Middle East News

Getting Past Descriptions

December 13, 2010

Nourish International-Turkey strives to understand and promote the realities of women and children at the WaterLily Cooperative in Duzce, Turkey.                     Click on any page to download this photo-essay from Carolina Passport, Fall 2010 issue.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Nicholas Kristof to Speak Sept. 14

August 25, 2010

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will discuss: “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on Sept. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kristof will deliver the free public Frank Porter Graham Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Kristof is known for human rights… Read more »

The Art of Mapping the Unseen

May 27, 2010

Hear from Ahmed Moustafa of the Fe-Noon Ahmed Moustafa Research Centre for Arab Art and Design, London, at the FedEx Global Education Center June 1 at 6:00 PM. Moustafa’s presentation will provide an illustrated interpretation of the cosmic dimension of the notion of unity in multiplicity. The presentation provides an illustrated interpretation of the cosmic… Read more »

Asian Studies Scholar Wins Literary Prize

December 15, 2009

Sahar Amer, a professor of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a top prize from the Modern Language Association of America. Amer will receive the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for her book, “Crossing Borders: Love Between Women in Medieval French and Arabic… Read more »

Building Leadership for New Democracy

November 6, 2009

Faculty members from the School of Government have helped members of Fort Bragg’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, accomplish their mission in Iraq. The team from the 3rd Brigade was charged with responsibility not only for military and security matters, but also for providing leadership and assistance to Baghdad officials in helping stabilize… Read more »

Zaytun and Winking Beyout

September 22, 2009

Zaytun With a zaytun* pressed to my lips, I imagine the smooth skin is yours. We are walking down the shariya, smelling the roses while we stand in garbage. We are talking of old times. When the light escapes us —because somewhere someone far away argues mindlessly over energy distribution— we huddle around seeds, fruit,… Read more »

World Music Festival Set for April 13-18

March 30, 2009

“Sounds of Globalism,” a free public world music festival, will be held April 13-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The festival will be at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets, on April 13 and April 16, and in Gerrard Hall on Cameron Avenue on… Read more »

Carolina Performing Arts Unveils Its 2009-10 Season

March 24, 2009

Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveiled the lineup for its fifth season today (March 24), offering 38 performances by artists and ensembles from 14 countries between September 2009 and April 2010. Giving audiences a chance to “see the world,” Carolina Performing Arts will welcome artists from across the… Read more »