their lives in parallel to identify important similarities while placing them in the contexts of their very different time periods. TOPICS & SPEAKERS How (and when)…

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November 2021

Discussion with UNC Alumna Emilie Bruchon

November 4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come hear from a distinguished UNC alumna as Emilie shares her experiences in Kyrgyzstan as well as her path through the State Department. A great opportunity for anyone interested in Kyrgyzstan or a career in diplomacy. Emilie Bruchon serves as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This a virtual event. Please RSVP here.  Sponsored by: UNC Russian Flagship Program and UNC Global Studies.

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Undergraduate International Student Fall Meet-Up

November 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for games, prizes and fun! This meet-up at the FedEx Global Education Center patio on Nov. 4 from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is for undergraduate international students to meet ISSS staff and other international students. RSVP to let ISSS know you're coming!

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Global Business in a New World: Community College Virtual Program

November 5 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

North Carolina is experiencing a rapid growth of global businesses despite the on-going health crisis and community college students will play a key role in meeting the needs of their workforce. This UNC World View program will explore topics related to global businesses and its impact on the North Carolina economy. Community college and early college educators will gain knowledge and resources on the specific needs of global businesses, including how they can prepare their students to meet the needs…

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The BBC’s Framing of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

November 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series. Sergul is a Turkish national. While in TAM, she studied in Prague and Paris. Following four years in journalism and corporate communication, she started a PhD in media and communications at Galatasaray University, Istanbul in 2015. She now lives in Utrecht. Since early 2020, she has worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam as a lecturer and primarily teaches organizational and corporate communication & supervises BA and MA Thesis…

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International Symposium on the Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems: Implications for Natural Resource Management in Asia

November 6 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Human and natural environmental systems are closely linked to each other via the impacts of human actions on the environment, with the resulting changes in the environment having impacts (often not anticipated and unintended) that feedback to the social system. These feedbacks can amplify or dampen the initial impacts of the human activity and influence the sustainability of the socio-environmental system. Therefore, traditional research that solely focuses on either social system impacts on the environment or environmental system changes on…

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Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Global Perspective

November 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The electoral success of rightwing populist parties in major democracies has sparked an international discussion about the efficacy of “fascism” as an analytical framework. Do analogies with early and mid-twentieth century fascist movements and governments make sense today? What attributes, if any, do they share today and with historical fascism? To date, the German and Italian “models” have dominated the discussion about “strongmen” and authoritarianism. This roundtable takes a global perspective by posing these questions in relation to India, Brazil,…

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Europe Today: The Old World in a New Era

November 13 at 9:15 am - 3:45 pm

Carolina Public Humanities and The Center for European Studies present an Adventures in Ideas seminar featuring Konrad H. Jarausch, A. Dirk Moses, and Serenella Iovino This seminar will be held in person and runs from 9:15 am to 3:45 pm Saturday, November 13. Topics include: The European Model: A Lesson for us All? Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization The Legacy of Colonialism and Racism in Europe Today A. Dirk Moses, Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of Global Human…

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